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by JimW
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: System 3 paint still my favorite
Replies: 2
Views: 717

System 3 paint still my favorite

C19 repaint.jpg
After some difficulty with cold temps and dew, the outside repaint is done. One man roll and tip is tiresome but effective. Color is 50 parts orca white, 8 parts mercer green. Will use 1 inch vinyl white tape to clean up color border.
by JimW
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Foam rollers - bubbles
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Foam rollers - bubbles

Induction note is on primer only, no such instruction on the S3 topcoat. New rollers came in, same result. Lots of bubbles. I gave up and taught myself to roll and tip myself. Pretty much triples the time to do a coat. In the immortal words of Tom Petty (RIP) "There ain't no easy way out"....
by JimW
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Foam rollers - bubbles
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Foam rollers - bubbles

Many years ago when I built my C19 high density foam rollers did a great job with system3 paint. I am having a hell of a time now finding a roller that doesn't leave a trail of thick bubbles! Ordered a few "better" quality rollers from THD. But no one has them "in stock". Anyone ...
by JimW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: C19 repaint - use Sea Dek?
Replies: 5
Views: 769

C19 repaint - use Sea Dek?

Hi Jacques, Trying to retire and repainting C19 #1 is my first retirement job. Thinking of using sea dek on cockpit floor and topside deck. Thoughts? Anyone use this and have any longevity issues? Thanks in advance
by JimW
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 hull #1 revisited after 13 years
Replies: 2
Views: 985

C19 hull #1 revisited after 13 years

She's on her 3rd boat cover and could use some new paint in spots but we took her out last weekend and she still ran like a top. Building this boat was probably one of the smartest things I've done with free time. Only issue the boat has ever had is old fuel. Now that I use non ethanol, with ring fr...
by JimW
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Can anyone point me toward a C19 build thread?
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: Can anyone point me toward a C19 build thread?

One way to shift the CG in the C19 design is to use just one 30 gallon tank and leave the aft tank location empty. I have the full 60 gallons capacity in my C19 and have never used more than about 35 gallons in a day. 115 4 stroke. I have run 3 hours out trolled 4 hours and run 3 hours back in witho...
by JimW
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 4 stroke outboard low and mid range intermittent misfire
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: 4 stroke outboard low and mid range intermittent misfire

Bingo. Our first guess "appears" to be it. Changed the plugs, #1 was "black" and others were "brown sugar". I will test later but the visual evidence of #1 slightly fouled enough to cause intermitent low speed misfires was compelling. Thanks Wadestep.
by JimW
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: 4 stroke outboard low and mid range intermittent misfire
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

4 stroke outboard low and mid range intermittent misfire

Took the boat out yesterday and had a minor issue. The boat ran great at high speed. On a plane at over 3500 RPMs was as good as it ever ran. 4900RPMs gave us 39 mph on the GPS on a C-19 with the bimini top up, without even trimming the motor out for max speed. It's a Yamaha 115 4 stroke, 2003. At i...
by JimW
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Ethanol blended fuels
Replies: 28
Views: 2973

Re: Ethanol blended fuels

In ten years my 2003 115 4 stroke's only issues stem from old gas. We finally have ethanol free gas at Gate here in Jax on San Jose Blvd. So I buy gas there, add stabil and if I don't use it in 6 months I have a small electric gas pump I hook up to a y valve back aft near my filter and pump it into ...
by JimW
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 plans missing dimensions
Replies: 74
Views: 8484

Re: C19 plans missing dimensions

I built hull #1 of c19. There are certainly no "extra" dimensions, but I had no trouble plotting all the points and drawing the stringer parts. The boat is now 8 years old and still doing well. I will say it sometimes looks like there are very few dimensions and I had to study hard, but I ...