1958 Trojan Marlin 15

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1958 Trojan Marlin 15

Post by Marlin15 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:12 pm

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ImageHello, here's a few pictures of my 1958 Trojan Marlin. It has a 1967 Johnson 40 hp on it that my uncle put on it back in '67.[/b]

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Post by hmc » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:35 pm

very nice
f boat ( glass )
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Post by prowlersfish » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:19 pm

Sweet !!!
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Post by Paul » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:34 pm

Hey that's sharp! Nice job.
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Post by Heefus » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:35 pm

Is it a full on Woody, or is the hull glass over board?

Either way, nice restoration!
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Post by Big D » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:39 pm

Can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something about those wooden boats that turns heads eh?

Now that's a beauty.
She was a 1969 36 ft wooden beauty with big blue 440s that we'll miss forever.
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Post by Marlin15 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:41 pm

ImageImageThank you, it's a fully wooden hull. I've had to make some repairs to the bottom because of trailer damage. I also had to patch some bad spots on the inside floor then reveneer the entire inside floor because the garage roof had leaked on it for years. My uncle bought the boat used in the sixties and he stopped using it in 1978. It sat until I got it & started to restore it in 2000. I finished it in Oct. 2001.Image[/img]Image[/img]

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Post by Allen Sr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:44 am

NICE...............
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Post by rossjo » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:52 am

Gorgeous!
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Post by Big D » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:38 pm

Welcome aboard and thanks for the pics. Nice to see another woodie brought back to life. If only those planks could talk; bet there'd be some tall tales!! Good work.
She was a 1969 36 ft wooden beauty with big blue 440s that we'll miss forever.
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Post by Marlin15 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:06 pm

Here's a few more pictures of the boat. The kid on the beach with the boat in the background is me back in 1967.[/img]ImageImageImage[/img]Ready for a day at the lake.Image[/img]

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Post by Marlin15 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:10 pm

The boat was missing one of the bow chocks and after a long time searching with no matches I tried my hand at making one to match. The first step was a big hunk of brass. After it was shaped & polished it got chromed.ImageImageImageImage[/img]

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Post by 61SkiBee » Fri May 20, 2011 5:00 pm

Marlin 15,

I take it this one's been in the family a long time. Was it purchased and originally fitted with the new mahogany in '67? Don't tell me that was a new Mustang when the pic was taken! What a nice tow vehicle. Also, if it's the same boat on the water behind you in the beach pic, it looks like it had a convertible top at one time. These really take a beating over the years. Wondering if you have it restored? My '61, came with a nicely designed unit, but right now it's nothing but a frame and barely a pattern of the original canvas. There was actually a hole BURNED through the top of it. Must've been some boat party.

Like to hear more history behind the pics.
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Post by Marlin15 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:04 pm

The Mustang was my restoration project before the Trojan. My cousin found the original bows for the convertible top a couple of years ago after I had restored the rest of the boat. I found a Taylor Made bimini top on ebay with similar dimensions to fit the bows so that is what I'm using now. I would like to have a correct top and side curtains made to replace the ones that came with the boat when new but I don't have any old ones for a pattern yet. The Sea Queens used the same top & side curtains I believe. I took some pictures today of the top I'm using. Pardon the dust but it's the first time out of the barn this year.Image[/img]ImageImage[/img]ImageImage[/img][img]

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Post by Marlin15 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:08 pm

How come the messages look nothing like the preview after you submit them? The photos are all different sizes and all over the place and the same goes for the text. Is there something I'm doing wrong? All the photos were resized to the same exact size. It looked fairly decent in the preview.

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