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by maninblack646
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: 21 foot fantail
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

Re: 21 foot fantail

Hi , the plans are not available for sale, I saw the boat picture and inquired to the builder, he sold me a copy of the plans for the molds only. If you are interested in a copy of the plans drop me a line at jzaroski@shaw.ca
by maninblack646
Sun May 02, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Yanmar YSE12
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

Yanmar YSE12

Hi folks, I recently launched my new 21' fantail (pictures in new launching ) I installed a used Yanmar yse12 , I assumed it would need a right hand prop. My question is this how do I know if the gear box is going in forward or reverse? thier are no markings on the gear box showing forward neutral o...
by maninblack646
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: 21 foot fantail
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

21 foot fantail

I launched my replica of a 1870's steam boat yesterday the launch went great, the boat has a one cylinder yanmar diesel in it.
by maninblack646
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Silken's Cetol
Replies: 3
Views: 3194

Silken's Cetol

Hi has anyone every used this product called Silken's Cetol its a marine varnnish that soaks into the wood, most spar varnnish's I understand sit on top of the wood, and peel easily.

Thanks,
Jamie
by maninblack646
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Hub Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 2353

Hub Caps

Hi I was just wondering if anyone knows if their are special hub caps for trailer tires that fit over bearing buddy's. As my bearing buddy's protrud out and a normal cap will not cover it.

thanks,
by maninblack646
Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Bottom Paint

Hi , I built the gentlemens racer last year I just keep the bottom with a clear epoxy finnnish, I would like to paint the bottom up to the water line. I want the classic redish brown look with a white water line stripe. Does any one have a suggestion for a good paint to put over the epoxy?

thanks
by maninblack646
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Antique Minn kota
Replies: 4
Views: 5399

Re: Antique Minn kota

Hi you can go to my gentry site and thier is a link thier to my steam launch its www.freewebs.com/gentlemensracer

thanks,


jamie
by maninblack646
Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Antique Minn kota
Replies: 4
Views: 5399

Re: Antique Minn kota

Thanks for the phone # I just called Minn Kota they told me it would have been a late 50's or early 60's model.
by maninblack646
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Antique Minn kota
Replies: 4
Views: 5399

Antique Minn kota

Hi, I'm trying to determine the age of this Minn Kota trolling motor, it apears to be quite old the model number is HG-221 and the serial number is 2828. I couldn't find anything on the net so far.

thanks,

jamie
by maninblack646
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: paint coverage
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

paint coverage

I forgot one other question, how much paint do you think I will need when using the interlux vc performance 2 part epoxy to cover my 20' fantail ? it has a 6 foot beam at the center from the keel down it measures exactly 5 feet per side. I have to order in the paint as thier is none in stock in my c...
by maninblack646
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Primer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3347

Re: Primer?

Fantastic, thanks to all who posted with great advice ! it is reassuring to bounce technical issues off you guys.

jamie
by maninblack646
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Primer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3347

Re: Primer?

Well thanks for all the quick replies it is very much appreicated, so just to get this clear after I sand the hull agian back to 80 grit, I apply the solvent. Now after I apply the first coat of vc performance do I need to sand also before the second coat. thanks, jamie o ya you can check on my prog...
by maninblack646
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Primer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3347

Primer?

Hi I have recently finnished fiberglassing the outer hull of my boat, with 4 coats of west system to fill the weave in, after much sanding I have the hull smooth like glass. Now I have decided on Interlux VC Performance, 2 part epoxy with teflon for the paint, do I have to use a primer first? the fe...
by maninblack646
Tue May 27, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Engine to transmission connection
Replies: 20
Views: 7724

Hi I built the 18 foot gentry last summer and put in a 4.3 liter merc bravo i/0 which I converted to a inboard, and used a 71c velvet tranny everthing fit very good. I did have to buy a new merc bell housing and damper. The place were I purchased the tranny set me up with all the parts I needed to f...
by maninblack646
Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Estimated Costs
Replies: 7
Views: 2727

Hi, I just finnished building the Gentry last fall still have to finnish a few details. So far I have put in 18,000 cdn. But I must add that I bought all the best material including new engine and transmission. The only used thing was the trailer. The greatest thrill for me after building a boat is ...

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