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by Big D
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering problems
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Hydraulic steering problems

Are you experiencing a problem with the steering?
by Big D
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering problems
Replies: 15
Views: 2797

Re: Hydraulic steering problems

If you have bleed TEE fittings at the end of the lines on the steering cylinder, you could bleed the system there or you can simply turn the helm back and forth several times (takes a while) and the system will bleed itself.
by Big D
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Mansfield Toilet System
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: Mansfield Toilet System

It should be similar to the Vacuflush system in that there's likely a pressure switch to control the level of vacuum, and check valves/duckbill valves. If it's not actually building vacuum and the pump runs continuously, chances are the check valves need to be replaced as they are a regular maintena...
by Big D
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-24
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: F-24

Very nice Bob
by Big D
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 110V AC
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: 110V AC

If the vessel's service is 30 amps (30 amp inlet/cord), it needs to be 10/2 plus ground from the inlet to the panel.
by Big D
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Lunaire AC Recharge
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Lunaire AC Recharge

Before you the tap into the system, you should ensure it's not something else like restricted raw water flow due to a full strainer or fouled intake, decreased water volume due to same or a failing pump, or a dirty evaporator that needs to be cleaned. You should also flush the condenser (raw water s...
by Big D
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 110V AC
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: 110V AC

14/2 plus ground, stranded
by Big D
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Helm control replacemens
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: Helm control replacemens

Agreed Paul, dual controls aren't meant for dual station as you have to disengage the shift mechanism at the control if you just want to rev up in neutral. If I understand you correctly, you have a single shift lever on port side of helm, a dual throttle in the middle, and a single shift on starboar...
by Big D
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Great Lakes water levels
Replies: 35
Views: 7807

Re: Great Lakes water levels

Getting all kinds of really bad impacts. There's a big false sense of security because of the high water levels. I guess most folks think since the levels are so high, they won't hit anything. The problem is the structures that were clearly visible above water that are now below water and not marked...
by Big D
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Teak Deck Underlayment
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Teak Deck Underlayment

There are pros and cons to encapsulation. The con is as CM mentioned; if water ever gets in, it'll never get out on its own. Having said that, if encapsulating is done correctly, proper fastening techniques adhered to, and regular maintenance and inspection performed, you shouldn't have that problem...
by Big D
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Teak Deck Underlayment
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Teak Deck Underlayment

I'm assuming by the vintage that this is an all wood boat? Regardless, the best thing to use is epoxy. In fact, it's best to lay the teak down into thickened epoxy without using permanent fasteners. Screws and washers are used in the gaps between the strips to hold them in place while the epoxy cure...
by Big D
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Trailering a Trojan? No bow eye!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Trailering a Trojan? No bow eye!?

When transporting larger vessels with no bow eyes, haulers always use straps secured to the deck cleats. Tie two sets to each bow cleat; one going forward to prevent backward movement, and one back to prevent forward movement. One at each stern cleat, and if you have cleats mid ship, use them too. T...
by Big D
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Raw water pump for cruisair reverse-cycle system
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Raw water pump for cruisair reverse-cycle system

I suspect more that it was simply the pump's time. The pumps are overload protected so I think it just reached its end of life, or you blew the bracket o-ring, or the bracket wasn't fully secured and water got in. I suspect you'd have to be sitting in the mud to ingest enough of it to cause a coolin...
by Big D
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Phasor Generator - No response
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Phasor Generator - No response

If you can't find a reset, start with the simple stuff like listening if the starter solenoid is clicking when you try to start the unit. If it doesn't click, put a meter on it to see if you're getting 12 volts when you activate the start button. If you have 12 volts there, it's a solenoid or starte...