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by P-Dogg
Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: How much do you spend on maintenance -- esp. you tricab guys
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Maint cost?

WHAT? No answer in 45 minutes on a holiday weekend?????? Actually what i forgot to add is that I am the original do-it-yourselfer. I even considered building a steel boat from plans. I found a really cool one where you start with 40 x 10 ft sheets of steel. All the parts are then cut-out on a plasma...
by P-Dogg
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: How much do you spend on maintenance -- esp. you tricab guys
Replies: 3
Views: 799

How much do you spend on maintenance -- esp. you tricab guys

Given that the boat is a 1980 tricab with the mid-mounted gas engines, and assuming that the boat doesn't sink, catch fire, run aground, get rammed, or suffer any other major calamity, how much would you expect to spend on maintenance in a year? For this question, forget the soft decks, rotten strin...
by P-Dogg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Does anyone have a good sample sales contract?
Replies: 11
Views: 1660

Does anyone have a good sample sales contract?

I am in danger of making my largest boat purchase. Does anyone have a sample sales contract to use in case a broker is not involved? My presumption is that they will have one of their own. Besides the obvious " subject to satisfactory survey" clause, what other items have you found useful to include...
by P-Dogg
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Should I use a broker to help me buy a boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Should I use a broker to help me buy a boat?

I do not need assistance deciding what kind of boat I want, as I am almost certain that the kind of boat that I want is a mid-engine tricab. I can certainly use the internet to find potential boats. I have read David Pascoe's two books on marine surveys, so I feel that I am in a position to see if a...
by P-Dogg
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: greetings from the board's newest trojan owner....
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Well I didn't mean to stir things up!

I need a less expensive hobby, so I thought I would buy a boat. To that end, I've been researching the tricab. I have read nearly every post on this website up to about page 54 of 90 something so far while trying to educate myself. I get through about 8 pages of posts each evening. It was funny read...
by P-Dogg
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: greetings from the board's newest trojan owner....
Replies: 28
Views: 3929

Tuck wrote:
i would have called in sick today...but they all know i just got the boat. :roll:
Note to self -- buy boat, keep mouth shut.
by P-Dogg
Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: How much rode line do I need (rope)
Replies: 9
Views: 2720

I do want everyone to know I am trying limit my questions here by reading different books like "Chapman Seamanship & Small Boat Handling" first. But I like to make sure I am comprehending and applying the information right. While i applaud the effort to educate yourself through reading (i too read a...
by P-Dogg
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F36 tricab - where do you take yours?
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

F36 tricab - where do you take yours?

I'm in danger of buying a tricabin. One thing I want to know from current owners is, what kind of seas do you take your boat out in? Do you go off-shore? Can I use this boat for casual tuna fishing 25 miles off-shore once in a while, or will I be limited to protected bays and rivers? I'm not talking...