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by jddens
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Tach Anomaly
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Tach Anomaly

I have the same gauges and about the same vintage. My starboard tach on the flybridge will do what sounds like the same thing. I give it a light knuckle rap on the glass face and it settles down.....not the best fix :| but better (and cheaper) than replacing the gauge.
by jddens
Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Calling all Woodies
Replies: 30
Views: 7534

Re: Calling all Woodies

There are 2 beautiful woodies on my dock. A 1964 Chris 40 footer and a 1940 Stephens, also about 40 foot. Both a labors of love and in perfect condition. The gentleman that owns the Stephens is the original owners son. Boat was a 1 owner boat until 1987 when the owner passed away, his son inherited ...
by jddens
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: LectraSan Waste system
Replies: 12
Views: 2281

Re: LectraSan Waste system

your brackish water probably won't have the necessary salt content... watch the meter.....one more thing...if the macerator motor in the treatment unit isn't working than the 30 amp fuse in the control panel is probably blown. When it cycles the first motor to run is the mixer motor, then the treatm...
by jddens
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: LectraSan Waste system
Replies: 12
Views: 2281

Re: LectraSan Waste system

Dante D.....Watch the meter on the control panel. Add enough salt to keep it in the green zone. it doesn't react fast so keep an eye on it.......run it through cycles until you have in the green zone and then keep it there.....keep in mind that if is too low you are dumping waste overboard......
by jddens
Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: LectraSan Waste system
Replies: 12
Views: 2281

Re: LectraSan Waste system

I have the Lectrasan system on my boat. I boat in fresh water only so I add the salt. I do not have a salt tank as described in the manual. I use a shot glass to measure the salt and just dump it in the bowl prior to flushing. I just use regular table salt. The control unit has a meter and you use t...
by jddens
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Gas Engines on Trojans...Past, Present, and Future
Replies: 9
Views: 3680

Re: Gas Engines on Trojans...Past, Present, and Future

Just a non-marine comment on the ecoboost......I am and always have been somewhat of a motorhead. I have a 2012 F150 4WD Supercab with the 3.5 ecoboost. This truck is bone stock. It is easily the most impressive motor I've experienced. I can climb hills at 65mph pulling my small travel trailer in 6t...
by jddens
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Dockage Fees
Replies: 34
Views: 5019

Re: Dockage Fees

I pay $265 mo year around for a 14X40 covered slip, includes water, power averages another $5 month......boat stays in year around in Northern CA.
by jddens
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: When Do you Give Up?
Replies: 20
Views: 3701

Re: When Do you Give Up?

I've been pretty lucky......in my case the previous owner spent 4 yrs and $30K (yes, that's $30K, he keep good logs and saved receipts). I've had my boat for 6 yrs. I've had the starboard motor rebuilt, replaced the head, replaced a bildge pump, done engine hoses, tune up every other year, changed o...
by jddens
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hey all...
Replies: 18
Views: 2755

Re: Hey all...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from sunny Northern CA!

John
by jddens
Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Veterans Dav
Replies: 5
Views: 3143

Re: Veterans Dav

Yes, thanks to all Vets! I called my 92 year old father today to thank him for his service. He was a B17 pilot and flew 32 missions over Germany. He was 21 and is my hero........John
by jddens
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Running one engine on twin inboard
Replies: 25
Views: 8104

Re: Running one engine on twin inboard

I did this for 2 seasons a few years back before I replaced a bad starboard engine. 1972 30' Flybridge Sea Raider. I had low oil pressure so I only used the starboard engine when maneuvering to or from my slip or a dock. While there is a considerable fuel savings, it's not half. My rpms were higher ...
by jddens
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Our Age
Replies: 38
Views: 11217

Re: Our Age

62, retired and going strong!!....John
by jddens
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1992

Re: Boat Insurance

I have U.S Boat insurance on my 1972 Sea Raider. Full coverage for an agreed upon value. I did have to provide a survey 5 years ago when I purchase the boat.....might be worth a try......John
by jddens
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 318 sputters under load
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: 318 sputters under load

I agree, the MSD unit could be your problem. I had an MSD unit on my hot rod and it failed, the symptoms were like yours only intermittent......
by jddens
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Allen Sr.
Replies: 65
Views: 7187

Re: Allen Sr.

Yes, my thanks as well Paul.......we are all pulling for Allen!