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by neel thompson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Count Down

Neel and Craig..... Land Cabin #5
Roberta and Richard Hegy.....Floating Cabin #7
by neel thompson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 251
Views: 64572

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim… Your Barrelback build looks like it is as close to perfection as possible. Nice job... Any chance we would someday get a first hand look at her in Tennessee? A long trip but I am sure you would enjoy yourself. You have created a masterpiece. Neel
by neel thompson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

David... Here is a link to Amazon for the 40 grit paper https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Oxide-P ... belt&psc=1
by neel thompson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Gayle.... Looking forward to warmer weather, but not too happy about leaving my project for two months.....
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

No pictures today, but I have managed to get the second layer of 6mm Okoume on about 2/3 of the bottom. I am going to hang it up until March after we get back up north from Florida. We will be leaving Pennsylvania on Thursday for Longboat Key to get into some warmer weather. Happy New Year everyone....
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1504
Views: 281837

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

How do you like your new belt sander?
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Tom.....Not sure if the Festool hose will go on it. When I use this with a vacuum, I use a regular shop vac and not my Festool vac. So I have never tried it. The end of my Festool vacuum hose broke off and I haven't replaced the hose, so when I use the Festool RO sander I clamp the hose on. So it ta...
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Good move Bill..... I think you are going to like it... I am using a 40 grit belt on mine and it really does the job. Let us know what you think....
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I stocked up on plywood this week. It looks like 22 sheets will complete the hull and then I'm not sure how many I will need for the deck and interior. I have planked with the second layer about halfway up the bottom. I will be taking a break for two months right after the new year. When I started t...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2581
Views: 441732

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl..... I have never worried about keeping the tank full on any of the boats I have had over the years. I will tell you this.... I have a Checkmate boat with an I/O motor that I take to Florida each winter. Last March it had about a half tank of fuel in it when I headed north. It sat in my drivewa...
by neel thompson
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bravado build...fastening upright stringers at transom ( h
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

Re: Bravado build...fastening upright stringers at transom ( h

Or you could put a "filler piece" in between the uprights (as they are clamped now) and the inner side of the transom planking. Epoxy the fillers to the planking and to the uprights and bolt through the transom as Matt suggested. By doing it this way, you will end up with more meat where the upright...
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 127
Views: 22922

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

I didn't realize this until recently, but Moeller does build aluminum fuel tanks to custom dimensions. I priced one out for my PB22 and was surprised how reasonable their price is. It is more than a standard plastic tank, but it won't break my bank, and will fit exactly where I need it. Just a thoug...
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 346
Views: 76633

Re: modified malahini

Everything looks great Bryan..... I do need to get over to see it. Maybe in March or April. Heading to Delaware tomorrow or Thursday for Okoume. Let me know if I can pick anything up for you... Neel
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Matt... Thanks... You've got me thinking now !! "In Hull Radiant Heat" I love gadgets
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 469
Views: 78132

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I am leaning toward getting it now. Bryan.. How are their prices and delivery fees? If you need more later on, let me know. I'm sure I will be making multiple trips next summer...