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by todd brinkerhoff
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Mercruiser 8.2 L Bluewater inboard oil brand
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: Mercruiser 8.2 L Bluewater inboard oil brand

An oil discussion could go on for days, but most of the guys I know run Shell Rotella. I like Amsoil Z Rod 20W50. Its expensive, but it has a high zinc content, and anti rust additives for long winter lay-ups that a typical hot rod (or in this case boat) would have in cold NY. You can order it onlin...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter express Inspection- advise
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: 10 meter express Inspection- advise

Natchamps amazing top. This guy did some amazing work and created a very unique, one-of-a-kind 10 Meter.

http://www.trojanboats.net/wforum/viewt ... &start=210
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter express Inspection- advise
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: 10 meter express Inspection- advise

If it's an 83 10 Meter, the stringers have no wood, so core rot is not an issue. I'd try to nail down why it failed, but it should be a pretty straight forward repair. The radar arches on those boats were cored with balsa. If someone drilled a hole and didn't properly bed it, it'll eventually rot. C...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter express Inspection- advise
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: 10 meter express Inspection- advise

Sorry...repeat
by todd brinkerhoff
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter express Inspection- advise
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: 10 meter express Inspection- advise

The great thing about fiberglass is that you can always repair and modify it. It sounds like it was repaired improperly. Is there wood in the stringers? For the engine mount areas, you can also laminate stainless steel around the mount areas. If there is wood in the stringers, you may have some rot ...
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New member with 1st wooden boat
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: New member with 1st wooden boat

Pettit also makes a product called flexpoxy. Sounds like a unique product that could potentially fit the bill on wooden boat projects, but I've never tried it.
by todd brinkerhoff
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New member with 1st wooden boat
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: New member with 1st wooden boat

If its going to be exposed I recommend 3m 4000uv. If it will be painted, maybe a poly sulfide would be better. I think the only poly sulfide I've seen is boat life.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Trojan International Website
Replies: 31
Views: 6970

Re: Trojan International Website

Hey RWS,

I sent you an email this morning.
by todd brinkerhoff
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New member with 1st wooden boat
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: New member with 1st wooden boat

Sounds like you have a great handle on this project. Although I am a big fan of epoxy sealer and fill-it, I always recommend a poly type caulk for seams on a wooden boat due to its flexibility when compared to epoxy products. The exception would be brand new and dry wood that has been completely sta...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New Member with questions after sea trial
Replies: 35
Views: 7778

Re: New Member with questions after sea trial

Your efficiency on step (on plane) depends on the boat, weight, hull design, motors and tuning, cleanliness of bottom, etc. Hard to give a definitive answer, as its different for every boat, even boats of the same design. If you are running a 10 Meter, or 10.8 Meter, at 20 knots, you are probably lo...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 meter express Inspection- advise
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: 10 meter express Inspection- advise

I would recommend a good surveyor. If that boat is an express, it will not have any wood in the stringers. Good luck.
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Need help on how to fix engine mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: Need help on how to fix engine mounts

It's difficult to tell without more data... A moisture meter, a knock test, and a qualified surveyor should be the next step (or the first). It could be that the stringers are totally gone or that the bolt was simply over torqued and stripped. In either scenario, loose motor mounts are not good and...
by todd brinkerhoff
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New member with 1st wooden boat
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: New member with 1st wooden boat

Educate me about something if you wouldn't mind. The bilge. I have been accused of being far to concerned about my bilge in the past, so this boat raises a conundrum for me. I assume that any kind of coating that encapsulates the wood is a bad thing right? I have always painted my bilges with white...
by todd brinkerhoff
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: New member with 1st wooden boat
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Re: New member with 1st wooden boat

I prefer to use caulk on either clean wood, or epoxied wood. The order for me is; Stain, seal with CPES, caulk, then finish.
by todd brinkerhoff
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Trojan International Website
Replies: 31
Views: 6970

Re: Trojan International Website

Hey RWS,

I am still gathering info for you for the site. John Leed has been busy for the last few months, but said he would send me everything he has when he gets into his new building.