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odvar Posted - Feb 08 2011 : 13:41:19
New member looking to contact STARRY NIGHT
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Ehayes77 Posted - Aug 22 2016 : 21:08:19
Just wondering if any of you have cockpit air installed ? Thinking of installing but wondering if it will make a difference without a hard top.
jmeirhofer Posted - Apr 05 2011 : 17:17:51
thanks Odvar That is a big help.

370 - That is good information too. Something I will keep in mind.
odvar Posted - Apr 05 2011 : 09:27:15
John, the garage is 8'7" by 3'8" and 3'3" deep.
My boat came with a davit mounted outside on the port aft corner and I lay it down pointing forward with a short leg resting on the deck. The other owner had a wave runner in the garage.
At first I thought about relocating the davit to the garage but I have found that I like the garage without a davit in the way.
370 Motoryacht Posted - Apr 05 2011 : 07:58:40
You would have a really hard time using the Hurley Davits on your 440. They are really made for a platform that is less than 18" above the waterline. If you had the lower extended platform like the one that came on the, the Hurley would be perfect!
jmeirhofer Posted - Apr 05 2011 : 04:51:13
I think if I was going to use a davit it would be the Hurley davits. I am actually on the fence now about the extended platform. Initially I felt it was absolutely something I had to have. Now I am not so certain. If I add another 4' to the back I may have to get a different slip or even different marina so it may wait a couple years. We are going to be going at least the first year without it and see.
Audrey II Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 20:12:30
What kind of davits do you have in mind?
Are you still planning on adding the extended platform?
jmeirhofer Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 19:54:26
I don't think the one I am looking at is going to work unless I use davits. The Avon A11 is 11' and it comes with a 15hp Mercury. Both are 2003 models and the price is right.
HOGAN Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 18:46:51
I run all the fuel out of my 2 stroke and store it in the garage with the dink. I keep the gas tank on the swim platform.
Audrey II Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 18:31:49
I have a two stroke motor so I lay it down in the garage and tank I stand up in the garage as well but it propped in place by the dink. keep in mind the garage is intended for a jetski it is expected that you will have a fuel tank in there this is with the is a separate blower just for the garage.
jmeirhofer Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 16:40:23
What do you do with the motors? and gas tank?
Audrey II Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 16:09:53
I have a 10' and I deflate both tubes to lower it right in using the davit it works out great. I have a harness for the motor I lift that in first and I lift the dink I deflate it while it is hanging on the davits cable, then I lower it in. This year I bought a compressor to inflate it quickly I can't wait to try it out.
HOGAN Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 06:42:30
I have to deflate one tube in my Achilles LEX 95 to get it to fit in the trunk
jmeirhofer Posted - Apr 04 2011 : 05:05:38
Thanks Dave. No need for exact measurements. I found a deal on a used Avon A11 Rib. Of course it is 11' and I was hoping so was the garage so I could store it there at least until I got an extended swim platform.
Audrey II Posted - Apr 03 2011 : 21:28:21
I'm guessing about 9.5 feet based on how my dink fits in. But I can measure next time I'm there I you posted this yesterday I could have checked today. I wont be back there until Friday.
jmeirhofer Posted - Apr 03 2011 : 20:25:25
Does anyone know the dimensions on the garage? Mostly the width? Although depth would help too.
Audrey II Posted - Mar 26 2011 : 18:10:59
I know how you feel My last boat was "The Audrey II" we did liked the name but The Audrey III just didn't work so we went with
"The Audrey Too". This was tough for us to decide on being the person who bought our last boat hadn't gotten a chance to change the name before he died while docks it, this really made it hard for us to keep the name but as you said it just works and in the end we decided to stick with it.

Enjoy the boat the name makes it yours and helps it feel like home.
jmeirhofer Posted - Mar 26 2011 : 16:41:14
I figured I would just keep adding to the Trojan thread. Seemed easier.

Well, we have the name worked out officially for the boat and a design for the name finally as well. We have had this on our other boat for a couple of years now:



So when we were trying to think of a name we came up with a bunch of Misses that just didn't see to fit us. Then my wife suggested the name below and it just sort of fit. We will have the Chillin' decal on the Trojan too and somewhere a Girl Gnome. My brother is making up the vinyl and should have it to me when we go back at the end of April.

odvar Posted - Feb 23 2011 : 10:21:29
Mine is on the same bulkhead, however I'm worried about interferance from the pump for the waste tank plus I have a small air pump there feeding air into the holding tank to eliminate the need for chemicals to mask the "aroma" from the tank. Under the corner seat I have one of the AC units, too much metal.
HOGAN Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 17:57:10
Mine is on the bulkhead just aft of the holding tank.
Audrey II Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 17:19:34
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

Does anyone have some experience with the location of a fluxgate compass? When I swing my boat the devation is too big. How about gyro?


