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by captainmaniac
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 124
Views: 28883

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

There were only 4 long screws holding the tank in on our 78, the balance were all shorter, just holding the lid to the tank....was a snap to remove...drill gun and back out screws, a few screws heads were buried but easy to find, pry tank out from between stringers depending on the fit, really only...
by captainmaniac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 124
Views: 28883

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

I used a sawzall and cut between the wood and tank. once the heads were cut off the tank just lifted out. I used goof off to clean off the goop that was in between the wood and tank. Then went to HD and got 3/4 pvc board. Calked and evenly spaced the SS screws. The tank is back in the boat now Just...
by captainmaniac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cappy's f32 rehab
Replies: 124
Views: 28883

Re: Cappy's f32 rehab

How did you figure out which screws were holding the tank in and which were holding it together, or did you just yank 'em all and figure it out later?
by captainmaniac
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 7406

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

That bow does seem to ride high and stern quite low... Not sure if that is typical of the F26, as many pictures I see online tend to show bootstripe pretty much parallel to waterline... In any event, hope Captain Chill is able to find a solution that works for him at a not too ridiculous cost!
by captainmaniac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 7406

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

The F26 bow does not sit deep enough in the water to use the Sideshift bow thruster. I've done all the measurements and it won't work. A tunnel bow thruster could work on an F26, but it would have to be pretty far back to be deep enough which means the thruster would need to be stronger than normal...
by captainmaniac
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?
Replies: 32
Views: 7406

Re: Anyone had a Sideshift stern thruster installed?

Here is my fix That I fully believe will work and do a good job . I would like your though on this too Dog House . Mounting one of these under your swim platform .You may need to raise the platform a little and reinforce the mounting (easy) or put one on if you don't have one https://sideshift.com/...
by captainmaniac
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1978 f28 V Berth
Replies: 3
Views: 2500

Re: 1978 f28 V Berth

Similar to the above.. my F32 has blue vinyl from the teak down (without the fancy piping / gathering).
by captainmaniac
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: Hydraulic steering

Upgraded my 40 year old hydraulic steering system last winter with new SeaStar (used to be Teleflex) cylinder and pumps at both helms to improve reliability and safety. Was able to reuse all hydraulic lines, but you will have to run them. Can try to find info on part numbers tomorrow. Thanks. Im ex...
by captainmaniac
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hydraulic steering
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: Hydraulic steering

Upgraded my 40 year old hydraulic steering system last winter with new SeaStar (used to be Teleflex) cylinder and pumps at both helms to improve reliability and safety. Was able to reuse all hydraulic lines, but you will have to run them. Can try to find info on part numbers tomorrow.
by captainmaniac
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 36ft Trojan ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Re: 36ft Trojan ?

Wow !!! good news its not a Trojan . I believe it is a Chis craft . I bet you can get a deal on it :mrgreen: It's a 35' or 38' Chris Craft Catalina. Essentially CC version of a Tri-Cab, but they called it a double cabin. Some (don't know if all?)_ had a bathtub in the aft cabin. Don't walk... RUN a...
by captainmaniac
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Houseboat steering wandering
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Houseboat steering wandering

With the motor retrofit you are at least 300HP low from what the boat originally had based on my quick google search (550hp total was normal). Wandering is often caused by the effects of wave action and wind - not necessarily a steering issue - and being a houseboat with relatively flat bottom that ...
by captainmaniac
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 Sedan - Anchor/Running Light Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: F-32 Sedan - Anchor/Running Light Needed

Depends on what parts you are looking for - just light, or whole assembly - but not hard to recreate / refab. Basically stainless steel tube of a certain length and width (not sure if 3/4" or 1" is right) with a bend of a certain angle, with an easily replaced light mounted on the end, and wiring ru...
by captainmaniac
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauges - This seems odd
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Re: Oil Pressure Gauges - This seems odd

Yes they are, but they were takin with the phone in its normal vertical position? That's the thing... take the photo in the vertical position, it wants to show up vertical (tall and thin). Take the photo in landscape position (short and wide) it shows up in that perspective. Left handers have the w...
by captainmaniac
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Trojan Gauges 1970-1980
Replies: 7
Views: 6925

Re: Trojan Gauges 1970-1980

Where and how did you get the specs for the sending units? It was way too long ago that I don't remember... If I remember correctly there are 2 primary types of senders - one is based on current, the other based on resistance. What I replaced the old gauges with was Teleflex Red International, whic...
by captainmaniac
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Trojan Gauges 1970-1980
Replies: 7
Views: 6925

Re: Trojan Gauges 1970-1980

Your gauges will need to match the senders .You may be able to get gauges with the same specs. I don't believe your gauges are the original . Any close ups ? If I zoom in they get blurry I believe those gauges are original as they match what was originally on my '79 F32. I understood they were 'Det...