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by ericsil
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: One Hell of the last two months.
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: One Hell of the last two months.

Dougster, I am really sorry to read about your wife. You are probably the only couple in the boat forum that I have actually met. She impressed me as a delightful little woman. I hope for the very best for you in the time ahead.
by ericsil
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Question for Joe H
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Question for Joe H

Thanks Joe, that's what I needed to know. We still count on the P19 to moor in front of our cottage and take us on luncheon runs to neighboring islands whenever we have company. I have even picked up people on the mainland a few times when they missed the last ferry. I'll check into the windless to ...
by ericsil
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Question for Joe H
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Question for Joe H

That Chris Craft looks like a beauty, although I hate to even think of bright work on a boat of mine. I have another question though. How did that windless work out on the P19? It looks a bit undersized. Have you used it in harsh conditions at any point? I am getting a bit old to be running forward ...
by ericsil
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Game Warden inspection in Texas...
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Game Warden inspection in Texas...

I second Dougsters comments. The only reason for the game warden to visit is to check on whether the boat has been stolen. The game warden does not check equipment or do a safety check. That will be done if you are stopped on the water. As for the sales tax. They only charge for things you did not b...
by ericsil
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: HMD19 Trailer Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1149

Re: HMD19 Trailer Help

One of the reasons I went with a single axle aluminum trailer for my P19 was that I could keep the gross weight under 3000lbs. It was close, but I weighed in on the scales with a dry boat at 2950. The trailer capacity is rated at 3500. Under 3000 lbs I would not need trailer brakes to be a legal tow...
by ericsil
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: P19 Fuel Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1873

Re: P19 Fuel Tank

Wow! That's several great choices I did not know about 9 years ago. Almost makes me want to cut out my front tank and drop in a replacement. Almost, that is.
by ericsil
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: P19 Fuel Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1873

Re: P19 Fuel Tank

P.S. Forget the baffles, you don't need them. The total change in balance from fuel going from one end to the other in the tank is small compared to the wave action that is causing it.
by ericsil
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: P19 Fuel Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1873

Re: P19 Fuel Tank

If you are going with aluminum I think there is a good choice available almost off the shelf which will avoid the mistake I made. I used the Moeller Marine Below Deck Permanent Fuel Tank (25-Gallon, 47" x 18.03" x 7.5") which is sold by Amazon. Notice that the fill tube is straight up and the fill a...
by ericsil
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: P19 Small Boat Monthly
Replies: 14
Views: 1608

Re: P19 Small Boat Monthly

Congrats Joe on the news. I am sure you will do all of us proud with the article on that great looking boat.
by ericsil
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: P19 Fuel Tank
Replies: 29
Views: 1873

Re: P19 Fuel Tank

The fuel tanks are one of the toughest trade-offs you make. The aluminum tanks will not stand up forever with any salt water in the bilge. However, you can get them built in just about any configuration. The plastic tanks are tough, but they expand about 3% the first time you fill them and they need...