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by P-Dogg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Prop strut backing plates
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Prop strut backing plates

Briank117 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:30 pm
By the way, does anyone know the bolt sizes off hand? I’d like to source new hardware before I start taking things apart.
And IIRC, diameter was 3/8". Length about 4", but you can guesstimate that. Hull might be 1/2" there. They are generally thinner than people think.
by P-Dogg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Prop strut backing plates
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Prop strut backing plates

the wooden ones have lasted this long; why change now? I threw that out there because I acknowledge that it might be OK for some folks, but that's just not how I roll though. I own my OCD. The nicest thing ever said about me I wasn't supposed to hear. Was replacing the cable life line that was on t...
by P-Dogg
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Prop strut backing plates
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Prop strut backing plates

I used 0.5 in fiberglass sheet from the Man's Toy Store -- mcmaster.com. Took it to a granite countertop place n had them water jet cut to size. No risk to my health. Expensive, but didnt ruin any saw blades. Perfect edges too. Also had them do seacock backing plates and my underwater exhaust backin...
by P-Dogg
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: “Parts of a Motorboat”
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: “Parts of a Motorboat”

Was I the only one thinking that this would be something different?
by P-Dogg
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3360

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

Men and boats rot in port.
by P-Dogg
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Tips for reinstalling removable cabin roof on a 36' Tricabin
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Tips for reinstalling removable cabin roof on a 36' Tricabin

While you have your headliner down, consider insulating the overhead in order to reduce air conditioning load. And I saw a tri once that had replaced the factory hatch with a piece of plexiglass so as to form a skylight. As for sealant, unless you know that you are going to sell your boat to someone...
by P-Dogg
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3360

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

Those look beautiful.

And holy _ _ _ _, 220 hrs a year in Alaska?
by P-Dogg
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3360

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

D-i-e-s-e-l. It's how you spell "pre-pay your gasoline bill." When I repowered, I looked at going diesel. You know, just for grin$. I would have had to use my gas boat at a rate way more than I ever have to date, and for the rest of my natural (boating) life just to break even. The only part that m...
by P-Dogg
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3360

Re: Diesels The perfect engines or not ?

D-i-e-s-e-l. It's how you spell "pre-pay your gasoline bill." When I repowered, I looked at going diesel. You know, just for grin$. I would have had to use my gas boat at a rate way more than I ever have to date, and for the rest of my natural (boating) life just to break even. The only part that ma...
by P-Dogg
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: engine synchronization gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: engine synchronization gauge

OK, so not a solution to the synchro issue per se. Rather, my solution when my tachs went. I bought a pair of these, and ditched the idiot synchro light that I formerly had. Only issue is that they are a bit bright at night. I will eventually dim them, but for now I just throw my hat over them (it b...
by P-Dogg
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What’s wrong with this picture?
Replies: 25
Views: 1777

Re: What’s wrong with this picture?

.....Prop nuts by the book thin nut first then the thick nut ..... No ya did it, you went and opened up a can of worms again:wink: Some will argue, but yes, thin (jam) nut against the prop, then the thick nut last. The proper way to install a prop is to slide the prop on, use the thick nut first an...
by P-Dogg
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sanitary hose replacement fun
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Sanitary hose replacement fun

When I replaced my heads with vacuflush, I went to clear PVC wherever possible. Is it possible to maneuver 8 ft. lengths of pipe in the engine room of a 36' boat? Survey says..... YES! I used Poly X elsewhere. https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=14411 https://www.mcm...
by P-Dogg
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: new owner 89 Tri Cabin
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: new owner 89 Tri Cabin

Well, I do admire your choice of boat. Where are you located?
by P-Dogg
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Debris in fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Debris in fuel tank

I bought a Gas Tapper off of Amazon when, err, uhh, my kid put antifreeze into the fuel tank. I made the boat list as far as I could, pulled the sender out of the tank, and stuck a plastic tube down into the low corner. Got all sorts of stuff out. You can search my posts for "gas" and find additiona...
by P-Dogg
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F36/Tri cabin exhaust question.
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: F36/Tri cabin exhaust question.

prowlersfish wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:43 am
I assume its because Trojan did not want to run the exhaust thru the aft cabin , they did the same on the F40 . Maybe Bob knows or can find out for sure .
Port exhaust would have gone straight thru my bath tub.....