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Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 6,392
Posted By Fighterpilot
Our 33 Trojan International express with the...

Our 33 Trojan International express with the Delta Conic hull
handles the roll issue the best of any of the 5 boats we have owned.
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,493
Posted By Fighterpilot
If I order and pay for a survey, I too, think it...

If I order and pay for a survey, I too, think it is mine to do with what ever I choose. I would hope I could offer it to another forum user with out any legal issues.
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-11-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,016
Posted By Fighterpilot
vacuflush

Just bought a boat with vacuflush. Old system, 1986 boat, probably original install. Nothing works. Wye valve handle gone. When turn the switch on for head, pops back off. Water drawn into the toilet...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 11-23-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,889
Posted By Fighterpilot
I have bought 5 boats and sold 4 over the last 15...

I have bought 5 boats and sold 4 over the last 15 years. Still trying to figure out what I want, I guess. The last boat I sold was the Californian 34LRC with the Cat 3208s. Engine parts were...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,719
Posted By Fighterpilot
The Californian 34LRC isn't exactly a trawler but...

The Californian 34LRC isn't exactly a trawler but it will do 15knots with the 3208 NA engines.
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,769
Posted By Fighterpilot
We recently sold our 1983 34LRC Californian....

We recently sold our 1983 34LRC Californian. Can't talk to a comparison of the build but can talk to the 3208NA Cat with TD 502s which were out nightmare. If cooling systems have been neglected it...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,676
Posted By Fighterpilot
First sqd. was the Jolly Rogers with the "new"...

First sqd. was the Jolly Rogers with the "new" F8C. Second sqd. was VF 191 Satan's Kittens off the Tico in the Tonking Gulf.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,939
Posted By Fighterpilot
We had a 1983 LRC with the 3208NA cats and the TD...

We had a 1983 LRC with the 3208NA cats and the TD 502. Handles great with the twin engines. But, if yours is powered with the Cats and the TD make sure they are in good shape. We spent thousands...
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-24-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,676
Posted By Fighterpilot
Navy Carrier pilots

Thanks for your thoughts, and 50,000 plus others that didn't make it also thank you.
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-24-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,676
Posted By Fighterpilot
I understand the Navy carrier pilot crazy...

I understand the Navy carrier pilot crazy comment. 2000 hrs in the Navy's F8 Crusader, the first truly supersonic Jet. 5 carrier deployments, two to Tonkin Gulf. 499 normal carrier landings and 1...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By Fighterpilot
Appreciate the follow up. Tollycraft is...

Appreciate the follow up. Tollycraft is interesting. Did, all, or most have the lower helm? Need lower helm. I note one said V drive. Were they all V drives?
Will look for Radon, Davis, and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By Fighterpilot
We are in the panhandle of Florida. Go out the...

We are in the panhandle of Florida. Go out the pass at Pensacola into the Gulf. Deep water is quite close in that part of the Gulf and lots of fishing spots, all within 25 miles. Have fished there...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,871
Posted By Fighterpilot
Do any "trawlers" do this??

Probably wrong forum, but will give it a try. Son-in-law looking for a boat that can be used to fish and also drag for shrimp with a kangaroo rig added to the boat. Must be trailerable, will accept...
Forum: Californian 03-11-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By Fighterpilot
1983 Californian 34LRC for sale

We're going to be putting our boat on the market very soon. Is there a classified section just for boats? Getting a transmission rebuilt now but hope to have it back in business by next week.
Forum: Californian 08-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,017
Posted By Fighterpilot
34LRC transmissions??

Has anyone changed out their twin disc 502 for a ZF 220. Smoked mine behind a 3208NA cat and getting it rebuilt has been a nightmare. Parts really hard to come by and some had to come clear across...
Forum: Power Systems 08-09-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,248
Posted By Fighterpilot
Skidgear I will let you know as soon as we get...

Skidgear I will let you know as soon as we get the darn thing done and in. If you have two helms make sure the shifters are synced. Lower helm had it in gear but upper helm, apparently didn't quite...
Forum: Power Systems 08-09-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,248
Posted By Fighterpilot
UPdate. What a goat rope!!! TX was smoked....

UPdate. What a goat rope!!! TX was smoked. Ordered appropriate kits. Than noted one gear shaft distorted from heat, seals wouldn't fit good. Mechanic picked up two used tx. but tx regbuilder wouldn't...
Forum: Power Systems 06-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,248
Posted By Fighterpilot
ZF 220 vs Twin Disc 502

My old 502 needs rebuilding and it is obsolete. Will a ZF 220 replace it on the back of a 3208 NA engine??
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 12-07-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,524
Posted By Fighterpilot
I use two standard type batteries from Sams to...

I use two standard type batteries from Sams to start my 3208 Cats. I have them wired in parallel to double the cold cranking amps but one at 800 CCA would start the engines in the summer. Don't know...
Forum: Power Systems 11-14-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By Fighterpilot
I leave the filter cracked until it fills, than...

I leave the filter cracked until it fills, than tighten, haven't had any problem with that. My pump pulls fuel from the tank and pushes it on into the filter/filters as needed. If I am replacing the...
Forum: Harbor Chat 11-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,267
Posted By Fighterpilot
Never was on the big E but I have three trips on...

Never was on the big E but I have three trips on the Independence and two on the Tico. On the Tico when we ran into heavy weather headed to the Tonkin Gulf. Had spray and water coming over the bow as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,419
Posted By Fighterpilot
There are a number of Chris Crafts around with...

There are a number of Chris Crafts around with diesels.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Fighterpilot
For a start go to boatdiesel.com and plug in...

For a start go to boatdiesel.com and plug in numbers using one of their calculators. One of the outputs is gal. per hour at a certain power setting. It has choices for type of hull, displacement, hp...
Forum: Power Systems 11-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By Fighterpilot
You might want to rethink the 4 blade instead of...

You might want to rethink the 4 blade instead of a 3 blade for the boat. Talk to a reputable prop shop about what performance you want.
Forum: Power Systems 10-31-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By Fighterpilot
I have a 1983 Californian 34LRC with the 3208NA....

I have a 1983 Californian 34LRC with the 3208NA. I found that running with the tabs full down works best for me. I get 2800 RPM with average load but only 27 fully loaded for fishing, 6 people, full...
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