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by Gentleman Jeff
Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry max safe horsepower
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: Gentry max safe horsepower

Thats where the question originates I guess. The comments I've seen about the Riviera and some of the other similar type hulls say that things get kind of exciting above 50 mph. I'm wondering if the Gentry is a little more tuned to higher speeds based on it's description but yet still give the good ...
by Gentleman Jeff
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838987

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Good info on the jigsaw. I was thinking I'd need a big bandsaw but if a GOOD jigsaw will work (and I understand that Bosch is one of the best), then maybe the dollars budgeted for the Delta band saw will go to a good vacuum pump. I really want to bag my SUP so if I can get one in time and you want t...
by Gentleman Jeff
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry max safe horsepower
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: Gentry max safe horsepower

" triple ob plasti-boats " :roll: your dreaming! A good stock triple should ( with a good driver?) be able to turn 114-116 mph. The race boats I come from are in the 130 to 145+- range. With the newer motors??? And with no safety boat this is NUTS!!!! Don't get me wrong! its a good dream. :wink: :D...
by Gentleman Jeff
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry max safe horsepower
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Re: Gentry max safe horsepower

Hey Carl,
Not really, but I would like to be able to show those triple ob plasti-boats my transom every so often :P it's not that I'd use that power often, just like the idea of having that option at my fingertips. How goes the Vera Cruise build?
by Gentleman Jeff
Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry max safe horsepower
Replies: 11
Views: 3207

Gentry max safe horsepower

It appears by reading the design description that the hull of the Gentry is somewhat "modernized" and would be safer at higher speeds than some of the other classic barrel back mahogany runabout designs. I would like to install a 400+hp SBC in whatever I build so safety at higher speeds is a concern...
by Gentleman Jeff
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3434
Views: 838987

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl, Where are you planning to purchase your lumber? I am right down I-35 from you in New Braunfels and have started researching lumber suppliers in the area for my upcoming build. Alamo Hardwoods in SA seems to be my best (and maybe only) local choice here for mahogany, teak, etc. , but it's alway...
by Gentleman Jeff
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera handling?
Replies: 16
Views: 3495

Re: Riviera handling?

Bill, Sounds like there's a learning curve to handling a classic runabout. There have been many comments on the forum regarding the inherent issues involved with this type of hull design. I remember the first time I drove a '65 Chevelle. Scared me to death! Felt like it was wallowing all over the ro...
by Gentleman Jeff
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera handling?
Replies: 16
Views: 3495

Re: Riviera handling?

I just now put 2 and 2 together with Butch. I knew I recognized the name and just now realized you are the builder of Innocence! Yet another beautiful boat that I've drawn inspiration from. How does she handle the rough stuff? The reason for the questions is that we have 6 kids and while I grew up a...
by Gentleman Jeff
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera handling?
Replies: 16
Views: 3495

Re: Riviera handling?

Thanks for the response guys. Dave, I was hoping to get your input too as I recalled reading in an earlier post that you had installed wedges (I was not familiar with term). So they are essentially fixed trim tabs? That's a nice clean alternative to putting metal tabs and all that hardware on that g...
by Gentleman Jeff
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera handling?
Replies: 16
Views: 3495

Riviera handling?

Howdy Folks,
I was hoping that anyone with Riviera experience could comment on it's handling. I'm most concerned with pounding in choppy water and porpoising at speed. Any input and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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