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by neel thompson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 364
Views: 39807

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks for the comments and compliments everyone.... Today I switched to 40 grit on my 6" RO sander to fine tune the fairing. Also did some long boarding on the battens. I am guessing about two more hours of that and it should be straight, flat, and fair in all directions and ready for cold mol...
by neel thompson
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 364
Views: 39807

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I spent about six or so hours this weekend fairing everything. I used my six inch RO sander with 24 grit sandpaper to get it very close to being acceptable. I'm going to switch to 40 grit next and then 80. There were many short sessions with the sander, working in small sections, and then walking ba...
by neel thompson
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Gathering 2018 (G12) Name Tags - ATTENDEES PLEASE READ

Ray,

Craig and I still have ours. Thanks for doing this again this year. It really helps all of us figure out who is who at the Gatherings.

Neel
by neel thompson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 55
Views: 2630

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Instead of using thickened epoxy to fill gaps prior to planking, I usually cut thin pieces of mahogany on my table saw, maybe 1/8" thick and epoxy them onto the boards showing gaps. Then I sand it down again to be fair. It is much better to get your frames, battens, sheer, chine, and keel as pe...
by neel thompson
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

So far I'm batting 1,000 on my list of projected boats. Thanks for the inputs everyone and please keep them coming. Thanks,,,Neel
by neel thompson
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Coastal Cruiser vs. True Grit

Here is another possibility. This is a Double Eagle, stretched to 30'. It was at the Gathering in TN in 2012.... This boat is beautiful and will run close to 40 mph with a small block V8. I think the boat is designed to be 23', so you could stretch to any length you like up to 30'. If you look at th...
by neel thompson
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power question for Monaco
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Power question for Monaco

Jon, I am partial, but I would go for a base 260HP, 350 cu.in. motor. That should give you 45+ in the Monaco and for sure V8's sound so much better that V6's. You could stretch the Monaco hull to make up for the few extra inches in length for the V8. I think the price for the 260 HP small block will...
by neel thompson
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 364
Views: 39807

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Bryan--- I will let you know when I am ready to order and we will add yours to the list. I finally finished encapsulating the side battens and have glued them in place and started the frame/batten fairing process. This will take a while and I'm really not looking forward to it. It is still hot here ...
by neel thompson
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility skiff build question
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Utility skiff build question

I agree with Bill.. Cut everything to the larger dimension and then angle each piece to the smaller dimension on the other side using whatever sanders/planes you have. I have used my Rigid (Home Depot) bench belt sander for this many times. That sander is right up there with "the most valuable ...
by neel thompson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 76
Views: 8608

Re: Who's Going and Where

I know they always are next to us... That's the only way I know it is #6
by neel thompson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 364
Views: 39807

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Bryan,,, I always get my plywood from Russell Plywood in New Castle, DE. I go down and pick it up. I would be happy to pick up the 1/8" pieces you need, but not sure how soon I will be going. It may be 2 weeks or so before I can get down there. If you need it right away, I probably won't be of ...
by neel thompson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 76
Views: 8608

Re: Who's Going and Where

Bill... I think Kevin Brown and his crew will be in L#6.
by neel thompson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 364
Views: 39807

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Not yet Bryan. Getting close to that point though...
by neel thompson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

Michael and Roberta.... I just saw your comments on the Woody Boater Link..... Thanks
by neel thompson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: G-12 "Friday Lunch Run To Chattanooga"

It was a great show and the staff at the museum in Clayton definitely have their act together. Very nice weekend and very nice boats

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