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by DAVIDLOFLAND
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Share a photo of your trojan
Replies: 71
Views: 34371

Re: Share a photo of your trojan

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by DAVIDLOFLAND
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6906

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

My Dad used to say, "A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are made for".

He also said, " Wish in one hand and s**t in the other and see which one fills up first".

-and-

"If you're gonna starve to death, why work up an appetite?"
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6906

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

Over 200 hours per season of early April through mid September. No sense in having a boat to only sit in a harbor. :D
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6906

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

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Five seasons and about 1100 hours later, not a trace of remorse.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hand Carved Teak Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Hand Carved Teak Models

Thank you,

They are obviously more expensive than we would like, but it takes an incredible amount of time to carve one. It is what it is.

They are indeed impressive in person.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hand Carved Teak Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Hand Carved Teak Models

The first F32 model is completed here in Laos.

Details are visible in the Trojan Boats For Sale section of the forum.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Swim Platform Support Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 1993

Re: Swim Platform Support Arms

I installed my swim platform about 20+ years ago. For support arms, I simply cut 7/8" or 1" (can't remember which) stainless tubing to desired length for each strut plus about 2" at each end. I then flattened each end in a vice, bent the flattened end about 45 degrees and drilled a hole, then ground...
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Share a photo of your trojan
Replies: 71
Views: 34371

Re: Share a photo of your trojan

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by DAVIDLOFLAND
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 Hand carved scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Re: F-32 Hand carved scale model

Thank you.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 Hand carved scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Re: F-32 Hand carved scale model

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Thank you for asking Bob about more line drawings.

Yes, F32's are trending in Whittier, Alaska right now.
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 Hand carved scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Re: F-32 Hand carved scale model

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These are the only 'line drawings' I've ever seen, taken from an older Power Boat guide.

Does anyone know if any other drawings exist?

Thanks,
Dave
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 Hand carved scale model
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

F-32 Hand carved scale model

Good day all, I'm spending several months in Laos this year and have discovered some really exceptional local wood carvers. Intentions are to commission one to carve a likeness of my F32. I have tons of images and even a couple of line drawings, but nothing that gives a good depiction of the hull sh...
by DAVIDLOFLAND
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 9614

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: 9614

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: 5616

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...