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by mikeandanne
Fri May 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Ford 233 issues
Replies: 5
Views: 68

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: 401

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 2953

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...
by mikeandanne
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: stansion repair
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: stansion repair

Go see your shrinkwrap guy....My best guess here,that is what pulled the posts in, there should have been a 2x4 spreader across the front deck between the railings to keep them from moving.

Is there any further damage past just loose.
by mikeandanne
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cutting Taff rail
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Cutting Taff rail

Any nice hand saw will work fine, if you are concerned about chipping just tape the cut and score with a knife first, but I think you will be just fine.

The fittings I got took quite some modifying to the wood to fit as wood end profile and the hinges did not match, was doable though.
by mikeandanne
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 V-berth door removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: F32 V-berth door removal

+1 on the frearson.You can modify a Philips driver , but it is better to have the real deal.

The stain used by Trojan at the factory for our 78 was min wax red oak, I think the number was 215, yours looks like it might be the same. Looks good.
by mikeandanne
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Total Advance for Chrysler 440s
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Total Advance for Chrysler 440s

I have never been able to find a service manual for the 330 HP Chrysler Marine 440 cu in engine. The manual I have been working with is for the 300 HP version and has the following ignition information: 440-300 Ignition Specs.jpg Interestingly, MarineEngine.com sells this manual as the correct one ...
by mikeandanne
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: DHS: Your old GPS may not work after April 6 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: DHS: Your old GPS may not work after April 6 2019

Ah the memories of that fateful moment when the clock ticked to Midnight on New Years eve 1999........
by mikeandanne
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 12 meter mystery tank
Replies: 32
Views: 2397

Re: 12 meter mystery tank

But it appears this is UNUSED on the 12 meter motor yacht, as we have an aluminum cylindrical tank (right beside the water heater and under the dinette set) that I have verified is the one we are filling when we fill the water inlet. This seems like aftermarket to me. You picture looks exactly like...
by mikeandanne
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32

Cool, watch the fuses as some cannot be used in a gasoline engine compartment, tough to comply with, I believe blue seas may have something for that now.
by mikeandanne
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Moving the engine seacocks
Replies: 27
Views: 1445

Re: Moving the engine seacocks

I totally agree with the guys, there is a reason those are located where they are. If you change that there could be consequences like aerating props etc, who knows. Maybe just reconfigure the strainer location to give you some better access while in a hurry if that is possible. Any underwater fitti...
by mikeandanne
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: '82 Tri-Cabin Bow Pulpit advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: '82 Tri-Cabin Bow Pulpit advice.

Put a Good Automatic Windlass bow roller and windlass on ours, no pulpit needed, worked like a charm. Check em out. That what I used to have , Photo so the OP know what we are talking about Yup thats it, to add it keeps the boat length ( loa) the same as well. Thanks for posting the pic Paul.They r...
by mikeandanne
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32
Replies: 18
Views: 886

Re: Updating Electrical System on 1976 F32

Nice drawing, heh If you are going with all new cable/wiring here there are two things that come to mind, don't combine grounds, like from your inverter and house bank to the bus. The other is why did you pick the 40 amp charger, this is one place where bigger is much better when considering recharg...