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by trisailor
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bow High until planing - Gentry
Replies: 23
Views: 5475

Re: Bow High until planing - Gentry

Hi Glen- Leave the trim tabs in the tool shed! If Brandy performs well on plane, don't mess with them. I have less power than you, and sure the bow goes up when you take off. All boats do (to a greater or lesser extent) before they get on plane. But the cool thing about this Gentry is that you can b...
by trisailor
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Metal bow cover
Replies: 24
Views: 5089

Re: Metal bow cover

it'll rust and you'll never bend it without distortion, even with a high end roller. same will be true with stainless (no rust)
by trisailor
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Almost Finished Tahoe 24'6"
Replies: 14
Views: 4080

Re: Almost Finished Tahoe 24'6"

Following on Glen's (trackhappy) suggestion, my Gentry has a nibral 13 x 15 w/no cup. My 283 engine runs at 4000 rpm max, and the top speed is 44mph. Your motor is more powerful and a higher RPM. Neel's Gentry tops out at 50+ (his also is a new, more powerful engine). All of ours (I believe) are tra...
by trisailor
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vent placement on Gentry
Replies: 13
Views: 3150

Re: Vent placement on Gentry

I used two exhaust blowers, one for the forward compartment and one for the aft space, where the gas tank is located. There is a low (on the bilge floor) pick-up hose in each space, each connected to their respective blower intakes, and exhausted through the aft vents. I used one of the forward inta...
by trisailor
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Lancaster
Replies: 30
Views: 8570

Re: Gentry in Lancaster

in two thousand pictures, you'll have a finished boat!
by trisailor
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry in Colborne ON.
Replies: 94
Views: 26353

Re: Gentry in Colborne ON.

key word............fussy!
by trisailor
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question for Gentry builders
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Question for Gentry builders

here's my stern, if there are comparisons that will be helpful to you
by trisailor
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question for Gentry builders
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Question for Gentry builders

Doug- By adding the front compartment, I altered the CG significantly, unknowingly (and naively). I'm currently re-glassing a wedge of green bottom paint (Interlux Perfection Plus), reflecting how I went bow down by a couple of inches. you can see it in this photo. If your boat interior is built to ...
by trisailor
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: photos finished mahogany planking with staples removed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3205

Re: photos finished mahogany planking with staples removed?

Hi Pete- Maybe several strips of filament tape pulled tight, with a few strategic staples through the covering board(s) would insure that they don't move as you put it (them) into the bag. Move slow and maybe do just one board at a time.........Dean
by trisailor
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: photos finished mahogany planking with staples removed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3205

Re: photos finished mahogany planking with staples removed?

And at the end of the day, I was pretty happy.
by trisailor
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: photos finished mahogany planking with staples removed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3205

Re: photos finished mahogany planking with staples removed?

Pete- I used thin metal staples on my planking as well. I pulled them and then spot wetted each offending hole with a artist brush and water, keeping the hole wet for a bit of time. I let it all dry and then did it all over again. The holes swelled shut in most cases. For some stubborn ones, I used ...
by trisailor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1962
Views: 580390

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Hi Roberta & others interested- I used Adtech epoxy for most of my Gentry build. It was a 3:1 mixture. To thicken for fairing, I used a 90/10 mixture. The 90% was glass beads and the 10% was cab-o-sil (or Aer-o-sil). If I thickened with beads only, it troweled like the Bonneville salt flats, lifting...
by trisailor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry Lengthening Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Gentry Lengthening Question

Bill Edmundson wrote:I always recommend the stretch. People are just bigger now. I'm 5'-8". That was average when most of these boats were designed. I'm short now. :roll:

Bill

Bill, you look much taller than that, holding your red sabre saw.
by trisailor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry Lengthening Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Re: Gentry Lengthening Question

I elected to build strictly to plan. I didn't want a longer boat. But where I deviated from the plans was that I added a mother-in-law seat up front, as did Neel. What I discovered, after the launch, was that the extra weight up front (without passengers) was enough to affect my CG significantly, wh...
by trisailor
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CNC cutting
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: CNC cutting

The Zephyr project is INSANELY off-the-charts meticulous! Todd Damon must never sleep.

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