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by WayWeGo
Mon May 20, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bay Bridge Swim 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Bay Bridge Swim 2019

P-Dogg, I am a bit confused on a couple of fronts.

First of all, what do we need to do to secure a slip?

Secondly, it has been a couple of weeks since I signed up and I have not heard anything from the organizers. Is that normal?
by WayWeGo
Thu May 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WayWeGo Repairs and Improvements
Replies: 38
Views: 6760

Salon Speakers

Before I started this thread, I had replaced the old cassette deck in the salon with a CD/Bluetooth receiver. The speakers in the salon were single cone West Marine speakers that really didn't sound good at all. Since we use the stereo all the time, it made sense to upgrade the speakers to take full...
by WayWeGo
Tue May 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Squirrelly Electrical
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Squirrelly Electrical

I came across a nice tool for working on electrical systems, the Power Probe 3. You hook it to the battery with clips and it has a probe tip that can be used to measure voltage, or also to provide ground or 12V to a circuit. Its kind of like a test light on steroids. While it is not cheap, it is wel...
by WayWeGo
Tue May 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 101
Views: 6985

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

It looks like your boat is supported by hollow core cinder blocks. I have heard of them crumbling and would not use them myself. Wood blocks are much safer.
by WayWeGo
Tue May 07, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Flybridge Core project
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Flybridge Core project

Thanks for the explanation!
by WayWeGo
Sun May 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Flybridge Core project
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Flybridge Core project

I am curious about the decision to use balsa. I realize it is stronger than many alternatives, but it seems a bit out of favor these days.
by WayWeGo
Wed May 01, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bay Bridge Swim 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Bay Bridge Swim 2019

We're in -- sounds like fun and a great cause as well.
by WayWeGo
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Throttle handles
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Throttle handles

Rich, is your issue with the upper or lower helm? There are different controls for each at my helms. I bought new controls for the upper helm as it would have been a machining project to repair them. My lower controls seem to be fine. The next step for me is to see how many of the cables I will be r...
by WayWeGo
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Flybridge Core project
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Flybridge Core project

It looks like you were able to remove the top skin in one piece and reuse it. Did it come off easily or was it difficult? How did you support the bottom layer while working on it? Scaffolding in the salon?
by WayWeGo
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome!

Bob can provide quite a bit of info on your boat -- its worth contacting him to see what he has.
by WayWeGo
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.
Replies: 66
Views: 2953

Re: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.

Yes, lets all try to get along...
by WayWeGo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.
Replies: 66
Views: 2953

Re: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.

The cost to repair is off the charts What advice should I give him? RWS I know of two ways to fix a rotten stinger. One is to cut out the rotten wood and rebuild. The other is to glass over with enough strength to make the wood unnecessary. Which one I would do is dependent on access, magnitude of ...
by WayWeGo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.
Replies: 66
Views: 2953

Re: 83 36 foot tri cabin questions.

The F boats tend to float slightly bow down, so bilge water runs towards the front of the boat. Our F-36 has one soft spot in a stringer next to the transom and I know of another that had exactly the same problem. If you want to check this area, it is the inner stringer on the port side right where ...
by WayWeGo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 106
Views: 6918

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

Rich, you are making great progress and I am especially glad to hear you got your starter working correctly.
by WayWeGo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Shaft Log Size 10 Meter
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Shaft Log Size 10 Meter

Put 6,000 lbs of pressure on the hydraulic press and it still wouldn't move. Got an oxy-acetylene torch on it. It got serious. Finally it popped. Guessing two possibilities, 1) previous owner/installer installed the couplings with a method called interference fit, where you heat the right before yo...