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Old 10-15-2018, 12:42 AM
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So How many production classes of Gentry race boats are there?..........I thought there was only one that team Archer restored.
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None of Tom's boat were production class. He owned at least 4 of Larry's Team Scarab's not all of witch were Race boats The 43 is the very first boat out of the mold as was the 46 and 26 his 38 was not the first but very early in the production. the 43 in question was built to be a race boat but in testing the hull did not perform to expectations and the boat was converted into a pleasure boat for Tom. the first 2 43's built were not the best they could be. after the first two boats were built there were modifications made to the mold to help with the handling issue's witch were a complete success. and the rest was history as the 43 Team Scarab #5 boat with Gentry power proved by setting the world speed record at 126 MPH in 1993. Regards Dan
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Originally Posted by Team Archer View Post
None of Tom's boat were production class. He owned at least 4 of Larry's Team Scarab's not all of witch were Race boats The 43 is the very first boat out of the mold as was the 46 and 26 his 38 was not the first but very early in the production. the 43 in question was built to be a race boat but in testing the hull did not perform to expectations and the boat was converted into a pleasure boat for Tom. the first 2 43's built were not the best they could be. after the first two boats were built there were modifications made to the mold to help with the handling issue's witch were a complete success. and the rest was history as the 43 Team Scarab #5 boat with Gentry power proved by setting the world speed record at 126 MPH in 1993. Regards Dan

Thanks Dan, you really are a valued wealth of knowledge. Really appreciate your history lesson. I could talk classic offshore all day...
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:20 PM
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I used to love watching the Gentry boats
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If you do a youtube search "gentry turbo eagle" a video comes up of the photo shoot for the magazine, and shows some great running vids, pretty cool.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:15 AM
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Way back during the Benihana GP days in San Francisco, prior to race weekend, many of the top boats were parked out on the street at our Arneson shop.
Howard Arneson would pimp me out to wash the boats & trailers. ( talk about some quick cash ! ) Boy.... I wish I thought about taking photos.

Fun time..... (BTW.... I just sent Arneson a "New Year" present..... One of the N.N.R.T. Calendars,,,,,,,, )
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Latest update Gentry Turbo Eagle is on its way to its new home. the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum in Kent Washington.

Go visit Her in Washington
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Does that mean that it will never get driven ever again? Because that would be disappointing.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:27 AM
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No they run the boats a couple of times a year at events.
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What a great and informative history lesson. Thank you to all who have contributed. This is the reason I come to this site. To hear the history from the people who were there.
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