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by Commissionpoint
Fri May 09, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: shorepower switch saga
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: shorepower switch saga

prowlersfish wrote:DO NOT TIETHE BLACK WIRES TOGETHER !!!
+1 That can create a serious hazzard in certain conditions. Think Fire. Fire=BAD.

Can you post a pic of your particular situation? My system is considerably different.
by Commissionpoint
Fri May 09, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Shore Power Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Shore Power Problem

If its on the hard, try grounding your neutral side to the earth. Otherwise, I'd suspect something afoul between your shore power inlet receptacle(s) and the panel itself, receptacles included. It sounds awfully like a neutral or ground issue. I'd be curious to know if it behaved the same way in the...
by Commissionpoint
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: can you guys tell me about your nuts?
Replies: 30
Views: 3334

Re: can you guys tell me about your nuts?

prowlersfish wrote:
:roll:

:?

Roll your eyes at me all you want. We can just agree to disagree. AGAIN.

No need to be snarky with me. I'm nice to you.
by Commissionpoint
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: question about my new trojan
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: question about my new trojan

I have a 351 Windsor in my Nautique swinging a 13x13. Wide open throttle is about 4800 RPM's, which is what its rated for. If you are maxing out at 3000, something is wrong. Could be fuel starvation, or believe it or not, the ignition distributor is not functioning properly. I dunno if there are any...
by Commissionpoint
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: can you guys tell me about your nuts?
Replies: 30
Views: 3334

Re: can you guys tell me about your nuts?

I find the same fault with the information in Pauls link. The jam nut does not releive torque on the threads, it ADDS it in such a way that force is applied to the faces of the threads of BOTH nuts, albeit in opposite directions. This is what makes it work. Shingley's Mechanical Engineering Design s...
by Commissionpoint
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: can you guys tell me about your nuts?
Replies: 30
Views: 3334

Re: can you guys tell me about your nuts?

Small nut first: http://www.boltscience.com/pages/twonuts.htm Everything I learned in mechanical engineering says this is completely wrong. Big nut first, full torque, even if in some applications you have to step up to full torque for various reasons such as seating. 1/2 to 3/4 torque on the jam n...
by Commissionpoint
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: can you guys tell me about your nuts?
Replies: 30
Views: 3334

Re: can you guys tell me about your nuts?

Those of us who have an engineering background along with boating experience would say big nut first, small nut last. The big one is called the full nut, and it is the one that is doing the 'work'. The little one is called the jam nut, and its purpose is to apply force on the surfaces where the thre...
by Commissionpoint
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Where Can I Get New Fuel Vents For F44
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Where Can I Get New Fuel Vents For F44

I am renovating my F44 and would like to replace the fuel tank vents on the boat simply because they look so bad. Does anyone know where I can get four new stainless fuel vents that match the original ones? If you are replacing them all, why not pick something quality and modern that you like rathe...
by Commissionpoint
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hail Storm
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Hail Storm

It looked good yesterday afternoon for Lake Trout fishing, so I decided to give it a go for a couple hours last evening. About an hour after setting a coouple lines and making a few passes it started to rain. Then hail. Got a nice coating of pea sized stuff on the decks. Thankfully it didn't last to...
by Commissionpoint
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: USGC Inspection POLL
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: USGC Inspection POLL

I get inspected by no less than two different agencies every year, and it seems now going forward there is going to be an additional winter "inspection" as well. LGPC comes around at some point during the summer for a "courtesy" inspection, where if you pass you get a sticker so they know not to har...
by Commissionpoint
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Here we go again....
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Re: Here we go again....

Under my feet in that photo Nancy. I took it with my phone from the rear cockpit as I was leaving the fuel dock.
by Commissionpoint
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Here we go again....
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Re: Here we go again....

rossjo wrote:Love the radar on that arch - on a 32 mile lake! ;)
Yeh. Thats a lot of watts for sure. Fog here gets real bad. Lots of islands and other hazzards. I bet he gets a real nice return with that around these parts.
by Commissionpoint
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Here we go again....
Replies: 9
Views: 1868

Here we go again....

Another season has begun here on Lake George. I was in on Tuesday, but didn't have time until today to go buy fuel and bring her home. Fuel was $5.03 here today for marine 93. FML. It was a regular Trojan party over at the Club today, and the owner was there talking to me about his F36 Conv. He had ...
by Commissionpoint
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Survey Went Well
Replies: 8
Views: 1641

Re: F32 Survey Went Well

Congrats and enjoy.
by Commissionpoint
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Repower but with 120 hp mercruisers?
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: Repower but with 120 hp mercruisers?

The 36 Tri weighs a lot more than an F-32. The 165 Mercs are I-6 and make considerably more torque than a Merc 120, which is an I-4. The 120's will be under high load basically at all times due to propping requirements in order to maintain reliable and safe vessel manuverability, espescially at slow...