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by neel thompson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605583

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl..... Your workmanship and joinery skills amaze me. Very nice for sure
by neel thompson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 63
Views: 15401

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl.... I used a 1" shaft on my Gentry and it was coupled to a small block 350 cu.in. motor. Of course, the shaft hole will need to be drilled somewhat larger than 1". Most drill the hole large enough to put a fiberglass tube in it and allowing for some clearance around the shaft inside the tube. H...
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 58
Views: 7715

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Andrew... I used SB nails on all frame gussets. I did countersink about 1/16" with a forstner bit slightly larger than the nail head. I also predrilled with a small bit. After the nails were in and the epoxy cured, I filled over the nail heads with thickened epoxy. I know they won't be seen, but for...
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605583

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

How did you do that ?? Really nice workmanship Carl... One criticism: What's with mixing orange clamps with black ones ?? That's not like you !!
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 146498

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Ryan…. We are across the state from you in Punta Gorda. Keep those pictures coming of your Calypso build and best of luck to you as your pile of sawdust grows... Neel
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 146498

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Matt... Almost finished with the second and final layer of Okoume cold molding. We are heading to Florida tomorrow for two months, so the PB is on temporary hold. I will be keeping warm and putting around in that "Damn Plastic Boat" for a while.
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by neel thompson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 146498

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Lee, Yes I mix a batch of epoxy with hardener, coat both sides, thicken the same batch, apply to one side, and stick it together. If I run short with the thickened stuff, I put more epoxy and hardener into the same container, stir and then add more thickener. Then fill holes, gaps, seams, etc. with ...
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 363
Views: 108232

Re: Tom's Tahoe

NICE Tom
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605583

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You could use your rigid bench sander to sand to the arch line and tilt the table to the proper angle. I would do a practice piece first. Looking really good Carl
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 146498

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The videos he has on YouTube are just short clips of the actual video he sells on his website. The one I recently purchased on fairing the hull is over an hour long and is very informative.
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 146498

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have posted this before, but I think some may be interested. There is a guy in Michigan (Brandon Townsend) who restores wood boats. He has made many videos which he sells for around $20. In the past I have bought one on staining and varnishing which was excellent. I recently purchased one on how t...
by neel thompson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3026
Views: 605583

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Lookin good Carl. This is the fun part of the build and the part where the "chair" gets a real workout !! You have to be excited to see the lines of the boat all coming together.
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 58
Views: 7715

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Andrew I have not had any problems with epoxy curing overnight with the garage 50 or above. I always put stuff together when the temp is at least 60, but if I think the garage will be dropping below 50 overnight, I postpone any gluing. I always use "fast cure" hardener with cooler temps and try to g...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 3921

Re: Rub rails

Spray rails were a PITA to install, but they made for a dry ride. I followed Bill Edmundson's and Butch Barto's advice and followed the chine all the way from the transom up to near the bow. The mahogany I used was actually from an 18' bleacher seat. I put it on in two laminations. A "must have" for...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rub rails
Replies: 45
Views: 3921

Re: Rub rails

When I installed the rub rails on my Gentry, I made a template of the bow and took that along with two 8' lengths of rub rail to a welder. It was expensive, but he was able to cut the angle, weld, and polish it to perfection. So I ended up with a "V" shaped rub rail with 8' on each side of the angle...

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