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by mikeandanne
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Wide Open Throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Wide Open Throttle

When you put the new carbs, did you make sure the cable was meeting the carb throttle arm at a good angle. I found when I did the same as you there was some altering of the bracket on the manifold required to get the right travel.It was quite a while ago and don't remember the details, only remember...
by mikeandanne
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: overheating 440.
Replies: 21
Views: 249

Re: overheating 440.

Sometimes when you have older hoses that have been on and off the pump many times, they will get damaged/ small splits etc where the clamps go. Have a close look and if there is room , maybe cut some off to get a newish end to clamp.It really does sound like its pulling air. I have had that and ther...
by mikeandanne
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 3088

Re: Interesting Trojan Story

I realize this is a late comment on this thread but I thought I needed to post anyway. I am looking at purchasing an F32 as I have always loved this boats lines and the way she handles. I would like to know from someone who owns one and has experienced a rough day on lake Ontario, what is a safe wa...
by mikeandanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Windows F32 Clean View
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Windows F32 Clean View

Away,did you not have any screens on yours ? How do you open or close those side windows now.
by mikeandanne
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1975 F32 Trojan Endless Love <3
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: 1975 F32 Trojan Endless Love <3

The wooden box on the port side encloses the forward vent that is on all the f32 models, someone has changed the outside appearance with the big box louvers.Imo, doesn't look very safe to me. This could be the which way should the vent louvers face ??? :P The big hose is going down to the engine com...
by mikeandanne
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: cetol application
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: cetol application

You really do not want Gloss where your feet come into contact. I would sand off down to bare wood. Re-apply 3 coats of light, natural or orange. I have applied gloss to the facing of the steps only. For appearances purpose only. There is some clear see thru non skid tape that I have used for the s...
by mikeandanne
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Mounting a handle on F32 transom.
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Mounting a handle on F32 transom.

Thanks prowlersfish. The swim ladder is near the starboard end of the swim platform. I guess I’ll just need to drill a hole to see how big the gap is. I have seen step on other F32 transoms. Is the transom thick enough to support a load like that? I’ll use backing plates on the inside. Another idea...
by mikeandanne
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: water tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: water tank

Guys, these water tanks are easy to clean and repair. they are just fibreglass. Take out, take home, fill with water and watch where the leaks are and then restore in the garage. Cap, you are way overthinking this, there are maybe 20 some odd screws, on mine there were 4 long screws holding it to th...
by mikeandanne
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Side Window Slider removal
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Side Window Slider removal

Away wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Yes. It has the handle / pull used for opening the window. Want to get rid of it. Lookin to create a cleaner view of the boat from the side.
Does that not have some weather stripping of some kind along that edge ??
by mikeandanne
Tue May 28, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 114
Views: 12679

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

Actually I suspect my soft deck is more a result of a previous owner removing the bulkhead/door frame that separates the v berth. Removing the frame and starboard side of the bulkhead let the starboard hatch drop down about an inch. This created a dip that no doubt held rainwater against the hatch ...
by mikeandanne
Fri May 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Ford 233 issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: Ford 233 issues

Spoke to a good friend who is an old school mechanic. He says that it could be the timing chain is skipping a tooth. Which in turn could have bent a valve stem. So we are checking to see if its a valve or rings. Will keep you all posted. Ruled out timing chain. We had water in the fuel. Rectified t...
by mikeandanne
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: AC Fuel gauges new tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: AC Fuel gauges new tanks

When I put new moeller tanks in the same year f32, the old AC gauges would not work, had to get new ones.....the resistance range was off....did you connect the new senders at the termination block in the side panel ? Mike
by mikeandanne
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.
Replies: 66
Views: 5654

Re: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.

I completely agree with your position for what you want this boat for, I would just go and buy the darn thing, enjoy fixing it up how I want and quit talking about it, before someone else buys it out from under you. I will add that in my experience so far, all and I mean all boats are different, eve...
by mikeandanne
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.
Replies: 66
Views: 5654

Re: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.

So here is my advice at this point. Pay a surveyor who knows what he is doing to check only the stringers and bulkheads for you, that could not cost that much, certainly don't need any inventory of lifejackets et al. If not , you could easily put in a years work and my educated guess about 15k on th...
by mikeandanne
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.
Replies: 66
Views: 5654

Re: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.

The biggest cost factor on a new boat isn't fuel, it's DEPRECIATION ! Our boats don't come with that expense. There are only two ways to own an older boat: 1) be prepared to spend a great deal of money for someone to do repairs & maintenance 2) own the skillset, have the time and determination to s...