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by rossjo
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: DIESEL OPTIONS FOR F32?
Replies: 47
Views: 10742

Re: DIESEL OPTIONS FOR F32?

The 6BTAs in my F32 will run 27knots (31mph), and the fuel economy at idle speed is unreal (1:1 Velvet Drives with 17x20 props) at 8knots idling.

Great setup and the Inline-6 config is easy to work on, but barely clears floor. Paul's is probably about the same clearance.
by rossjo
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-32 potential parting out
Replies: 15
Views: 3857

Re: F-32 potential parting out

Might use some parts ... let us know what/when you have any available.
by rossjo
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Gas Engines on Trojans...Past, Present, and Future
Replies: 9
Views: 4793

Re: Gas Engines on Trojans...Past, Present, and Future

Great post Todd - thanks!
by rossjo
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Just my 1973 F322 cruising, 27 mph, how fast is yours?
Replies: 15
Views: 5106

Re: Just my 1973 F322 cruising, 27 mph, how fast is yours?

27 knots (31mph) - F32, Cummins 6BTAs, 1:1 Velvet Drives, 17x20 cupped props,

Video: http://RNR-Marine.com/Trojan/Viva-Mahia ... 0mar08.MP4
by rossjo
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Mast Light
Replies: 37
Views: 8418

Re: Mast Light

The Trojan mast set up is fine . Unless you decided to use your boat after dark . Why they would put a lamp in the line of site of the operator I don't know . This was the first thing I fixed on my F36 and one the first issues on my F30 . The fix was easy on my F36 I put it on the had top . I did T...
by rossjo
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-31 or F-32 Hardtop
Replies: 11
Views: 5009

Re: F-31 or F-32 Hardtop

$4,450 option in 1978 wasn't cheap ... glad most opted for it.
by rossjo
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-31 or F-32 Hardtop
Replies: 11
Views: 5009

Re: F-31 or F-32 Hardtop

I didn't know you could get the F32 (Sedan and Express) without Bridge ... looks pretty nice, but I love my fly bridge.
by rossjo
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F-31 or F-32 Hardtop
Replies: 11
Views: 5009

Re: F-31 or F-32 Hardtop

The F32 appears to be an express model with the bridge removed. http://img1.popyachts.com/Image/Listing/11207/378354L.jpg/1976-Trojan-F32-Hard-Top-Express/Hillsborough-County-FL-Photos/Image.jpg $29,500 with twin 318 gas engines and needs some work in the cockpit. Glad to see prices going back up on...
by rossjo
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What carburetor for a crusader model 350?
Replies: 15
Views: 6054

Re: What carburetor for a crusader model 350?

I believe Cliff has a book. The QJet can be a real science project. If it came with the boat, then don't change the jets, rods or springs. There are many rod sizes, identified by letters (springs by color). Also (Per Cliff Ruggles' emails) - float must be set to exactly 1/4". You can also buy new Qj...
by rossjo
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: What carburetor for a crusader model 350?
Replies: 15
Views: 6054

Re: What carburetor for a crusader model 350?

The Q-Jet is spread-bore = smaller primaries and big secondaries = best of both worlds: Economy + Power (when you need it). Many shops don't want to spend the time to rebuild a Q-Jet. Just get the kit and do it yourself. Its fairly easy, and will run much better than a only "square bore" (all bores ...
by rossjo
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Full throttle pics
Replies: 11
Views: 3775

Re: Full throttle pics

1972 F32 in my signature - also have movies ...
by rossjo
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: F32 fuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: F32 fuses

My 1974 F32 has a 12VDC fuse block at the left side inside the panel below the lower helm.

When did they change to breakers?
by rossjo
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: considering buying a 79 F 32
Replies: 11
Views: 2484

Re: considering buying a 79 F 32

Todd makes a good point (you need to consider the towing cost for the $1 boat to get it to FL). Why not spend $10-50k and get a boat that is running, either OK ($10k) or in very good condition, possibly with diesels ($50k) - you'll spend less money n the long run (the prior owner is losing the money...
by rossjo
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: Free F32
Replies: 19
Views: 4449

Re: Free F32

some decent parts above the waterline if someone can haul it off ...

Image
by rossjo
Sat May 31, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Trojan Boats Forum
Topic: 11M and 12M Convertible boats' draft and other info?
Replies: 23
Views: 5362

Re: 11M and 12M Convertible boats' draft and other info?

Thanks guys - pain subsiding a bit now ...

We''ll probably just trail a boat with us for now - then sell the F32 and Chaparral and move up a bit on size/features (and dingy) and live aboard for a few months.