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Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 pm
by underdog89123@
I can only find very little infromation on the 8.6. Are they good boats?
Are they solid core fiberglass like the 10 meter?
I hear Trojans are built like tanks. Does that hold true for the 8.6?Image[/img]
Any help or advice is aprecated.

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:37 pm
by prowlersfish
I believe its a solid glass hull 11 meters up were cored

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:33 am
by RWS
I have heard that propped correctly, the I/O setup with the 454's will absolutely FLY.

RWS

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Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:06 am
by underdog89123@
This one has the 260hp 350s. Some say it will do around 25 knots wot. Does that sound right?

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:15 am
by prowlersfish
underdog89123@ wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:06 am
This one has the 260hp 350s. Some say it will do around 25 knots wot. Does that sound right?
No facts to base this on but , I suspect it would be faster then that .

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:30 am
by prowlersfish
Saw a listing that said "Cruising Speed: 25 mph Maximum Speed: 38 mph " or about 22 knots cruise 33 knots WOT . Cruise speed is relative on how hard you want to run them . I know some folks that like to cruse gas engines at 2800 others 34-3500 , myself 3000 . So give the same boat we would all have a different cruse speed . Remember boat listings have some facts and some fiction :?

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:43 pm
by underdog89123@
Well i purchased the boat. Everything on it works but horn and spotlight both engines run good . I think I got one heck of a deal. 2200$ for boat, trailer and all.

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:41 am
by prowlersfish
Sounds like a great deal , Have you had it checked out (survey )

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:42 am
by underdog89123@
Yes. My best friend did it for a living for 10 years and he went with me yesterday. When we got there the batteries were dead dead dead and it wouldn't do anything so I went and purchased two batteries just to see how everything was doing and everything turned on engines both turned over blue fuel down the carburetor that popped off tanks are empty all the lights work except for the spotlight there's a few switches that need to be replaced we'll clean up for a little bit of mold since been sitting for the last 2 years trim tabs work outdrive goes up and down needs water pumps on the engines and new zinks but all in all everything looks good especially for how old it is insides very decent shape except for the little bit of mold that has formed from sitting he told me if I didn't buy it for two thousand he told me I was stupid. he spent 2 hours just checking hull. I'm extremely happy about buying it.

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:41 pm
by prowlersfish
Good

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:36 am
by RWS
congrats

post some photos and share your story

you will find this FORUM to be a valuable resource for helpful information

RWS

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:08 am
by P-Dogg
underdog89123@ wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:42 am
I'm extremely happy about buying it.
Congrats! The happiest day of a man's life is when he, oh, never mind.....

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:41 pm
by rickalan35
Congratulations Underdog!

Nothing like a happy boat buy. Won't be sorry about buying one of these old hulls. There's a good reason they're still around.

Rick

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:09 pm
by WayWeGo
Congrats on your new boat!

I hope you stick around and join our community. I have made some great friends here that I have enjoyed meeting in person.

Re: Looking to buy a 1988 8.6 meter

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 pm
by oil&water
Best advise we can give, don’t own a Trojan without actively participating on this board. It is worth its weight in gold.

Congrats on the purchase!