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Delivering Happiness

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Posted - Feb 06 2013 :  18:51:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice to finally "meet" you odvar. I believe I am the last Trojan owner to join BE. I love what you have done to the boat absolutely beautiful, I look at the pictures you posted a while ago all the time. If you can post some more for us dedicated Trojan owners it will be great :-)


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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Edited by - Delivering Happiness on Feb 07 2013 20:57:35

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odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 07 2013 :  16:38:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll do that, and some of it you can see from the pics I posted in Feb 2011

Odvar
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Delivering Happiness

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Posted - Feb 07 2013 :  17:58:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I'll do that, and some of it you can see from the pics I posted in Feb 2011


Yes but we need more :-) you did an amazing job, great updates. Maybe you post the pictures on the old Trojan thread so we let John keep updating us on his projects here.


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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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Edited by - Delivering Happiness on Feb 07 2013 20:54:00

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odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 08 2013 :  10:10:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
good idea Allen

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 08 2013 :  10:29:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't mind Odvar. I just like to look at pictures of other Trojans. Gives me ideas for mine. I will be back at it again tomorrow. I am hoping to get all of the subfloor glued down this weekend so I can start to lay in the floor next weekend. It is a three day weekend next weekend so I should get a lot done. Then I have a trip to CA for business for a week and then I think it will be time to de-winterize at least the water system and start spending weekends at the boat again.

John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 08 2013 :  10:48:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jmeirhofer

I don't mind Odvar. I just like to look at pictures of other Trojans. Gives me ideas for mine.


Yep, that's how I got the idea for the stairs, floor and the 3rd stateroom inclosure


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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 08 2013 :  11:09:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sit and look at all of them on Yacht world at least a couple times a month.

Speaking of other Trojans. A guy in FL contacted me on facebook because he had seen a post I made about replacing the screens and wanted to know how I did it. He just bought a 2000 with hard top in Ft. Lauderdale from an estate sale out of Michigan. I told him about this site and that he should check it out. Lot of good Carver/Trojan info here.


John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Homeport: Nimbus Flats Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  11:23:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jmeirhofer

I sit and look at all of them on Yacht world at least a couple times a month.

Speaking of other Trojans. A guy in FL contacted me on facebook because he had seen a post I made about replacing the screens and wanted to know how I did it. He just bought a 2000 with hard top in Ft. Lauderdale from an estate sale out of Michigan. I told him about this site and that he should check it out. Lot of good Carver/Trojan info here.


Looking there all the time as well, which screens did you replace?


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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  12:35:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I replaced one of the ports screens so far. Plan to do the rest as soon as it is warm enough now that I know how.

John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Homeport: Nimbus Flats Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  14:51:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today's goal was to stop the rain water coming in from the anchor locker. So I took all the chain out only to find out that very little water can get in that way. So it is back to square one to find out where the water comes from. I now think it may be going forward from the garage. I am going to try putting a few gallons in the bilge there and see if it goes forward. There is a bilge pump in there about 4" above the bottom of the bilge but at rest the forward bilge is lower than at the aft so the water could potentially run forward. On of my goals is to seal up the garage door so maybe that will solve it. I still am going to need to put a through hull in the anchor locker though.

John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  15:39:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have two drain hole in my locker.

Let be know how you seal the garage.


Dave

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  16:10:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Same like Dave, 2 of them. I don't think the water is coming from the garage, my garage is very dry but not my forward and mid bilge. Also my engine room bilge is pretty dry. In my boat I know I am getting water from under the bed in the second (port) state room, I think it is from the hose that run from the ad water pump to the salon ac system.

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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  16:48:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All,
I figured out how to seal the lazerette/garage. I used an automotive seal product attached to the lip as the garage is opened. I had 0 water. I will have to get the part number however it is on the boat. The only modification that is needed is it needs to be glued in, similar to a door seal on a car. This spring I will take pictures and post.