Like Starry Night mine is mid ship under the salon cushion one in from corner if I recall.
HOGAN Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 16:35:32
quote:
Originally posted by Starry Night

quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

No they don't, I'd like to have ones with lights so I can tell when things are on from the dash. I've left the ER lights on a couple of times by mistake.



Mike,
Have you ever pulled one of the switches to see if wiring for the lights are present? When I first looked at mine none of the lights worked. It turned out to be a bad ground. Once fixed they all worked. They are daisey chained together.



I'll have to check this weekend
Starry Night Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 16:02:33
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

Does anyone have some experience with the location of a fluxgate compass? When I swing my boat the devation is too big. How about gyro?



Yes,
You need to have it located away from any metal objects or wiring. This will provide you with an incorrect compass reading. I kept mine low and towards the center of the hull mounted forward to the bow and then adjust.
Starry Night Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 15:58:26
quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

No they don't, I'd like to have ones with lights so I can tell when things are on from the dash. I've left the ER lights on a couple of times by mistake.



Mike,
Have you ever pulled one of the switches to see if wiring for the lights are present? When I first looked at mine none of the lights worked. It turned out to be a bad ground. Once fixed they all worked. They are daisey chained together.
rtribble Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 15:52:25
Looks more like an airplane cockpit than a boats, kinda cool.
odvar Posted - Feb 22 2011 : 15:09:24
Does anyone have some experience with the location of a fluxgate compass? When I swing my boat the devation is too big. How about gyro?
Selby Posted - Feb 21 2011 : 20:35:08
Mine light up. The other thing I found is there are extra switched all prewireed for accesories. You can open acess plates in the arch and find wires lables for anything you may want to add later. Mine even has been prewired for radar.
HOGAN Posted - Feb 21 2011 : 08:28:17
No they don't, I'd like to have ones with lights so I can tell when things are on from the dash. I've left the ER lights on a couple of times by mistake.
Starry Night Posted - Feb 21 2011 : 07:50:58
quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

I'd be interested in the light-up switches.



Mike do yours currently light up?
HOGAN Posted - Feb 20 2011 : 10:41:31
I'd be interested in the light-up switches.
Starry Night Posted - Feb 20 2011 : 10:21:22
quote:
Originally posted by Selby

I have the little sister to this boat. 2000 trojan express 360. Any ideals on replacing the black and gold stripe on the sidws. Mine is coming off in pieces. WHat would also be nice is the factory manual. One other question, we all have the same little switches for anchor lights etc. Those little name tags, any ideals on replacements for those?



Selby,
The switches/tags are made by Eaton, however Carver provided the information for the id tags to those switches. In the catalog it states that they have additional id tags at request.

I can give Eaton a call and see if they can create the existing tags for our dash switches. I was planning on replacing my switches/tags as well. Let me know if anyone else is looking to replace their switches/tags. We may have to order them together for the manufacturer to re-create the existing tags for the switches.

The switch specs are on page 104 of the catalog.

http://www.eaton.com/Electrical/USA/ProductsandServices/AutomationandControl/VehicleandCommercialControls/Rockers/80648065Esport/index.htm

Selby Posted - Feb 19 2011 : 21:18:53
I have the little sister to this boat. 2000 trojan express 360. Any ideals on replacing the black and gold stripe on the sidws. Mine is coming off in pieces. WHat would also be nice is the factory manual. One other question, we all have the same little switches for anchor lights etc. Those little name tags, any ideals on replacements for those?
Starry Night Posted - Feb 19 2011 : 12:06:15
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

Bob
As I posted it's real teak outside and it's not too hot after I got the teak oil off. It was easy to install, but it is some work to clean it and any grease is a pain, I did find a protector made for teak patio furniture that works well. Downstairs I used a laminate floor. Interesting that your mast company is just a few miles from me, I may have to go and talk to them. your mast is super. The letters would be hard sell to the Admiral, she has different priorities, like the TVs,that was easy.
Has anybody done any work on aluminum cancer? Like on the arch. Pasco was hard on that one. I have a little and not looking forward to start on that project.




Odvar,
Sorry I missed reading that part in the thread regarding the teak.

Regarding the cancer on the aluminum. Here is some advise on painting aluminum.

http://www.boatered.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=141520
Audrey II Posted - Feb 19 2011 : 09:00:57
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I paid the $19.95


Looks like you paid extra for two day service. That's a nice looking anchor you got there:)
rtribble Posted - Feb 19 2011 : 07:42:22
Just beautiful boats.
HOGAN Posted - Feb 19 2011 : 06:54:40
I love the stairs and the floor!
Robyns Nest Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 18:41:48
Those stairs are a great upgrade. Why the builder didn't do that in the first place. I don't feel comfortable on carpeted floating stairs.

