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05-06-2020, 06:01 AM
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Posted By rickforth

Egg

Q Please be sure that you love to do small repairs on a regular basis. Tha boat is a beautiful labor of love. Any older boat with so many systems will require constant PM.
03-06-2020, 01:51 PM
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Posted By rickforth

1978 Pacemaker 26' Flybridge cruiser owned it for...

1978 Pacemaker 26' Flybridge cruiser owned it for 9 years. Then purchased a 1988 Trojan F32, now in my 5th year.
03-06-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,119
Posted By rickforth

1988 Trojan F32

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03-06-2020, 01:47 PM
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Posted By rickforth

1978 Pacemaler 26" SF

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01-24-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,440
Posted By rickforth

Doing maintainence

I love to do my own maintenance whenever it makes sense. It happens to the best of us. At least you did not have to call the man.
01-10-2020, 01:47 PM
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Posted By rickforth

Teak

I started on my yearly application of teak oil to all of the interior teak surfaces in my 1988 Trojan F32 Flybridge Cruiser. It is always very rewarding as the application is very simple and easy. It...
01-30-2019, 12:32 PM
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Posted By rickforth

1988 Trojan F32

1988 Trojan F32
We had 50 degree weather this weekend so I hooked up my overalls and headed to the marina. A piece of shrink wrap keeps the moisture away when laying on the ground. Removed all old...
08-30-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,275
Posted By rickforth

1988 32 Trojan

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1988 Trojan F32 Single station. Twin Crusader 350s FWC.
04-16-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6,790
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Posted By rickforth

1988 Trojan F32

Finished wax on wax off. Trickle charged the batteries last week and re connected them this weekend. Tested all electrical systems, lights, bilge pumps, blowers, gages, starters. Installed drain...
04-09-2018, 08:07 AM
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Posted By rickforth

32' Trojan flybridge sedan

Vacum bilge, spray bilge with Simple Green. Spray it in/wash it out. Removed winter cover, assembled bimini top. Cleaned and treated isinglass. Re installed front, side, and rear panels. Waxed sides...
03-28-2018, 12:13 PM
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Posted By rickforth

32' Trojan flybridge sedan

3/28/18 Installed new shaft and trim tab zincs. Reusing the 12"X5" main zinc mounted on the transom as it only needed to be cleaned up with a belt sander after last year. Cleaned some of the...
03-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,057
Posted By rickforth

26' Pacemaker Flybridge Cruiser

I bought my 1978 26' Pacemaker Flybridge Cruiser in 2006 and just sold it in 2017. This boat never was a speed demon, just a great classic. This hull was one of Pacemakers first change overs from...
04-20-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By rickforth

Be sure that the system does not have a short...

Be sure that the system does not have a short that is drawing the batteries down. Battery choice is easy.
04-20-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By rickforth

Slip or no slip

So many times during the work week I go down to my slip. It is always a great getaway even if I do not go out. My boat is too big to trailer but if I had a smaller boat I would always have a slip.
04-17-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 885,964
Posted By rickforth

Trojan F32 Flybridge

My Trojan F32 Flybridge is going in the water this week. I opened the floor boards to access the front bilge due to incessant foul bilge smell in the bow.The front bilge does not connect to the...
02-24-2017, 08:10 AM
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Posted By rickforth

PM work on my 1988 Trojan F32

PM work on my 1988 Trojan F32. Had a great 2016 season with this boat. Having the props freshened and cupped to get the RPMs down to where they should be. Had some vibration on the port shaft, a new...
02-02-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,779
Posted By rickforth

How Much?

I own a 1988- 32' Trojan F32. The winter haul & storage, shrink wrap, 2 engines & generator winterization, spring launch & storage comes to $4200.00. That is the year round minimum. Everything after...
12-01-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,054
Posted By rickforth

Night running

I do all my boating out of Seaford NY, on the South shore of Long Island. I have always used my boat at night and there are many factors. Today the bright backlit screens or any additional light in...
11-29-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,849
Posted By rickforth

1988 Trojan F32

Sold my 1978 26' Pacemaker Flybridge to get int a 1988 Trojan F32. The twin 350 Crusaders, generator and fresh water system have been winterized. I spray oiled the engines, generator, rudders &...
11-29-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 885,964
Posted By rickforth

This summer was the first season for me with a...

This summer was the first season for me with a new to me 1988 Trojan F32. The twin 350 Crusaders, generator and fresh water system have been winterized. I spray oiled the engines, generator, rudders...
11-21-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 885,964
Posted By rickforth

Winter projects

This summer was the first season for me with a new to me 1988 Trojan F32. The twin 350 Crusaders, generator and fresh water system have been winterized. I spray oiled the engines, generator, rudders...
09-19-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,926
Posted By rickforth

Bilge suggestion

I would suggest a good high pressure cleaning to remove as much loose paint, a good vacuuming and leaving the clean raw fiberglass look. I always found it the easiest to maintain although not as...
05-04-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By rickforth

Elbow grease and desire. What a nice job and a...

Elbow grease and desire. What a nice job and a great lake boat to fish from.
04-14-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,790
Views: 885,964
Posted By rickforth

What I did this week

1988 Trojan F32- Will be doing finishing touches for launch next week. The mild winter here on Long Island has given me time to do many winter projects on this new to me F32, too many to write here....
04-11-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,188
Posted By rickforth

I still cannot believe that this guy is serious....

I still cannot believe that this guy is serious. If he is serious then he has never owned a boat before, especially an older boat that needs work. If you have to ask us how to change shaft seals,...
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