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by captainmaniac
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Water Leaks. Ughhh...
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Water Leaks. Ughhh...

Wasn't clear if you were having problems on both sides or just one... but one consideration for starboard side is the wiring / cabling run from flybridge controls down below. I observed an issue a few years back on my '79 where rain was coming through my bridge cover (needed re-waterproofing) and dr...
by captainmaniac
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New F32 owner
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: New F32 owner

A little late to the party but wondering if you added the raritan tank monitor as well when you did the head.
by captainmaniac
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Onan 6.5 died, see sparks!
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Onan 6.5 died, see sparks!

Ignition protection means no sparks. Sparks = NO Ignition protection!!! If you have enough fumes in the bilge, you are a gonner. Need to get it fixed or replacement solution. Don't even try to run it unless 100% positive of fully ventilated / guaranteed absolutely no fumes.
by captainmaniac
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: steering question
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: steering question

Had someone replace steering on my '79 F32 during the winter of 2016/2017. Pumps used for upper and lower helm were Teleflex Seastar p/n HH5271-3. Ram was Teleflex Seastar p/n HC5312-3 model BA125. We left all the old tubing in place as it still worked with new pumps and ram (I think there was some ...
by captainmaniac
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: '75 44 Sportfisher
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: '75 44 Sportfisher

These are fairly rare. There is one near me that usually charters out of Port Credit, ON, but saw them sitting in my marina yard a month ago with a big diesel (DD I think) sitting in the yard beside it. Rebuild time I guess.


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by captainmaniac
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 shower pump
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: F32 shower pump

Not sure if you are saying nothing comes out the thru-hull when the pump runs, or that the pump is not running, or that the floor pan doesn't drain, or what combination of the above... Been a very long time but in mine I believe I found a strainer in the hose between the shower pan and the pump (and...
by captainmaniac
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F26 Cockpit Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: F26 Cockpit Windows

Okay... not the best of shots, but here's the idea https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1974/Chris-Craft-35-Double-Cabin-3018627/#.WzV1_Ionbcs Scroll through this to the helm shot, and you can see the knob on a slider in front of the helm. Loosen the knob, push the slider forward, then tighten it down. ...
by captainmaniac
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What is that on the transom?
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: What is that on the transom?

Looks like they may be trying to stretch speed / fuel economy a bit by slightly increasing hull length. But more likely something they have done to reduce chances of stern waves / wake coming up and catching the bottom of the swim platform.
by captainmaniac
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F26 Cockpit Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: F26 Cockpit Windows

Of course I can't find any pictures online quickly, but I have seen a different kind of mechanism that I will try to describe... Picture a piece of railing mounted to the dash, running fore and aft, about a couple of feet long. There is a fitting that slides back and forth on the railing, and it has...
by captainmaniac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Not able to reach top end on F32
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Not able to reach top end on F32

The speed is about right for those RPMs (at least what I get with my 16x16 cupped props), so probably not a case of drag and you likely have the right props if you match the normal speed curve. Start with the easy stuff first... Are throttle detents or cable length keeping you from pushing to true f...
by captainmaniac
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 F30 318 cuts off under load
Replies: 30
Views: 1490

Re: 1977 F30 318 cuts off under load

Ok... how many batteries do you have, and how are they wired, and if there is there a 'crossover' switch what position is it in? If basic staring is an issue, it sounds electrical to me. Fuel sucking off the same tank with plugged vent or filters could be an issue, but other answers you have given s...
by captainmaniac
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Seats and frames for 74 Trojan f25
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Seats and frames for 74 Trojan f25

If Beacon doesn't have the frames (which they probably won't) you are just looking at a custom SS shop or people who do boat covers / biminis / frames to bend what you need. The seats are a bit more complicated, and other posts on this forum have talked about building / rebuilding seats.
by captainmaniac
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1977 F30 318 cuts off under load
Replies: 30
Views: 1490

Re: 1977 F30 318 cuts off under load

Agree re the filters, or possibly float or choke issue.

I also once had an issue with distributor not advancing but symptoms are different - couldn't climb above a certain RPM, but engine didn't quit.
by captainmaniac
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Catrostrophic hull failure
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Catrostrophic hull failure

Oh yeah ... and structurally.... like Paul I would like to see pictures of how the hull is bowed out etc if possible ... Depending on how far it is flexed I would find it hard to believe there is no structural damage (aside from the holes in the bottom, of course... and if someone looks at them and ...
by captainmaniac
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Catrostrophic hull failure
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Catrostrophic hull failure

If I am understanding from your first post correctly - that there was some blocking up front and at the chines at the back, and nothing else, it was definitely blocked wrong. It's not a case of using the 'wrong type of blocking'. The people who blocked it are incompetent and fundamentally blocked it...