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by neel thompson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 51713

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Tom… I did use Raptor staples on the bottom in combination with wire staples (through rope) and drywall screws (through wood spacers). The Raptor staples would not hold well in arears with big bends and curves. The other problem I had with it was that it would jam fairly often. It required removing ...
by neel thompson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 51713

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I spent a good bit of time the last few days doing final tweaking of the fairing on the hull side battens/frames. Also the bottom has been rough sanded and is ready for final fairing prior to layer #2 going on. I have started installing the planking on both sides. This process should go a little fas...
by neel thompson
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: New member

David.... Best of luck with your build. I know of two boat builders near you. One is Dean Wilson (Trisailor). I think he lives in Oakdale, but not sure. He built a Gentry several years ago and hasn't been on the forum lately. The other is Bob Maskel. He built one boat and is working on his second. H...
by neel thompson
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 165
Views: 33191

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Jim, I have a ZF Hurth 1:1 transmission in my Gentry. I remember when I first started the motor after installing it in the boat without the shaft coupler hooked to the transmission coupler, the transmission coupler would spin some in neutral. Once I hooked everything up and put it in the water, it d...
by neel thompson
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 51713

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Finally finished the first layer of 1/4" Okoume plywood on the bottom. As I got closer to the bow, the pieces got narrower and I could only glue two pieces on each day because of the way they had to be clamped. In the pictures you can see three or four pieces on each side that don't match the p...
by neel thompson
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1072
Views: 200498

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Matt.... Check out this windshield on the following link

https://youtu.be/T6seRMKh4v8?t=196
by neel thompson
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 295
Views: 36715

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Nice job Matt.... Looks great
by neel thompson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 125
Views: 18067

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Conrad... I think you hit the jackpot on that trailer.... As Matt said, convert to bunks as rollers will sink into your wood hull. I sold a set of rollers like yours (only not as nice) for $200 one time on craigslist.
by neel thompson
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 271
Views: 84511

Re: Aussie Gentry

You've got a real winner there John.... Nice work. The motor isn't installed yet, is it?
by neel thompson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Riviera project on EBAY
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Riviera project on EBAY

I saw this on EBAY…. 19' Riviera unfinished project for $150. Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glen-L-19-Rivi ... vJ&vxp=mtr
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 51713

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks for the compliments Brad and Steve Matt... I am really not trying to go fast, but I will say the process is speeded up considerably on the second build. Being retired also helps, but there is no way I will be passing you. Tom.... I have been putting one coat of epoxy on the inside of each pie...
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 405
Views: 51713

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Getting closer to the pointy end with the cold molding process on the bottom. The strips are down to about 2.75" in width as the curves are getting more severe. They may get narrower yet as I continue to move forward.
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: flex coupling question
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: flex coupling question

Jim,, I have one on my Gentry and I know Roberta has one on her Torpedo. I don't have any vibration, but I have never run the boat without the flexible coupling. So I don't know if I would have the same results without it. I guess it's a good thing to have.
by neel thompson
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 795

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Very nice Matt..... Maybe Bill won't have to cook on Saturday
by neel thompson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 795

G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

After discussing G-13 with Bill, we came up with the dates Thursday 9/12/19 to Sunday 9/15/19. I have talked to Hales Bar and they have blocked out all floating cabins, three of the one-bedroom cabins by the RV Park, as well as land cabins 5, 6, and 7 for the Glen-L group. So when you call to reserv...

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