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by neel thompson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback in san antonio
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: Barrelback in san antonio

I start the strips of plywood about halfway between bow and stern at about a 30 degree angle. I work forward and backward from that and do both sides at the same time. Then the second layer starts about at the same place with a 30 degree angle going the other way. You can usually start with fairly w...
by neel thompson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I agree Matt... Several thousand in mine also. It has it's limitations, but it also does things that no other tool can do. You certainly do have to become it's friend. We are still in Florida till the 15th and then back to PA to continue on the PB. I'm almost ready to line it out for the mahogany pl...
by neel thompson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Billy,,,,, There is a problem with the brad nailer as well... The problem is that it sinks the brads below the surface of the wood, leaving a decent size hole to fill. I have found the only way to use it on finished planking is to nail through scrap 1/8" strips. Then after the epoxy has set up, tap ...
by neel thompson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 50
Views: 5126

Re: Florida Barrelback

Here is a picture of the rolling building form I made for my Palm Beach 22 build. I fabricated four "L" brackets which I bolted to the floor during construction of the framework and the first layer of plywood cold molded planking. Then I cut the bolts off and was able to roll it around easily in any...
by neel thompson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Lee, There has been much discussion here on the forum about the Raptor stapler problems. I am pretty sure Raptor reads the forum and Glen-L sells their products. You would think someone would take an interest in correcting the problems, especially considering what we pay for their products !! The st...
by neel thompson
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Billy I have both the Raptor stapler and brad nailer. The staple gun constantly gives me problems, but I do use it in conjunction with 1" brads through the plywood planking and into the battens/chines, etc. I also staple through a rope to hold everything while the epoxy sets up. Then I remove the me...
by neel thompson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I think I'm already there Lee.
by neel thompson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 82
Views: 34174

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

I got a call from Hannah at Hales Bar this afternoon. She is still blocking out all of the floating cabins for our group in September but will have to open them up to other customers as of July 12th. So please make your reservation if there is a chance of you attending. They will give the entire dep...
by neel thompson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Steve and Lee.... I'm getting antsy to get some mahogany on it !
by neel thompson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 222
Views: 97188

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, Just a suggestion to cut down on waste...... Rip the plywood in the desired width, 8' long. Then take the long piece and clamp to the hull and cut it on an angle just proud of the bottom of the hull. Then use the part you cut off, which will also have an angle, for the other side. You will end ...
by neel thompson
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have made progress on the bottom. I used 6mm (1/4") okoume plywood on the bottom from the transom up to about 8' from the bow. Next up will be mahogany planking (6mm). But first we are headed to Florida and returning to PA around the 15th of July. I got a quote from my mahogany supplier for 35 pie...
by neel thompson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: New member

If I get a vote, voting for the Miss Chris..... Go for it !!
by neel thompson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3245
Views: 714126

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl.... Happy to see the vacuum pump in action. Did you have to do much to it to fix the shipment damage ? My buddy Glenn built the pump just before he got sick and passed away. He was a perfectionist, so I had a feeling it would work properly. Nice job.!! Neel
by neel thompson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 625
Views: 194382

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt... You must have some mahogany planking left over. I think it would look nice if you finished the underside of the hatch to match the hull. Everything Looks great.
by neel thompson
Mon May 11, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 613
Views: 189822

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Bryan.... My son purchased many Festool items about five years ago and wasn't using them much. So he gave them to me to use. The RO sander is a Festool and you can see it on the floor of the second picture above. It does have a handle on it which makes it very easy to control. It is very powe...

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