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

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  20:56:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let us know Bob. Or at least me. :-)

Allen. I occasionally get the same problem. If you pull up the hatch, look at where your shower sump exits to the through hull. The is a small bilge on the other side of that hole and rain water is getting in there. When there is enough to over flow it gets down in the bilge in that stateroom. I think it is the hose from the vent or from the windshield drain where they connect to the thru hull. The bad part is it connects to this galley bilge and if left unchecked will make it look like this

And this was not an accessible area. I am going to plug the hole between the two since once I have the new floors in it will be unaccessible again. Once I figure out how to access the through hulls I will fix those too.

It can also come from your shower sump when you run the air but not the sump. Learned that one the hard way.


John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Edited by - jmeirhofer on Feb 09 2013 20:59:41

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 09 2013 :  21:37:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We will eventually figure it out. When i opened the hatches All my hatches in the salon were dry. I do know those holes between the upper bilge and the bilge where the pumps are but I don't see much track of water. Maybe I will drain some color water and try to track it from the vent and anchor room.

Stary was it something like that?
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/229481040/self_adhesive_door_seal_strip.html


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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 10 2013 :  07:16:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen that looks good but I'm not buying 10000 meters of it I need about 15'.

Dave

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 10 2013 :  07:41:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Audrey II

Allen that looks good but I'm not buying 10000 meters of it I need about 15'.


Just wanted to understand what Bob was using. I think they sell them in autozone


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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 11 2013 :  09:50:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bilge in the garage is not conected to the forward bilges. it's not easy to keep the water out. I also attached a seal to the bottom of the lid, it is a door seal from any hardware store. it has a stiff edge that goes in a grove on a door frame, I also added a seal, used on the bottom of garage doors, to the edge of the garage where it goes from flat and drops into the bottom, The lipp forms a dam to stop any water that may get there.

Odvar
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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 11 2013 :  18:26:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it does Odvar. In the trunk there is a PVC tube through the bulk head but it does not come out in the engine room side. And on the bulkhead in the saloon in front of the water tank there is a PVC tube going in but not out in the engine room either. It is my belief this tube runs from the trunk to the saloon under the engine room bilge. Maybe next weekend I will dump a few bucketsof water in there and see where it goes. I'll figure it out one way or another though. No reason to have water in the cabin.

John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Homeport: Nimbus Flats Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 11 2013 :  19:21:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never noticed that. I will have to take a look at mine, I need to paint the floor in the garage any way so I will remove and double check. It just might be a good explanation!

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Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 11 2013 :  20:54:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

We will eventually figure it out. When i opened the hatches All my hatches in the salon were dry. I do know those holes between the upper bilge and the bilge where the pumps are but I don't see much track of water. Maybe I will drain some color water and try to track it from the vent and anchor room.

Stary was it something like that?
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/229481040/self_adhesive_door_seal_strip.html



Allen,
Initially I started out with stick tape seal similar to that however it would not last from opening and closing and would move or slide around. Then I came upon a D-ring weather seal. It looks like this with a D seal attached to it. I am looking at different types of glue or silicon that would work with it. I currently have it crimped on, however it loosens up after so many opening and closing.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/314866046/Automotive_Weather_Strip.html


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 11 2013 20:57:51

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 11 2013 :  21:01:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob. Did you see my question about the props?

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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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Starry Night

RO# 18025



Posted - Feb 13 2013 :  18:14:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

Thanks Bob. Did you see my question about the props?



Yes, I responded, unless you have a new question.


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

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  11:17:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John, I'm sure mine is not conected, you must have another setup. For years I have had a leak somewhere, water gets in when I'm running. No it does not come from the lid. I have a door weather strip that looks like a P and the stiff leg is screwed to the bottom lip of the garage lid. Glue like Bob said does not hold up. One day I will get in there underway and find the leak!

Odvar
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odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  11:53:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
Here are some shots of stuff I have done to mine. Like: full extension soft close drawerglides, more wood veneer and formica, "wood" blinds, stepps to to get up to the aft deck. I have no leaks in my canvas at the arch. Reshaped fender box aft, great to sit on and my BQ mounts there in a rod holder. Got to have a bar!

























Odvar
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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  12:43:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
odvar, I love the new trunk lid. Who did it? How much did it cost (if I might ask)?

Did your galley counter have the wood cover that slid over it?


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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  14:11:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Starry Night

quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

Thanks Bob. Did you see my question about the props?



