10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by Coonash » Tue May 30, 2017 3:39 pm

low944 wrote:Woodbridge Virginia
I'm out lol, Shipping would kill it.
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by low944 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:10 am

oil&water wrote:How wide and tall is it? I am debating adding one to our F36 flybridge.
Its about 10.5 feet wide at the base and about 64" tall.
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by low944 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:11 am

I would hate to throw this thing away. No takers?? Its FREE !
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by oil&water » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:23 am

Low, don't toss it just yet. I'll measure my Bridge and see if I can make it work.
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by low944 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:48 pm

Alright. Thanks!
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by WayWeGo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:25 pm

It looks like it is fiberglass. Should not be that hard to change the width, but the height would be difficult to change without affecting how it looks.

I might have gone for it if I hadn't already bought one...
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by spoiledsteve » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:58 pm

She looks really nice, did you ever get the hardtop. I bought a 10 meter and looking into a hard top.

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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by low944 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:28 pm

I did get the top. It came in about 5 weeks after ordering. Unfortunately I'm still waiting on my mechanic to install it. I might be looking to do it myself shortly.
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by twigs » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:05 am

I recently purchased a 1986 Trojan Mid-cabin with a radar arch that sways while underway. It does not appear sturdy and quite frankly I have a feeling it will need repairs as I have found it has already had repairs due to inner wood rot back in 2009.

I may be interested in yours. A quick switch-a-roo may be less expensive than a repair. Can I get back to you on this?

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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by low944 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:32 pm

Sure. I did notice that while it was still on the boat it did have a little give if you pushed it side to side. Not sure if this is normal or signs of it going.
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by Sbitton » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:49 pm

I looked at several trojans before buying mine.
And they all had rotten arches
The plywood doesnt hold up well over the years when there are hundreds of holes in it all seeping water.

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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by RWS » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:25 am

Category 4 Hurricane Charley damaged my arch in 2004.

We removed it, yanked all the wood out of it and glassed in two square aluminum tubes, at the leading and trailing edges of the arch.

The square tubing was curved on a machine to fit inside the arch.

The tubes connected to flat aluminum plates on the bottom sides - also glassed in.

the woodless arch is now more solid than when it was new.

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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by BobCT » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:00 pm

The problem is the factory never added weep holes. The water gets into the arch and has no way to drain out. When I recored mine, I epoxied every inch of exposed would and routed a couple of "u" shaped channels on each side. I can occasionally see a dirt line after it rains so I know they are working. Otherwise the water is just trapped.

For those of you that still have solid wood, I would at least remove all the caulk on the bottom of the arch where it meets the hull. It usually the bottom 10-12" on each side that rot away but a couple of people have had rot up top. The side are a relatively easy fix but you have to remove the arch.

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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by pk » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:12 pm

Hi! In fact; I do need this arch. Price?
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Re: 10 Meter Express - RADAR ARCH NEEDS NEW HOME

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:22 pm

I assume its free , in fact it says so above .
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