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by ericsil
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: anybody using air operated nail gun in build?
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Re: anybody using air operated nail gun in build?

I did make good use of my 16 gauge brad nailer to tack weld a few hard-to-clamp pieces. As suggested by SDS, I set the pressure too low to completely set the nails and pulled them as soon as the epoxy hardened. I definitely do not want any nails in the finished product.
by ericsil
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: More C19 prop questions
Replies: 32
Views: 4264

Re: C19 - dropping the engine

I have a similar effect with my P19 on sharp turns which I am sure is cavitation. I believe that most of the problem comes from the skeg ending too close to the stern and messing up the flow over the prop. When I repaint the hull this Spring I intend to cut back the skeg and shape it to improve the ...
by ericsil
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: HMD 18 hamoni 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: HMD 18 hamoni 2

I was just looking at those photos the other day wondering who was the man behind the scenes. Having done a P19, I can see right away that you have been quite busy in redesigning the pilothouse structure. Looks like you should have a nice little camper to run around the coast. Great looking work. En...
by ericsil
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Curacao CS 25
Replies: 2459
Views: 410377

Re: Curacao CS 25

Dang, your latest gallery shots are enough to make a boat builder drool. That and the fact that you were in shirt sleeves last week while most of us were freezing our hind sides off. Really inspiring build.
by ericsil
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: inflatable life jackets
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: inflatable life jackets

I carry a couple with manual inflation on board at all times. The only downside I see is that in order to count toward your Coast Guard life jacket requirements you must actually be wearing it. Not a bid deal, since you hardly know they are on.
by ericsil
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Justin's P19
Replies: 431
Views: 55780

Re: Justin's P19

That is a nice looking stitching job. I also had some hook when I was at your stage and did the same thing as Joe, a little shim on the last bulkhead. You should not be able to slide a piece of paper under a straight edge in the last 6' of keel. As for the droop, you've got it. Look at the first and...
by ericsil
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Joe's P19 RE-LAUNCH
Replies: 763
Views: 89954

Re: Joe's P19

Wow! Just when I think you have hit the top you come back with an even nicer looking boat. I am very curious to hear how that windless works out. I am getting too old to be running forward every time I want to drop a hook. My P19 is on the trailer for another winter while I am back in Austin. Still ...
by ericsil
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Justin's P19
Replies: 431
Views: 55780

Re: Justin's P19

The bow mold is very important in getting the tip of the bow in the right position. At least half the P19 and P21s on the site, including mine, have bow droop, from not pulling the tip of the bow close enough to the A frame. The plywood will resist taking this bend vigorously. You may need to do it ...
by ericsil
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pilot 19
Replies: 54
Views: 7603

Re: Pilot 19

Definitely not sag Peter. This was a constant 3/4" from bow to stern on each side in order to cover the width of the rub rail. I guess if you stop the deck inside the rub rail you would be OK; but I don't like the joint this leaves on the deck.
by ericsil
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pilot 19
Replies: 54
Views: 7603

Re: Pilot 19

I have been watching this post with some curiosity. I built a P19 in 2007. Although there were some mistakes on the 2-D drawings, they did not involve the stringers, which fit just right. One error to watch out for is the width of the deck pieces. The drawings I had did not allow enough width to cov...