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by RonW
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

Not many of those still around. In July, I was anchored in Burlington Bay (Hamilton Harbour) since RHYC was full, and used my dingy to visit Macassa Bay Yacht Club. Got talking to a (relatively) young couple that just bought a 69 wooden Trojan. They were thrilled with it and plan to live aboard. I w...
by RonW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New to the Trojan family
Replies: 15
Views: 2813

Re: New to the Trojan family

For a generator on my boat, the original Onan was replaced with a Westerbeke 7.5 Low Profile. It is the quietest generator I've ever heard. There is absolutely no sound outside except a splash of cooling water (my bilge pump is louder) and the inside is a relatively pleasant hum. This might be becau...
by RonW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Boat Weight & Performance Curves
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: Boat Weight & Performance Curves

When I bought my 454 powered 1975 44 FBMY as the second owner, it came with the original Owner's Manual.... a typed 3 ring binder. In it, it claimed 27 mph top speed. I laughed because we cruise at 12 mph and I never pushed it. This is a fully loaded boat with every factory option along with the pre...
by RonW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Great Lakes Weather Buoys
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Great Lakes Weather Buoys

I just discovered this, but maybe a lot of you guys know about it. If you text 734-201-0750 and send the 5 digit number of the weather buoy you want, the buoy immediately texts you the weather at its location including wind, gusts and waves. For example, 45012 is the buoy mid Lake Ontario between Br...
by RonW
Mon May 07, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1979 F28 Wood Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

Update from my Admiral. After the Murphy's Oil Soap (a cleaner) is dry, she applies Scott's Liquid Gold. This is for the cabinetry. I use Cetol on the floor and decks. Regular Cetol is kinda muddy brown, but Cetol Light is really orange. For interior, another member suggested Cetol Doors and Windows...
by RonW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1979 F28 Wood Interior
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: 1979 F28 Wood Interior

I agree with Oldboat1.
I'm moving into my Admiral's domain here, but she always uses Murphy's Oil Soap on our 1975 interior woodwork. It looks like new when done.
See how that looks before major refinishing.
Ron
by RonW
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Posting Photos for the Forum
Replies: 11
Views: 2084

Re: Posting Photos for the Forum

For what it's worth, I use Picassa (free download) to organise all my pictures on the computer. It does a fantastic job. When you export from Picassa, it automatically downsizes the image. You export to a file (that you create) and then upload to this site from that file. Extremely simple, even for ...
by RonW
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Share a photo of your trojan
Replies: 50
Views: 11347

Re: Share a photo of your trojan

Here's my 1975 F44 FBMY
I'm the second owner. The original purchaser kept this boat like new and I am too.
All original,
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except the appliances that include a dishwasher, garbage compactor and aft salon bar fridge.
by RonW
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1976 F-44 an Off Shore Boat?
Replies: 19
Views: 3065

Re: 1976 F-44 an Off Shore Boat?

I just noticed your post from April and I assume that you've made the trip by now. However, I offer this....... The F44 was designed to have two separate fuel tanks port and starboard in the aft cabin. But this meant two separate single beds. Owners must have complained (as I would have) and so ther...
by RonW
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 2017 I got mine
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: 2017 I got mine

I'm in.
Ron
by RonW
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: generators
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: generators

I also used a Honda 2000 in the swim platform for many years exactly as Paul did. I also knew the dangers that Big D highlighted and thank you for that. But that's not why I'm posting. My F44FBMY is the first boat I've had with an on-board generator (Westerbeke 7.0 kW..... very quiet.... outside, my...
by RonW
Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F44 (or any other Crusairs) A/C condensate leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2116

Re: F44 (or any other Crusairs) A/C condensate leak

Thanks Drew
Although the Cruisairs are working perfectly, I decided that if the main salon one ever died, I would abandon it and do exactly what you did.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Ron
by RonW
Thu May 05, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F44 (or any other Crusairs) A/C condensate leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2116

Re: F44 (or any other Crusairs) A/C condensate leak

Thanks for the compliment Drew. I've always loved the lines of yours and my boat. I've just got a lot more scraping and sanding. Not sure if your units are in the same place. When you said that you ran new condensate lines, how did you get to the condensate tray for the main salon? From the way the ...
by RonW
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: Hydraulic Lift

Thanks Jimbo, for Marc's contact info. I actually did find him (also how I found out you are no longer in Penetanguishene). I was looking for additional remote controls which I subsequently found from Interactive Technologies in Kansas. And thanks everyone for the "cool" comments. Actually, one of t...
by RonW
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: Hydraulic Lift

A few more pictures (I guess it only takes 3 at a time).

The picture at anchor is with the lift all the way down.

Ron