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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Aug 12 2014 :  18:02:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get very little water in the lazarette from rain. in the beams there used to be "through hols that were hollow. once water goes in instead of draining to the main bottom bilge it will go through the beam forward. i run a 2 inch hose though it so now it all drain into the main bilge in the lazarette.
in my mid saloon bilge there is a through hole on the port side and water are dripping from there into the bilge. I must say much less than it used to be even early in the season. i am not sure what changed.


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Aug 13 2014 :  07:36:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always have water in the lazarette I'm not sure where it is coming from I don't believe it is rain water. It seems to only happen when I use the boat. I think it comes in the seal when I slow down. Sometimes I watch my camera as I slow down to make sure I don't slow down too fast to take on even more water. Last year I had my rudder housing pulling and repaired, All mounting hardware was replaced and sealed the bearings are all new there is no reason I should be getting water thru them. I would think if my strut mounts were loose it would leak at dock but I never get any water at dock. If I pump and vacuum it dry it stays dry until I go out again.

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 - Aug 13 2014 :  09:08:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have water leaking from my port lazarette into the center one. It appears to be fresh water, but the pump is not cycling. I'm going to have to pull my galley apart to try to find where it's coming from.

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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

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Aug 13 2014 :  09:14:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen, are you talking about the hole where your shower sump and water pump is located? In the port stateroom? I occasionally get water in there as well although I have no idea where it comes from either. If you figure it out, let me know.

Dave, I remembered what you said about water coming into the lazerette that way. My gasket there is not doing much of anything to keep water out. This weekend I had my wife watch as I came off plane to see if water was coming that far up and she said it did not appear to. Keep in mind I have no swim platform. Does your platform get swamped when you come off plane?


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 - Aug 13 2014 :  15:46:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes I have a camera so I can watch the water come right out the platform and then it is just at the right height to go in thru that bad seal. I really need to replace the gasket I know somewhere in this thread Starry posted what he used I'm going to have to find that.

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 - Aug 13 2014 :  17:06:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave. I already have the gasket and believe I got it on amazon. I will look tonight and post an edit if I find it.

I can see how that would happen if you are flooding your swim platform like that.


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 - Aug 13 2014 :  20:45:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of these day I will download a video clip from my DVR and send it to you so. Ou can see what happens.

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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Aug 13 2014 :  22:25:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jmeirhofer

Allen, are you talking about the hole where your shower sump and water pump is located? In the port stateroom? I occasionally get water in there as well although I have no idea where it comes from either. If you figure it out, let me know.




This area is the driest location on my boat. yesterday was my 3rd anniversary with my boat and my wife didn't buy me anything!!!


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 14 2014 :  18:04:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I found out where the latest water was coming from in that bilge. Wife was taking a shower yesterday and I was outside. I realized no water being discharge. Sure enough sump pump float was stuck. Fixed it and no more bilge water the rest if the weekend.

This weekend was the last weekend we will be out on the boat. I winterize and haul next Friday. Then it goes into storage until I figure out her to get her to CA. :(


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 - Sep 14 2014 :  19:46:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds like a great trip:)
I started to prepare for the unthinkable as well. I did an oil change yesterday.


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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 14 2014 :  20:38:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John so you will keep the boat?

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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 17 2014 :  04:36:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen. I guess I would be keeping it if it does not sell. The price is not going any lower. I also can not see letting it sit in dry dock for more than a year. The only actual offer I have had so far was two people that were fishing. One wanted me to carry the note and the other offered $75k. Neither is going to happen. I figure that if I look for a trucking company shipping a truck east I may be able to get a big discount hitching a ride back. Just have to be flexible with the when. Regular pricing looks like all in would cost about $20k. I guess we do what we have to do. :)

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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 17 2014 :  21:16:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, that's a long Shlep from Baltimore to CA. Mine was much shorter and cost $6500. I would not recommend the company I used. Good luck with what ever you decide to do.

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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Sep 18 2014 :  06:43:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trucking cost for mine from Ft. Meyers was $7500. Add in a couple thousand to take off arch & windshield, and then put them back. If you are serious, go on U-Ship and see what prices they give you.

