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by WayWeGo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-26 Deck Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 5736

Re: F-26 Deck Repair

I was thinking of cutting the top skin approx 4 inches in from wall this way I have something to glass back to. That sounds like a good plan. The rule of thumb I have always heard is to bevel 12X the thickness of the fiberglass to have a safe joint. If the fiberglass is 1/4", you should bevel 3" fr...
by WayWeGo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-26 Deck Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 5736

Re: F-26 Deck Repair

If you do it from the bottom up, you are working against gravity -- much harder to do. What about cutting sections of the deck fiberglass out, repairing the core and gluing the skin back down? That way you only have small areas of fiberglass to repair. You get to keep much of the non-skid and also k...
by WayWeGo
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Barnacle Buster
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Barnacle Buster

One gallon of concentrate did both engines and my A/C raw water system.
by WayWeGo
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Starter Humming
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: Starter Humming

Bob at Beacon Marine should have what you need: 609-713-4602
by WayWeGo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Barnacle Buster
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Barnacle Buster

You most likely have a zinc in your heat exchanger, not sure about anything else.

I only ran through my heat exchanger as only the elbows get raw water besides that. I did run the solution through my A/C afterwards.
by WayWeGo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: ** POSTING PHOTOS TO THE FORUM **
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: POSTING PHOTOS TO THE FORM

Works great - thanks!
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by WayWeGo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Paul/Cruise Control
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Paul/Cruise Control

So sorry to hear this -- Paul has been a great friend to the Trojan community and will certainly be missed. Margaret, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I did a quick google search and Paul's memorial can be found at: https://memorials.familiesfirst.ca/paul-drouillard/3582581/s...
by WayWeGo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Barnacle Buster
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Barnacle Buster

This is true. But what could be the other ingredients besides water? Wouldn't the acid destroy most other addictives? I suspect the other ingredients include buffers to control the PH at safe levels and corrosion inhibitors. If you have any aluminum or zinc in your circulation path for the flush, I...
by WayWeGo
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Barnacle Buster
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Barnacle Buster

Yes, that is the problem. Like most companies, they do not want to give away any of their secrets, so the technical data is vague and the MSDS only has to list dangerous chemicals. With the concentrate version being less than 50% phosphoric acid, there is another 50% of unlisted ingredients that are...
by WayWeGo
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Barnacle Buster
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Re: Barnacle Buster

Barnacle Buster claims to have corrosion inhibitors to protect the metal in your cooling system. I don't have any way to verify that, but decided spending a few extra bucks every couple of years was worth the added insurance.

Now, if I knew somebody who had access to a great testing lab...
by WayWeGo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: identity confusion
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: identity confusion

I just tell marinas that it is a Trojan F-36 and let them decide. So far, I have never been charged for more than 36 feet, but have gotten comments that it is a bit bigger than expected.

Our boat tapes out at 39' 8" with bow pulpit and swim platform.
by WayWeGo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Kainer Shaft Log
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Kainer Shaft Log

With stainless, you have to worry about crevice corrosion when no air can get to the metal. Here is a quick article: https://www.passagemaker.com/channels/stainless-steel-and-corrosion A more in-depth article by the same author in Professional Boat Builder: http://stevedmarineconsulting.com/wp-conte...
by WayWeGo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Slam latches
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Slam latches

I got some from Beacon about a year ago. At the time, I recall they were running low on the NOS parts. Best to check with Bob at Beacon Marine.

https://www.trojanboats.net/zencart/ind ... cts_id=196
by WayWeGo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: A Sherwood Water Pump “PSA”
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: A Sherwood Water Pump “PSA”

Great info -- thanks for bringing this content from the FB page!
by WayWeGo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Shower drain
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Shower drain

My 1975 F-36 also does not have a shower sump, so you have to run the pump the whole time you are using the shower. The A/C condensate drains into the bilge, which is not to my liking. I have thought about adding a shower sump with a float switch and pump. If I do so, I will run the condensate drain...