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by MrWesson
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

I think you are the lucky one. Your plan to inject to prevent rot increase would likely fail. Once the core is wet it needs to be dried and/or be removed to prevent expansion of rot. Rot spreads to adjacent dry balsa on it's own as it is 'living' microbe. I agree unless cut out generally it will sp...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

Boat sold this morning 1 hour before I called. :(

The search continues I guess.
by MrWesson
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

If you want to drive it single handed, consider adding a bow thruster. The Sideshift SS230 is what I would recommend ( https://sideshift.com/bow-thrusters/ss230-bowthruster/ ). You can install the battery and charger under the V berth. Make sure to use an AGM battery since under the V berth is not ...
by MrWesson
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

IM BACK! :D After some cooldown time I just can't get that boat out of my head. I have been back to the boat twice since my last post and looked over every square inch. Still concerned about handling it solo. Not sure about the portapotty setup.. http://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_8zZvaG5uFhf_600x45...
by MrWesson
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

I've decided to take a step back for a few weeks and hopefully I don't regret it. I still think the F26 would work well but think I would be happier with less live aboard accommodations and more deck space. I may come back at this with a much higher budget, same budget or walk away from the idea and...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

2. The air conditioner in the corner of the dinette is a good setup and will cool the boat very well when connected to shore power at the dock. Batteries and an inverter are safe and will work for a short period of time when away from shore power. Portable generators are not safe due to lack of spa...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

I also wanted to add as far as FWC and RWC motors we have both up North here in salt water only, rwc offers less pluming, just do the manifolds and risors avery 5 years or so, no problem, your water is warmer you may need to do more frequently. My last 3 F32s only one was FWC, my silverton wasm i h...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

Owning similiar I can coment here. Before my F32, im actually on my third I had a 26 Silverton with a 318, basically the same boat but I think a larger beam. The single inboards have a couple draw backs, 1 being manuauvering, in reverse they pull to port side, no matter where you steer, your steeri...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

Other boats in the Trojan line up that might fit your requirements would be the F28 and the F30. Both were available with single engines although the majority available seem to be twin engines. Any of these boats would have lots of room for a generator and marine AC especially in a single engine se...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

The fuel usage is a huge turnoff and probably enough to make me do a 180 on the whole idea. I'm just afraid of the slippery slope. Start looking at F32's then on to 34's and before I know it I'm into a twin diesel trawler pushing 40'. I've read to find the boat that is as small as you can live with...
by MrWesson
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

I am going to replete my self portable generators have no place on a boat . But if your going to use one anyway , where are you going to put it ? and use it ? A swim platform would be about the only place you could put is and not have the fumes go into the boat . so factor in that too . The advice ...
by MrWesson
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

Based on what you describe "how you will use the boat", you will not be hapy with this F-26. I owned one up until last summer, and you are not going to comfortably cruise 6-8 people in the cockpit. Mine was a 77, with 233 M/c. I did not have a genny, and It would be a tight fit getting one in there...
by MrWesson
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

People don't typically rebuild engines 'for peace of mind'. Rebuild costs are usually in the 5K or more range, so if you spend 5K then sell it for 8K.... I would want to be very careful and look it over very closely. Sag in the decks - The teak may look fine, but how bad is the framing and ply unde...
by MrWesson
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

Re: New guy looking to buy a F-26

Depends on the effort. Being in Florida it will make the cabin unusable from about 10-7 from may until October. Its either buy this boat and adapt an AC unit or buying something else. Seems as though an inverter will require too many batteries. Currently doing some research on inverter generators.
by MrWesson
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New guy looking to buy a F-26
Replies: 41
Views: 4495

New guy looking to buy a F-26

First off I've done quite a bit of research(few days worth) and its good to finally sign up. I've owned 4 boats but biggest being a 20' center console. This may come across long winded but I don't want to leave anything out. My wife and I are looking into a boat that can accommodate 6-8 people on a ...