Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:53 am

I have been planning and building my "building form cart" while waiting for mahogany. I think this is going to work. The cart will be 16' long and 36" wide with ten swivel/locking casters. I will be attaching the cart to the floor until the cold molding process has been completed. Then I will release it from the floor so I can move it outside for sanding. It will also be nice to be able to move it around some for the planking process. Then when the hull is ready to flip, I will reach under and remove the lag bolts on all uprights and, with help, lift the hull off of the cart. Then I will attach two long bunks that will be fabricated now as I build the cart, and flip the hull onto the cart somehow. This idea will make more sense when I can take pictures of the completed thing. My garage is attached to the house, so sanding outside should keep the sawdust from creeping in. That, in turn, should help somewhat in keeping the other person here happy. For some reason, and I don't get it, she has a major dislike for sawdust !!! In my opinion, sawdust rules !!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:22 pm

I got the mahogany for frames two and three. So I have been using the band saw and patterning bit on my router to make the sides, bottoms, and deck beams for those two frames. I have also been working on the rolling cart that will be used to support the building form. It's nice to be back at it.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby PeterG » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:12 pm

Awesome... sure sign of spring on the way when Neel is back in the shop making frames!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:56 am

Today I glued up frame #3. All parts for frame #2 have been routed to the patterns so it is ready for glue up.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:55 am

This morning I glued up frame #2. That is the last of the full frames made out of 7/8" mahogany. Frame #1 and the mid frames (chine to chine) will be cut from 3/4" Okoume plywood. Frame #1 will also have 1/8" mahogany laminated to one side to make the overall thickness 7/8" to match the plan width. I have found my motor stringers. They will be African mahogany 6" by 1 7/8" by 17' long. The place where I get my mahogany just happened to have two pieces of 8/4, 18' long that were perfectly straight. They will mill them down to the correct size. I have also been working on the rolling cart I will be using as a building form for building the hull. Hopefully I will be picking up the plywood this coming week so I can make the stem, frame #1, mid frames 1.5 and 2.5, and the bottom backing boards for frames 1, 2, and 3.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:41 am

Neel

I'm sure glad to see you back at work! Instead of just playing in the sun.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:00 am

I don't think I stayed in Florida quite long enough as it has gone down into the mid twenties every night since we've been home. Sometimes I wonder why I live here !!! It is good to be back working on boat frames. I am really enjoying this build. It seems to be less stressful than the first since I know just enough about the process to be a little less confused, but still dangerous. I should be moving everything to the garage soon and then it will start to take the shape of a boat.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby kens » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:32 pm

Neel,
Those lines are great. Lots of lovely curves there.
How much you gonna stretch it? 26' ??
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby hoodman » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:17 pm

Looking good! I'm excited to see this come together!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:35 am

Thanks Matt..... Hopefully by G-13 we will have a semi completed version of a Palm Beach 22 to ride in.

Ken..... I will definitely be stretching the hull. I do want to be able to build it in my garage, so that means a 10" stretch would be the max. I have done the math and the actual stretch will be either 7", 8.75" or 10". So I think it will end up being 22' 8 3/4". At least that is my decision as of today. That may change. Also, I don't want to mess around laminating motor stringers and as I mentioned, I have located 17' straight mahogany. With that in mind, 10" would be the max stretch.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby mrintense » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:57 am

Neel, you are a building machine!! I think about the amount of work it takes to build just one boat and you are on #3 I think. Looks great.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:42 am

This is #2 Carl. As I was building #1, I said it would be the last. I only made it four years before changing my mind. This will be my last???

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:43 am

I finished frames #2 and #3 and they are ready for encapsulation. I am making a run on Friday to pick up three sheets of 3/4 Okoume plywood. I will be using that to make frame #1 in one piece and also using it as the doubler bottom pieces for eight of the nine main frames, and all bottom mid frames. I have the patterns for everything, but I will wait to make the bottom mid frames until the main frames have been attached to the stringers on the building form.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby mrintense » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:13 pm

neel thompson wrote:This is #2 Carl. As I was building #1, I said it would be the last. I only made it four years before changing my mind. This will be my last???


Perhaps #2 for new builds, but don't forget the fiberglass boat you completely overhauled, nearly a full build that one as well.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:24 pm

Right you are Carl... I have been trying to block that one out of my brain. That one taught me a lesson....No more fiberglass !!
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