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by neel thompson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 47
Views: 6144

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Thanks for the information Steve.
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 47
Views: 6144

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

Steve,,, I am thinking of building a gantry hoist and would like to know what size I beam you used and what is the span? Thanks,,,Neel
by neel thompson
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 118
Views: 8120

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Matt,,,, I have two bronze garboard drain plugs in the bottom of the boat, one on each side of the keel about two inches forward of the transom. I think when the boat is on the trailer that is the best place for them. I keep the trailer jack cranked pretty high so any water will run aft. Just so you...
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 118
Views: 8120

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Nice work Matt. She looks great....
by neel thompson
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Six of nine frames encapsulated with two coats of epoxy resin and transom with three coats. I only coated the surfaces that will not be glued to something else later on. Now on to warmer weather till March. Happy New Year everyone..... Neel
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Frames one through six plus transom sanded and ready for encapsulation. It's starting to take shape....
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Bill.... Let's see how far along I am by September. Are you sure you won't need them for your next build? Thanks for the compliment Peter. Frame building is not my favorite thing to do, but every part of the build down the road depends on the frames being true to the plans. So a little extra ...
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The pictures all look the same, but I am making progress. Frame 5 is ready for final sanding and frame 4 has been glued up and is ready for gussets. Three more main frames to go, and they will be built in March. For now I want to get everything coated with two coats of epoxy. I may have time before ...
by neel thompson
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Frames six through nine and the transom have been sanded with 80 grit and are ready for two coats of epoxy resin. A third coat will go on after the hull has been flipped. I bought some more mahogany to finish frames four and five before we leave for warm weather on January 4th. Frame 5 has been dry ...
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Frame six all glued together and ready for gusset installation.
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I am up to frame six. This is where the hull starts to get too wide for full size drawings of the frames so you deal with "half drawings". When I made the patterns, I used two sheets of carbon paper so I could transfer the lines to both the pattern plywood as well as the underside of the d...
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 58
Views: 1873

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

It is a must and please don't ask me how I know !!
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The first picture shows frame 7 pieces with patterns taped on and ready for the router. The second picture I put in to show another way to clamp something. I hot glued two blocks onto the two bottom pieces near where they join in the center and then glued both bottom pieces and clamped to the blocks...
by neel thompson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I use West System epoxy resin and fast hardener. So I have a gallon of resin and a quart or so of hardener each with a pump that mixes the proper amount of each. Over the years I have gotten pretty good at estimating the quantity needed to do whatever I am doing. But many times there is just a littl...
by neel thompson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 153
Views: 5708

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have glued frame 8 together and am working on the gussets. I have started frame 7 by again checking the patterns against the full size drawing. Then I transferred the pattern outlines to the mahogany. It is now ready for the band saw. I am going to work on two frames at a time as that will maximiz...

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