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by The Dog House
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: slight vibration
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: slight vibration

Did you hit anything? I had a slight vibration that was caused by a slight bend in my propeller. After I had the propeller reconditioned the vibration went away.
by The Dog House
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I got a quote for $400 to fabricate a Sunbrella window cover for my F26, so I'm going to have that done. I need to install snaps in the fiberglass. I'm going to overdrill and then fill the holes with epoxy to prevent any water intrusion. It shouldn't be too hard.
by The Dog House
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

Lexan EXELL D is UV protected and backed by a 10 year warranty. Regular Lexan wouldn't work for this application, but the Lexan EXELL D is designed to be used in skylight applications so it should be fine for this. Race cars use 1/8 inch Lexan for their windshields, so it should be ok. My boat is on...
by The Dog House
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

Hi Paul, Thanks for the information. Using 1/8 inch material will be less expensive and also make getting the material into the frame much easier. Did you use GE SCS2000 SilPruf sealant? Looking at the various options on the GE UltraGlaze SSG website the SCS2000 appears to be the most appropriate. D...
by The Dog House
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 11
Views: 177

1971 F26 Front Window

I need to replace the front cabin window on my 1971 F26. Does anybody know how thick the plexiglass is? I think it is 1/4 inch thick, but would like to buy the replacement before I take it out of the boat. Also, I'm planning on replacing the plexiglass with Lexan. Any comments regarding the change o...
by The Dog House
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Catrostrophic hull failure
Replies: 22
Views: 1390

Re: Catrostrophic hull failure

I was at a marina today looking at a boat. Every boat at the marina was blocked like this (one under the bow and one at each aft corner). There was no support of the keel midway or aft. I don't know if any of those boats ever suffered catastrophic hull failure, but I certainly wouldn't buy a boat th...
by The Dog House
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1972 F26 stuffing box access
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: 1972 F26 stuffing box access

I can pretty much echo Ken's comments. Normal flax packing swells and shrinks resulting in a large amount of leakage. It also only lasts 2 - 3 years. I replaced my packing with Gore GFO packing ( https://www.gore.com/products/gore-gfo-fiber ). You will need 3 feet of the 1/4" GFO packing. The GFO pa...
by The Dog House
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My Trojan boat doesn't exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: My Trojan boat doesn't exist?

There is a very good discussion on this forum discussing the differences between the F26 and F25 at http://www.trojanboats.net/wforum/viewtopic.php?t=3289 . The only incorrect information in the thread that I know of is the 1971 - 1972 F26 model number is 231 (not 260). I know the model number is 23...
by The Dog House
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My Trojan boat doesn't exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: My Trojan boat doesn't exist?

I keep searching Google for specs and other info and it seems I'll never find wiring diagrams or anything informational on my boat it's a 1972 Trojan F-25 according to decoding the working HIN but there's nothing coming up when I search for it. Any ideas? It was my understanding that Trojan made th...
by The Dog House
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Philadelphia Boat Show
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Philadelphia Boat Show

I went to the Philadelphia Boat Show yesterday. I was very disappointed. 95% of the boats were either center consoles or bow riders. There were no cuddy cabins in the entire show. Jeanneau, Cutwater, and Ranger Tugs were there with cabin boats. The Jeanneau 895 (29 feet) was very nice, but my wife s...
by The Dog House
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Share a photo of your trojan
Replies: 31
Views: 2182

Re: Share a photo of your trojan

Here's us motoring out.
by The Dog House
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine sound deadening....
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Engine sound deadening....

Did you install it under the entire cockpit floor or just the engine cover? The 1971 engine cover is probably half of the cockpit floor area due to the V drive configuration. I used Dynamat on about 2/3 of the engine cover (concerned about clearance directly over the spark arrestor). I also used Dy...
by The Dog House
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine sound deadening....
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Engine sound deadening....

I used Dynamat under the cockpit floor and it lowered the sound levels considerably. Before the Dynamat installation I could not hear my exhaust, only the engine noise coming through the cockpit floor. After installing the Dynamat about 80% of the sound I hear is from the engine exhaust and 20% of t...
by The Dog House
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Insta Trim / Boat leveler parts
Replies: 14
Views: 980

Re: Insta Trim / Boat leveler parts

Insta-Trim has always treated me very well. One of my hydraulic cylinders was leaking and I just purchased a new one. Hodges Marine is currently selling them for $95.35 with free shipping ( https://www.hodgesmarine.com/BOAT-LEVELER-HYDRAULIC-CYLINDE-INSTA-TRIM-12727-p/boa12727.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI...
by The Dog House
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Front cabin window seals?
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Front cabin window seals?

Oldboat, I would believe it because it does work great, but I've seen videos that when left in the elements it doesn't last so it made me cautious with flex seal. I initially used flex seal but as stated it was cracked and dried out after 1 year. It's a temporary fix but not good for a permanent so...