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by BarryL
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Marinas
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Most Marinas near me (Inland lakes, Northern Illinois) allow owners to do light to medium maintenance without issue as long as the owner respects the surroundings and has a good relationship with the operator. Outside contractors need to check in, show required paperwork and be approved. In some cas...
by BarryL
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 10 Meter Winterizing Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Are you winterizing while in the water? leaving it in the water for the winter? Last week when I brought mine over for haul out I closed the sea strainers for each engine, disconnected the intake hose from the strainer, filled a 5 gallon bucket with non toxic antifreeze, placed the intake hose into ...
by BarryL
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: shift levels, mine seem to be getting more stift
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

You could always disconnect them at the throttles and transmissions and see if they free up. (If they remain stiff my guess is that it would point toward the cables binding) If not try the lube trick and plan on replacing them in the near future. Like a previous post said. It's not that big of a job...
by BarryL
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Heavy boat
Replies: 12
Views: 6877

For a frame of reference, I bought a 1990 10 Meter mid cabin last spring. survey showed no moisture other than a small amount near a stanchion on the forward deck. The travel lift showed the boat to be just over 18,000 with 1/2 tank (120 gallons) with gas 454 big blocks. So what are we to believe? T...
by BarryL
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hours run this year
Replies: 17
Views: 3419

Mike, "Wow BarryL I crunched the numbers for fuel, my mid cabin gets about 30 GPH times 156 hours = 4680 x $4.00 per gallon = $18,720.00 you would give my wife a heart attack. _________________ Mike 1986 10 Meter mid cabin I am fortunate enough not to have a wife to answer to so I answer to only mys...
by BarryL
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hours run this year
Replies: 17
Views: 3419

I had a great summer on my 10 Meter International Mid Cabin. 156 hours between April 1st and October 11th (haul out day was early this year due to family obligations)

Hefty fuel bill for sure running gasser's but you cant take it with you so we might as well enjoy it while we can.
by BarryL
Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Crusader 454's....Fuel Burn....Not so Good
Replies: 18
Views: 8255

Fill the TANKS? Who can afford that anymore... Seriously though. 20 kts at 3,000 rpm sounds pretty fast. I am down in the 17kt range at that rpm and burning close to 34 gph combined but I run a lot of tab to keep the bow down and don't go very far on inland lakes so it's all about the slow cruise fo...
by BarryL
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Side bolster recovering and rear seat ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

For those who asked about painting the vinyl. It works great on stationary vinyl with the proper prep work. I scrubbed with sop and water and a scotch brite pad to remove any oils etc... Then I wiped it down with acetone and used Rust Oleum brand vinyl and fabric paint. IT came out great and has a n...
by BarryL
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Side bolster recovering and rear seat ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

an added note about the rear corner's of the side bolsters. I tried to apply heat to stretch the vinyl to eliminate wrinkles but that didn't work out so well so I came up with the idea of adding the tan accent and made it kinda like a tuxedo sash to cover my sins (read lack of professional experienc...
by BarryL
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Side bolster recovering and rear seat ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Special thanks to StriperMan for adding some of the pictures to my topic. It's magic I tell ya...

Barry
by BarryL
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Side bolster recovering and rear seat ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Side bolster recovering and rear seat ideas

In a recent post someone I offered to post pictures of the work I had done to recover my side bolsters and make some new rear seats. I am not a fisherman so lounge seating for a large group was my priority along with getting rid of the tired old side bolsters. The work you see was all done by me and...
by BarryL
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Great App for IPad with 3G
Replies: 23
Views: 4297

Just remember that it does not use actual GPS but rather cell tower signals so it will not be as accurate. For the price how can you beat it.

Barry
by BarryL
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: There are no stupid questions
Replies: 17
Views: 3184

Judging by the looks of your throttles there is either a button at the base of each arm that needs to be pushed in to allow "Neutral warm up" a black push button at base of arm (pivot point) that needs to be pushed in or you pull the lever away from the base while in neutral. Pretty standard stuff f...
by BarryL
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Starboard engine quits
Replies: 10
Views: 1983

+1 on Doug's comments. When the boat is sitting in the slip the water has a chance to settle to the bottom of the tank and come to rest well below the level of the fuel pick up tube. As you run the boat things get mixed together and would lead to the symptoms you describe if indeed you have water in...
by BarryL
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Hart's Desire made it home
Replies: 8
Views: 1926

Beautiful Trojan and pictures. I am glad the weather cooperated. Those that don't know the great lakes and what north east winds can do to the west side of the pond or don't respect them can find themselves in a world of trouble but you seem to have managed quite well. I cant think of a better vesse...