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by neel thompson
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Steve..... I am satisfied with the plans but, as I have said, everything is there and you have to look for it. As far as the transom goes, the plans are somewhat lacking. I had to use a CAD program to figure out the radius on two different parts. I was also missing a couple critical measurements. Af...
by neel thompson
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Great minds think alike.....Let's see how it turns out
by neel thompson
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

So far Bill, I can't get it to do that !! Angles and curves everywhere !!
by neel thompson
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Here is a picture that was included with the plans of the part I am working on now. Maybe it will help you visualize the bends and twists. This is not my transom, just hopefully what it will look like when I finish this part of the task. Then after the side pieces are in, it gets two battens which g...
by neel thompson
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Curved side pieces are glued up and rough sanded. Now they will have to be shaped with a curve and a twist going top to bottom. Then they have to be fitted so at the top, it goes under the top piece, and at the bottom, it goes outside of the bottom piece. This may be a clamping nightmare.
by neel thompson
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have been working on the transom curved side pieces. I made a pattern for the router with a radius of 20 11/16. I figured out the radius using a CAD program as it is not specified in the plans. Each piece needs to be almost 6" across as it will also curve slightly forward as it goes from the ...
by neel thompson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I've been working on gluing up and shaping (in two planes) the top piece that forms the top of the transom. Band saw and sanding station were extremely helpful here. I have also glued four boards together that will be used to make the curved laminations of the two transom sides. This transom is a re...
by neel thompson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

This morning I shaped the front transom piece that goes side to side, used a dado to put limbers in, and glued it to the transom assembly... I am also working on laminating mahogany pieces to form the upper curved transom piece. That piece curves from side to side as well as top to bottom. A slightl...
by neel thompson
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Tom... I put the limbers aft so it will drain while moving as well as when it is on a trailer.... Bill... I actually put two garboard drain plugs in the bottom of my Gentry rather than through the transom, very close to the transom, and one on each side of the keel. They don't hinder performance at ...
by neel thompson
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have been working on gluing up the pieces for the transom. I have completed the transom knee component. It's all starting to make sense, but not complete sense !!
by neel thompson
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

This morning I cut and notched the piece that goes between the transom knees. Then I couldn't resist, so I clamped some pieces along with pattern pieces together to get an idea of how everything will eventually go together. Still a little confused about the transom width measurement along the bottom...
by neel thompson
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

This is a picture of a transom that is almost completed. The lower piece is the one I will make first. Looks like some creative limbers will be going in this area.
by neel thompson
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I started this morning turning that pile of mahogany into a transom. I actually had some wood left from the Gentry build, so I glued up three pieces to make the forward lower transom piece. This piece goes side to side with a notch in the bottom for the keel. The bottom has a very slight "V&quo...
by neel thompson
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: In hull Transducers

I have a bronze thru hull transducer on my Gentry for the GPS depth readout. It works great. I was told that you should only use metal thru hulls on wood boats... No plastic.
by neel thompson
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 98
Views: 2160

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Gayle, I prefer the plans from Glen-l over the printed pdf plans. I know copyright is a big deal with the plans and that one set of plans is for building one boat. These pdf files can be emailed to anyone, so protecting the plans would be much more difficult. And yes, the printing costs as much as a...

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