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by captainmaniac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Twin engine, dual battery hookup on F 36
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Twin engine, dual battery hookup on F 36

I have a F32 not a 36, but expect setup to be similar. Each battery should be a start battery for its own engine, and the solenoid puts them in parallel (when you flip the switch) to help boost if one is too weak to start it's engine. It's not really set up for 'start' and 'accessory', though you wi...
by captainmaniac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: cutting off at idle in gear
Replies: 14
Views: 863

Re: cutting off at idle in gear

I have seen this with distributor that was not advancing. You get to a certain point and the distributor won't advance enough to increase RPMs, but you are still dumping all that extra fuel into the carb. Quick and easy check to grab a timing light and see what advance you are getting.
by captainmaniac
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

I've seen that boat before. Nope, that wasn't my old girl. Agreed it's not you, but think it is the boat RonW talked about at MBYC. I know the old 36 (sedan was it?) looks like, and absolutely love it. The guy who sold my father his boat showed up at the marina a few years later with a late 60's 36...
by captainmaniac
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 469

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 ...
by captainmaniac
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Farewell To A Beautiful Lady

I am sorry to hear the news, but I get it - sometimes it's just the right thing to do. I went through the same thing when it was time to give up my father's old '69 28' Sea Skiff, that he had for almost 25 years.
by captainmaniac
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Wide Open Throttle
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Wide Open Throttle

If you get different results depending on upper or lower station, you likely have a cable or throttle lever issue. I believe you should be able to hit 4200 RPM with the 360s (same engines as in my '79 - but don't recommend you run at that RPM for long!). Check cables as has already been said, and an...
by captainmaniac
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Vibration Briefly in Reverse
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: F32 Vibration Briefly in Reverse

TAD... I have the same thing. Cavitation is probably the cause. When I am idling forward and shift both into reverse, or idling forward and shift one into reverse to make a turn in a tight quarters, I get a bit of vibration / rattling for a few seconds. If I reverse from a stopped position, or when ...
by captainmaniac
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interesting Trojan Story
Replies: 27
Views: 3672

Re: Interesting Trojan Story

Woah .... looking at this post it's a much longer response than I intended, but hopefully helpful and worth it!!! Want to steer this back to Jes2309's original concerns - the F32 can handle Lake Ontario just fine unless it is really snotty. The lake is not that bad most of the time. Don't know what ...
by captainmaniac
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: fuel burn
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: fuel burn

I have 360s and not the 318's. At 1500rpm I get about 8 knots, and get about 1.5mpg. "Your mileage may vary".
by captainmaniac
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1981 6.5 onan generator
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: 1981 6.5 onan generator

I’m with prowlersfish... start with understanding what is wrong with it to figure out most cost effective way forward.
by captainmaniac
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: water flow
Replies: 20
Views: 916

Re: water flow

Not clear if you are talking about raw water pump or circulation pump... Raw water pumps can run in either direction - just make sure the impellers are installed with vanes ‘squashed’ in the right direction for the expected rotation. Can try to give you a picture/diagram of expected flow setup / hos...
by captainmaniac
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36ft Trogan tricabin new owner
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: 36ft Trogan tricabin new owner

Yes it's in Lewes Delaware like I said am going to take her out on a few runs before I start the trip to check it out and make sure all is operating right now my problem taking the route you suggest is the distance it would add over 100 miles distance so more wear on everything granted there is the...
by captainmaniac
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Windows F32 Clean View
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: Windows F32 Clean View

So how are you 'locking' them closed now? Are you using the old slide clip but just glass on glass - and doesn't that mess with your weatherstripping?
by captainmaniac
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1975 F32 Trojan Endless Love <3
Replies: 23
Views: 1429

Re: 1975 F32 Trojan Endless Love <3

Just wanted to reinforce some of what Away has said. Don't know if this link still works since Photobucket decided to get stupid.. https://s292.photobucket.com/user/captainmaniac_boatpics/library/Wood%20finishes?page=1 My 'wood finishes gallery' shows the kind of results you can get with different p...
by captainmaniac
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Oil Filter Gasket Leak
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Oil Filter Gasket Leak

I only buy FRAM.