Gentry in Minnesota

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Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:42 am

Hi Folks- I've been building a Gentry for a little while. Thought it was time to share a few shots of the progress. I will be running a Chris Craft 283, purchased at an auction. Bought two actually. One's in the shop, being rebuilt. The other (in the photos) is my "parts" engine, which I am using to get everything in the right place.
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starting to get a feel for the interior space
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lifting the motor over the side, gets the adrenaline going a bit
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spare engine, sitting in place on the metal mounts, shaft aligned

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:53 am

It's about time we got pictures :!:

Looks really good. I see another show boat.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:01 am

a few earlier pics
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an aerial view
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clamping the split combing to allow an easier bend
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getting a feel for the interior space

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:09 am

"Bill Edmundson"]It's about time we got pictures :!:

Looks really good. I see another show boat.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by jeffh » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:30 am

Wow, really nice job! Great idea buying the two engines too. I know the cold weather is coming to MN soon and may slow down your progress...do you think you'll get her in the water in 2012?
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:20 am

the studio is part of my house and heated so weather isn't a factor. Plans are to have it ready for a spring launch.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by kens » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:30 am

jeffh wrote,
"...do you think you'll get her in the water in 2012?"

I'd bet it already been in the water.....the steering wheel is a giveaway..........he's been sitting it making engine noises.........
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Trackhappy » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:57 pm

Looking good Trisailor. Somebody posted an mp3 of a V8 recently. Can't wait to flip my Gentry and put my iPod on while sitting on temporary seat... ;)
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:19 pm

My motor should be done in about three weeks (fingers crossed).

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by DaveLott » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:26 pm

I can tell already that she is going to be a beaut. Keep the pics coming.
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Roberta » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:09 pm

NIICCCCEEEE!!!!

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:16 pm

starting to enclose the stern a bit
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main deck transitioning into the raised deck. plenty of time to work the patterns until they seem, in the words of Goldilocks and the three bears,"just right"!
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something cool about watching those shavings spiral off a plane

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Trackhappy » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:19 am

Looking great, and I know what you mean about the planings. Very therapeutic. I shall be referring to these piccies as I progress.
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by neel thompson » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:42 am

You are staying way ahead of me. She looks great!!! I am almost ready to start working on the deck as the carlings are glued in, the motor has been in and out a couple times, and so has the gas tank. I am trying to get everything straight in my head before I move on..... Take care, and please post many pictures as you go as they really make things a lot more clear..... Neel

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Roberta » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:36 am

Looking Great!!! Yeah, I Like the plane, too!!

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