The Trojan F-36 is distinguished by an unmistakable exterior profile, wide-beam design and a convenient combination of the best for all worlds; fishing room, cruising accommodations and entertaining areas. She is one of the most popular production boats ever designed, the Trojan 36 Convertible is an...more
The Trojan F-36 is distinguished by an unmistakable exterior profile, wide-beam design and a convenient combination of the best for all worlds; fishing room, cruising accommodations and entertaining areas. She is one of the most popular production boats ever designed, the Trojan 36 Convertible is an affordable blend of traditional styling, comfortable accommodations, and good all around performance. She was built on an easy-riding modified-V hull with moderate beam, nearly flat after sections, and solid fiberglass construction. The two-stateroom floor plan features a mid-level galley opposite the lower helm (which is there but not used). Outside, the cockpit is big enough for some serious fishing, and the tournament-style fly bridge provides seating for up to five. The Trojan F-36 has always been a favorite of both cruisers and serious fisherman. A 13-foot beam provides plenty of open cockpit space, as well as a roomy interior for weekending.
TOPSIDES The F-36's 13-foot beam provides a spacious cockpit, great for dockside lounging or serious fishing. A cockpit control station is set forward to the starboard side and includes throttles, shifts and a wheel, plus basic instrumentation. The fiberglass cockpit is surrounded by wide gunwales, plus wide side decks leading forward. Safety handrails extend along the side of the fly-bridge, allowing for easy movement to the flat, non-skid fore-deck. The fly-bridge is accessed by a ladder from the cockpit and includes tournament-style seating with two swivel helm chairs overlooking the cockpit and a full bench seat forward of the helm console. The bridge is completely shaded by a newer Bimini top.
DOWN BELOW The salon is entered through a wide sliding patio door, with screen. A comfortable sofa, convertible to sleep two, provides casual lounging to port side and there is open floor space to the starboard side of the salon -- a great area to add any extra seating. The lower helm station is unobtrusive, but does provide excellent sight lines for all-weather navigating. Step down and forward leads to the galley and dinette area. The galley, to port, features good counter-top area and excellent cabinet storage, plus a full-size refrigerator with freezer. The dinette is opposite, to starboard and includes ample seating in booth style for four and is also convertible to sleep two. The head and vanity are forward of the galley, on the portside and the head compartment also includes a separate shower stall. Fully forward, with privacy provided by a solid teak bulkhead and door, is a spacious V-berth, with plenty of headroom and natural light spread by a large overhead hatch.
The seller has taken excellent care of this sturdily built sport fishing machine. He has selling because he's too old to keep up with the cleaning and maintenance. Also getting too old to be out on the water much anymore.
Repairs needed at this time:
1) Bottom job (last one was over 5 years ago).
2) The steering is frozen and I believe that the cause is the rudders being frozen. The bottom job should fix that. The steering is chain type with easy maintenance access, so there is not too much else that can go wrong.
3) The vessel needs new wiring. A lightning bolt took out the (original and fragile) wiring system that was in the boat. All new wiring is in place (including over 120 wires from helm to cabin) and simply needs to be connected. All new helm gauges are installed already..
4) The engines are Cummins 6B truck engines(both CPL 1959) that were overhauled about 8 years ago. During the overhaul, I chose to keep the existing (small) fuel injectors for fuel economy. I did replace the power plates with a medium level power rating (about 30 minutes each engine). Calculations estimate that each engine is producing about 240 hp. For more power, simply install more aggressive power plates and/or bigger size fuel injectors. Try to keep exhaust temps lower than 1100 degrees if at all possible. Boat cruises at 15 mph at 2500 RPM (about 15 gallons per hour fuel usage). Max RPM is about 3000 and the boat will run at about 20 mph. Engines were working fine but need the following maintenance:
a) Both engines need new fuel overflow springs. Head notch already made. This should not take more than 15 minutes per engine.
b) The antifreeze tanks on both engines is about 1-1/2" too low and needs to be raised in order to keep air pockets from the cooling system. Figure about 2 hours per engine.
c) There are no thermostats in the engines. Putting in new ones will take about an hour for each engine.
d) The starboard engine may need a new "throw" solenoid for the fuel/starting system. It could also just be faulty wiring.
e) The port engine leaks oil at medium to high RPM's. The leak is coming from the valve plate on the port side of the engine. The plate is bent and needs to be replaced. This can be a frightening job since you have to remove the fuel injector pump to get to the plate. I did the job with a friend in about 4 hours. However, I tried to straighten the valve plate out instead of putting in a new one. The oil leak persists. Hint: install a new (or salvage yard) plate.
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