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by captainmaniac
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: leak
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: leak

Possibly getting entry through a loose or unsealed rub rail fastener and running down inside of the hullside until it reaches the framing / paneling for the berth?
by captainmaniac
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Hull Thickness
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: F32 Hull Thickness

This is a shot of the transom. By my estimate 3/8" given the key is 1/16". IMG_4335.JPG Not sure what he was cutting out, but this is the location that sample was taken from (low on the transom, center line, near where most F32 swim platforms would have been). Note, she was NOT a 'Luck Lady'... IMG_...
by captainmaniac
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Hull Thickness
Replies: 5
Views: 549

F32 Hull Thickness

As promised, here are a few shots I took of an F32 being savaged (not salvaged... but savaged...) .... Based on the Trojan graphics and vents, it was probably a late 70s / early 80s vintage.. like my '79. Didn't check the hull number. After the fact I wish I had gone back to the boat to grab a tape ...
by captainmaniac
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Steering Wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: Steering Wheel?

Try looking through some of these for references of where to buy... https://www.google.com/search?q=marine+ ... 80&bih=888
by captainmaniac
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1976 F-32 Fuel Line Size
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: 1976 F-32 Fuel Line Size

I believe last time I replaced inline filters I used Chrysler 4142597-1. I got them through MarinePartsource.com, and later ordered spares through Beacon...
by captainmaniac
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 patio glass removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: F32 patio glass removal

Abandoned by owner. Sold off by marina owner for non-payment of storage fees. Parted out by opportunistic person who took sawz-all to hull to pull engines, fuel tanks, water tank rudders, props and struts, bridge console, railings, navigation lights, etc... Literally, he used a sawz-all to cut aroun...
by captainmaniac
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 patio glass removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1639

Re: F32 patio glass removal

There's also this approach to pulling an engine..... but I can't say I recommend it!
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by captainmaniac
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 1396

Re: WOT

WayWeGo wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:20 am
I think captainmainiac meant to say small block (318/340/360) and big block (383/400/440) engines...
As I said - not an expert... I don't build the darn things, just use them!
by captainmaniac
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 1396

Re: WOT

Definitely not an expert, but think the 318 /340 / 360 are all 'short block' engines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_LA_engine while the 383 and above are 'long block' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_B_engine
by captainmaniac
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WOT
Replies: 23
Views: 1396

Re: WOT

I have 360s instead of 318s, so don't know how similar a speed curve you will see. Posting this anyways just in case it helps. This is what I get - speeds are averages at that RPM over the past 20 years I have owned the boat (yes, I keep a Log, call me old school). The + / - show the Max / Min speed...
by captainmaniac
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 119
Views: 23703

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Switches go bad over time with corrosion etc... even in fresh water environments. My blower switch (both helms) was flaky last year. Turn it on and the blower would work, but would intermittently cut out. Tapping on the switch would bring it back on.... Replaced both switches this spring and everyth...
by captainmaniac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Twin engine, dual battery hookup on F 36
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

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: 1801

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: 1713

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: 1713

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 ...