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by The Dog House
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Engine mounts

If the shafts are not touching the shaft log I wouldn't change anything. My shaft is closer to one side than the other. The alignment of the strut and the engine/transmission is what's important. If the shaft is not touching the shaft log the alignment of the shaft log and the shaft is not important.
by The Dog House
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

Not familiar with the coefficient of thermal expansion of makrolon. Will continuous bonding not present differential CTE problems? The coefficient of thermal expansion of Makrolon (polycarbonate) is 0.0000375 In/in/F which is about 5 times that of glass. The coefficient of thermal expansion of plex...
by The Dog House
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I put the new Makrolon window in the window frame and it fit. :D The Makrolon is very flexible and contoured to the window shape immediately. My plans to permanently install it in April are the following: 1. Remove the protective covering from the Makrolon and scuff from the edges to about 1 inch in...
by The Dog House
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I scraped the window frame with a razor knife and then sanded it with 80 grit sandpaper. I then used a pick to clean out the grooves. After everything was clean I wiped it down with acetone and then dried it with a clean rag. The window frame is now ready for the new window. https://i1263.photobucke...
by The Dog House
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I received the Makrolon yesterday. Here's a picture of the new sheet of Makrolon next to the old plexiglass window. https://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii624/clastewart/NW%20Old%20and%20New_zpsteyfitk1.jpg Since the old window had a bit of a curve to it from being in the window frame for over 10 ye...
by The Dog House
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
by The Dog House
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I was not able to find Lexan XL in grey but I was able to find Makrolon SL polycarbonate in grey. The Makrolon SL is UV protected like the Lexan XL. I ordered a 6 mm (0.236 inch) thickness (4 foot by 8 foot sheet). It's a little thinner than the 0.250 inch plexiglass window that came out but it shou...
by The Dog House
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter people load limit?
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: 10 meter people load limit?

Boats 26 feet and longer are considered "yachts" and do not have a legal limit for passengers and weight. Since the 10 meter is longer than 26 feet there are no legal restrictions regarding the number of people and weight that is allowed.
by The Dog House
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

The rubber strips that were on top of the plexiglass broke apart as I pulled them out. Does anyone know where I can purchase replacement rubber strips? The groove that they fit into is 1/8 inch wide.
by The Dog House
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

To remove the plexiglass window, I first removed all of the sealant on the outside between the window and the frame. https://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii624/clastewart/FW%20sealant%20removed_zps8wo3plph.jpg I then removed the rubber strips that were installed. These strips were very brittle and b...
by The Dog House
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 24
Views: 1657

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

The plexiglass window is out. It is 1/4 inch thick (6.35 mm). I'm going to replace it with 6 mm thick solar grey Lexan EXELL D. I probably won't be able to put the replacement window in until the Spring due to the temperature. I'll try to post pictures once they're available.
by The Dog House
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Winter project list
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Winter project list

fighterpilot wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Does it catch the condensation in a container. Than dump over the side??
It has an internal tank that catches the condensation. When the tank fills there is a drain in the back to empty the tank.
by The Dog House
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Winter project list
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Winter project list

Is the "portable" a/c one you set on the deck and run the exhaust hose out a window or is it something more permanent like a window unit or ??? Interested since I would like to AC the helm area on our boat. Thinking an RV unit on the roof. 10 meter express with arch removed etc. The portable AC uni...
by The Dog House
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Proper winterizing
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Proper winterizing

Do you have fresh water or raw water cooling?
by The Dog House
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Winter project list
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Winter project list

The first three years I had my boat my list was as long (or longer) than yours. Now it's mostly normal maintenance, although the front cabin window cracking kind of took me by surprise. The wife wants air conditioning, so installing a small, portable air conditioner should buy me a few more years be...