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by WayWeGo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Twin 350hp outboards on F36
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Twin 350hp outboards on F36

I think lowering the salon floor to the level of the galley will make visibility from the lower helm much worse unless you are very tall or stand on a platform.
by WayWeGo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Shore water connection not working
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Shore water connection not working

Our F-36 Convertible has a pressure regulator added where the water line enters the cabin inside the cabinet at the port stern.
by WayWeGo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Drive advice needed - Starboard Velvet Drive failed
Replies: 35
Views: 1995

Re: Drive advice needed - Starboard Velvet Drive failed

tdogg, we have 18.5" x 19" props with no cup. The F-36 convertible came with 20" x 21" props and 1:1.91 Velvet Drive transmissions. Our boat came from the factory with 400 cu in Chryslers, but the previous owner put 440's in. Perhaps that has something to do with the smaller prop size, but I don't k...
by WayWeGo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Drive advice needed - Starboard Velvet Drive failed
Replies: 35
Views: 1995

Re: Drive advice needed - Starboard Velvet Drive failed

To add to prowlersfish's response, smaller props will not do as well at slow speeds.

Our props are smaller than stock and I often have to use some throttle to get the boat to respond when docking. Larger props would help with this and I will eventually swap them out.
by WayWeGo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 shower pump
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: F32 shower pump

When my current Rule pump dies, I am going to put in a sump with the same Whale pump prowlersfish has. Not only will it work better for the shower, but I will also plumb the AC drains into it instead of the bilge. Win-win!
by WayWeGo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Not able to reach top end on F32
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Not able to reach top end on F32

That may explain those small wheels I have...
by WayWeGo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Not able to reach top end on F32
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Not able to reach top end on F32

Also might be worth taking compression or doing a leakdown test to see if the basic engine is at or near spec. All the other advice above is spot on.

Our boat did not hit target RPM on the survey. Turned out that the carbs were not opening all the way.
by WayWeGo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: molded hose source for chrysler 360
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: molded hose source for chrysler 360

Welcome to the site! There are some very knowledgeable and helpful folks here. Why don't you check with Beacon Marine for parts and advice? They are the host of this site and a great resource. Bob Cushman has been very helpful when I have needed phone advice and parts. You can reach Beacon Marine at...
by WayWeGo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I used to be a plastics fabricator and worked with many kinds of plastic. Polycarbonate is significantly more impact resistant than acrylic, so I would be more comfortable with it in a thinner sheet. Also, if the window is small enough, thickness is not as much of an issue. Race cars are a very diff...
by WayWeGo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Boats needed! Get free food, discounted fuel, and a slip at Bay Bridge Marina on June 9th!
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Boats needed! Get free food, discounted fuel, and a slip at Bay Bridge Marina on June 9th!

Hope to do this next year, sounds like fun as well as a good way to help out.

This year is out for us -- our oldest daughter is moving in a couple of weeks and this is our last weekend to work on her stuff before the move.
by WayWeGo
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

1/8" sounds kind of thin to me. I would use at least 1/4" if it were my boat, though Paul has obviously had good luck with thinner material. As for the materials, Lexan (polycarbonate) is stronger than Plexiglass (acrylic), but less UV and scratch resistant. A good comparison of the two materials is...
by WayWeGo
Thu May 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Upgraded Lower Helm
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Upgraded Lower Helm

Nice having it mirrored on the TV as well!
by WayWeGo
Thu May 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Emergency Start
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Emergency Start

P-Dogg, if you get it done by June 3rd, you will just slip in before the 4-year deadline. :roll: