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by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: Interesting Trojan Story

If you find yourself in this unfortunate sea condition and are unable to steer into the sea, you have to either power up and outrun the sea, which can be hairy in itself, or slow down and let the sea pass under you while steering with the throttles only. Trim tabs fully retracted in either scenario.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: Interesting Trojan Story

The worst sea state for the F32 is not really big seas (10 - 15 footers). It is in fact close, steep six to eight footers. That's where I've been scared multiple times and almost became a statistic twice. In a steep, short wavelength, following sea the F32 will turn 90 degrees, broach and roll in th...
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: Hydraulic steering

Instant Fun has SeaStar (Teleflex) hydraulic steering at 2 helms. No electric assist or hydraulic assist from the engines, just the manual pump at each helm. Steers like butter with one finger in the wheel. In fact you can spin the wheel while underway. Also, the Garmin autopilot SmartPump tied righ...
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

Re: Hydraulic steering

Instant Fun has SeaStar (Teleflex) hydraulic steering at 2 helms. No electric assist or hydraulic assist from the engines, just the manual pump at each helm. Steers like butter with one finger in the wheel. In fact you can spin the wheel while underway.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Battery configuration
Replies: 32
Views: 3847

Re: Battery configuration

You can see the Blue Sea remote battery switches to the right side of the helm, behind the wheel.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Battery configuration
Replies: 32
Views: 3847

Re: Battery configuration

Blue Sea products worked well on the Instant Fun
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 113
Views: 16082

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Your work is looking really good. I've been doing similar stuff on my own F32 for the past 30 years. I'm not sure how to view my earlier posts over the years, but if you can it may give you some ideas and inspiration. Good luck to you!
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Thu May 24, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Upgraded Lower Helm
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Upgraded Lower Helm

Spent the last week upgrading the lower helm to accommodate new Garmin 7612xsv. No more having to look over and around the previous bail mount 4212 and throttles.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Fri May 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Drone video F32
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Drone video F32

Thanks. Yes, Garmin 4' open array. A guy bought it for his 28' Bayliner only to discover it was too big for the boat. I got it new in the box for $1,200.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Fri May 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Drone video F32
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Drone video F32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAJEzkw4nD4

Random guy onshore shot this drone video as we were coming back to the harbor.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Thu May 10, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Share a photo of your trojan
Replies: 49
Views: 8951

Re: Share a photo of your trojan

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by DAVIDLOFLAND
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Icy thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 3488

Re: Icy thoughts

https://youtu.be/9LlXz_79UKI Please let me know if this link will open
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Icy thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 3488

Re: Icy thoughts

Trying to upload video but not smart enough.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Icy thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 3488

Re: Icy thoughts

No Kings, but we did OK on Snow (Tanner) Crabs
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Icy thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 3488

Re: Icy thoughts

Some thoughts on icing... Ice forming on the surface of the water around the boat is really no big deal, even several inches thick, unless of course you wanna go somewhere, then you might cause some damage. The worry is through-hull fittings that are just above the waterline, and which can be pushed...