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by Trackhappy
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pictures from Mystic WoodenBoat Show
Replies: 20
Views: 5037

Re: Pictures from Mystic WoodenBoat Show

Congratulations Neel. Well deserved I reckon!
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1944
Views: 452437

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

She is looking great Roberta! I made spring loaded goal posts for my trailer. She is wider in the middle than at the stern, and has to be pretty closely centered on the trailer. Now, I just aim in between the posts and drive her home. As she goes through, they spring out around her ample girth and s...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?
Replies: 55
Views: 18389

Re: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?

Hi Simon.
Love to see you there, but 6020?? Man you have some travelling to do to get here... :shock: ;) 4600Km according to whereis.com.au.
by Trackhappy
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Sealer help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Re: Sealer help!!

I am a fan of doing it properly (overdoing???) myself. I would sand and then use CPES to soak in and seal properly. Then a primer and two pack over the top. I did that when I restored a boat a year or two back and made new custom seats/seat stands. When the new owner took it he thought I'd had fibre...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Estimating Boat Weight And Related
Replies: 22
Views: 3669

Re: Estimating Boat Weight And Related

You can call a crane company with a scale on the crane and a set of slings, but that costs. Hopefully somebody else has gone before and can confirm for you. If not, I'd go with the Glen-L weight, add 10 percent minimum and see how that fits with trailer regs in your area. If it is close to some desi...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow High until planing - Gentry
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Bow High until planing - Gentry

Thanks Mr Hot Rod. That is a COOL shot. 8) I think even in full up those tabs give a little extra aft length, particularly at slower speeds when they are deeper in the water (not sure if that really makes sense, but it sounded good). I don't really like the looks of trim tabs on her (personal taste)...
by Trackhappy
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow High until planing - Gentry
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Bow High until planing - Gentry

Thanks for doing some experimenting Neel. Not quite sure what, if anything to do now. If you give her some good throttle, there isn't really a problem because she gets up on plane very quickly - it is just the bit in between, either 5MPH or 20, although I haven't had her on smooth enough water to re...
by Trackhappy
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help - Desperate need of space for boat build in Brisbane
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Help - Desperate need of space for boat build in Brisban

Hope you find something. If you need a quick fix, come up to the Sunshine Coast on a Sunday for some "therapy". :D Mine is basically complete but working on the cutwater and trim inside at present.
by Trackhappy
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?
Replies: 55
Views: 18389

Re: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?

Hi Bill.
We looked at the Clarence, but didn't find a venue that suited us this time around. Happy to take ideas for the next one.
by Trackhappy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow High until planing - Gentry
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Bow High until planing - Gentry

Glenn Have you tried the simple test of putting a couple of 20 litre containers filled with water as far up front as you can get them and see if that holds the nose down. I had a 3 metre tinnie with your problem and with a little bit of weight shift the problem was fixed and it planned better too. ...
by Trackhappy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Attendees list - please add your name/guests/boats
Replies: 25
Views: 13035

Re: AG2 Attendees list - please add your name/guests/boats

Hi all, Alan has done some sleuthing for us. Glenn We drove down to Yamba today and had a look around the Blue Dolphin Resort. Pros: Very tidy and well organised resort Friendly and obliging service Good clean accommodation Good community areas. One outside under cover, the other enclosed, both with...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow High until planing - Gentry
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Bow High until planing - Gentry

Another slightly annoying thing is the very loud flapping of the rubber exhaust flaps as you throttle down or go through certain throttle ranges - it out strips the exhaust noise itself. Not sure what can be done about it other than maybe make them hinged stainless with a rubber seal rather than jus...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My Gentry build
Replies: 653
Views: 105579

Re: My Gentry build

vettepilot wrote:WELL DONE Glen!! :D :D Video and pics look great but I bet it looks better inthe flesh so to speak.. :D
Hey Vette.... How's the recovery coming? Will you make AG2?
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow High until planing - Gentry
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Bow High until planing - Gentry

Thanks Guys, Sounds like I need to add the plate mentioned by Trisailor to my bottom. She does turn, but as soon as you turn the rudder you hear quite a racket from underneath and there is a significant decrease in speed. It will be a while before she is back in the water, so maybe I make the plate ...
by Trackhappy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress
Replies: 184
Views: 74352

Re: Tahoe 20 - New Zealand Progress

My main drawbar is SHS, so it is a relatively easy mod for me if I decide to go that way. Don't know what size yours is, :oops: but the basic system is the same, a smaller bar slips inside the main bar, which is ok smaller as it is only used to launch and retrieve, Best of luck.