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by Big D
Thu May 06, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: WANTED: Maxwell Windlass Component
Replies: 2
Views: 545

WANTED: Maxwell Windlass Component

I'm looking for the topworks of a Maxwell Freedom 800 windlass. I have everything I need to put a system together except this component. Would appreciate any help in sourcing out. Have been told by suppliers and manufacturer that buying just the topworks would cost almost just as much as the full ki...
by Big D
Thu May 06, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OIL Spill IN Gulf
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

I feel so bad for you guys. Has it affected further south like Fort Myers, Sarasota, Venice, Naples etc.?
by Big D
Thu May 06, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-28 Gas Tank switches
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Simple stuff first! Any valves on top of the tanks that may be shut off?
by Big D
Wed May 05, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: replacing fiberglass fresh water tank
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Wow, cutting it out seems kind of extreme. Fibreglass is very repairable. can a large access hole be cut in the top in hopes of finding the problem and fixing it from the inside?
by Big D
Wed May 05, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Fuel Line Replacement or frozen nut removal
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Just putting the surveyor thing out there for those that do use them!
by Big D
Wed May 05, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: leaky valve cover
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Could the cover be warped from overtightening? Happens sometimes.
by Big D
Wed May 05, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Fuel Line Replacement or frozen nut removal
Replies: 15
Views: 2071

Just a note of caution; I've ran into more than one surveyor that was not happy to see a braided section of fuel line installed as they cannot tell what type of line is under the braid. It then becomes a red flag on the survey.
by Big D
Wed May 05, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: shaft alignment question
Replies: 3
Views: 876

I agree with Jerry. Final alignment should always be done after the vessel has been splashed but do what you need to do on land first to get you in the ball park. I like to let them settle in the water for at least 24 hours. If the shaft is not aligned in the bearing, longevity will depend on use an...
by Big D
Wed May 05, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: cetol
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Roofer, check out this web site and give them a call. They are in Mississauga. May be worth your while to join the co-op, they have great prices.

http://www.ontarioboaters.com/contactguestbook.html

Hope this helps
by Big D
Sun May 02, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: raw water inlet hose ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

If memory serves me, in your application, the engine heat exchanger is the first to benefit from the raw water. After drawing heat from there, warmer water then flows to the oil coolers, manifolds, then elbows. Any decrease in volume will affect the cooling system's ability to remove heat further do...
by Big D
Sun May 02, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: raw water inlet hose ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

A collapsed hose is definately not a good thing and should be replaced. Is it just aged or the wrong type of hose? The proper hose will not collapse. Do you have fresh water cooling (closed system with heat exchanger and antifreeze) or raw water cooling?
by Big D
Sun May 02, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: old moters are out
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Rebuilding the 318s?
by Big D
Sat May 01, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Manifolds
Replies: 2
Views: 687

I agree with the temp gun. It's also important to note that it's not uncommon for one manifold to run hotter than the other. On Mercs for example (those black engines!), port side usually runs hotter (with front of engine facing the bow, it's a porting and flow thing). How much hotter than the other...
by Big D
Sat May 01, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New Kid On The Block
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

New Kid On The Block

Hi guys/gals. I've had our Trojan for 10 years. Lots of fun. She's always been very reliable. Currently in the middle of quite a few upgrades. I've enjoyed reading your entries over the past little while, some I agree with, some not. I'm new to the forum thing but not boats, so I hope I can contribu...