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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:09 pm
by John R
G/Day well fitted a plastic water pipe into the shaft hole using Bote-Cote epoxy makes for a neat and waterproof fixture......John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:14 pm
by John R
G/Day well got stuck into a sheet of 316 Stainless and used a plasma cutter for the first time i bought this thing 5 years ago, it worked very well so here is what i did ....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:51 pm
by Roberta
Looking great. Are you going to Tig weld the cutwater?

Roberta :D

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:25 pm
by jenko
John when I did my cutwater ,welding the two halves together caused the whole thing to shrink along the seam weld ( I used a tig) which in turn meant I needed to cut a few slits in either side and reweld to get it to fit .
the warpage was as bad as when the top was snug fit the bottom didn't mate up by 50 mm

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:51 pm
by John R
G/Day Roberta / Jenko yes i will tack weld on the boat fires then make some outside molds and screw on to the molds then tig weld the inside, then make some internal molds and screw the cutwater to them and tig weld the outside this process should stop any distortion ...watch this space :lol:

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:52 pm
by John R
G/Day well weather is great in Oz now so i got 2 coats of epoxy primer on the transom (Bote-Cote) and also a flow coat stain on the sides now i will see what i am sanding .....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:20 pm
by John R
G/Day well sanded off the guide cote looked good and felt good, so the first primer coat of epoxy went on .....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:21 pm
by John R
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:48 am
by Roberta
NNNIIIICCCCEEEEE!!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:28 pm
by ian bell
Hi John .Great work ,love the finish.
Ian

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:11 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Looks great! But, sanding it will be heart breaking, until the clear-coat goes on!

Bill

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:49 pm
by John R
G/Day all and thanks yes Bill i am lubing the elbows now :D got the second primer coat on now to do this all again on the other side, most of the grain has filled so maybe only 6 coats of finishing clear ?????......John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:17 pm
by John R
G/Day well second coat of epoxy primer on now to prepare to glass the bottom and make the trailer runners ....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:17 pm
by John R
G/Day well i have 5 coats of epoxy primer on both sides, i was thinking during the night that how am i going to get into this boat if i am not at a wharf / jetty and it has no cav plate to step on to, so i made a solid Mahogany step bumper and side trims took a bit to fit the rear peice will be held by epoxy and 5 off 3/8" S.S long bolts through the transom
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:18 pm
by John R
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