1972 31ft

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Metalriff
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1972 31ft

Post by Metalriff » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:32 am

Looking at purchasing a 1972 31 ft hardtop. Twin fords, gen set, pretty nice shape. My first big boat. Anything I should really be aware of? Thank you

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Re: 1972 31ft

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:45 am

Trojan made 2 or 3 31 foot boats . A all wood boat , a glass hull with a wood top side but not in 72 , and The all F glass F31 . I am going to assume its the F31 , like any almost 50 year old boat it needs to be looked at closely and likely will have some minor age related issues . The hulls hold up very well . Look at the stringers for rot and the decks for soft spots , this goes for any boat even half its age . A survey is a good idea . Don't expect perfect ,but a Trojan of that age will hold up as well or better the most boat build back then . How they are taken care of is a big factor of course . The ford engines are good and hold up well . Again how they are taken care of . Parts are not as common but can be found . The sponsor ( Beacon marine) of the site has a lot of Trojan parts . Any more info or photos ?
TROJAN F36 Conv.
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Re: 1972 31ft

Post by Metalriff » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:11 am

Trying to post pics.
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Re: 1972 31ft

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:19 am

Link just goes to a site , No photos .
TROJAN F36 Conv.
6BTA Cummins diesels
Life is to short for a ugly boat :D
2009 TROJAN RENDEZVOUS
Port Kinsale 2010 & 2011. Solomons get together 2011.

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