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by neel thompson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Biscuit joining frames
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Biscuit joining frames

I think using biscuits to join frame members together is a good way to go. I used this method when assembling the frames on my PB 22 build. You can see the method I used if you look at my current build thread (Neel's Palm Beach 22 build).
by neel thompson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 290
Views: 80510

Re: Michael's ZIP

Looking really nice Michael
by neel thompson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Anchoring the Building Form…or Not

Barry,,,, I constructed my building form for my PB 22 with swiveling castors. I anchored it to the concrete garage floor in four corners and kept it there until I had the first layer of ply on. Then I removed the floor bolts to allow me to move the hull. My feeling is that you should anchor it as To...
by neel thompson
Sun May 26, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 99418

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

You are absolutely right Ken.... Lost my head for a brief moment
by neel thompson
Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 99418

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Barry..... Will we see you in September?
by neel thompson
Thu May 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 99418

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Hello Daryl,,,,I think it would handle that power, but I am wondering why you need that much?? I think a small block with around 350 HP would get you to about 55 mph. If you want to go faster than that, then more power will be needed. I usually cruise my Gentry between 25 and 30 mph and that's plent...
by neel thompson
Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 99418

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Sorry Ken...… When my wife and I were in Longboat Key, Florida in January and February, we ended up buying a house in Punta Gorda Isles and closed on it May 17th. We have been renting each year and that was getting old. We had a vacation rental house in the Pocono Mountains that sold in January, so ...
by neel thompson
Thu May 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 460
Views: 85945

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,,, Scooter has mufflers and even with them, still sounds great to me.
by neel thompson
Wed May 15, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 256
Views: 61629

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom.… That transom modification is amazing. You are a true craftsman. I have a feeling others will be getting in touch with you for drawings and details. Very nice workmanship... Neel
by neel thompson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 57
Views: 9298

Re: Count Down

Matt and Others.... If you cancel and get a gift certificate for your deposit, they will honor it the following September for the next gathering. Adam.... Believe me when I say we have searched for a new place and Hales Bar is the best, all things considered, it is the best we can come up with. Bill...
by neel thompson
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 57
Views: 9298

Re: Count Down

Matt.... I have called HB for clarification on the gift certificate expiration. Waiting for their response
by neel thompson
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 57
Views: 9298

Re: Count Down

Here is some new info on Hales Bar: Yesterday Hannah and I had several email conversations along with a phone conversation I had with Bill trying to get the "deposit policy" fine tuned for our group. She and the new marina owner (Daryl) were also talking back and forth trying to reach a compromise f...
by neel thompson
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 497
Views: 99418

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I finished the second layer of 6mm Okoume ply on bottom this morning. Some sanding and then on to the second layer on the sides.
by neel thompson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 57
Views: 9298

Re: Count Down

New owner has not contacted me yet. I will make a point of getting in touch with him this week. Sounds like we lost some flexibility. Let me see how I make out. Maybe he needs to look at what our group does for his business in "Slow" September and lighten up a little on the deposit/refund policy. I ...
by neel thompson
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat dreaming "Atlantic Skiff"
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Boat dreaming "Atlantic Skiff"

Listen to you Bryan talk about not changing things below the waterline !!