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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

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 18 2014 :  19:36:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I did do that before I list,led it for sale. I got a range from $16k -20k. Once I am out there I'm going to contact trucking companies in t he SF area that ship boats to the east coast and back pack a ride back. It can cut the cost 30-40% as none of them want an empty truck heading back. It just means I have to wait a little longer and be flexible with the move dates.

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

mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 18 2014 :  20:50:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be checking on her weekly or so while she is on the hard.


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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 18 2014 :  21:07:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
be VERY careful with the company you go, make sure to get references. there are plenty of amateur's out there and plenty of "companies" that are no more than a driver husband and a wife dispatcher. I went on U ship and got rates from people that scared the crap out of me, also very unprofessional.

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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  04:17:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Kurt. She goes up today. I should be over there this morning in a couple hours. Haul is at two. Sort of bittersweet. I plan to leave the canvas up for another month or so since it is still for sale. Probable have it shrink wrapped the middle of November.

Allen, when I did u-ship earlier this year I had the same experience with them. Some of the folks that contacted me said there 1 ton pup icky up could handle it no problem. Some I had to just straight hang up on. At least if I am going to get someone out of the local area I can go to their place of business and see what they intend to use.


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

mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  15:24:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We missed you, John. We got to the boat about 1:30. I'm planning on taking the satellite dish out of Greg's garage on Sunday when we get back. I'll store it at my office and get it listed on eBay and/or Craigslist for you.


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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 19 2014 :  18:30:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I pulled out about 1p. Needed to pump out before my scheduled 2pm haul out. When you go look at the boat, notice the tire tracks from the travel lift. The front drive tire was getting stuck in the sand from the weight. It dug itself down about 6".

Thanks sorry taking care of the dish for me too. I just do not have time to deal with that. As it is it feels like Monday morning is rolling in to fast.

They are going to shrink wrap the cockpit and store the canvas towards the end of January. Also plug it in every couple weeks for the weekend to maintain a charge on the batteries. It sucks that I can't pull up a web cam anytime now to look at it. :(


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

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Sep 28 2014 :  18:36:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey John when you bought your boat it didn't come with a trailer and a truck to pull it. Built this one for ours and now it looks like I might start hauling boats for others. I found out the hard way because we move our other boat 2 or 3 times a year and that can get spendy quick. Here are a couple pic's of the trailer.


Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Sep 28 2014 :  18:41:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well the interior is starting to go back together, here are a couple of pictures but more to follow.







Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 28 2014 :  20:44:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Todd. If i had the option i would have had a pool out couch in the saloon sofa.

How big is the trailer?


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Sep 28 2014 :  21:15:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

Very nice Todd. If i had the option i would have had a pool out couch in the saloon sofa.

Staying with the original layout sort of, the stairs will be made of wood with the drawers, wife wanted a oven so we will be putting a wall mount in and doing away with the TV area and looking at a drop down flat screen. Also adding arm rests to both ends of the couch.

How big is the trailer?

Trailer has 17,500 per set of independent air ride axles giving a 52,500 capacity.



Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Edited by - oregonparts on Sep 28 2014 21:17:33

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  09:15:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's great following your progress, Todd. Keep the pix coming!

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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

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  09:51:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you think my F150 will pull it? Lol

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

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  11:35:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE?

Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  19:33:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oregonparts

quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

Very nice Todd. If i had the option i would have had a pool out couch in the saloon sofa.

Staying with the original layout sort of, the stairs will be made of wood with the drawers, wife wanted a oven so we will be putting a wall mount in and doing away with the TV area and looking at a drop down flat screen. Also adding arm rests to both ends of the couch.

How big is the trailer?

Trailer has 17,500 per set of independent air ride axles giving a 52,500 capacity.




The boats looks great and the trailer looks amazing. I never saw such a design for a big boat trailer.
Is it designed for a forward or backwards load?
my boat was loaded with the stern towards the tractor.


____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  19:35:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jmeirhofer

Do you think my F150 will pull it? Lol


I thought you already did that!!! :-)


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  20:08:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen it is just like loading a 16 foot fishing boat that you pull behind your pick-up. You just back in the water, power the boat up to the proper position. Pull a head and lift the your support arms and strap it down. Un loading just back in the water and float it off.

Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Sep 29 2014 :  22:48:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a two wheel drive but a do have a custom exhaust and a power chip. Haha

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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Sep 30 2014 :  19:30:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oregonparts

Allen it is just like loading a 16 foot fishing boat that you pull behind your pick-up. You just back in the water, power the boat up to the proper position. Pull a head and lift the your support arms and strap it down. Un loading just back in the water and float it off.


I would love to see it on video!


____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Oct 01 2014 :  15:33:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trailer is fantastic!(the boat too) I can see how you plan on getting up here to San Juan waters. The banana belt, just got back from 3 months on the boat up there, nice. Do you need a pilot care with that rig?

Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash Go to Top of Page

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Oct 01 2014 :  16:28:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Defiantly need pilot cars, we plan on just dropping the boat in the water in Olympia and will motor it up from there.

Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 15 2015 :  09:24:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oregonparts, any updates???

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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 15 2015 :  11:45:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I almost forgot about this please post pictures. You make any of my upgrades look like child play!

This said I plan to install my new underwater lights and hopefully new flooring in the galley when it warms up a bit.


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

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Feb 15 2015 :  21:53:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man I though everyone sold their boat or you started a new forum and told everyone not to give that oregonparts guy the heads up. No moving forward and should be done the end of March. Everything is basically stock except for some small changes.

Took out stairs and put in cabinet style steps.

Installing a 40 flat screen that slides out from on top of the fridge.

Put in that new Nova Kool 9000 fridge.

Doing a double sink.

There might be a couple of other things that I am not thinking about. Just ordered all my electronics.

All engines started and ran just fine except for my port engine. Turns over fine but will not fire. After looking into it the fuel pump is not getting power and it is looking like I might have a ECM problem. Will have cummins come out next week and put their computer on it and let me know. I still am happy because it is a fix that won't have me pulling an engine. All coxpit seating is done and will go back in next week.

Also met Odvar and his son at the Seattle boat show and had a good vist and both seem to be very good people and look forward to meeting up with them in the San Juans.

Todd


Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 16 2015 :  05:14:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What no pictures? Glad to hear things are moving along!

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

oregonparts

RO# 33629



Posted - Feb 17 2015 :  21:56:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will send some newer pictures but I had this one to show you.

Todd

"Just Another Day In The Junk Yard Of Life"

2001 440 Trojan Express
1994 Sea Ray 400 EC
2008 GTX Sea-Doo

Homeport: Oregon Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Mar 01 2015 :  09:27:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was so busy lately with work, Was thinking about this thread. Happy its alive again. I have no plans this year other than some basic stuff and just get wet! Would love to see more pictures from oregonparts.

____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Johnfrmcal

RO# 33857



Posted - Mar 24 2015 :  19:36:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone, new 440 owner here. If money transferring hands is the official signal of legal ownership, it just became mine today! It's getting on a truck on Monday and should be at my local yard Tuesday. A couple weeks of having the yard do a few things and she comes home to my dock. I've read every post in this thread and there's a lot of great stuff in here that should help me solve some things without having to figure it all out myself. Looking forward to this summer and a lot of time spent on the boat. Our first yacht club cruise-out of the year was last weekend and it was awesome. It was also our last cruise-out on our Regal 30 footer. We took a big bite when we moved up, looking forward to all the extra room and amenities!

Every Weekend's a Vacation

Homeport: Discovery Bay, CA Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Mar 24 2015 :  23:01:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the new boat! please fill us in on the details and post lots of pictures when you can, update us on the projects you have planed. They are great boats and you will enjoy!

But you seem to be missing an anchor:) This is a great forum and we all do what we can to help support it.

BTW Where in CA do you boat?


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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Mar 25 2015 :  06:40:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats John. Where did you buy the boat? Can we get more details about it? year etc... how about some pictures? :-)

____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Mar 25 2015 :  08:40:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats John. I see you are in the Bay area. I live up in the Folsom area. If you need any help figuring things out let me know.

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

Johnfrmcal

RO# 33857



Posted - Mar 25 2015 :  14:15:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the welcome's guys. I'll get myself an anchor, I assume I get that when I financially support the site? I've never had a problem supporting sites that I frequent. I'm a weekday guy in San Jose (Silicon Valley) because I still have a job, and no I'm not really happy about that. We have a house on the water in Discovery Bay on the Delta, so I plan to keep my boat behind my house on my dock. We'd like to move out there full time, but until we can change how many days we work from home, it's just not feasible yet. We boat primarily on the Delta since we are only weekenders, so our cruising out has to be fairly close...we do a lot of cruise-outs with the two yacht clubs we belong to, but hope to take some longer vacations and do some San Francisco Bay cruising soon, especially now that we have a larger boat.

