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by P-Dogg
Sat May 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bay Bridge Swim 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3216

Re: Bay Bridge Swim 2019

Perhaps my original post was not clear. After receiving permission to forward the invite, i appended the official CBPBA call to arms to my own post announcing said event. Anyone interested in supporting this worthy cause needs to signup using the tiny url link in the OP. Youll find out what you need...
by P-Dogg
Fri May 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bay Bridge Swim 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3216

Re: Bay Bridge Swim 2019

Tell your Trojan friends they need to be on this forum.
by P-Dogg
Fri May 17, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OE Autopilot
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: OE Autopilot

My bet for port engine is ignition problems. Weak distributor springs. Plenty of old threads here about "won't rev in gear".

Great choice of boat.
by P-Dogg
Mon May 13, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine Synchonizer
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Engine Synchonizer

PO removed mine -- installed some dual tach/synchronizer get up. I removed THAT and installed port n starboard digital tachs, compliments of ebay. My mechanic, nursed from analog gauges since birth sez, "ENGINES DONT CHANGE BY 1 RPM LIKE THAT!" Ahem, yes they do, you just cant tell with defacto auto...
by P-Dogg
Mon May 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 119
Views: 23711

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

Swap at switches.
by P-Dogg
Mon May 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sherwood GB-7 Raw Water Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: Sherwood GB-7 Raw Water Pump

So the problem is that there is no problem? Ive seen leaking seals stop leaking before. I attribute it to microscopic crap contaminating the sealing surface. Eventually, it goes away and seal is restored. You didnt say how much it was dripping, or whether it only happened while in operation. Was it ...
by P-Dogg
Fri May 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 119
Views: 23711

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

In an accessible location, closeset to where any bilge water is when boat is at rest, since most boats that sink do so while unattended in a slip.

Mine is adjacent to engine room fwd bulkhead.
by P-Dogg
Fri May 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 119
Views: 23711

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

BradZ wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:08 am
Bilge located midship as forward as possible I would guess?
Whut?
by P-Dogg
Fri May 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 119
Views: 23711

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

If you are working on your bilge pumps and need a new project idea (LOL!), you might see if this applies to you. My tricab has three bilge pumps: forward, middle, aft. Boat sits bow-down at rest, so any bilge water heads there. Underway, physics still applies, and water moves aft. The point is, unde...
by P-Dogg
Fri May 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Stickey cables
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Stickey cables

I made the tools to do this with reinforced pvc tube, valve stem, hose clamps and marvel mystery oil per the post from the forum. I put in 15psi pressure and it took about 4 hours to get oil out the other end. Worked well! hope you have same outcome Works for sticky non-boat cables too. Hat tip to ...
by P-Dogg
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Interior Wood Work
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

Re: F32 Interior Wood Work

And for the record, i wasnt being an ass by posting the pic with the checkmark next to the topic of discussion. Manual came with that check mark, no doubt placed by one of the two previous owners having this same conversation with themselves...... In truth, there are many options, and products chang...
by P-Dogg
Thu May 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal
Replies: 119
Views: 23711

Re: Refitting a 1976 F-32 Journal

The issue with concrete masonry units is one of point loading, assuming orientation is correct as noted by OP. Theyre great for carrying distributed loads. Concentrated loads, as would be the case if a pebble got between two blocks, not so much.
by P-Dogg
Mon May 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Interior Wood Work
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

Re: F32 Interior Wood Work

P-Dogg wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:53 pm
I don't have my owner's manual in front of me, but I swear it says Minwax paste.
OK, now I do.
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by P-Dogg
Sat May 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Lifespan
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

Re: Lifespan

Consider my tricabin: Elevated helm station, yet no ladders. Wide, flat deck. One level, no tripping hazards. Every cabin exit visible from helm. Very small-kid friendly. Widely separated very private sleeping cabins. Great for, ahem, couples. Great engine access. Salon is big enough to play Twister...
by P-Dogg
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bay Bridge Swim 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 3216

Re: Bay Bridge Swim 2019

This is a good thing , thank you . It is indeed. Mission Barbecue has a converted USCG small boat with a smoker on the back that they keep docked in front of their Annapolis waterfront store. Last year they delivered hot sandwiches to the participating boats! Of course it took me a bit to catch on....