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by neel thompson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 46
Views: 26349

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

Ben... If it's okay with you, I would like to borrow your borrowed shaft hole drill bit when you are finished. I could drive to Annapolis to pick it up and also take a look at you BB build while I'm there. Thanks,,, Neel
by neel thompson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 785
Views: 256269

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Sorry to hear Matt.... I've been there !! 240 HP should do it, but 285 would do it better !!
by neel thompson
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: RAPTOR COMPRESSION STAPLER CT6000P
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: RAPTOR COMPRESSION STAPLER CT6000P

Shawn.... I would use staples for attaching the plywood as they are stronger. I don't think I would use them on final planking except on areas that will be painted. The brads are much less noticeable but don't hold quite as well. Also, both do countersink themselves slightly, brads more than staples...
by neel thompson
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 148655

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee... You will always know it's there, but it really won't be noticeable at all to anyone else once it is stained. It will look like part of the grain. Planking is looking great.. Nice job. Neel
by neel thompson
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera Build - Sacramento
Replies: 19
Views: 1568

Re: Riviera Build - Sacramento

Kent.. I put heavy duty swivel castors with locks on my building form. Make sure you through-bolt them to the form. I made some brackets and anchored the form to the garage concrete flor and kept it anchored until I had the first layer of cold mold planking on. By then everything is rigid enough to ...
by neel thompson
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Jim's Michigan Zip
Replies: 57
Views: 3609

Re: Jim's Michigan Zip

Check your plans. I think at some point you may be cutting that part of the frame away to make limbers along each side of the keel. Not sure if your boat plans call for limbers but, if they do, that would make one or two less that you will have to make... If not, cut the area square and epoxy a piec...
by neel thompson
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 148655

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Looking good Lee... Nice tight joints.
by neel thompson
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 785
Views: 256269

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Almost there Matt... Looks great. Can't wait to see it up close... Neel
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 148655

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Nice Lee
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 848
Views: 280161

Re: Klondike Build

Steve... Your boat is absolutely amazing. You are a true craftsman with a ton of patience. Very nice. Neel
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Engine hatch hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Engine hatch hinges

I am going to try to figure a way to use the Carolina Triple Hinge on my PB. You would have a one piece hatch that you could open from either side. They are designed for hot rods, but I see no reason they couldn't be used in a boat. You would have two release buttons in the boat, one on each side. Y...
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 235642

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Not sure what the BF price is. I bought 38 pieces that are 11" wide X 12' long X 1/4" thick. Finished all four sides for I think $2100.00. I think I have used less than half of it on the hull, so plenty left for later.
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 235642

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have used African Mahogany for everything. There is a custom millwork company fairly close to me that stocks large quantities of the African Mahogany. they mill it to my specs and can do just about any width or length. It is always planed and sanded on both faces and very uniform in thickness. The...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 235642

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks to Covid, I have been moving ahead on the PB. I have the six pieces of planking for the fifth row fitted and ready to be attached to the hull. The first four rows have been sanded to remove excess epoxy and the seams have been filled where necessary. We are heading to Florida on 12/26 so thin...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 341
Views: 148655

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I can't say I didn't like it, but it flashes quickly so you have to be on top of things and be ready to wipe off soon after applying. Watching the video of Snake Mountain Boatworks applying the Lo Boat stain, it looks like it's much more forgiving. You can also do a second coat over the first if you...

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