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by neel thompson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3401

Re: Count Down

I spoke to Tony again last night. He will have the new owner call me when he gets back to Chattanooga within the next few days. I think he needs to know how significant our group is to his September business. This deposit thing is not that big of a deal, but it is somewhat annoying. Let me see what ...
by neel thompson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3401

Re: Count Down

Tony is still there and will remain at the store till the end of the season. Then the new owner will be taking the store over and Tony will have to find new employment. I think as he gets to know Tony and realizes how valuable he is, things may change. They have also hired a new manager for the mari...
by neel thompson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 479
Views: 85554

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Not this year Bill..... Finished product could be a couple gatherings away.
by neel thompson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 479
Views: 85554

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Marching right along and getting very close to the "Pointy End" with the second bottom layer.
by neel thompson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 111945

Re: Aussie Belle

That day is hard to forget !!
by neel thompson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 380
Views: 111945

Re: Aussie Belle

That gap is very important Jamie.... Don't ask how I know !!!
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 479
Views: 85554

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I am officially back to working on the PB. I have been gluing more 6mm Okoume pieces on the bottom toward the bow. The two I just put on are about 6" wide and I think after two more of that size go on, I will have to cut the width down to about 4". And then it doesn't take long to get down to 2" rig...
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 69835

Re: Michael's ZIP

I love it Michael.... From the drawing it looks like you may have moved the dash and forward cockpit slightly aft from the plans. I think a 90 ETEC would look great on the back along with a "disappearing hatch" over the rear seat. Maybe 90 is a liitle much. Better go with a 70 !!
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl... One more thing... Put the clips that hold the stringers tight to the frames on the outboard side of the stringers in the motor bed/motor area
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Sorry for the lousy picture, but I think you get the idea..... I have started back up on the PB 22, but still a little chilly in the garage. I hope to finish the second layer of cold molding on the bottom within a week, and then outside for sanding before starting the sides.
by neel thompson
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl,,,, If you space the stringers 26" inside to inside, you will have room to put any engine of your choice. What actually happens is you will be mounting some kind of motor support (metal or wood) on the inside of each stringer to actually support the motor. I used quarter sawn oak for this, but ...
by neel thompson
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 479
Views: 85554

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

We got back to PA about two weeks ago and it has taken us that long to get things put away and back to normal. It has also been quite cold so I haven't had a great desire to spend time in the garage. It is warming up now and I have moved the boat and work tables back into the "boatbuilding position"...
by neel thompson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: lumber thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: lumber thickness

Mike,,, The finished thickness of the Gentry frame lumber is 3/4". If I remember right, there is something in the instructions where they talk about wood thickness. You can also measure off of the plans if you are not sure. Best of luck with your build,,, Neel
by neel thompson
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Oh yes Carl... I remember meeting you now. Look forward to seeing you again in September. In the meantime, let me know if I can answer any questions... Neel
by neel thompson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 276
Views: 69835

Re: Michael's ZIP

I like varnished mahogany planking. Come on Michael--- You can do this. But I do like the accents on the Hunter Green paint job as well. Take a look at Dr. Bryan J,s hull. I think he planked it as if it were a cold molded hull. Food for thought !!