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by Jimmy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New Trojan Guy
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: New Trojan Guy

Welcome to the international family. You will love the boat, with that wide beam, you will need plenty of chairs. Everyone wants to come to your boat because of all the room. Fuel burn on the otherhand.... be easy on the throttle and its not so bad. Wanna race someone? 50 gallons an hr.... just tell...
by Jimmy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Strange Electrical and Battery issues
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Strange Electrical and Battery issues

Prowler is probably correct on this however, don’t slap your hands together and think this is ‘fixed’. My guess is you have a corrosion and poor connection issue. Electrical connections and marine conditions are not good bedfellows, then throw in the salty ocean breezes. You may want to check your a...
by Jimmy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sparky sparky Update distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Sparky sparky Update distributor

Boat neighbor has an 88 Chris craft with exactly same engine. Had points as well, his has since been converted as well. So, looking at options.
by Jimmy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sparky sparky Update distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Sparky sparky Update distributor

While testing my repair on the velvet drive reducer, i noticed a pretty good spark coming from my coil wire to the distributor, arcing from coil to comon ground. First off all glad we always run blowers 5 min before we fire up the girls and always do a sniff test from the blowers. So, cleaded off th...
by Jimmy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Velvet drive repair
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Velvet drive repair

Well, throttled up the 11 meter two weekends ago, and was just about on plane when the port engine decided to rev up really high. Dropped both throttles, and did the put each engine in gear, and found the port drive had no thrust. Engine ran fine, opened the hatch to take a peak. Heard a scraping so...
by Jimmy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Emblems and gelcoat paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: Emblems and gelcoat paint color

Ok, whatever tape they used, ill start using it to fasten all my hardware from now on. That stuff is impressive. Im going to try a little light solvent to soften it up so I can pull one off. I will then try to get it replicated using 3-D printing. Just need to find one that can match the colors (chr...
by Jimmy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Emblems and gelcoat paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: Emblems and gelcoat paint color

Yes, tried Beacon first. Did not find any.
by Jimmy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Emblems and gelcoat paint color
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Emblems and gelcoat paint color

Two questions: 1. Emblem: Going to try to replicate or re-finish the old Trojan emblem as well as the 11 meter emblem. Cannot find any replacements other than vinyl. Rather be as close to OEM as possible. Thinking 3-d printed will be an option how do I remove the original? Glued/screwed on from back...
by Jimmy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: stansion repair
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: stansion repair

I also have the 11 meter. Depending upon what ones are loose, they can be a bugger to get at. I resealed mine last summer. Takes two people, one to spin the nylock nuts undermeath and one to hold the phillips head on top. I had to remove my interior coverings above the bunks, reach back behind head ...
by Jimmy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Auto Pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Auto Pilot

Ok, good to hear. Ill pop into a few dealers and see what they suggest as well First have to poke my head under the helm to see if i have Hydraulic steering. If not, then more hardware. She is still on the hard with her winter dress, but only a few more weeks. :D
by Jimmy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Simulated Teak
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: Simulated Teak

Looks great! Appears you did fill in where the original Teak was with Fiberglass, then put simulated over that. And bonus... i am also considering replacing my Good windlass with a chain/Rode combo. I have currently a small section of chain and the rest Rode. Id like to have at least 10-15 feet of c...
by Jimmy
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Auto Pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Auto Pilot

Looking at adding auto pilot to the 11 meter. I recently updated Radar to Raymarine eS78 which has chartplotter, fish finder, Radar, cameras, and Auto Pilot capability. Pretty much does everything except clean fish. Also have a Garmin GPSmap 420. I know vey little about Auto pilot. We primarily fish...
by Jimmy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Simulated Teak
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: Simulated Teak

RWS looks like quite a project. Looks like you re-inforced the pulpit as well? Ill wait for more pics with the story.
by Jimmy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Simulated Teak
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Simulated Teak

Anchor pulpit teak inlay has been significantly sanded down for re-finish many times. To the point is is about 1/4" below the fiberglass housing. I love original teak, but hate having to re-finish it every few years. Thinking about covering it with the simulated Teaks I have been looking at. To cove...
by Jimmy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Dinghy tug....
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Dinghy tug....

All good points, however, been boating for 30 years on the great lakes, experienced pretty much everything from floating logs, 12 foot waves, pea fog, lots of idiots, and more idiots, but have yet to see the floating cow (while cruising). So very well aware of the “quickly needing horses” to stop, t...