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by Big D
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 Meter transom flex
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: 10 Meter transom flex

The problem with flexing where hardware like bolts penetrate the area is that the more flexing there is the faster the seal will fail and allow water in. Depending on conditions, this could take years or less time than you think. In areas that are cored, this is not good. I've seen the results of to...
by Big D
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Both upper/lower Oil gages pegged
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Both upper/lower Oil gages pegged

A shorted sender or a sender wire short to ground of the will cause them to peg. Some apps have a separate sender for each station and others have a single dual station sender.
by Big D
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Swim Platform Repair
Replies: 20
Views: 3428

Re: Swim Platform Repair

Shoot, I just got rid of one of those! Unfortunate incident but great thread. And yes, I think most of us have been there at one time or another. Even the most experienced captains have bad days, then throw in some current, a distraction, wind, etc. and it makes a bad day even worse.
by Big D
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: complete loss of steering
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: complete loss of steering

You haven't provided any detail about the model of boat or brand of steering so it's difficult to say whether there's easy or poor accessibility which plays a large role in final labour costs. Your home port isn't listed so we can't figure in mechanical door rates; is it $75 per hour, $90, $125, etc...
by Big D
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: AC raw water pump
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: AC raw water pump

.....It's a March AC-5C-MD 1000 GPH 115V. Kool Air makes a replacement pump PM1000 that says it's better because it can run dry and is thermally protected.... In your case it doesn't matter but for others, pretty sure those pumps are not recommended in a gasoline engine compartment anymore. If that...
by Big D
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cooling water.
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Cooling water.

FWC or RWC, some of the water is diverted right away/constantly to the exhaust elbows as the exiting exhaust must be kept cool at all times. Providing you have a good pump and the system is primed, the delay in water reaching the outlet depends on your exhaust system design. Longer runs and the type...
by Big D
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Electrical Question
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Electrical Question

Follow the wiring. I suspect they go back to the helm. I'm with O&W, I think they are probably for indicator lamps at the helm. Have never seen this as original equipment and does not look like a factory wiring job.
by Big D
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Rudder bearing removal
Replies: 30
Views: 3320

Re: Rudder bearing removal

I might be missing something here but I don't believe that is a bearing. Pretty sure top is a stop collar fastened to the shaft. It fixes the height of the rudder and prevents it from dropping through the hull. If that's the case here, don't use a puller or you'll ruin the shaft. There are a few way...
by Big D
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Installing Stern Thruster
Replies: 32
Views: 4329

Re: Installing Stern Thruster

I've installed the Sideshift in the past where there wasn't enough room inside or enough depth on the transom for a conventional thruster. They happen to have been on single screw trawlers much longer than 26ft and with large keels so if they could move that type of boat sideways, they'd have no pro...
by Big D
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Installing Stern Thruster
Replies: 32
Views: 4329

Re: Installing Stern Thruster

I was all excited at the beginning of the video, then a guy showed up to do the install :wink: And did you see the guy comfortably working inside the boat? If only it were that easy! Is there a reason why Vetus vs someone such as Side-Power? Do you guys have good support for Vetus down there? Are pa...
by Big D
Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter international swim platform
Replies: 9
Views: 1396

Re: 10 meter international swim platform

If you use just glass, it'll be really heavy by the time you get it thick enough to be structurally equal to having a core. The other thing you have to worry about is that if you don't know what you're doing, you can warp the platform with that much glass. As it cures, it will want to pull in certai...
by Big D
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Installing Stern Thruster
Replies: 32
Views: 4329

Re: Installing Stern Thruster

..... X2 Power Group 27 battery ( https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/marine-and-boat/deep-cycle/bci-group-27m/sli27agmdpm?gclid=CI_qlcXcmtICFQlYDQodZRYBqg ). The battery is an AGM type and will be able to handle the current load placed on it by the stern thruster. I wouldn't use that particular ...
by Big D
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Fuel issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Fuel issue

jaysurfer wrote:.....ill take her out tomorrow and give her a good test run.
Fingers crossed.
by Big D
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Fuel issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Fuel issue

++ to all the above. Also, did you replace the anti-siphon valve at the top of the tank where the fuel line hooks up? Check and make sure there are no kinks in the fuel line. Any restriction on the suction side will increase vacuum which is one of the causes of vapour lock. This happens when fuel ch...
by Big D
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Removing fly bridge
Replies: 15
Views: 2978

Re: Removing fly bridge

No negative effect in fact it would lower the center off gravity and that would only help handling . What it would hurt would be resale IMO. Welcome aboard. I agree with Paul, I don't see any reason why it would have a negative effect on handling. You'd be limiting resale value and your market if y...