My Gentry build

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Trackhappy
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:54 am

Trailer is almost done. Need to clean up and paint, fit carpet to bunks, and get her registered. Once registered I can pull on the baby, set the balance point, and make a roller setup to support the stem properly. I will also probably make guides so she is easy to load when the trailer is submerged. Once on the trailer, I can fit the shaft and align the engine. Have also made the engine hatch hinges and will photograph those in the next few days.
Time is getting short now before IAGG, but at least she will be on her trailer and able to attend whatever state she might end up in.
Gentry trailer
Gentry trailer
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:29 pm

Just a couple of notes for anybody building their own trailer in Queensland:
1. Design trailer
2. Build trailer
3. Apply for VIN (Need signed declaration stating that you have built the trailer to prove you own it)
4. Weigh trailer
5. Buy compliance plate and have it engraved with details
6. Attach compliance plate to trailer
7. Download appropriate form and fill in before your move trailer
8 Take forms, money, and trailer to transport department for inspection and registration.

Each tyre has a maximum weight it can carry. The sum of these must exceed the ATM specified for your trailer. My tyres are 13 inch light truck tyres and I had to go up to 175's which is the maximum on these 13" rims to get enough weight. The trailer as I have built it weighs 340Kg (Tare) and my ATM is 1350Kg, so the baby can only weigh 1010Kg fully laden with fuel etc. 1350Kg comes from the maximum weight the suspension can take. Note that my original tyres had a weight specified which was above the Queensland recommendation for that sized tyre so I had to buy new ones. Needs reflectors (red, white, amber in appropriate places) due to its length and width, cheap at Auto stores or Chandleries.
Over 750Kg a trailer needs brakes, mine are override disc brakes. It also needs inspecting to register it, but they really don't care about quality, just its measurements and compliance plate details.
As long as you work all this out right, it is pretty easy really. My welding certainly improved half way through :lol:
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by steveh41 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:00 pm

Good looking & well thought out trailer Glenn! :)

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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks Steve. How is your build coming??
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by steveh41 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:18 pm

Haven't had much to show except sanding dust until recently. Will get some pics out over the weekend.

Regards,

Steve

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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:05 pm

Some piccies to keep you all interested:
Gentry Engine hatch hinge
Gentry Engine hatch hinge
Gentry engine hatch hinges general arrangement
Gentry engine hatch hinges general arrangement
Gentry engine hatch finishing boards
Gentry engine hatch finishing boards
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Old aussie » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:44 pm

Very clever hinges track are they stainless....

Peter...

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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Yep. Still need to finish linishing and polish them up, but that won't happen until after IAGG now.

A couple more shots this morning. Not sure how I am going to lift them yet. Thinking linear actuators but space and cost might get involved. For IAGG they will be just manual of some kind.
Gentry engine butterfly hatch
Gentry engine butterfly hatch
Gentry butterfly hatch side view
Gentry butterfly hatch side view
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by TUGMYWAY » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:55 pm

Very nice! Gulwing? 8)

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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:10 am

TUGMYWAY wrote:Very nice! Gulwing? 8)
Thanks. Gullwing, Butterfly... either way, it was a pain to build but gives good access to the engine for maintenance. The worst part is it keeps changing as it dries out. I get it to fit the hull nicely, and come back next day and there is a gap in the middle again. Until it is totally encapsulated I guess it will. The sooner I get the final sanding done, the better.
Dis some more sanding today, and managed to get the carpet on the bunks and a coat of paint on the trailer. Eventually I would like it hot dip galvanised, but not before IAGG. All things going well, we will get her onto the trailer tomorrow so I can put in the shaft and the proud new owner of a build trolley can pick it up next weekend.
That's going to be another milestone...
:D
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by neel thompson » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:33 am

Glenn,,, I love it. I think we discussed this kind of hatch hinging about a year ago, and you made it happen. Very nice!!! How much longer? I think you are really going to enjoy the ride... Best of luck down the home stretch....Neel

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Re: My Gentry build

Post by trisailor » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:54 am

glen, you will find, after you launch, that THIS is how many other folks will be admiring your boat. great job.
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Old aussie » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Glen have you heard from Vettepilot.

Peter....

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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:27 pm

Pete,
No, but then I wouldn't anyway unless there was a problem. I'll send him a text to enquire.

Neel,
Thanks for the kind words. Official launch at IAGG, possible dunk before then to test basic systems. Probably won't be 100% by IAGG though, might only be a few coats of varnish.

Trisailor,
Thanks for the support.

Got her on the trailer in the weekend. Big job. Got to change the rear cross member a little as the prop is virtually at the same level so would foul coming in.
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Trackhappy
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Re: My Gentry build

Post by Trackhappy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:31 pm

Got a text back. He is resting, not able to do much. No Internet even as they have just moved houses.
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