Good luck with it.

odvar Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 18:30:11
Bob
As I posted it's real teak outside and it's not too hot after I got the teak oil off. It was easy to install, but it is some work to clean it and any grease is a pain, I did find a protector made for teak patio furniture that works well. Downstairs I used a laminate floor. Interesting that your mast company is just a few miles from me, I may have to go and talk to them. your mast is super. The letters would be hard sell to the Admiral, she has different priorities, like the TVs,that was easy.
Has anybody done any work on aluminum cancer? Like on the arch. Pasco was hard on that one. I have a little and not looking forward to start on that project.
Starry Night Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 17:55:54
quote:
Originally posted by 370 Motoryacht

Thats a great story! I was on board from the first time it hit the water at the dealer for a shake down cruise. I might even have a picture of it somewhere a few boats down from mine on my dock.



Now that I would love to see. I found out we are the second owners. When we purchased it, the shrink wrap was still on the two mattress on the port and startboard side and the coffee make was never used. We purchased it with 250hr.
Starry Night Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 17:31:08
Odvar,
Great job on all the upgrades to your 440 ride. The stairs are a great idea especially for holding wine. Is your cockpit teak and holly or flexiteak. If it is flexiteak, does it get hot in the summer? I have been going back an forth with adding it to our's.

By the way I had a company in Germany create the illuminated name. It was approximately $3,000.00 and the mast was my design and built by PYI. I think it was $2,000.00.



http://www.seaviewglobal.com/en/products/196
odvar Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 16:59:25
I looked at flexteak but went with the real thing. First I used teak oil, looked great, however I had to wash it of afterone season, too hot and slippery! No problem with the wine, low in the boat and they dont stay there long enough to get brittle:-)
dominic Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 15:43:02
Love the boat. A quick question about the wine bottles in that bottom draw. Is there any issue with hitting large waves and the bottles, especially the bottle necks, breaking?
jmeirhofer Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 15:39:02
Those salon stairs are awesome as is the flexiteak cockpit.
odvar Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 15:30:32
I finaly got some shots of the boat and as you can see I have made a few changes. Now if I could get Bob's type of lettering and his mast I would be styling.I have a full camper top,however I had a new top made where I only have one bow, that way I can take all the canvas and the bow down in minutes and store it in the garage, where I also have a small freezer. Here in the NW the temp and humidity is very comfortable so we have an open boat most of the time. We spend several months on it in the summer, it's great. We also have a diesel fired heater that pumps hot water thruout the boat on chilly nights.
BTW, my son informed me that I was a few knots off on the speed (he would know)













370 Motoryacht Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 15:11:07
Thats a great story! I was on board from the first time it hit the water at the dealer for a shake down cruise. I might even have a picture of it somewhere a few boats down from mine on my dock.
Starry Night Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 06:08:52
quote:
Originally posted by 370 Motoryacht

Starry Night, I ran your boat when it was brand new I believe. The former name was Francy Free correct?






Yes it was. Funny story, we happened to meet the original owners when we were picking up our Trojan. The broker had his friend transport the boat from the Thousand Islands to Albany NY. We cruised up to Albany with our Carver Montego we were trading in. When we arrived at Albany Yacht club we were told that Francey Free arrived. I said that cannot be as Francey Free was stuck in the lock in the canal with a sail boat and would not arrive till the next day. He said no, he is hear. We looked up and down the dock but we did not see our new boat. I spoke to the dock master and asked where they were, he pointed to a 56 ft sea ray sedan bridge. I said that was not him. The dock master said it was Francey Free, so I went down to look at the boat. Well the boats name was Francey Free. I found the owner and asked if they own a Trojan named Francey Free, and they said yes, with how did you know? I proceeded to tell them the story. It turns out they traded in their boat for the seat ray last year. They were traveling down to Florida from Michigan with their sea ray and had engine trouble and stop at Albany yacht club. So, long story short we had the past, the present, and future all together at once. We all had laughed when we were all together as we had a drink. If this is not good fate, I don't know what is. Oh and we picked her up on my birthday to top it off.
370 Motoryacht Posted - Feb 18 2011 : 03:00:34
Starry Night, I ran your boat when it was brand new I believe. The former name was Francy Free correct?
Starry Night Posted - Feb 17 2011 : 23:06:41
Here is the inside of our 440. I have removed the 26" TV and installed a 32" flat panel in the same opening with no modification. I just need to find an updated picture. I also have a flat panel on the radar arch and a 20" in the master state room. Thinking of a 55" under the garage... Only kidding.. I think!

Odvar,
I will PM you with my email.
















walterv Posted - Feb 17 2011 : 19:05:25
Thanks for the interior pictures, Mike, that hardtop is sooooo cool, I love it !!!!
Audrey II Posted - Feb 17 2011 : 18:43:36
I only have two at the moment but plan to add one in the cockpit this year. I will be installing the satellite hopefully before I launch when I run the wires I will run a feed to the arch for another TV.
HOGAN Posted - Feb 17 2011 : 18:30:43
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I'll be looking for the anchor, thanks.
Make that 4 with TV on side of arch and the box in the closet below.



It will be 5 by the time I splash in April. I'm installing a 26" LED HDTV.

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