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by Trackhappy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Improving stability of the gentry
Replies: 17
Views: 7475

Re: Improving stability of the gentry

Hi Murray, and Happy New Year. I have only had my Gentry (Brandy) out a few times, and I am by no means an expert but as built to the plans I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending her to you. At 50MPH, I chickened out as it was feeling a little "slippy" from side to side, but ...
by Trackhappy
Sun May 29, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 498
Views: 37515

Re: Klondike Build

Hi Steve,

So many details, and every one of them must be right. I would kill myself with worry that I built in something I couldn't get access to later...;) Nice looking swim platform, very clean lines but solid looking. Great job as usual.!
by Trackhappy
Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 498
Views: 37515

Re: Klondike Build

Must be nice having a break from all the mechanicals for a while. Looking fantastic!
by Trackhappy
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 498
Views: 37515

Re: Klondike Build

Oh Yeah! This is better watching than the current round of TV shows we have on over here!!!

Steve, I have been quiet but still watching you fantastic progress. Those cabin roof stringers alone are some piece of work.

Excellent work as usual.
by Trackhappy
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1917
Views: 206492

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Hi Roberta. I am in awe of your achievement (again). I know also that this was not just a normal build for you, but also I suspect a very heartfelt "homage" to Glen and his designs and service to all of us. For not just your building skills and sharing with us your build, but your kindness...
by Trackhappy
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Fair before another layer of glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Fair before another layer of glass?

I agree with Big Dog. The flatter the surface, the easier to lay the next layer nicely without the glass lifting and creating a bubble underneath. In addition, the less filler on the top surface the better as the saturated glass adds more strength than the filler. You can sand down high spots until ...
by Trackhappy
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: A Texan Tubby Tug Build
Replies: 196
Views: 36740

Re: A Texan Tubby Tug Build

Sanding sometimes seems like a chore, but at this stage of the build I found it neat to smooth out the structure that you have built with your own two hands until she is beautifully finished. Looking fantastic!
by Trackhappy
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 180
Views: 46227

Re: Aussie Gentry

G/Day Jamie good to hear from you mate were are you from in Aussie, yes i am following a lot of Glenn but he says he pretty much went off the plans what was it like to drive and especially in the turns as it has no turn fin ....John Hey John, Jamie is right about me changing the rear, not so much t...
by Trackhappy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 46780

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

I am jealous of your clean precise work!. Great job.
by Trackhappy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 498
Views: 37515

Re: New Member

Almost sad to cover up all that work in the engine room area...
Looking great!
by Trackhappy
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My Gentry build
Replies: 653
Views: 72562

Re: My Gentry build

PM sent to John R. Ranny, did you mean to ask something? If you want the current state of play: Currently "Brandy" is languishing in the shed waiting for someone to make a cutwater as I wasn't happy with my effort. Have moved into a place 60-80 minutes drive from where she is and have no w...
by Trackhappy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar
Replies: 333
Views: 92067

Re: Riviera powered by v12 jaguar

Looks fantastic. Don't forget it will darken over time as well.
by Trackhappy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wet Exhaust thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 5777

Re: Wet Exhaust thoughts

I would not go inside the pipe, you already have a very small outlet and that would restrict it even more. Me, I'd get some new outlets made slightly bigger with some parallel pipe poking out to which you can attach elbows as required. That way you could change them if they got damaged, or change th...
by Trackhappy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wet Exhaust thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 5777

Re: Wet Exhaust thoughts

You are gonna have to come up with some kind of flange that will attach using the existing holes. Maybe get your local exhaust place (one that works in stainless) to fabricate an elbow with a flange for you. If you are capable, you can get some 316 and cut them out and just get the shop to weld them...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wet Exhaust thoughts
Replies: 32
Views: 5777

Re: Wet Exhaust thoughts

How about initially just add a 45 degree elbow to point them outboard and see if it helps. Just clamp on some PVC elbows for a test run. The issue is not noise here, but fumes and forcing the stream outboard my be enough to cure it.

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