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by slug
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key West again
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

Re: Key West again

I first cut all my frame pieces out of good quality cardboard ( you plywood supplier uses it as cover sheets so they should have lots of it scrapped ) then transfer them to the lumber (usually 3/4" by 3"0, except on the curved pieces.
Doug
by slug
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Key West again
Replies: 15
Views: 3930

Re: Key West again

The usual procedure is to butt the joints and use plywood gussets glued and screwed to join the corners/pieces. It will be in the plans somewhere.

Doug
by slug
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24106

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Finally got some decent photos of the Gentry (my version) this past week.

Doug
by slug
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 24106

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

Denon; We'll be at the ACBS show at Gravenhurst on Saturday July 8. Possibly we'll see you there (weather permitting).
Doug
by slug
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: what would you suggest?
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: what would you suggest?

I went with CEPS to be certain in these areas. It's reasonably inexpensive (compared to epoxy) and you can really soak it on. Use good ventilation though as it isn't good for you.
Doug
by slug
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: monte carlo windshield
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: monte carlo windshield

Here's a link to a previous long discussion on the subject. I used tempered on the Gentry and it is used to assist getting in and out of the boat (so far)
Doug
https://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic ... l&start=15
by slug
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Farewell to my father...
Replies: 29
Views: 25141

Re: Farewell to my father...

Gayle; Your father and I built five boats together so far, and I hope he enjoyed my company as much as I did his. He changed my life for the better.
Thanks Glen.

Doug Harrison
by slug
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-l 25 finishing details
Replies: 4
Views: 4551

Re: Glen-l 25 finishing details

Looking really good Stuart. It's been a long haul but the results are worth it. Enjoy her this summer.........if we get one :? :? :lol: Have enjoyed your build, one of few sailboats being done unfortunately.

Doug
by slug
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery for the Beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 12674

Re: Upholstery for the Beginner

Not our first attempt. The first was on a 31 Chev hotrod with a set of VW seats that we did rolled and pleated on a $49 Viking portable. Turned out actually quite good. My wife is an excellent seamstress but rheumatoid arthritis has pretty well done that hobby in. Actually, the style we chose (based...
by slug
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Launch Date
Replies: 25
Views: 7316

Re: Launch Date

Incredible job! Congratulations. The launch will be one of the best days in your life, believe me :D :D :D :D Also one of the most stressful :shock: :shock: Enjoy it anyway....you deserve it.

Doug
by slug
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery for the Beginner
Replies: 37
Views: 12674

Re: Upholstery for the Beginner

We bought a used Mitsubishi walking foot machine for CDN$600. The total cost for foam and top quality vinyl for our gentry upholstery was less than $200. You'll make some trial and errors as we did, but you'll get it done yourself and to your satisfaction.
Doug
by slug
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 'SPIRIT'
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Re: Glen-L 'SPIRIT'

Mark; Without seeing the original plans there is no way of knowing whether ALL the sections should be filled with ballast. This may not necessarily be required, as the placement of ballast and amount is determined by the designer. On my Kailunai 34 (Ted Brewer design) there was only a small portion ...
by slug
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Gentry launch in Colborne
Replies: 9
Views: 4983

Re: Gentry launch in Colborne

Thanks guys (and gals ). I'm sure Roberta will tell about the pride we feel when people ask you where you got the gorgeous boat and you can tell them we built her ourselves. Feels great! :D :D

Doug
by slug
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Gentry launch in Colborne
Replies: 9
Views: 4983

Gentry launch in Colborne

Well, the weather finally got good enough for a sea trial today. Launched "Thumper" this morning at Bewdley on Rice Lake. Water levels in the Trent system are gradually getting lower, but still very high. All the ramps on Lake Ontario in our area are shut down due to high water . Very happy with the...
by slug
Wed May 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Weight of a finished Gentry
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Weight of a finished Gentry

Bill; Have actually had the boat in the water last Monday ( a week ago ) but never off the trailer! We wereable to run the engine in, but every launch facility neare Lake Ontario is UNDER water. The lake is th highest its ever been and we're waiting for a chance to sea trial .

Doug

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