We bought the boat down in Newport Beach in Southern Cal. It's a 1998, and it's quite clean. It was owned by a seemingly wealthy guy who has a house on the water in Newport, and he had a captain who ran the boat each month to keep it fresh and maintained any items that needed attention. So, for it's age, it's very very nice. That's not to say it's perfect, this is my first diesel boat and since I'm a natural born gear head, I'll be diving into the seawater system myself so I can get to know it and develop my own maintenance program. Aftercoolers are first, I'm going to send them to Seaboard the first time and I'll do them myself after that. While they are out I plan to go through the exchangers and gear oil coolers as well. It has one seawater pump that's dripping so I'll replace that. Other than that, just some odds and ends to start. Before we splash the boat though, I'm going to have the radar arch removed and blasted/powder coated. Every single saltwater boat that had a radar arch had corrosion (we were looking at Tiara's for a while as well and they all had it too). Also a bunch of cosmetic things to make the wife happy, such as interior carpet and exterior seagrass (the existing carpets are fine but, well, you know ) and I want to re-do the rear canvas since I don't like the piece that slopes from the arch to the back, I want squared-off camper canvas. I'm sure I'll find a bunch of other things to keep me busy as well, LOL. But, it's pretty darned clean so not too much major stuff (hopefully).

John, I was wondering where you moved to in Cali, Folsom is quite close to the Delta as you already know. We'll have to meet up soon, I've read all your posts and I'm sure you will be an invaluable reference for me, especially being so close. That's really cool. The drive from your place to my Big Green Egg smoker is not really all that far

The seller took a shot at selling this boat back in 2012. The video walk through of it is still on Youtube. Here are two video clips of the boat at that time. It hasn't changed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R9nCjCjISA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGZAwehXOKs


Every Weekend's a Vacation

Homeport: Discovery Bay, CA Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Mar 25 2015 :  21:40:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is great. I also remember looking at these videos when I was shoping for mine and also after i got mine.
Dave should take pictures of his camper and post, I think his camper set up, the way it is attached to the arch from the top and the sides is the best way to do it.


____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Mar 25 2015 :  23:48:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, we should get together some time in the near future. I have been so busy since moving here that I don't really frequent this board as much as I used to. Especially with my boat shrink-wrapped and winterized in MD. And unless someone steps up and buys it, it will stay there until at least this time next year. And that looks like the most likely scenerio. Do you have room for two at your doc? lol. If I can get OregonParts to move it and find a place to keep it that would be half the battle.

Anyway, my email is jmeirhofer at yahoo.com Of course you have to substitute the at with the symbol for it. I have been through every inch of my boat. Including spending a couple days in various positions in the anchor locker restoring it.



John
1997 Trojan 440 Express

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

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Johnfrmcal

RO# 33857



Posted - Mar 26 2015 :  00:51:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So Dave, any chance of getting you to post up pics of your camper canvas before I spend thousands on canvas?

John, you should move that boat out here. We looked at every one on this coast for sale and all the others were junk. Plus you've been through your whole boat. The boat we bought is super clean but that doesn't really calm the anxiety that comes with worrying about what hidden gremlins might be lurking.


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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Mar 26 2015 :  06:28:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John my boat is still wrapped and I don't think I have any pictures of my new top, this said it sounds like you want a camper top "I want squared-off camper canvas" Mine sloops back from the arch. I like to open up the back when onboard I also find it easier to step onto the gunwale without the camper top in the way.

I'm hoping to start working on the boat soon maybe even today. I will be starting with reinstalling my coolant tanks and replacing all the hoses. I have all the hoses I haven't even open the box they came in last fall, I hope they're all there.

I will post a few pictures when I get the top back on.


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

Johnfrmcal

RO# 33857



Posted - Mar 30 2015 :  17:16:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone tell me what anchor comes on the 440 Express? And has anyone fit up any other brands that worked well with the integrated bow roller?

Thanks,
John

P.S. speaking of anchors, I paid for my "forum anchor", 2 years' worth, but I'm not sure when it shows up...


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