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by kevinz
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: shaft packing,traditional or dripless
Replies: 8
Views: 1413

Re: shaft packing,traditional or dripless

My Trojan 350 exp came with NORSCOT dripless shaft seals. Great item. They work with three lip seals and a reservoir with ATF. The manual says seals should be replaced every 1000 hrs. I had boat on the hard two years ago and removed shafts for normal maintance and replaced the seals. NO drips.
by kevinz
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1996 36' Trojan
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: 1996 36' Trojan

I tried to download a picture of how to tell engine rotation, but failed. If you look at the belts and pulleys and they turn CLOCKWISE, you have a LEFT HAND ROTATION, then of course if the belts and pulleys turn COUNTER CLOCKWISE, you will have a RIGHT HAND ROTATION. Most, if not all Crusader engine...
by kevinz
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1995 Trojan 350 Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: 1995 Trojan 350 Cruiser

I have owned our Trojan 350 for over ten years. Great boat. I am very tall (6'7") and this boat has the head room I need. Very fun to drive, gets on plane and cruises at 3200rpm @ 23-25mph. The Crusader engines are great. When I bought the boat, first thing I did was removed all the port holes (wind...
by kevinz
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sandy Hook, NJ to Stuart, Florida.
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Sandy Hook, NJ to Stuart, Florida.

I just got back yesterday from delivering a 42' Cruisers yacht from Brunswick, GA. to Tampa, FL. What a great trip. We stayed in the ICW and had no problems. A few long (15 miles) of no wake because of Manatee zones. Never saw a Manatee, but lots of no wake signs. Diesel fuel was $1.42 gal in Brunsw...
by kevinz
Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: underwater lights
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

Re: underwater lights

Underwater lights are a nightmare! First, if you moor your boat in a area with barnacle growth, the diver will use a putty knife of sort to remove the creatures. In time, this process will scratch the lens of the lights and sooner or latter, the lens will crack or break. Second. If decided to go wit...
by kevinz
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sherwood G-7 Raw Water Pump
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Sherwood G-7 Raw Water Pump

I am fresh water cooled and change my impeller and t-stat annually also. A lot of people say the impeller will go for a couple years and the t-stat will last 5 years. I have never had to chase impeller vanes or cancel a trip due to temperature.
by kevinz
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader 454 needs priming to get it started
Replies: 18
Views: 3446

Re: Crusader 454 needs priming to get it started

the XLi's are injected. the XL's are carbs.
by kevinz
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader 454 needs priming to get it started
Replies: 18
Views: 3446

Re: Crusader 454 needs priming to get it started

Don't know if your engine is a 454xl or not. But my 454xl had the same problem and it was the oil pressure switch (Crusader part # 98220) that controls the fuel pump on start up.
by kevinz
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: PEEE UUU
Replies: 43
Views: 4711

Re: PEEE UUU

We had the same issue with our Vacu-flush. I installed a SeaLand SaniGard holding tank vent filter. Kind of pricey, but my 'boat fart' issue is fixed!
by kevinz
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Optimum RPM range for big blocks
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Optimum RPM range for big blocks

I run our 1995 350 express with Crusader 454's at 3200-3500 rpm. My Garmin GPS says 22-25 mph and fuel burn rate of 21-24 GPH. She is on plane with the four barrels kicked in and what a sweet sound !
by kevinz
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WHAT IN THE NAME OF MARINE ENGINEERING IS THIS?
Replies: 17
Views: 2364

Re: WHAT IN THE NAME OF MARINE ENGINEERING IS THIS?

It is called a sea chest. all sea water cooling water goes thru it. Great safety idea. Just one hole in the bottom of boat is much better than a bunch.
by kevinz
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Who's running dripless shaft seals?
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: Who's running dripless shaft seals?

I have NORSCOT dripless shaft seals in the 1995 350 express with 454 Crusaders V drives. With over 800 hrs and have zero problems. When I had to rebuild the STBD engine, I also replaced the lip seals for the shaft seal. NORSCOT is still in operation and they sent me the right one and install was eas...
by kevinz
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: $2.00 Gas
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

Re: $2.00 Gas

We have been dealing with $5.00 gallon of gas for the boat for so long, I don't really care who, what, why gas is dropping!! I just know that we are planning a lot more longer trips this year.
by kevinz
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: crusader model 350 (454) spark plug
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: crusader model 350 (454) spark plug

1995 Crusader 454XL takes Champion RV8C. I have used NGK and never notice any difference. The Champion are Stainless steel as NGK are not
by kevinz
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 390 Express Cruiser "Rope Locker- How much?"
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: 390 Express Cruiser "Rope Locker- How much?"

My 1995 350 express has a anchor locker that is at least four feet deep. Enough room to stow hundreds of feet of anchor rode. I have 30 feet of chain and 180 feet of line. Never had a anchoring issue in the Florida Panhandle