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by comodave
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: windows
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: windows

Taylor Made is on Ship Shape TV regularly. They say they can make windshields and windows from back in the 60s. Have you asked them if they can custom make one?
by comodave
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Catrostrophic hull failure
Replies: 21
Views: 924

Re: Catrostrophic hull failure

Your insurance should cover your loss. They will then go after the yard for blocking it improperly. Then the lawyers will figure it out... good luck, hope it works out well for you.
by comodave
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Catrostrophic hull failure
Replies: 21
Views: 924

Re: Catrostrophic hull failure

Get your insurance company to send a surveyor out asap. I would take lots of photos from every angle.
by comodave
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Battery wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Battery wiring

Yes, Trojan used a regular house Square D panel in my friends 1989 10.8 Meter. In a home all the neutrals go together as well as the safety ground. The problem is that a house does not have 2 service entrances, usually, but lots of boats do have 2 inlets. So you need 2 neutral bus bars that are sepe...
by comodave
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Battery wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Battery wiring

When the neutrals are combined in the boat with 2 shore power cords, the return current does not necessarily return on the cord that it was supplied on. The dock GFIs are set to 30ma. Say you are consuming 5 amps on each cord, if more than 5.03 amps returns on one cord, the GFI will trip. If, on the...
by comodave
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Battery wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Battery wiring

I agree that you should start with Beacon Marine and a witing diagram, however you may not want to rewire your boat as it was originally wired. Things have changed with the new (2011) NEC. Docks are going to have GFIs on them and Trojan did not wire these boats to work with GFIs if you have 2 shore ...
by comodave
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Kidde fire extinguisher recall
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Kidde fire extinguisher recall

Kidde is recalling huge numbers of fire extinguishers with plastic handles. Check out their web site for info. I just called and they are replacing 6 of mine.
by comodave
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1983 f-32 AC placement
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 1983 f-32 AC placement

We had a bra for the windshield on the F32. The windshield is very large. I ordered 80" Sunbrella in order to make it from one piece.
by comodave
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1983 f-32 AC placement
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: 1983 f-32 AC placement

We installed a 16K Mermaid in our F32. We put it directly under the lower helm. The water heater was moved outboard and there was plenty of room for the A/C. Had to custom fabricate a plenum for the supply ducts. Put the main supply vent in the deck right above the unit and ran 2 4" supply ducts, 1 ...
by comodave
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hatch Hinge
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Hatch Hinge

On my previous boat, an F32 I used 3" S/S piano hinges. I didn't have struts but since the hatches are so heavy it might be a good idea.
by comodave
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-28 Blower/Blowers
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: F-28 Blower/Blowers

Our F32 had 3 blowers, 2-4" and 1-3" blower. It may have been over kill, but no fumes were going to stay in there very long. They were original equipment. 2 of them made a lot of grinding noise when activated so I had an alternator shop rebuild them for $25 each.
by comodave
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 12 Meter Express HUGE Access Hole
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: 12 Meter Express HUGE Access Hole

Very few caulks will stick to satrboard. If you caulk it, the caulk will fail and it will leak unless you use Sudbury Elastomeric Marine Sealant. You still need mechanical fastening.
by comodave
Fri May 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Installing Stern Thruster
Replies: 32
Views: 1491

Re: Installing Stern Thruster

It flowed out quite well I think. Sure it isn't as smooth as a spray job, but it is so easy to use. We went with Pure White to match the Kiwigrip White as close as possible. Used Medium Gray for the accent stripe. The stripe has a handrail that is impossible to remove and the roller would not fit un...
by comodave
Thu May 18, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Installing Stern Thruster
Replies: 32
Views: 1491

Re: Installing Stern Thruster

We launched our boat last week. Left it in the slings while I rushed below to look for any leaks around the 8" hole that the thruster was installed into. No leaks. Have only used it a couple of times, but seems to work great. Looking forward to using it more, but first I have to finish fabricating a...
by comodave
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: flybridge ignition switch
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: flybridge ignition switch

Call Bob at Beacon Marine. He is an excellent resource.