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by kevinz
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Delo 400 straight 40w for my Crusader 454s with 575 hrs.
by kevinz
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: BoatU.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 1092

Been a member for over 25 years. GREAT people. Get the towing insurance. I was a BOATUS tow boat captain for three years in the Florida panhandle. A average tow is about $600.00
by kevinz
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cleaning the Bilge
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Shop Vac is the ticket!! suck the water out, along with the wire ties, nuts, ect.. and then dump properly (wifes rose bush that gets you when you cut the lawn, neighbors pine trees, ...)
by kevinz
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Florida Panhandle Trojans
Replies: 5
Views: 992

rap55, pm me if you can. I know of a few good places to moore and haul out. The oil made it hard to boat, commerical traffic, de-con stations, and oil! We were at the cove two week-ends ago, and a few clean up workers on friday, but no sign of them during the week-end. awful week for boating, windy,...
by kevinz
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Florida Panhandle Trojans
Replies: 5
Views: 992

rick,
we live in p-cola and keep the boat on bayou grande. we don't fish. cruise to destin and the ICW. Ft. Mcrae. This has not been a good week for boating
by kevinz
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Shop Rates
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Here in the the Florida panhandle, rates range from $50.00-$85.00 for engine work and around $125.00 for electrical/electronics work. Some guys charge travel. The marinas allow contractors who have insurance and a few marinas charge the contractor a yearly fee ($50.00-250.00)per year to work in thei...
by kevinz
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Trim Tabs
Replies: 16
Views: 1998

They make a automatic trim tab control. Bennett's AC3000 is about $300.00 and is easy to install and use. I have had mine for three years and love it. Once you set it, it will make trim changes for you. You can re-set it anytime your load changes.
by kevinz
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: TV setup - couple of ideas if you're looking
Replies: 15
Views: 2074

I did the same thing. But I also installed a T.V. in the FWD stateroom. And yes the pictures are just like if not better than cable in the house. I like the NOAA weather with live radar. I have installed a few XM weather radars for customers. they pay a lot and get the same I get for free. We also g...
by kevinz
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Touch up Paint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Hey, talking about paint, is Crusader blue available in a brush form? I have Crusader blue spray paint, but I need a brush paint to touch up a few spots on the motors.
by kevinz
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Tell Us About Your Favorite Cruising Grounds
Replies: 21
Views: 3037

Panama citybeach, Destin, and we live in Pensacola. We make the cruise to Destin on a regular basis. Now that the oil spill is history, we will make the cruise to Biloxi, MS. and try some cards. As for Pensacola, Ft. Mcrae is the spot!!. Great anchorage/swimming hole/party spot.
by kevinz
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OIL I N WATER
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

Yep, bunch of cash. Had to take the wifes Christmas present back. (bow thruster) But we are ready for the summer as long as no oil spills or storms.
by kevinz
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OIL I N WATER
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

O.K. Good news. Kind of. I replaced the manifolds, risers, and U-coolers. Did threee oil changes, took her out on sea trials, did one more oil change, and everythings looks great. Lots of cash, but did it myself so no labaor. No broken bolts, hands, feet, or backs. Don't know what the cause, but wil...
by kevinz
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OIL I N WATER
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

water in oil. If it was oil in water, I think I should see a slick at the exhaust. No slick.
by kevinz
Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OIL I N WATER
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

the manifolds are FRESH water cooled.(coolant). the risers are raw water cooled
by kevinz
Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OIL I N WATER
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

Oil was at the full mark. I think I caught this issue just as it happened. Will remove the U-cooler and pressure test. I did remove the inboard riser. Yeah it looked rusted, but I don't look at enough of them to know if it was bad or not.