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by Hart
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thanks for everything!
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: Thanks for everything!

I appreciate that, Dave. Funny thing: I am, as I type, corresponding with the first caller on the ad: from Wisconsin, where I bought it! He asked about the last survey and floated a lowball $20,500 offer. I have no intention of giving this boat away. Like I told him: too good of shape, too low hours...
by Hart
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thanks for everything!
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: Thanks for everything!

I paid for it and sent Don the ad language (and link to photos) yesterday. Not sure how long he typically takes to get them listed.

I hope not too long.

I also listed it on Craigslist on the Holland, Michigan page. They are identical.
by Hart
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thanks for everything!
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: Thanks for everything!

It is currently in heated storage at Seng's Marina in Manistee, Michigan.
by Hart
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thanks for everything!
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Re: Thanks for everything!

Thank you, Paul. I regret that I've never been able to shake your hand.

Be well, friend.
by Hart
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thanks for everything!
Replies: 11
Views: 2658

Thanks for everything!

Unfortunately, family dynamics (growing kids and job changes) are directing my family direction out of boating - at least for the time being. If any of you happen to know of any folks in the market for a clean, low-hours 1978 F36 Convertible (on Lake Michigan), Hart's Desire is now, sadly, in the cl...
by Hart
Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Neutral "sweet spot" for starting engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Neutral "sweet spot" for starting engines

Thanks again to everyone for all the input. It certainly gives me good starting points for a fix.
by Hart
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Neutral "sweet spot" for starting engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Neutral "sweet spot" for starting engines

Todd: I appreciate that. I'll probably do both. Any idea who might carry those switches? If they're not too much $$ (and it's an easy fix) I'll probably do both. Exactly how much of a safety issue would it present if I were to simply connect the two wires and leave it at that, at least for a while? ...
by Hart
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Neutral "sweet spot" for starting engines
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Neutral "sweet spot" for starting engines

My port gear lever on the upper helm is getting a little finicky as far as seating itself smack in the "neutral sweet spot" (as I call it) so that the engine will start. I was having a little trouble getting it just right so that engine would fire last weekend. It happened once before, but corrected...
by Hart
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Re: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?

Thanks, I appreciate the compliment. The PO had all the custom wood work done. It certainly makes the boat unique!
by Hart
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Re: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?

FYI, you guys were spot on. The Interlux "blue" (just..........."Blue", that's all it's called) was right on the money. After a month in the water, the color is exactly as it was last year. PLUS, the trim tab motor replacement was what the doctor ordered. The tabs are back in full function mode, and...
by Hart
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Re: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?

It's an ablative coating, I'm quite certain. Thanks for the replies (and compliment) fellas.
by Hart
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Original/vintage BLUE bottom paint color name?

I've done some cursory looking and have not been able to find the original OEM (or something pretty close) brand/color name of the blue paint on my 1979 F36. I think it's the only coating I didn't ask the PO about, and I'm pretty sure he painted the bottom when he had the boat. I want to maintain th...
by Hart
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Vexing Boat Leveler Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Re: Vexing Boat Leveler Problem

I'm planning just using straight ATF this time around. Boat Leveler indicates it's perfectly acceptable, and I know it's commonly used.
by Hart
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Vexing Boat Leveler Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Re: Vexing Boat Leveler Problem

Yeah, that makes sense. Duh........*lol*

I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens when I re-mount them and charge the system with fluid. I appreciate the replies, guys.
by Hart
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Vexing Boat Leveler Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

Re: Vexing Boat Leveler Problem

No, they're both fine now. I have re-sealed both actuator rams, the insides have been cleaned out, and I manually ran the actuators up and down through both cylinders to ensure they move freely - they do. I'm guessing this also served to blow out anything that might have been lodged in the hydraulic...