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"New" Trojan Owner

Postby GruntzenGrones » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:25 am

Hi All:

I just bought a 1967 42' Sea Voyager with Ford 427s. She's structurally and mechanically sound (per the survey) but needs a good bit of exterior cosmetic work. I didn't particuarly want a project boat, but the price was right and I wanted a live-aboard boat. Anybody know of anything in particular I should be prepared for? I'm a newbie, so all advice is appreciated.

Here's a pic with the top removed for repairs.

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Re: "New" Trojan Owner

Postby Rodman » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:42 am

GruntzenGrones wrote:Hi All:

I just bought a 1967 42' Sea Voyager with Ford 427s. She's structurally and mechanically sound (per the survey) but needs a good bit of exterior cosmetic work. I didn't particuarly want a project boat, but the price was right and I wanted a live-aboard boat. Anybody know of anything in particular I should be prepared for? I'm a newbie, so all advice is appreciated.

Here's a pic with the top removed for repairs.

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She is a beauty, How about some pics from the inside. Welcome to the forum, Here you will find lots of help as I have from everyone. Is that a teak deck?
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Postby LSP » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:14 am

welcome to the forum GnG. Newbie to boating? ... or just a newbie to Trojan or the type vessel?
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Postby prowlersfish » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:28 am

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Postby Stripermann2 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:16 am

Very nice- welcome aboard.
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Postby larglo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:22 am

Welcome aboard!


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Postby chauzer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:30 am

welcome! most definitely a labor of love (it has to be)! good luck to you. this web site is a treasure trove of info.
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Postby Reely Hall'n » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:48 pm

Welcome Aboard, love to see more photo's
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Postby MTP » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:37 pm

Glad you found us nice looking vessel
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Postby k9th » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:59 pm

Welcome aboard and great looking lady you have there. I am with the others and would like to see some inside shots.
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Postby 1967 seavoyager » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:01 pm

Keep water from coming in through the decks, windows, & engine hatch on the trunk cabin top & you'll be golden. The deck is 3/8 teak bonded to 1/4" plywood. The plywood is the thing. If you find rotten plywood, cut it out with a rotozip & chisel it off, cut a new piece & west system it back up. Check the deck stringers where they end at the Gunwales.
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Postby foofer b » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:06 pm

There is nothing like a flush deck to make her look "yachty".
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Postby wowzer52 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:07 pm

Welcome aboard Gruntzen.
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Postby randyp » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:30 pm

Welcome to the asylum! You gotta be nuts to love a Trojan, so you're in great company. We're all crazy about our boats.
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Thanx, more pix & more info

Postby GruntzenGrones » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:41 am

Thanx for all the warm welcomes and advice.

In answer to your questions, this is both my 1st boat and my 1st Trojan. I've operated several different size boats (owned by family or friends) in the past, but only on lakes or the Chesapeake bay and have never docked a boat on a river.

Yes, the deck is teak but needs to be sanded(?) and oiled.

I should have said that she needs lots of cosmetic work on both the exterior and interior. She also needs a couple of boards about half way up the transom and there are a couple of rotted boards topside as well. The interior woodwork is in good shape over-all but generaly needs cleaning & tightening up -- some doors are slightly loose on the hinges while others stick. All-in-all, she will be a labor of love with the emphasis on "labor."

For those who wanted pix of the interior, I have posted them here

Now for the fun part: She is currently docked on the Tenn-Tom waterway near Pickensville, AL and I have to get her to Little Rock on the Arkansas River. Don't know how many river miles that is, but the experienced "pilot" I have hired to help me get her here (and teach me how to operate her) estimates 6 or 7 days. The route is up the Tenn-Tom, then down the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi, then up the Arkansas. The scariest part is that there are no marinas between the last dam on the Tennesee and Memphis so we'll have to run on one engine and carry a couple of 55 gal drums of gas on the afterdeck to be safe.


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