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by MadBen
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What is this boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

30 Sea Raider...
by MadBen
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: A Couple of Trojans I've Never Seen Before
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

The 54 is an F- Series. All glass hull and superstructure with the exception of the decks. They are teak over plywood. Really cool boat, engines are all the way aft...V-drives.
by MadBen
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Cost of boating, advice on boats for sale needed...
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Perry, The 1985 with the arch is supposed to be waiting for me. :( I have been over every inch of that boat. It is better condition than some 5 year old boats I've seen. Previous owner was very meticulas. Nothing is bastardised or done the cheap way. Good Luck to you. I have been waiting to pull the...
by MadBen
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Biz Owners...
Replies: 25
Views: 3788

What a luxury!!! Good for you
by MadBen
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 5.7L GM Vortec Advantage?
Replies: 30
Views: 4713

If you're buying new, why not buy fuel injection and electronic ignition? My last boat had a Volvo 5.7 GSi, and it ran great with very little maintenance. I know Crusader offers a 5.7 with fuel injection and electronic ignition. I'm sure other manufacturers also offer them. Boy, I was just thinking...
by MadBen
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: BOTTOM PAINT - BEST PRICING
Replies: 37
Views: 4363

I used W.M. CPP ablative over 2 years ago. It kept the barnicales off but the slime build up was bad. I think I'm gonna try W.M. PCA Ablative with Ingarol for slime buildup this go round. I've heard it works pretty good in the Chesapeake Bay area. WM has it right now for $180 and is offering a $20 ...
by MadBen
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Car Accident
Replies: 15
Views: 2691

Disturbing!
by MadBen
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: fishfinder with fuel flow sensors
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

I have a budget system with Lowrance gear. I started with one LMS-520c unit I picked up on Craigslist for < $300. Then I bought a pair of their EP-60 flow sensors at $59 ea. About $200 in cables and it worked. Then quit. After hours of troubleshooting (weeks actually), I went through 2 more pair of...
by MadBen
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: zinc anodes
Replies: 21
Views: 2425

Generally that is all you need. If you have trim tabs or a heat exchanger, there may be some on those. Trim tabs would be similar to your rudder zincs (sacrificial anodes) and a pencil shaped one in your heat exchanger. They need to be replaced periodically.
by MadBen
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Fiberglass repair step by step
Replies: 34
Views: 4023

WOW! Jeff, I am impressed. Can't wait to see the end product.
by MadBen
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 30' 1975 Trojan for $300...
Replies: 27
Views: 3989

Welcome! Congrats on the boat.
by MadBen
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Should Seller or Buyer pay for Surveys
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

.... I guess I am just of the school of taking people at face value and trusting.... Wish things were still like that my friend, the world would be a better place. Having said that, there still are the honourable few whose handshake is all you need, everybody else; caution and get it in writing. Tr...
by MadBen
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Should Seller or Buyer pay for Surveys
Replies: 19
Views: 2637

I'm going to pay for my survey as a buyer. I'm also going to follow the surveyor thru the entire process. This is what I've done in the past. You can learn alot about your new boat this way.
by MadBen
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sweet Trojan F25
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

foofer b wrote:
MadBen wrote:That is a fine boat indeed. I'm guessing at $6500 it must be the freshwater version
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No the freshwater version is $75,000.!
Oh, OK, I'm with the program now.
by MadBen
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Sweet Trojan F25
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

prowlersfish wrote:You can buy it and go or you can buy cheap and spend 30k
So true, this boat even has A/C. Looks turn key. Lotta life/fun in that boat for 6500