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by BarryL
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: D'OH!!!! I HATE IT WHEN A BOAT IS DROPPED FROM 100'
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Ya cant fix stupid
by BarryL
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: how to change raw water impellar on an 87 10 meter mid cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

When you install the impeller it helps to coat it with dish soap. Slides right in. Another tip is to take a cable tie and slowly cinch it onto the new impeller while rotating the fins of the impeller in the direction you want them to end up. Once you have the impeller half way into the housing cut t...
by BarryL
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Isaac
Replies: 22
Views: 4182

Side bolster recover tip

I have a 10 meter Mid cabin and replaced the side bolster material and made new seats for the stern. I am not a fisherman so floor space was less important to me than lounge space. I did all of the work myself for less than $500.00 if you are interested in some pictures I'd be glad to pass some alon...
by BarryL
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: UPDATE FROM AARON.....ALMOST FINISHED WEEK 4!
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Aaron, that sounds like good news. God Speed to you. On a side note. I have been in the Cancer treatment field for 25 years in the Radiation therapy segment as an engineer and I work with the machines you are most likely getting treated on and although I have never been a patient (yet) I can empathi...
by BarryL
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Project: Trojan 10 Meter Express
Replies: 256
Views: 71371

I think your vessel and your work are worthy of the Trojan Boats . net home page photo.

You have my vote and since I live in the Chicago area you can count on me voting for you three times

Barry
by BarryL
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: FROM AARON, I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS......
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

You can never have too many "Zinc"s on the boat. The Zincs act as sacrificial metal and keep electrolysis from eating up your running gear and other thru hull fittings. Keeping a boat in a marina with all of the shore power and stray current in the water creates a battery and the zincs are the softe...
by BarryL
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Odd Electrical Issue - Crusader 350's (454cid)
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Mark, she looks outstanding. I bet you will never get tired of the compliments you are sure to get. Take pride in all of your hard work and keep us updated. I'm sure you will have some sorting to do with some nuisance issues after all of the work you have done but that is half of the fun of owning a...
by BarryL
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: OUCH !!
Replies: 22
Views: 4204

Instead of gifting a lot of our grain away in the name of being a good neighbor Perhaps we buy our foreign oil with barrels of grain instead of dollars. That might level the playing fields a little. (Oil and growing fields that is)

Barry.
by BarryL
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: A/C Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

If the Water pump is wired to kick on at the same time as the compressor and you want to eliminate the water pump as the source of the over current situation disconnect the water pump electrical connections and try to run the AC. it should run for a few minutes without cooling water which should be ...
by BarryL
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Pump out deck fitting location for holding tank?
Replies: 8
Views: 2068

On my 1990 10 Meter Mid Cabin the holding tank is under the V berth and th pump out s on the forward starboard side just where the bow rail starts to angle in toward the center of the boat. I believe the pump out hose is routed up the side of the boat from the tank just inside the forward bulkhead o...
by BarryL
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Backfiring engine losing power
Replies: 14
Views: 3204

Spark plug wires out of order?
by BarryL
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Galvanized Fuel tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

You might want to get your hands on an fiber optic scope. it's a fiber optic type of gizmo that allows you to see into small places. Kinda like the things doctors stick in your ear but with a long extension. It might be that your tanks are fine and over the years you have picked up rust from the tan...
by BarryL
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 5.7 issues overheating
Replies: 12
Views: 2323

Is this a "Closed Cooling" system with heat exchanger or raw water cooled. if it is a closed system you might want to try flushing the system with Phosphoric acid and then flush with a mild baking soda solution to neutralize the phosphoric acid. I flushed my brothers closed cooling system on Lake Me...
by BarryL
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Edson power wheel- total bust
Replies: 5
Views: 954

You could always mount it on one of the spokes fairly close to the center of the wheel (hub) that would eliminate the need to bend down but like the other post I never even touch my wheel in close quarters.

Barry
by BarryL
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: A FEW TROJAN PENNANTS LEFT
Replies: 68
Views: 10700

I got my Blue Pennants today and they are awesome.

Barry