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Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:11 am
by John R
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
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:16 am
by vupilot
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.

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:15 pm
by John R
G/Day Vupilot yes i will and your right about just a big R/C boat now that i think i have mastered the photo bit here are some more ....cheers John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:22 pm
by ian bell
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.
Ian

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:38 pm
by John R
G/Day Ian yes i have been in contact with Glenn (trackhappy)he has been a great help, yes we use that phrase in modeling and i always believe cut oversize as it is easy to take it off than try and add ....cheers John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:42 am
by John R
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

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:45 pm
by John R
G/Day well have got a bit more done, now all frames are done and i set up a dummy keel so i could bring the chines in and set into transom ....John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:48 pm
by John R
G/Day here are some more pics.....John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:51 pm
by John R
G/Day well now i will build the jig now i have ordered the timbers for the Keel / Chines / Sheers, all will be Clear Oregon timber DAR.......John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:00 pm
by jenko
Looking good john

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 11:44 pm
by John R
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

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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 11:47 pm
by John R
G/Day some more pics ....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 3:30 am
by neel thompson
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

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 3:57 am
by slug
John; Good advice from Neel. I had to move my mounting cleats to the outside AFTER all was done....a real pain. The room allowed for the engine is a little tight.

Coming along nice.

Doug

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 6:57 am
by Riff
Looking good :)

Kurt