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by todd brinkerhoff
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 11Meter fuel tank sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

Re: 11Meter fuel tank sensor

It should be right at the top of the tank. If you have a hard time gaining access, I know some have cut a hole in the deck above the tank and created an access point.
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1987 10 meter mid cabin complete restoration.
Replies: 606
Views: 120849

Re: 1987 10 meter mid cabin complete restoration.

Use the wool for the compounds. The foam is good for the waxes.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Onan MCE help
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Onan MCE help

I have ongoing issues with my Onan 6500 Ensign. I have water in my oil (or coolant...its milky white) even after 2 oil changes. It had been running fine, but suddenly started pouring out black smoke and running like crap. I was going to check the head gaskets, but I can't find any source for parts f...
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: repower with 440's from 400's
Replies: 18
Views: 5166

Re: repower with 440's from 400's

Nice Dobie!
by todd brinkerhoff
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1987 10 meter mid cabin complete restoration.
Replies: 606
Views: 120849

Re: 1987 10 meter mid cabin complete restoration.

Id rather not paint, that is for sure. Where did you get the polishing compunds/buffers/perfect fit? Im sure I can google it. I'm not afraid of the elbow grease, just dont want to use a lot of it with poor results. I'll do some shopping. Thanks for the info! Hope you are enjoying your boat! Best pl...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 1987 10 meter mid cabin complete restoration.
Replies: 606
Views: 120849

Re: 1987 10 meter mid cabin complete restoration.

Depending on how faded you are, you might have to start with the 3m super duty compound, and then follow up with finesse it. The recommended procedure is to do 2 coats of Polish, and then 2-3 coats of wax. I recommend Collinite fleet paste wax. I think its 885. You cannot let it dry before removing,...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thinking Out Loud
Replies: 17
Views: 4014

Re: Thinking Out Loud

I like the meter boats, a friend of mine recently purchased a 10 meter and I'm impressed with the wide beam. For me though, I'm hooked on the styling of F- series boats. They can be a little quirky in a following sea however I like the way they handle the water when things get a little nautical out...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Thinking Out Loud
Replies: 17
Views: 4014

Re: Thinking Out Loud

RWS wrote:If you are considering an EXPRESS style.........

You might want to at least take a look at the popular 10 meter express.

http://www.trojanboat.com


RWS
I second RWS...There are a lot of Awesome 10 Meters in need of some TLC.
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 85 10 meter international
Replies: 13
Views: 3006

Re: 85 10 meter international

My 1983 10 meter Crusader powered 454's had 13,280 hours when I re powered it .. They were still running fine just getting tired..It's all about how it was ran when not trolling and preventative maintenance. Holy crap. I've never seen that many hours on a Gasser. That would be good for a diesel. Wh...
by todd brinkerhoff
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 85 10 meter international
Replies: 13
Views: 3006

Re: 85 10 meter international

Is it Mid Cabin or Express? Express have woodless stringers, whereas the mids have laminated wood. As good as the Crusader 454's are, you are nearing the end if their service life at 2400 hours. Where in NY is this boat? Is this in Sodus?
by todd brinkerhoff
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Rattling Velvet Transmission Topic
Replies: 15
Views: 3399

Re: Rattling Velvet Transmission Topic

Hard for me to believe it's that bad if you're running 22 knots at 3000 rpm without an issue. We have similar boats and I have never been close to that. I am at about 16-17 knots at 3000 with a clean bottom. On a side note, what are your prop #'s? I know you're running 502's, but I would have never ...
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Onan 6.5 oil filter
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Onan 6.5 oil filter

It's the MCE. Thank you.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Onan 6.5 oil filter
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Onan 6.5 oil filter

Anyone know where I can find a source for oil filters for the onan 6.5 generator? Thanks!
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Looking for an upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: Looking for an upgrade...

Thanks for the replies. I know that project 10 meter is probably not worth my time, but I just needed someone else to say it. Does anyone have through a on the space on a 10 meter mid cabin vs the 10 meter without the aft? I've been on both but am not really sure what one is more spacious. I'd love...
by todd brinkerhoff
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Looking for an upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: Looking for an upgrade...

I hope to welcome you to the world of Trojan Internationals. There are several options. I would take a look at http://www.trojanboat.com . The website is still expanding. A 10k 10 meter may be more work than its worth. There are a ton of fresh water internationals in the great lakes in need of good ...