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by rossjo
Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: are 8v 71 detroit engines good. hear they eat oil. HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

boatdiesel.com is the best source to find out

I have 2 friends with DDs. One replaced the DDs with Volvos in his Bertram 42. It was an "oil slinger". The other has had good luck with a pair of 6v71s in his Hatteras 40 - but did need a rebuild last year as the heads were warped. Not my favorite, but I'm looking at a boat with a pair of 12v71s in...
by rossjo
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: this years F36 project
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Good luck1

mine was replaced before I bougth it - fiberglass insert ... hatches etc. built-in. Much nicer. The teak is pretty, but the replacement sais more practical. I have fish boxes and 100% access to everything!
by rossjo
Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Leaky F32 Bridge/Ceiling
Replies: 16
Views: 5207

Fixed !?

I spent last Sat (65degF) working on my leak. I removed the aluminum drip rail (4 pieces) all the way around the bridge (where it meets the salon ceiling). There was a 1/2" gap approx 2.5' long on the front, and smaller gaps on the Stbd side (1/8" x 1') and Port side of the aft section (1/8" x 1.5')...
by rossjo
Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Need Diesel Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

boatdiesel.com is a good source

for getting info on the DD 671s. I ave Cummins 6BTAs and love them.

2 friends of mine have had problems with their DDs (40 Hatteras & 42 Bertram) - but I'm not clsoe enough to their issues to comment ...
by rossjo
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Leaky F32 Bridge/Ceiling
Replies: 16
Views: 5207

Leaky F32 Bridge/Ceiling

I have leaks from the bridge that I cannot seem to find. I have 5200'd as much as I can find around the console, steering linkage cover, and the opening (dammed up) for the wires to come down on the stbd side, etc.. I stll have water getting into the floor of the bridge and dripping from holes (appa...
by rossjo
Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: new 28foot sportfisher, I think
Replies: 1
Views: 1541

Try eBay

I found some on eBay ...
by rossjo
Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1975 F36 Sportfisher Rudder Question
Replies: 2
Views: 6442

F36 rudder same a F32?

This rudder setup looks similar to my F32's rudder. Is it indeed the same?
by rossjo
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Onan MDJA 3.0 Generator
Replies: 1
Views: 1489

Onan MDJA 3.0 Generator

My 70's vintage Onan MDJA 3.0 diesel generator was running fine (in my boat). One afternoon last Spring (cool day) it was running, and suddenly just quit. It will start fine, but dies as soon as the start swith is released and goes back to the run position. I've bought manuals, etc. but am still stu...
by rossjo
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 Windlass?
Replies: 0
Views: 1498

F32 Windlass?

Has anyone installed a windlass on an F32? I am considering a vertical windlass, and adding a bow pulpit and stainless anchor roller for my Fortress FX-16 anchor.

Any experiences will be appreciated!