1958 Trojan sea queen

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Trojan58sea
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1958 Trojan sea queen

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I just bought a 1957 or 1958 Trojan sea queen. I bought it off Craigslist for 100 bucks, it is all complete with hardware and original steerinng wheel and mercury throttle control. The hull is in great shape and this boat was last in the water in 2003. My plan is to clean up the bottom and maybe give it a fresh coat of white paint, and restrain and caulk the deck.

I am not looking to restore this boat to show quality, I just want it to look respectable and somewhat original.

What would be the max and min horsepower outboard for this 15ft Trojan?
I would like info on whether the strips on top are mahogany or teak?
What is the best way to remove caulking and old varnish?

I will be putting pics up soon.

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Johnson 40hp on sea queen

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I have found a Johnson 40hp motor for this sea queen, it's a 1961 I believe and I'm wondering if any one has any input on whether this will be a big enough motor?

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What size is the boat ? I believe Sea Queens came in different lengths
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it is the 15ft model, I think it will handle a 40hp. Maybe even a 50hp, but I was just checking to see if any one on here had any recomendations

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I had a 55 wagemaker 15' it did well with a 58 35hp evenrude . I look at a old 40 but it was to heavy . so if the 40hp is not to heavy it should be a good choice
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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Ok thanks for the advice it's a short shaft 1961 40hp Johnson I tried looking up the weight it appears to be about 130 to 140lbs. I'm actually going to go pick it up right now.

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