Aussie Gentry

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John R
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Sat May 14, 2016 7:51 pm

G/Day well today is wine this arvo as i got my first 6mm plank down on the hull, i will glass half way on this plank as it is the water line, now for the other side then i will glass the bottom ...John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Thu May 19, 2016 8:11 pm

G/Day well i have 3 planks on now plugged and rough sanded fair bit of shaping to do but fun ....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:16 pm

G/Day well got a few more planks on but progress slow now it is winter here and temps are below zero so not good epoxy curing weather, here is where i am now ....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:42 pm

G/Day well the first of many mile stones completed i have finished the Stb side and machine sanded and roughed in the side to the sheer so now to hand sand, then start the other side ....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:45 am

John, looks great! I've been afraid to machine sand mine. I've been hand sanding and using a card scraper.
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:44 am

G/Day Bryan yes i was the same but i got a good belt sander with soft wheels and using only 180 grit belts and i haven't had a dig in yet as i use the edge more than the machine flat, after the belt sanding i then use a random orbital sander with a soft base this work a treat i use a 120 grit paper, hope this helps .....John

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby Roberta » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:01 am

Looks Great!!!

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:45 am

G/Day well finished planking the hull in Rosewood planks now a bucket load of sanding and glass the bottom to the water line, make the timber bearers for the trailer and a mobile cradle for when i flip the hull the all the fun begins .........John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby jenko » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:15 am

that wood is going to look stunning when varnished

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:15 am

Beautiful work on the planking. Can't wait to see it varnished.
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby hoodman » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:22 am

Fantastic looking boat sir!

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby neel thompson » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:46 am

Very nice job on the planking John. One thing you might want to consider is installing a spray rail. The Gentry has a fairly low freeboard and at times you get a little wet. I have been spending some time in my thinking chair trying to figure out how to do it on mine. My current plan is to run the rail flush with the bottom and follow the chine all the way to the bow. It will start out projecting about 1 1/4" and go to nothing at the bow. I am thinking one inch high. I think the best way to do it is to laminate three or four pieces to avoid steaming or soaking. It would definitely be easier for you to add it now before finishing the sides. Just a suggestion.... Watching your build is very exciting. Please keep the pics coming.... Neel

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby DrBryanJ » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:58 am

I've ridden in Neel's bow jump seat and I can attest that you get wet. I think spray rails would be a good idea.
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby Roberta » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:17 am

WOW!! Will that wood "POP" when finished. Well Done!!!

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Postby John R » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:05 pm

G/Day thanks for all your replies and kind words, also the i have been thinking of the spray problem as it is a very clean hull, i was going to put an external sheer on over the planking in Silver Ash to stop some of the water from coming over the top ...what are your thoughts these are some pick of race boats in Australia in the 60/70's....John
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