Yes, I responded, unless you have a new question.


Yes got it thatnk. This was before you responded on the other thread. Thanks.


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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  14:26:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by odvar







What's that hatch for? I don't have one on my boat.


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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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  17:10:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everything the upgrades you did are with absolute perfection. Also like to know what is that little hatch and what is the latch right above it? I love the step you have on the port side Great idea as well. Did you redo the arch or is it original?

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1998 Trojan 440 Express
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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  17:30:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen, the "latch" is a step.

Odvar, looks like a 30 amp cord, don't you have 50 amp?


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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  17:49:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

Allen, the "latch" is a step.

Odvar, looks like a 30 amp cord, don't you have 50 amp?



Oh, so there is a step over the fresh water on the prt side and a secondary step over that hatch on the starboard side? Nice. It always been a problem getting up to the bow especially for my wifey and the kids. Odvar are theses steps custom made?
Also can you post a link to where you bought the wood veneer and the molding you used for the master stateroom floor? Please.


____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Edited by - Delivering Happiness on Feb 15 2013 05:54:45

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 14 2013 :  18:06:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You did some incredible upgrades she looks great!

Dave

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

1996 440 Trojan Express

Edited by - Audrey II on Feb 15 2013 06:49:28

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jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  07:51:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really like what you did with the trunk lid. I have been thinking about doing the same thing. I just needed a picture to be able to show someone. I also like the steps. Much better than stepping up on the cleats like I do now.

John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Homeport: Nimbus Flats Go to Top of Page

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  09:07:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ON MY LIST:
http://www.perko.com/catalog/category/deck_hardware/product/632/

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20165486/


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
____________________
GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  10:33:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made the trunk lid. Yes the gally was the wood type with the sunken "counter" I also covered up the recess outside over the bar,fridge and icemaker. The little hatch out back is like a glove box for my BBQ stuff.The Arch is original. Sharp eyes, 30 amp since that is all the dock has, but I have 50. One step,the folding one on stb was ground down some since it is mounted on a slope

Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  11:53:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen, my props are 30 x 39

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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

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rommer

RO# 12280



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  12:33:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by odvar










KIRKLAND VODKA??????


Sorry, just had to point that out.



Boats, yup, 5 of em...
WLC - We love Champlin's!

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  12:37:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I made the trunk lid. Yes the gally was the wood type with the sunken "counter" I also covered up the recess outside over the bar,fridge and icemaker.



Can you post pix of those areas? What material did you use for the galley countertop?

I'll bet you'd get orders from all of us if you wanted to make more of those trunk lids! I know I'd like one.


_________________________


1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

Edited by - HOGAN on Feb 15 2013 15:17:48

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

Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  14:55:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I made the trunk lid. Yes the gally was the wood type with the sunken "counter" I also covered up the recess outside over the bar,fridge and icemaker.



Can you post pix of those areas? What material did you use for the galley countertop?

I'll bet you'd get orders from all of us if you wanted to make more of those trunk lids! I know I'd like one.


me too :) my dad always said it is the best spot on the boat to sit at.


____________________
Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  16:46:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the lid looks great but I also like the look of the rounded lid. I removed mine and had it refinished a couple of years ago so it looks great or at least like new.

Dave

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

1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  16:49:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I made the trunk lid. Yes the gally was the wood type with the sunken "counter" I also covered up the recess outside over the bar,fridge and icemaker.



Can you post pix of those areas? What material did you use for the galley countertop?

I'll bet you'd get orders from all of us if you wanted to make more of those trunk lids! I know I'd like one.


me too :) my dad always said it is the best spot on the boat to sit at.



I would order one too.

I am going to order a step this weekend. I want to make sure it will fit first. Looks like I went get much done this weekend. I will be working tomorrow and Monday.


John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Homeport: Nimbus Flats Go to Top of Page

jmeirhofer

RO# 30972



Posted - Feb 15 2013 :  16:49:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delivering Happiness

quote:
Originally posted by HOGAN

quote:
Originally posted by odvar

I made the trunk lid. Yes the gally was the wood type with the sunken "counter" I also covered up the recess outside over the bar,fridge and icemaker.



