Designs for inboard or outboard power
G/Day all well am John from Casula 60km out of Sydney Australia i am going to build the Gentry 17, i have raced speedboats in the 80's and builr timber clinker skiffs, for the last 20 years i have been building Large Scale R/C model aircraft, i have started the build and i will show pics as soon as i learn how to ....cheers John
Welcome! These are just really big r/c boats. In a lot of ways the larger pieces are a lot easier to work with. Enjoy your build and keep us updated.
Hi John, welcome aboard . Trackhappy from the sunshine coast built the Gentry as well and had his boat at the first Aust. gathering .There are quite a few builders in Aust. Remember to measure twice cut once.
G/Day well i will post some more pics tomorrow more frames done ....just a question there are a lot of fores and against the glassing of a timber boat, i know there are problems with moisture being trapped between glass and timber causing De-lamination and rot, we did a Mosquito KA114 and doing our own one NZ2308 and it is a timber plane, birch ply skin and it is covered in polyester and doped and off cause no problems, anyway open for all your thoughts ....John
G/Day well bit more done weather has been real bad, but managed to get the building jig done and set up i did it different couple of reasons 1 being tall i made it higher 2 i will be doing this out side for a while, i managed to seal the frames with 2 pak Nor-seal picked up the Oregon engine bearers and Oregon clips....John
John,,,, It's great to see another Gentry under construction. One thing you might want to consider now before you get too far into your build is to make sure the "clips" that hold the frames to the stringers are on the outboard side of the stringers. This is especially critical along the stringers where the motor beds will end up. It will be a lot easier to move them now than later. Best of luck as you move ahead....Neel