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by rickalan35
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Aaron Bocknek -- 1960 to 2016
Replies: 62
Views: 10802

Re: Aaron Bocknek -- 1960 to 2016

Hi Mary Ann and Chuck, Well, that was quite an anniversary present. So nice to hear that Aaron's boat is in the hands of those who will take care of it. I had wondered about that situation because you never know how these things are going to work out. With Trojans, we are all driving old boats. They...
by rickalan35
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bomb Cyclone
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Bomb Cyclone

I think their plan was always to head up Delaware Bay to the C&D Canal. Then run down Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk. Long old haul but probably the way to do it. On the other side of the equation, Gary is somewhat unpredictable and could conceivably try to straight-line it for Norfolk on the outside.
by rickalan35
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bomb Cyclone
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Bomb Cyclone

Hi Just got word that my friends left Sandy Hook early this morning for Cape May. They ran into bad weather and made the correct decision to bail. They made it safely inside via Barnegat Inlet which they said presented no problems on their approach. I had noticed some negative posts elsewhere on the...
by rickalan35
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bomb Cyclone
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Bomb Cyclone

Hi All, One of my best friends and his wife are on their way south, cruising to their eventual destination in the Bahamas from Kingston Ontario. They got a late start due to a long list of personal preparations and the usual final boat fit up. Last Thursday, they were just north of New York City on ...
by rickalan35
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: First Boat Trojan 31
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: First Boat Trojan 31

A big welcome.

Those were great looking boats. Timeless side view.
by rickalan35
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

Re: WOT

Away! Are you my twin? I'm 70, live in Ontario, am good with wood and like you I tend to never open up my throttles. Don't know about you but I don't seem to suffer many mechanical failures nor run over things either and I think my slowpoke style is part of that :) But I have had to run from a storm...
by rickalan35
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

Supposedly the two happiest days of a " boaters" life is the day we buy'em and the day we sell'em......... unless we love them. Well Big D - I am feeling your pain. I suppose we won't be missing you because you'll still be around, which is great but I'll miss those Big Blue 440's. You have always be...
by rickalan35
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New Member - New Trojan Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: New Member - New Trojan Owner

Welcome Aboard!

Great looking Trojan, Ron

Rick
by rickalan35
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4602

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Re: What’s your spreed at 32-3400 rpm s and wot? Todd, I hate to admit it but I have no idea. I've only had it wide open once. If running hard I'm still slightly under three thousand rpm. Tell you what, I'll get out within the next week and find out the answers. I'm like the farmer who drives around...
by rickalan35
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4602

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Very interesting indeed, Todd. The draft on the 370 that Carver built and I now own is a very deep 4' 2", so it's even deeper than the 10.8 was. Nobody in my marina needs as much water as I do. I know you've been around the 370 hull while dry-docked and you probably noticed the downward angle of the...
by rickalan35
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4602

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Todd, do you think there was any truth to the thought that Carver was facing a royalties issue to Bertram if they utilized the Trojan mould of the 10.8 and as a result, built a new hull which featured enough modification as to avoid legal issues................ or do think that explanation was just ...
by rickalan35
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4602

Re: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds

Hi Todd, Todd, I have a question you may be able to help with. I think that Bob wasn't referring to the 10.8 hull as having that coring problem but rather he was talking about the Carver-built "Trojan 370" hull. I was under the impression that the Carver-built 370 hull was totally re-designed and ma...
by rickalan35
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: My First Boat - 1997 Trojan 390 Express - Caught between 2 worlds
Replies: 37
Views: 4602

Trojan 370/390/410 hulls

Hi Everyone, I guess August is ticking away - say it's not so. Hope all is well. Bob, I own a 1994 370. The coring issue your friend is experiencing is rather surprising to me. Before I signed the cheque, I hired two unrelated surveys on the boat which included drilling holes in my hull to check and...
by rickalan35
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 5322

Re: Interesting Trojan Story

"Bow Steer" is something we've probably all experienced to some degree at some point. No fun and point well taken David. Couldn't agree more.

Rick
by rickalan35
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Relatively New to Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 1410

Re: Relatively New to Forum

Great photos