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by captainmaniac
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Ladder to fly bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Ladder to fly bridge

Look up pictures of F30 flybridges. Ladder on many (most ? all ?) of them folded up onto the bridge when not required.
by captainmaniac
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 V-berth door removal
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: F32 V-berth door removal

There were different layouts available when they built them. My F32 does not have the door or full bulkhead - just the hanging locker with an open shelf on top. So in mine, there is nothing structural there (head side may be structural though). Don't know if they decided to make the starboard side s...
by captainmaniac
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 46
Views: 1139

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

I would take a fine knife maybe in between the stringer and tank. Try to feel for the screws then kind of eyeball the holes in top. Hard to get a fine knife into that gap given very little distance between that and fuel tanks. Also knife easily hung up on coarse fibreglass weave on top of stringers...
by captainmaniac
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 46
Views: 1139

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

There were only 4 long screws holding the tank in on our 78, the balance were all shorter, just holding the lid to the tank....was a snap to remove...drill gun and back out screws, a few screws heads were buried but easy to find, pry tank out from between stringers depending on the fit, really only...
by captainmaniac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 46
Views: 1139

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

I used a sawzall and cut between the wood and tank. once the heads were cut off the tank just lifted out. I used goof off to clean off the goop that was in between the wood and tank. Then went to HD and got 3/4 pvc board. Calked and evenly spaced the SS screws. The tank is back in the boat now Just...
by captainmaniac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 46
Views: 1139

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

How did you figure out which screws were holding the tank in and which were holding it together, or did you just yank 'em all and figure it out later?
by captainmaniac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 30
Views: 662

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

That bow does seem to ride high and stern quite low... Not sure if that is typical of the F26, as many pictures I see online tend to show bootstripe pretty much parallel to waterline... In any event, hope Captain Chill is able to find a solution that works for him at a not too ridiculous cost!
by captainmaniac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 30
Views: 662

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

The F26 bow does not sit deep enough in the water to use the Sideshift bow thruster. I've done all the measurements and it won't work. A tunnel bow thruster could work on an F26, but it would have to be pretty far back to be deep enough which means the thruster would need to be stronger than normal...
by captainmaniac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 30
Views: 662

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

Here is my fix That I fully believe will work and do a good job . I would like your though on this too Dog House . Mounting one of these under your swim platform .You may need to raise the platform a little and reinforce the mounting (easy) or put one on if you don't have one https://sideshift.com/...
by captainmaniac
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1978 f28 V Berth
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: 1978 f28 V Berth

Similar to the above.. my F32 has blue vinyl from the teak down (without the fancy piping / gathering).
by captainmaniac
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Hydraulic steering

Upgraded my 40 year old hydraulic steering system last winter with new SeaStar (used to be Teleflex) cylinder and pumps at both helms to improve reliability and safety. Was able to reuse all hydraulic lines, but you will have to run them. Can try to find info on part numbers tomorrow. Thanks. Im ex...
by captainmaniac
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: Hydraulic steering

Upgraded my 40 year old hydraulic steering system last winter with new SeaStar (used to be Teleflex) cylinder and pumps at both helms to improve reliability and safety. Was able to reuse all hydraulic lines, but you will have to run them. Can try to find info on part numbers tomorrow.
by captainmaniac
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36ft Trojan ?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: 36ft Trojan ?

Wow !!! good news its not a Trojan . I believe it is a Chis craft . I bet you can get a deal on it :mrgreen: It's a 35' or 38' Chris Craft Catalina. Essentially CC version of a Tri-Cab, but they called it a double cabin. Some (don't know if all?)_ had a bathtub in the aft cabin. Don't walk... RUN a...
by captainmaniac
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Houseboat steering wandering
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Houseboat steering wandering

With the motor retrofit you are at least 300HP low from what the boat originally had based on my quick google search (550hp total was normal). Wandering is often caused by the effects of wave action and wind - not necessarily a steering issue - and being a houseboat with relatively flat bottom that ...
by captainmaniac
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 Sedan - Anchor/Running Light Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: F-32 Sedan - Anchor/Running Light Needed

Depends on what parts you are looking for - just light, or whole assembly - but not hard to recreate / refab. Basically stainless steel tube of a certain length and width (not sure if 3/4" or 1" is right) with a bend of a certain angle, with an easily replaced light mounted on the end, and wiring ru...