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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  13:05:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want to know when we get to have our own forumn subsection.

John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

Homeport: Patch of Dirt in Pasadena, MD Go to Top of Page

370 Motoryacht

RO# 31959

Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  13:08:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I enjoy reading about these boats. They are in my top 5 favorite express boats. My marina sold 6 or 7 of them new and I can remember running one to a boat show once, I love it!

1994 Carver 370 Motor Yacht
Twin 350 H.P. 454 Crusader Engines

Homeport: MI Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  13:35:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike - Yours is the third one now that I have seen with a tele on the side arch. Was that an option or did you mount it there. How is it powered/cabled?



John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

Homeport: Patch of Dirt in Pasadena, MD Go to Top of Page

mikebrookins

RO# 19542



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  13:58:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi John, I had the Television added along with Sat and Big Bay Computer a few years ago. All hardware is under the helm seat behind the 12V panel. Computer, monitor at helm and tele all run off inverter also under helm seat. Cables run down interior of arch into area behind refer and into the underneath of helm seat. We mounted the Sat receiver in the third stateroom closet along with sat dish controls. Main panel is directly above so running wires to helm and under helm seat was fairly easy.

Mike Brookins

Great Lakes Cruising Club Port Captain for Kelleys Island, Ohio
2003 Maverick 17 HPX-V
1994 Sea Ray 370 "Brook, Line & Sinker"
2006 34 Pursuit "Troublemaker"
Favorite Quote: "Don't Give Up The Ship" - Captain James Lawrence and Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

Homeport: Lake Erie Islands, Ohio / Palm City, FL Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  17:14:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I paid the $19.95


It will take some time but when you see an anchor next to your name you will have ability to email other anchored members well to the club.


Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  17:41:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be looking for the anchor, thanks.
Make that 4 with TV on side of arch and the box in the closet below.


Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  18:30:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  18:43:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

walterv

RO# 12640



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  19:05:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the interior pictures, Mike, that hardtop is sooooo cool, I love it !!!!

And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

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Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  23:06:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


















Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Edited by - Starry Night on Feb 17 2011 23:19:36

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

370 Motoryacht

RO# 31959

Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  03:00:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Starry Night, I ran your boat when it was brand new I believe. The former name was Francy Free correct?

1994 Carver 370 Motor Yacht
Twin 350 H.P. 454 Crusader Engines

Homeport: MI Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  06:08:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Edited by - Starry Night on Feb 18 2011 17:58:23

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

370 Motoryacht

RO# 31959

Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  15:11:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

1994 Carver 370 Motor Yacht
Twin 350 H.P. 454 Crusader Engines

Homeport: MI Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  15:30:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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)















Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  15:39:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those salon stairs are awesome as is the flexiteak cockpit.

John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

Homeport: Patch of Dirt in Pasadena, MD Go to Top of Page

dominic

RO# 2355

Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  15:43:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?

later,
dominic

Homeport: Jersey Shore, NJ Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  16:59:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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:-)

Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  17:31:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Edited by - Starry Night on Feb 18 2011 18:24:22

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  17:55:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Edited by - Starry Night on Feb 18 2011 18:25:25

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  18:30:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

Robyns Nest

RO# 4846

Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  18:41:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.



__________________________________________________
2003 56 Post Convertible 2x1300HP V12 MAN
2018 30' Sea Hunt Gamefish 2x300HP Yamahas
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"The future ain't what is used to be."
- Yogi Berra

Homeport: Monmouth Beach NJ Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  06:54:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the stairs and the floor!

_________________________


1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

rtribble

RO# 15208



Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  07:42:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just beautiful boats.


Homeport: Beaver Lake Arkansas Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  09:00:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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:)


Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
-----------------------------------------------------------

1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  12:06:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Selby

RO# 21503

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  21:18:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?


Homeport: Lake Ozark,MO Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  10:21:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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



Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  10:41:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd be interested in the light-up switches.

_________________________


1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  07:50:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

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



Mike do yours currently light up?


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  08:28:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

_________________________


1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Selby

RO# 21503

Posted - Feb 21 2011 :  20:35:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Homeport: Lake Ozark,MO Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  15:09:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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?

Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

rtribble

RO# 15208



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  15:52:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks more like an airplane cockpit than a boats, kinda cool.


Homeport: Beaver Lake Arkansas Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  15:58:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Edited by - Starry Night on Feb 22 2011 16:03:39

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  16:02:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Bob

Starry Night
2001 44' Trojan 440 Express Yacht
1985 21' Chris Craft Scorpion
2011 SeaDoo RXT 260 Jet Ski
1988 34' Carver Montego (Sold)

"Anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron

Edited by - Starry Night on Feb 22 2011 16:04:03

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina and Yacht Club, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  16:35:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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


_________________________


1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  17:19:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  17:57:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mine is on the bulkhead just aft of the holding tank.

_________________________


1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 23 2011 :  10:21:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Mar 26 2011 :  16:41:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.



John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

Homeport: Patch of Dirt in Pasadena, MD Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Mar 26 2011 :  18:10:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Apr 03 2011 :  20:25:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know the dimensions on the garage? Mostly the width? Although depth would help too.

John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

Homeport: Patch of Dirt in Pasadena, MD Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Apr 03 2011 :  21:28:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  05:05:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

Homeport: Patch of Dirt in Pasadena, MD Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  06:42:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to deflate one tube in my Achilles LEX 95 to get it to fit in the trunk

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1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  16:09:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  16:40:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do you do with the motors? and gas tank?

John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  18:31:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  18:46:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

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1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Apr 04 2011 :  19:54:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

"Son, I've got a very low bull$*%t tolerance" -- Pancho Carter

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