Gentry build continued

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neel thompson
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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby neel thompson » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:36 am

Spray rail project finished.... More to it than I originally thought....
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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby JimmY » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:30 am

Looks sharp, I hope they help keep you drier! :mrgreen:
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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby slug » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:51 am

Very nice job Neel. They blend in very well.

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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby DrBryanJ » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:08 pm

Nice job Neel, I'm sure I'll appreciate it more at G11. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby neel thompson » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:29 am

Yesterday was the first time this summer I was able to try out the new spray rails on "Scooter"..... I must say they are unbelievable. We traveled about 70 miles on the Chesapeake Bay, Sassafras River, and Elk River and stayed completely dry in the aft cockpit. It was just two of us, so nobody up front. We were in light chop and crossed several wakes (some big ones) and the deck stayed dry. I wish I had put them on when building the hull as it would have been slightly easier. I highly recommend splash rails for the Gentry. The boat's performance seemed exactly the same as before spray rails, and possibly slightly better. I would normally be running 25 mph at 2500 RPM, but yesterday at that RPM I was doing 26.5. Go figure. When the boat is in the water, they are not noticeable except up by the bow, and I think they add to the looks of the hull. I am very happy with this modification. Bill and Butch have both said that spray rails are not and option, but should be mandatory on the Tahoe, and I am thinking the same way with the Gentry. I will be happy to demonstrate at G-11........ All take care...... Neel

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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby PeterG » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:29 am

Sold! I was not considering spray rails for my Malahini but you convinced me it's a great idea. Great you have a bump up in speed too. My guess is your spray rails provide a noticeable bit more lift by deflecting water flow coming off the bottom of the hull back downward. I have a 1971 14' Penn Yan that has a similar feature at the chines and for a small-ish boat, it's the driest one going on a choppy lake.
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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:12 am

Neel

WE TOLD YOU SO :!: Nah nah nah :!: :mrgreen:

I was sure you would be happy.

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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby neel thompson » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:24 am

Here is what you see when the boat is in the water.
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Re: Gentry build continued

Postby mrintense » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:29 pm

They look good in the photo Neel. Pretty cool being able to make that long of a trip and staying dry.
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