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by oldboat1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

I should add that easier docking in a crosswind is potentially dangerous, as well as frustrating — so hope your project is successful. Last October, I took an unplanned swim while trying to dock and tie up. At 71 and boating alone, that’s not ideal. But boat and boater survived fine, and I made a co...
by oldboat1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Lewco FS1240ACD Battery Charger
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Lewco FS1240ACD Battery Charger

When I replaced the Sentry charger on my '80 F26, it was wired through a dedicated circuit breaker. I replaced it with a NOCO smart charger that plugs into a cabin outlet -- breaker for the Sentry is still in place, but switched off and taped over. I don't think I can easily remove either the Sentry...
by oldboat1
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

Should give you a huge improvement!
by oldboat1
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

IMG_20141010_165029_1024.jpg UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1a6.jpg UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_272.jpg UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_19e.jpg Just for grins, here's some rigging I've used for fishing (also came in handy for docking assistance when the wind wasn't favorable). There is quite a bit of room back there. Fo...
by oldboat1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

Haven't thought about (or through) this, but maybe an electric trolling motor would work for you. Bow mount version, maybe, that would retract/fold up on the swim platform when not in use?
by oldboat1
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Proper winterizing
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Proper winterizing

I used a Boatsafe bilge heater for a number of years with good results. Upper Chesapeake with fairly cold winters. Boat was left in the slip (used bubblers). Chris Craft with full camper cover.
by oldboat1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: quadrajet (Mercruiser 305): F-26
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: quadrajet (Mercruiser 305): F-26

Yeah, love 'em/hate 'em. I think I'm finding that the throttle plate isn't perpendicular at WOT, so is presumable not opening sufficiently. I haven't pulled off the remote cable yet to check the carb linkages (which don't seem real straightforward between the primaries and secondaries.) It's possibl...
by oldboat1
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: quadrajet (Mercruiser 305): F-26
Replies: 4
Views: 980

Re: quadrajet (Mercruiser 305): F-26

Thanks, Prowlerfish. Noted.
by oldboat1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: quadrajet (Mercruiser 305): F-26
Replies: 4
Views: 980

quadrajet (Mercruiser 305): F-26

I want to check operation of the secondary throttle plate on my quadrajet carb. With the engine off, I plan to hold the air doors open to look down on the throttle plates — think the throttle should be in WOT position, and the transmission in gear. Does that sound like a way to check? It’s my unders...
by oldboat1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Starter Humming
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Starter Humming

The starter may need to be shimmed in order to contact the ring gear. Shims are available at auto parts stores. (Humming means the starter is running, but not engaging flywheel.)
by oldboat1
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: trim tab question
Replies: 17
Views: 2015

Re: trim tab question

Might as well top off the reservoirs for the trim tabs.
by oldboat1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 318 F-25 won't run
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: 318 F-25 won't run

Just FYI. It could be a flywheel issue (missing gears), or starter placement -- could require shimming the Bendix gear in toward flywheel. I went through this with a 305 in a Chris Craft. (Although not quite the same -- gear would periodically spin on mine without engaging the flywheel.)
by oldboat1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: '80 F26 issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: '80 F26 issue

Appreciate the feedback. I had been running a 13X10 prop until this Spring. Top rpms were 3200-3300, and top speed was 12 mph. With the 13X10 I was hitting top speed at approx. 3000-3100 rpm. With the larger prop, I lost 300-400 rpm, but gained about 5 mph. I’m waiting for the yard mechanic to come ...
by oldboat1
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: '80 F26 issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

'80 F26 issue

I have a 1980 F26 with a 305 MIE and a 14X11 prop. I’m getting 16-17 mph on my GPS at 2900 rpm., and that seems OK to me. But that’s all she wrote — won’t exceed 2900 rpm. Here’s a flag: It has an HEI distributor with a vacuum advance, ported from the manifold. It appears to be “marinized” by sealin...
by oldboat1
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Share a photo of your trojan
Replies: 49
Views: 8951

Re: Share a photo of your trojan

Flying the flag....
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