Can you post pix of those areas? What material did you use for the galley countertop?

I'll bet you'd get orders from all of us if you wanted to make more of those trunk lids! I know I'd like one.


me too :) my dad always said it is the best spot on the boat to sit at.



I would order one too.

I am going to order a step this weekend. I want to make sure it will fit first. Looks like I went get much done this weekend. I will be working tomorrow and Monday.


John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

Homeport: Nimbus Flats Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Feb 19 2013 :  17:26:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lid, I have to confess I took the easy way, it's plywood added to the original to make the seat, fiberglass overlay and polyurethan paint tinted to the gelcoat.
Kirkland vodka, sure it's good (for the $) and Kirkland is my neighbor city, Costco.
The gally top and in the heads are made from 1/2" granit tile 24x30 with polished edges.Saw them at Home depot the other day.
Just put a small motion activated led light in the fridge, works great. I hope you guys have mounted real lights in the engine room, my small 12V did not do anything, now it's easy to look for problems and to work there. Kitchen undercabinet lights work well.


Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Feb 19 2013 :  17:55:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put LED bulbs in my engine room, I get much more light, and if I leave them on, they don't drain the battery.

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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




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ChefJunk

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Posted - Feb 20 2013 :  06:03:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Odvar,

Can you tell me where you got the chrome lettering from? How is it affixed? How well has it held up for you? Looks great!

Thanks,

Jim



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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 21 2013 :  18:43:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Time for me to get to work my waste line showed up today! 50' of Sealand odor safe plus not cheat but it should do the trick.

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

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Posted - Feb 21 2013 :  19:11:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need o get back at it too. I had to work last weekend, I will be watching the race Sunday and am heading to CA next weekend for a week. After that though I will be on it every weekend.

John
No more boats but I have a really cool car and a really fast bike. :)

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

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 24 2013 :  13:58:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jmeirhofer

What would it cost me to get one of you guys with a 98 to send me a copy of your owners manual? I am starting to think that possible my boat was an in between model. Mostly like the 1996 at least molds wise. But much of the rest from the 98 model. It may help me figure out the wiring diagram among other things.

It looks like I have one of the centerline waste tanks from the 1996 and the single centerline water tank from 98.

Allen - where are your vacuflush units? Mine are both under the forward most hatch.


Was on the boat today, got the owners manual but I think you will not find what you are looking for. It has 9 sections of which none have the wiring diagram, electric or much of anything else:
1. Boating safety 2. Powering the 12 volt battery system 3. Shore power/generator power 4. Powering the internal systems 5. Powering the engines 6. Operating and maneuvering 7. Maintenance 8. Winterizing the boat 9. Warranty parts information.
Not too much to learn from.


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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Feb 24 2013 :  15:15:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well I got started today seems like such a shame to pull up such nice carpet but it came out fairly easily and will return as soon as I'm done.



The carpet and all interior upholstery was replaced just before I bought the boat and it's still in like new condition.

I removed the carpet stairs and floor boards to get access to the waste lines, this should be a fun project NOT.



As I have stated in the past I have a very different setup then most if not all of the other Trojans at least on this forum. I have two waste tanks in the center line of the boat.



Each head has it's own tank this provides for a 100 gallons of waste. When I pump out I have to flip a valve to pump out both tanks one at a time.

I'm looking forward to completing the project and then pulling the cover and getting to work on the clean up. I found myself doing a little cleaning in the cockpit while I was on board today. I'm really starting to get the itch for Spring, good thing it's around the corner!


Dave

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

Edited by - Audrey II on Feb 24 2013 15:19:39

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Delivering Happiness

RO# 33144



Posted - Feb 24 2013 :  16:43:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I never realized you had them set up this way. Much better then side by side. Again it is amazing how they made so many changes from one boat to another. Let me know if you need help Dave.
I also did a couple of things today. Added a stainless steel grab rail for the kids going in and out of the boat and as I removed the door and the frame to the master head I installed 3/4 trim lock molding on the edge so rounding the entry.




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Allen
1998 Trojan 440 Express
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GeeVeeBee

Edited by - Delivering Happiness on Feb 27 2013 19:09:45

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