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by Boppy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Help me please
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Help me please

Had same problem with my ‘77 F26 HT I bought in 1999. Original fuel tank was galvanized steel and previous owners kept on limiting the amount of gas in the tank by repeatedly only keeping the tank partially filled. Over time condensation started corrosion on the inside of the tank and that crud kept...
by Boppy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F26 Cockpit Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: F26 Cockpit Windows

Finally got around to seeing these replies. Yes, my 1977 F26 HT has the sliders and knobs on both sides of each window, but accessing these requires leaning over the dash & cabin bulkhead in front of them. No problem when I was 50+ and "strong like bool" but now at 70+ it requires me to use my boat ...
by Boppy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Few questions. Setting carbs / New windows
Replies: 23
Views: 3235

Re: Few questions. Setting carbs / New windows

Just a thought about your gas tanks. Are they original galvanized metal or have they been updated to plastic, FG or aluminum. My 77 F26 had fuel issues that sound a lot like yours, but I'm only running one engine, the Chrysler 318 with Rochester 4bbl carb. Turns out the original galvanized tank (70 ...
by Boppy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F26 Bilge Plug
Replies: 8
Views: 4930

Re: F26 Bilge Plug

Wow! 11 years just flew by. My post dealt with ONLY the bilge area that in the keel area that starts under the area of the v-berth and runs back past the engine compartment. If you have bilge access under the cabin floor boards you should see a fiberglass covering of this bilge. My area would accumu...
by Boppy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: trim tab question
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: trim tab question

If the trim tabs are anything like mine on the F26 they are hydraulic and the hoses can leak, the oil reservoirs may be empty or need replacing. You need to take up the hatch and have someone operate the tabs while checking to see what's going on with them, if anything. WOT speed should be faster th...
by Boppy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F26 Cockpit Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: F26 Cockpit Windows

Hey. Thanks. At first I was thinking "what the.....I already have that set up" but then today I understood what you were talking about. I'll try to find that hardware.
by Boppy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F26 Cockpit Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

F26 Cockpit Windows

The older I get the harder it is to flip open the cockpit windows on my 77 F26 HT. I use my boat hook to push the open and then screw down the knobs on the channels before they come crashing down. Was thinking about gas-assisted risers but not sure how to attach them. Any ideas out there? Thanks
by Boppy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1971 F26 Front Window
Replies: 29
Views: 5360

Re: 1971 F26 Front Window

I'm back on the Forum after a few years hiatus, but I replaced the front windows of my 1977 F26 HT about 12 years ago with 1/8" gray glazed polycarbonate (Lexan) and used black silicone sealant to bed the plastic into the frames. I used butyl tape to bed the frames back into the boat's frame. No lea...