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by Medic4U
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: LOOKING FOR HELP 5.7 CRUSADER EXHAUST MANIFOLD WOES
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

LOOKING FOR HELP 5.7 CRUSADER EXHAUST MANIFOLD WOES

I purchased an '82 Trojan 36' Tri-Cabin in March. All seemed decent. She ran really good, although warranty went from complete to "she will start & float." Being a lifetime boater, and engines were solid, and she floated, and ran true, for the price, I feel I got a fair deal, and with super low hour...
by Medic4U
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

Sorry, been out of the country for a bit. Came back, closed the two bleeder screws, added some pressure back, spun the wheel both directions hundreds of revolutions each direction. No change. At this point, I have so many other things to do, I am going to take care of it, and several other significa...
by Medic4U
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

Thanks guys. I'm staying aboard tonight, and will take a look before I make the bed. I will look for the purge valve lock nut in the bilge or replace it if needed, and advise. Thanks again.
by Medic4U
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

I looked for a bleeder port of any sort, and do not see any. I tried spinning th e wheel to starboard several hundred times, then back a few dozen times, nothing. I'll wait until I have a second person on board & try breaking an inlet to the hydraulic ram loose. And now, another issue has arisen... ...
by Medic4U
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

I'm going to stay on the boat again this evening, and will try several hundred rotations one way, and see if the rudders turned any amount. Then, this weekend, if I still do not have it fixed, my adult son will be with me, and we will try & crack the lines at the hydraulic ram, and see if we can dis...
by Medic4U
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

No, rudder operation is still a no-go. But the engines are both operating great. Still going to tune both up, just so I know where they're both at from the start as it were. and change filters. She was at an honest 22 MPH the other day in the inner harbor of Milwaukee, with both engines at almost id...
by Medic4U
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

Here are some Pics.
Steering Resivoir.jpg
This is the Reservoir for Hydraulic fluid & air Pressure
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Transom Looking Down.jpg
This is the Transom looking down.
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Auto Pilot Pump.jpg
Location of Auto Pilot Pump & Motor
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Auto Pilot Lines heading Aft.jpg
Auto Pilot Lines Looking Aft
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Auto Pilot Locale From Above.jpg
Auto Pilot from Above
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by Medic4U
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

OK, I took the quart of Trans fluid (now I see someone has said I should not use trans fluid, but right in the Trojan manual it calls out this exact fluid, so that confuses me now too). But, I filled the sight glasses full, added my 30 PSI of air, and turned the wheel left & right in 30-40 turn incr...
by Medic4U
Thu May 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Re: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

Well now I know why there is a quart of ATF on board (I did read in the Trojan manuals that came with the boat that Trojan uses this same stuff in the hydraulic steering system at the factory). I see no leaks anywhere, and the bilge only has a bit of water in it from the leaky thru-hulls from each o...
by Medic4U
Wed May 29, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of
Replies: 25
Views: 6443

Hydraulic Rudder Control or lack there of

Help! New owner of '82 36' Tri-cabin. Having issues getting rudders operational. I put 35 PSI air pressure via Schroeder valve on reservoir, but she will not move the rudders. To be honest, this is my first boat with hydraulic steering, and I see the auto pilot motor/pump mounted out board of the st...
by Medic4U
Fri May 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OE Autopilot
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

Re: OE Autopilot

Well I had a reply written, and poof, it went away, so hopefully, I'm not polluting the water with excessive text... Sorry been absent, work sure gets in the way of living sometimes... We made the trip from Winthrop Harbor, IL to Milwaukee last Saturday. Just under 5 hours. She was launched, took he...
by Medic4U
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Safety Railing/lines
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Safety Railing/lines

Looking for input here. Long time boater, new Trojan 36' Tri-Cabin owner. She has what I am told is a Canadian designed/common life line/rail set up. From the cockpit, all the way to the beginning of what would be the start of the bow sprit railing, instead of chrome rails at the top of stantions, a...
by Medic4U
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: '82 Tri-Cabin Bow Pulpit advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 1901

'82 Tri-Cabin Bow Pulpit advice.

I am about to be the proud new owner of a very clean, ORIGINAL OWNER '82 36' Tri-Cabin. About the only thing I want to change (right like I don't want to do more...) is to add a Bow Pulpit. I want to do this so I can set the anchor up for easy use, with a windlass. I am looking for opinions of other...
by Medic4U
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OE Autopilot
Replies: 7
Views: 2124

OE Autopilot

I just purchased a 36' Tri-Cabin, with 624 hours on a pair of Crusader 5.7 engines, & a whopping 64 hours on an Onan 6.5 Gen Set. She is 37 years old, original owners. I have 2 questions. I've been around larger boats my whole live, and we had a 28' Trojan years ago. First, is the Wagner MicroPilot ...