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by vabeach1234
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Interior Ideas for 1976 F32
Replies: 61
Views: 7601

Re: Interior Ideas for 1976 F32

I was at Bay Point for 9 years and have since moved to Hampton. Seeing how Bay Point is part of Little Creek Marina and i have a 26' boat they could lift be with their fork lifts, however you are working in a paved parking lot with some car traffic at Little Creek marina. I've hauled out at Cutty Sa...
by vabeach1234
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 2016 Cheasapeke bay rendevouis Poll
Replies: 50
Views: 6850

Re: 2016 Cheasapeke bay rendevouis Poll

I'm always interested in going to these but can never make it. Work, family or weather always seem to affect my boating plans.
by vabeach1234
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Tides up
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Tides up

Hope she survived unscathed. We still had about 4 to 5 feet of piling left at Old Point Comfort yesterday at 3:30 (highest tide). The break water was underwater though.
by vabeach1234
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Bow Thruster Installation/Use
Replies: 24
Views: 2997

Re: Bow Thruster Installation/Use

Dog House, Check out this youtube video. Obviously things are little different between a wood boat model on a towel and the real world but I thought you might gain something from it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjUMocc1_4w Here's another link that gives some good info. http://dunncruisingguide.c...
by vabeach1234
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: chrysler replacement alternator??
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: chrysler replacement alternator??

I guess it's built in. I really never figured out how it works. When I start the motor, I have to rev it up to above 1000 rpms for the alternator to start generating. I guess it freewheels at low rpms so it's easy to start. Maybe someone else can chime in who knows how these things work or if the 3 ...
by vabeach1234
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: chrysler replacement alternator??
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: chrysler replacement alternator??

I believe beaconmarine has alternators for Chryslers.

I purchased mine from Ebay a couple of years ago and haven't had a problem. Mine was the single wire type though.
by vabeach1234
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Wet Exhaust Mufflers
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Wet Exhaust Mufflers

I'd love to find where to buy these Salisbury Units. I couldn't find any suppliers online.
by vabeach1234
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Wet Exhaust Mufflers
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Wet Exhaust Mufflers

You may want to check to see if you are pumping enough water. The water in a wet exhaust system helps muffle the sound. When my impeller locked up (i.e. no water); the exhaust note instantly changed. Was the engine temp in normal range?

Just something to consider.
by vabeach1234
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Engine Circuit Breaker
Replies: 18
Views: 2783

Re: Engine Circuit Breaker

I had no idea that the 1971 F26's were in such demand that people would try to steal them. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on my 1972. Sorry to hear you had to experience this. Things seem to disappear from boats at my old marina quite a bit. Funny thing is, if I forget to put a brush or pail away,...
by vabeach1234
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Chrysler 318 Exhaust Manifolds
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Chrysler 318 Exhaust Manifolds

There's only two chambers. The exhaust chamber and the coolant chamber. The ports are all connected to the coolant chamber.
by vabeach1234
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Replacing Raw Water Pump Impellers
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Replacing Raw Water Pump Impellers

Take a picture of the pump while it's on the motor so you can see which way to reinstall it. It's easy to switch it around and make it pump the wrong way.
by vabeach1234
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 3 more days
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: 3 more days

Daylight Savings Time
by vabeach1234
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 360 aluminum oil pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: 360 aluminum oil pan

mikeandanne wrote:vabeach where is the drain plug on your 318
I've got a V-drive setup so the engine is facing to stern. The drain plug is at the front of the engine (toward the stern) so it's pretty easy to access for me.
by vabeach1234
Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 360 aluminum oil pan
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: 360 aluminum oil pan

I place a oil catch container (similar to one you put under your car) under the drain plug and drain the oil into that. While it's draining, I suck the oil out of the container with a suction pump. I have to do it this way because there's no way to get the container out from under the engine without...