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by neel thompson
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: Chickamauga Lake Reconnaisance run
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Chickamauga Lake Reconnaisance run

Let's do it !! Sounds like a winner. Thanks Ken for checking everything out for us. So the dates will be 9/24 - 9/26/2021 at Blue Water?? From the pictures taken this weekend, it looks like a good time was had by all at G 14... See you all next year.... Neel
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 212726

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have glued the first layer on both sides and have been working on the second. There are three planks on that layer. On the starboard side, I have glued one and fitted the other two. On the port side I have fitted the plank at the bow and am working on fine tuning the second and third plank. Each r...
by neel thompson
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 85
Views: 15755

Re: Florida Barrelback

John,,, I found a picture of the faired bow on my Palm Beach. It has a very similar bow profile to the BB. You will be sanding/planing a lot of wood off of the stem to get it fair. From my picture you can see how far back the chine meets the stem. Neel
by neel thompson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Ivyland Pa
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: New member in Ivyland Pa

Roger.. You can call me at 610-246-8332
by neel thompson
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in Ivyland Pa
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: New member in Ivyland Pa

Roger... If you would like to come over some day, I would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. I am in the middle of a build now that you could take a look at. It is a "cold molded" hull just like your BB. So send me a private message here on the forum and I will give you my phone...
by neel thompson
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 212726

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Matt, Carl, and Jim,,,, Using quarter inch planking sure makes the process very challenging. I did manage to get the first row on both sides (I started at the sheer). Very slow going to get it right, but enjoyable non the less..... Neel
by neel thompson
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Norwegian Barrelback 20'
Replies: 40
Views: 6720

Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

Thomas, Yes, I drew a vertical, plumb line from chine to sheer near the center of the hull (where there was very little curve). I wanted the planks to be 5" wide at this point, which happened to coincide with dividing by 6. Then I took my laser level, set it so the light passed through a mark on the...
by neel thompson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Norwegian Barrelback 20'
Replies: 40
Views: 6720

Re: Norwegian Barrelback 20'

Thomas, Your lines look good, but you might consider raking the planks up slightly from the transom forward. You have drawn them parallel to the W/L which will look fine but, if you look at the antique Chris Crafts, you will see what I mean. The planking on the bottom follows the chine and then the ...
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 212726

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Matt.....It is a slow process for sure but. for some reason, I really enjoy working with mahogany rather than plywood. When I built my Gentry, I planked it with 1/8" material. I am now working with 1/4' material which doubles the degree of difficulty. I have stretched the limit of my imagination in ...
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 212726

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have finished planking the bottom and transom. I have started to shape and fit the first row along the sheer on both sides. I like to start at the sheer and work my way up to the chine. Before gluing a row in place, I roughly shape the next row above it, allowing extra wood for final fitting top a...
by neel thompson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1235
Views: 373605

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Really nice Matt.. Now we know where to go for advice on building wood framed windshields... Have you decided on how to hold the glass in the frame?
by neel thompson
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 212726

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Daryl.... Good idea... There has been a lot of discussion here on the forum about the Raptor stapler and brad nailer. I have had, and used both for many years and not a fan of either. I do use them for certain things, but not for mahogany planking.. I'm happy to hear you are having good succe...
by neel thompson
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 643
Views: 212726

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Today was a good day.... I picked up the mahogany planking. I ended up with 40 pieces, 11"W X 12'L X 1/4" Thick. I have gotten all of my mahogany from the same place, Strarke Lumber and Millwork in Bangor, PA (Marianne). It is always perfect and exactly the dimensions ordered (net). She told me that...
by neel thompson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera Final Layer of Mahogany Hull Planking
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Riviera Final Layer of Mahogany Hull Planking

If your stapler is working properly and doesn't quit on you half way through a panel installation, I would use it. Many here on the forum, including me, have had problems with the Raptor stapler. It seems to hold things in place much better than the brad nailer and won't leave small countersink hole...
by neel thompson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 55
Views: 17358

Re: Maritime Malahini

Whatever you do Jim, don't attach the bottom plywood before the battens are fair. The best way to handle your problem is to add a 1/8" strip of mahogany, the same width as the battens. cover the entire area that is low and then fair everything out again. You can use thickened epoxy to areas that are...

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