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by sehord
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 realistic weight
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: F32 realistic weight

I keep my 10 meter on a lift. I have 4 4500# plate motors with 5/8 cable and pulleys on the cradle for compound effect.
by sehord
Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Power/Speed issue
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

Re: Power/Speed issue

Let us know how she does once you get back in the water....
by sehord
Mon May 27, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: where to start? Fuel gauges not working
Replies: 9
Views: 1776

Re: where to start? Fuel gauges not working

You will ultimately find you have a bad ground. Check all grounds (read wiggle) while someone watched the gauges for activity
by sehord
Wed May 22, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Boat Handling and POD systems
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Boat Handling and POD systems

But as with most things in boating, upgrading will cost significantly more than the return. My 83' 10 meter has two gas guzzlers as gas was cheap when it was built. If I upgrade it to some nice Yanmars like you have it would cost 6-8 times my boats current value.
by sehord
Wed May 22, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Salad water
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Salad water

That is an awesome platform!
by sehord
Wed May 22, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Boat Handling and POD systems
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Boat Handling and POD systems

I have run everything from single screws to quad screws and have countless hours on them all. The handling of the boat is more second nature to me than thought process at this point, it just seems to fit like a glove. Although new Pod owners may never have that information or skill, most of the time...
by sehord
Sat May 18, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader 454 Stalling, barely running
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: Crusader 454 Stalling, barely running

If it will run up on starting fluid or gasoline poured directly in the carb throat its a fuel issue.... if not its likley a spark issue. The carb swap should tell you more as long as you are geting proper fuel pressure to it. A homemade fuel pressure gauge can verify equal fuel pressure on the good ...
by sehord
Wed May 15, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Problems with my Trojan F32 78
Replies: 30
Views: 5416

Re: Problems with my Trojan F32 78

I agree with having the fuel polished. Local compaines can do it for you but is may not be cheap. another option is to ballast you boat at the dock to have the fuel shift to the rear or side of your fuel tank so that you may suck it out. Adding water to your lazzerette or in large barrels should cau...
by sehord
Tue May 14, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sand in my pants
Replies: 14
Views: 2986

Re: Sand in my pants

Wow that is odd. I have been on a lot of boats... I ran boats in the oil fields off Louisiana, missississippi, Texas, Florida and Brazil and have yet to run across one with no strainers... But, all have also been salt water with sea weed and such. I have actually pulled some large crabs and fish out...
by sehord
Tue May 14, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sand in my pants
Replies: 14
Views: 2986

Re: Sand in my pants

Boating aint a cheap mans game thats for sure.... but with a raw water pump at over $400... and all the man hours youll save paying labor to look through your engine finding the cause of its overheating to only determine you have a scallop shell blocking your port youll be happy you have them. Im su...
by sehord
Tue May 14, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Power/Speed issue
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

Re: Power/Speed issue

I have my 10 meter on a lift or I'd be in the same lot as you. I have a small lift for my sons 13' boston whaler also. I took his boat out so we could use it at the river last weekend, and didn't lift the lfit out of the water all week as the whaler was on a trailer until I could put it back in this...
by sehord
Tue May 14, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sand in my pants
Replies: 14
Views: 2986

Re: Sand in my pants

Oh Man you absoulutely need to add see strainers to both your mains and genset. It will allow sand to pass.... for that your just going to have to navigate better, but shells, seweed, rope, plastic bags and any other trash you can imagine will be caught and save you countless hours tyring to find it...
by sehord
Tue May 14, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Power/Speed issue
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

Re: Power/Speed issue

Sounds like you were spinnig two big trash can lids back there.... hows your speed now?
by sehord
Mon May 13, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Power/Speed issue
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

Re: Power/Speed issue

My 10 meter 454's run 4400 max. I cruise with tabs down at 3000 getting 18knts.... Cool her off to 2500 with tabs still planing at 14kts. The engine does not have any idea how fast it makes the boat go just rpm. Ill bet you've got some potatoes on your props....
by sehord
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: The Dog House is in the water
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: The Dog House is in the water

I ran a single screw snorkle boat for years..... A converted old liberty ship from the navy.... That steering knob is an essential thing on a single screw for sure