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by neel thompson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I have a transom mount transducer on my Key West boat, and I had a bronze thru hull transducer on my Gentry... They both work great at slow speeds as well as on plane. I have been using a Garmin chart plotter, which I love. The thru hull was mounted about three feet from the transom, just outside of...
by neel thompson
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Stretching a Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Stretching a Monaco

I agree with everything Ken said about determining engine placement in a stretched hull. Using the "percentage method" and keeping the engine slightly aft is what I did when building my Gentry. I do think though that you will want to keep the engine as low as possible in either the Riviera or Monaco...
by neel thompson
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I am sure you have thought of this Carl, but just in case, don't forget about a depth gauge
by neel thompson
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 646
Views: 223710

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Matt I'm going to glass the bottom and up to the waterline. Sides will be stained and varnished, and varnished, and varnished.... You know the drill !!
by neel thompson
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 646
Views: 223710

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

We were in Florida for the month of October and since returning to PA, I have managed to get the first three of six layers glued on the sides. Each layer gets a little easier as I have mentioned before. As can be seen in the picture, I have used every method of clamping along with stapling through a...
by neel thompson
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3419
Views: 811616

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm with Matt on the HP issue. A 150 would be sweet and weigh about the same as a 115. You don't have to use all the horses, but they are they are there when you need them.... Everything looks great. You are amazing !!
by neel thompson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma
Replies: 55
Views: 6980

Re: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma

Mine are square and they work as well as the rounded ones.... Just not as pretty
by neel thompson
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 181482

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom... Everything looks great. Those are the exact cup holders I had in my Gentry. You might want to step up a notch or two to get better quality, but they do work and are out of the way when not in use.
by neel thompson
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 497
Views: 181482

Re: Tom's Tahoe

Tom... Just a thought on cupholders: In the front cockpit of my Gentry I found two cup holders that retracted into the front vertical panel of the seat. They actually swiveled out and in. I don't know where I got them, but they weren't expensive and did the job. I installed them side by side in the ...
by neel thompson
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: G15 Dates and Location
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: G15 Dates and Location

This is getting scary.. Happy to hear you're coming Tom... I am really looking forward to meeting you and seeing your masterpiece.
by neel thompson
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: G15 Dates and Location
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: G15 Dates and Location

Wait a minute..... You guys are all going to be in my back yard????
by neel thompson
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma
Replies: 55
Views: 6980

Re: 19ft Barrelback Oklahoma

I would leave them as is and move only the ones that get in the way. It's not that hard to cut them out, but why make extra work for yourself? You will probably only have to move two, or maybe four of them. Best of luck to you as you continue your BB..... Neel
by neel thompson
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: G15 River Run
Replies: 28
Views: 2372

Re: G15 River Run

Yes.. Craig and I will be hosting a "Spaghetti Dinner" at the Big House on Thursday evening. We had 56 people at G-13, so shooting for at least 75 at G-15.
by neel thompson
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Can I use 1/4" (6mm) Plywood on the hull? - Tahoe 23
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: Can I use 1/4" (6mm) Plywood on the hull? - Tahoe 23

I used two layers of 6mm (1/4") Okoume plywood on both my Gentry and Palm Beach 22 builds. It should also work on the Tahoe. That way everything on the hull will be the same thickness in the end. Obviously it won't bend and twist as easily as 1/8" but it worked for me. As you get towards the bow and...
by neel thompson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: G15 Dates and Location
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: G15 Dates and Location

Great idea Ken.....

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