Gentry in Minnesota

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trisailor
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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:05 pm

Paul- I agree with slug (Doug). In the middle of Minneapolis, T. J. Elias (http://www.tjelias.com/index.php) is a company that has a lot of used industrial machines in stock. Otherwise big fabric stores like S.R. Harris or Rochford Supply might have a bulletin board for used machines.

Then there's always Craig's list. Here's one that looks really good: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/f ... 88948.html (I have one like this at school!)

Or cruise the whole list: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/searc ... k=&maxAsk=

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Thanks guys I will keep my eyes open on CL

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:16 pm

after the front seat, the back seat gets upholstered. I decided to put a little vertical curve, right where the back meets the side. I think it looks a little more interesting and it does cushion side motion ever so slightly.
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gluing up the bull-nosed and coved strips to make the curved panel
gluing up the bull-nosed and coved strips to make the curved panel
glued in place
glued in place
and painted
and painted

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:22 pm

then to add the vinyl
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gluing down the foam
gluing down the foam
stapling the ends
stapling the ends
and installed for the time being
and installed for the time being

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:30 pm

I trimmed the exposed edge with hidem welt that I sewed out of the same material
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vinyl strip stapled in place
vinyl strip stapled in place
folding over and sewing the hidem (kind of tedious)
folding over and sewing the hidem (kind of tedious)
marking out and putting basting tape on the long strip of vinyl
marking out and putting basting tape on the long strip of vinyl

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:12 pm

Looks great!! very nice.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:13 pm

I'm working on the step plates now. I had thought about casting them in bronze, but I thought it might be fun to do them in carbon instead. The inserts with the imprinted name will be done in cast polyurethane. I'll have to CNC the mold for that insert soon.
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the waxed MDF and plywood step plate mold
the waxed MDF and plywood step plate mold
laying the carbon into the mold
laying the carbon into the mold
putting in peel-ply and breather fabric
putting in peel-ply and breather fabric

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:24 pm

now to bag it and then take it out of the mold. additional layers of fiberglass were added to make the step plate more rigid.
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into the vacuum bag
into the vacuum bag
the single layer of carbon out of the mold
the single layer of carbon out of the mold
time for trimming the carbon using the foam original as a pattern
time for trimming the carbon using the foam original as a pattern

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:37 pm

here is where the project resides now, working on the second plate. trimming all to fit to the deck contour. there will be a backer plate attached to the molded step plate so it will be a hollow form, fastened with machine screws from the underside.
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it'll be sometihng like this, but all finished and reeaal purdy.
it'll be sometihng like this, but all finished and reeaal purdy.
sanding and fitting the plate to the contour of the deck
sanding and fitting the plate to the contour of the deck

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:46 pm

I've been working on the cockpit floor grates for a while. Getting real close to a finished product. Lotza lapjoint cutting.
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measuring and determining spacing from the patterns
measuring and determining spacing from the patterns
taping sections together, so they go through the saw as one board
taping sections together, so they go through the saw as one board
glad for all those clamps
glad for all those clamps

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:54 pm

then the varnishing and additional frame/stringer painting. I'll paint the area under the grates a dark brown (bilge grey doesn't seem right).
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hand chiseling for the angled pieces
hand chiseling for the angled pieces
I painted the area stringers and frames and topped them with  varnished caps.
I painted the area stringers and frames and topped them with varnished caps.

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:18 pm

Trisailor those look great!!

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by neel thompson » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:48 am

You are amazing!! Nice job

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:04 pm

That is incredible workmanship and a massive amount of effort to go to to end up with a stunning boat. Good work!!! Haven't thought about floors yet for mine. Certainly gives me something to work from.
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Re: Gentry in Minnesota

Post by trisailor » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:38 pm

This has been nothing but fun. Every now and then something gets a little screwed up. And then comes the opportunity to cover up the error so nobody notices.

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