New to forum - Just purchased a 2000 440 Trojan

jonfraser

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Hi all.

I've been reading through all of your threads and wanted to thank you all for the great information - it helped me to decide on my purchase. I just acquired a 2000 Carver Trojan 440 Express with a hardtop - currently located in Clearwater, FL.

While the previous owner took extremely good care of it, I do have a few projects planned in the coming year including some teak on the swim platform and cockpit. I look forward to any ideas and suggestions and will of course share my progress with any projects I tackle.
 

HOGAN

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Welcome, you will love the 440! We have four in our marina.

I would love to see pix of the hardtop.
 

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Welcome LOL I think I have a couple of pictures of your boat I saw it last year when I visited the area. We took a short boat ride/tour and passed your boat looked very clean from a distance!

Is this the boat???

 

jonfraser

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That's it! It's still in the same place right now - heading to Clearwater in a couple of weeks to move it. It is very clean and in amazing shape. The previous owner put a lot of work into it and it shows. I'm already set to replace the tables (both cockpit and cabin) with wood tops. Also adding a BBQ - not quite sure where to mount it yet. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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I haven't mounted my BBQ I just keep it near the helm on the passenger side then move to swim platform when I use it. It side on the upper platform and I stand on the lower one.
One of the others mounted his on a pole to the lower platform and another found an angle pole mount and installed it to the transom near the power cord it looks good if I was going to mount mine I would try to do something like this. You can try to reach out to him "Starry Night".
As Hogan mentioned above there are 4 of us all on the same dock all different years all different but the same.
 

jonfraser

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Alright, first project is done. I had the couch re-upholstered and changed the table top to a wooden one made by a New England artist

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quote:

Originally posted by Audrey II

I haven't mounted my BBQ I just keep it near the helm on the passenger side then move to swim platform when I use it. It side on the upper platform and I stand on the lower one.
One of the others mounted his on a pole to the lower platform and another found an angle pole mount and installed it to the transom near the power cord it looks good if I was going to mount mine I would try to do something like this. You can try to reach out to him "Starry Night".






I got the same mount as Starry Night, will be installing it this winter.
 

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I may have to do the same my only concern is the heat and prox to the rear sit? I do like the concept!
 

jonfraser

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It's far enough away and heat rises - no heat issue. I did turn it around so I face the crowd sitting on the boat while I BBQ
 

Watermark

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Looks great! I would like to mount my BBQ in the same spot. Could you share some pics showing the mounting?
Thank you!
 

SmokinCigarettes

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That flooring looks awesome. Do you know the manufacturer and color?

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Originally posted by jonfraser

Alright, first project is done. I had the couch re-upholstered and changed the table top to a wooden one made by a New England artist

29ly2c9.jpg


k52wjb.jpg





 

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quote:

Originally posted by pdecat

Welcome John. Nice boat, enjoy.






Sorry, I have not been on BE in a while, however here is a picture of our grill and mount on our boat.
 
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