Gentry in Minnesota

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by khundley » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:33 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by red » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:03 pm

congrats youve built an awsome boat

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by steveh41 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:58 pm

Fantastic build! Looks very elegant on the water.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:21 pm

Simply awesome!
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:29 am

Congratulations on a very beautiful boat!

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by leakcheck » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:05 pm

I don't want to gush like a little girl but...well, okay I do want to ...damn that is soooooo sweet!! You are the master! Who's your daddy? I would just sit in the garage and stare at that beauty!!!!

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:42 am

thanks everyone, even though the time on the water was fairly abbreviated, it sure was worth the effort to get it INTO the water before the fall weather became winter. (forecast- Fridays high 39 degrees, low in the 20s thru the weekend).

I believe the boat is going to be a sweetheart to drive next year. The tranny and carb glitches should be solved, and the boat should have its fit and finish completed.

it seem gently soft through the few wakes it managed, corners predictably, and certainly responsive in the take off. can't wait to give it some more strenuous trials next May (or April, if I wear my parka)

I'm trying to post a couple more pics from last Sunday, but they don't seem to want to upload this morning.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:30 am

a beautiful fall day
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:14 pm

at the dock and from a distance
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Roberta » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:41 pm

Look's like she rides as good as she looks!!! Good Job!!!

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by neel thompson » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:33 pm

Really nice Dean.....You did a great job, and she is beautiful. Way to go !!! G7??

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:18 pm

Really beautiful! Congratulations....

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:26 pm

I put the dust cover over the boat after the launch in late October. A couple days ago, I decided to take it off and start working on the upholstery. Thought a few in process shots of the front seat might be in order.
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laying out the pleated back panel
laying out the pleated back panel
first stitches
first stitches
sewing close to the folded stitch line
sewing close to the folded stitch line

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:35 pm

then the seat bottom. I decided to break up the front seat into two cushions. I cut two pieces of plywood to the shapes I wanted. The fabric is cut to that shape. After sewing it up I pulled the cover over the plywood and stapled it on the bottom. Then those two pieces are screwed to the longer plywood bench seat, using t-nuts. So far so good.
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laying out the cut pieces before sewing
laying out the cut pieces before sewing
cutting little notches on the inside seam to allow sewing a curve without bunching
cutting little notches on the inside seam to allow sewing a curve without bunching
after sewing, before pulling it over the plywood
after sewing, before pulling it over the plywood

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Roberta » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:25 pm

Really NICE!!! Great you can do your own upholstery.

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