17' Trojan Marlin

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17' Trojan Marlin

Post by veetz » Mon May 28, 2012 9:10 am

Hi all,

This was my grandfather's, and has been docked in a barn for almost 40 yrs. I'm planning on taking her on this summer & restoring her with my dad. However, we know very little about boat restoration! I am reading about all the projects here and am sure to have many questions for you all.


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Post by prowlersfish » Mon May 28, 2012 10:06 pm

Nice , a real classic
TROJAN F36 Conv.
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Post by k9th » Mon May 28, 2012 10:22 pm

Wow. That is really a nice looking project. Hope you have fun restoring her.
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Post by Allen Sr » Tue May 29, 2012 5:07 am

Nice project!
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Post by jddens » Tue May 29, 2012 11:08 pm

I'm between projects right now and would love to find something like this........best of luck...........John
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Thank you

Post by veetz » Wed May 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Thank you all! I will begin the restoration in 2 weeks, and will periodically post pictures & updates like others have done.

The boat has been home to rats/mice in a barn, and therefore, I want to disinfect the boat. I'm going to take the boat for a good wash, but does anyone have any recommendations on what to use (or not to use) to disinfect (i.e. Pinesol) it?

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Post by hmc » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:36 pm

keep us updated
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TROJANS !!!

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Re: 17' Trojan Marlin

Post by captainkingfish95 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:14 pm

I saw this picture of your boat, & was amazed at the similarities it has with a boat that my Dad had purchased back in 1958 in Ft. Worth, TX. It has the identical boat trailer, & being a Trojan Marlin. Out of curiosity, I have been searching the internet to see if I could possibly find my Dad's old boat. Given the fact that these type of boats are obsolete, & then seeing your boat, made me wonder if it may be a possibility that this would be the same boat as my Dad's. I have pics of my Dad's Trojan that I can share with you. I don't have alot of information on it as far as serial #'s, etc., but would like a chance to compare similarities with you. it had 70hp merc, that he traded in on a
1961 or 1962 full gear shift 80 hp merc. have pictures. moved to st. louis, mo in 1962. in 1963 boat was sold to boat dealer here in st. louis,mo. been trying to find
this boat for almost 40 years. please call, doug cell 314-805-8018 or email fourallmycats@yaoo.com thanks, doug

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Re: 17' Trojan Marlin

Post by Big D » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:08 pm

Welcome aboard Doug. Good Luck, hope you find her.
She was a 1969 36 ft wooden beauty with big blue 440s that we'll miss forever.
And thanks to the gang, 2012 Trojan Boater Of The Year

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Re: 17' Trojan Marlin

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:40 pm

X2
TROJAN F36 Conv.
6BTA Cummins diesels
Life is to short for a ugly boat :D
2009 TROJAN RENDEZVOUS
Port Kinsale 2010 & 2011. Solomons get together 2011.

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Re: 17' Trojan Marlin

Post by Big D » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:51 pm

Doug, try sending veetz a PM (email). Click on "PM" under his avatar in the first post and send him an email.
She was a 1969 36 ft wooden beauty with big blue 440s that we'll miss forever.
And thanks to the gang, 2012 Trojan Boater Of The Year

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Re: 17' Trojan Marlin

Post by capt J » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:46 pm

Good luck in your search

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Re: 17' Trojan Marlin

Post by timothyspring » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:44 am

Just bought a 17' Trogan Marlin and am starting restoration. Have you finished yours? Would like image of bimini top since I do not have one. Would love to see a finished boat!!
Tks
Tim

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