1978 Trojan F36 Convertible

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Beacon Don
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1978 Trojan F36 Convertible

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FOR SALE: 1978 Trojan F36 Convertible – Exceptional, low hours, upgrades/options, original paperwork and manuals

Hart’s Desire is a Lake Michigan-kept, USCG-registered Trojan F36 that is a shining example of one of boating history’s most popular models. A freshwater boat forever and moored in Manistee, Michigan’ Harbor Village marina for the last four years (coming from Racine, WI) she is in exceptionally good condition with approximately 670 original, very light cruising hours. Sporting a teak cockpit (an original upgrade option) and custom teak work around the cockpit, as well as a teak-and-holly sole in the galley and companionway down into the dinette and forward to the vee-birth, this Trojan really raises heads. The forward bilge, due to this model’s bow-heavy design, typically holds less than a gallon of water. The rear bilge has never had a drop of water in it in the four years I’ve owned this boat. She sleeps 6 by the master stateroom/vee-birth, convertible dinette (with privacy curtain) and pull-out sofa/sleeper in the salon. The original owner loaded this vessel with some very attractive factory options (teak cockpit, dual auxiliary fuel tanks) and did some very fine custom wood work in the rear cockpit for a one-of-a-kind look that will immediately instill a pride of ownership like no other. This boat has enjoyed indoor, heated storage for at least the last 25 years, according to the previous owner. I have maintained that storage regimen since I purchased the boat in 2012. This boat has been well-cared for and well-maintained, and has primarily been a Dock Queen the last several years. Comes with a box of original paperwork and manuals and 2012 pre-purchase marine survey.


*** Dual stations with lower station Director’s Chair
*** Reverse cycle heating/AC (functioning)
*** Princess 3-burner stove with oven (if you like to entertain and cook, you will appreciate having an oven onboard vs. just a microwave)
*** New refrigerator/freezer (the fridge pictured in the photos is the original and has been replaced)
*** Microwave oven
*** Small built-in TV/DVD player
*** Original marine head in perfectly functioning condition
*** Shower (never used)
*** Hot water heater in excellent shape (water run through it regularly)
*** Two newer batteries (less than three years old)
*** Automatic battery charger
*** Trim tabs
*** Dual upper/lower ship-to-shore stations (bridge radio upgraded to recent Standard Horizons GX-1700 with DSC, built-in GPS and Distress button)
*** Hailer w/salon intercom (functioning)
*** Furuno wide array radar mounted on radar arch (functioning)
*** Garmin GPS on bridge (mid-80s model)
*** Compasses at each station
*** Spotlight (installed, electrical wiring ran but controls not installed/hooked up)
*** Upgraded interior Pioneer stereo with six new Infinity speakers in the salon, cockpit and bridge - with speaker selector switch
*** Bridge enclosure plus bridge cockpit cover
*** Custom teak hatch screens
*** Newer port light installations
*** Hynautic hydraulic steering
*** 30 gallon holding tank
*** 80 gallon freshwater tank
*** New windshield bonnet
*** Teak swim platform/ladder


*** Twin Chrysler 440s (330 hp each)
*** Twin 125-gallon primary fuel tanks
*** Dual 50 gallon auxiliary fuel tanks (for a total of 350 gallon fuel capacity, run through a centralized fuel manifold for easy tank switching)
*** In-line fuel/water separators (have never had any water in them, though changed annually)


*** Radar arch
*** Three 30A power cords
*** Fenders
*** Dock lines (newer)
*** Full-sized anchor w/line (line in excellent shape)
*** Smaller lunch hook for casual anchoring/swimming
*** New trim tab motor installed 2015
*** Water pump impellers both replaced within last two years
*** Miscellaneous parts (motor belts, hoses, fuel pump, fuel/water separator, full set of original-grade spark plugs)
*** Airliner-grade, CO2 tank-activated, 6-person life raft (obtainable for $2-$3,000)
*** Manual bilge pump
*** Water hoses
*** Cleaning supplies
*** Three premium deck chairs
*** Gunwale boarding mat
*** Taffrail and swim platform re-finished in 2016 with Sikkens

Contact information: matt_hartman@charter.net / 989.435.9414
Photos can be viewed here: http://s1267.photobucket.com/user/Harts ... ojan%20F36

NOTE: These photos are a couple years old, and show some items that have been removed (dated electronics at helm stations) or replaced (fridge). They were on hand and loaded on my computer, so I used them. Contact me for newer photos if needed, but these are representative of current conditions.
Don -- Beacon Marine Supply
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