Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by billy c » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:34 am

Neel those lines look real nice.
Did you say early on there was someone else with a Hull in progress?
...of course the question do they have pictures posted anywhere :lol:
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by DrBryanJ » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 am

Really taking shape Neel. Looks Great.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by mrintense » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:23 am

Wow, those are really very nice lines. I am not sure I saw it in an earlier post but have you given any thought to how you're going to power her? I realize it's a bit premature, but at the pace you going, it will certainly be by next year that you'll have to be thinking about the motor.

It's so cool that we can have this forum and share this very unique hobby. Thanks for keeping us up to date on your build Neel.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:28 am

Neel

One of my favorite times is when the shears and chines are all on. And, you get your first real look at the boat.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Pawel » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:30 am

Neel, lacks words, it looks great.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:32 am

Thanks everyone for the compliments.

Billy..... I have posted a picture of a completed PB22. Hopefully mine will turn out like that one.....They are building one at Ashley Boat Works in South Carolina. There are some pictures on their website and I spoke to them as I was getting started. They haven't posted pictures lately. They are using the same plans I am, but the other set out there is how they built the boat in 1936 and there are a couple being built that way, but not sure where. I am going to the Clayton NY boat show in August and I think there will be a completed PB22 there. I talked to the builder of that one two years ago as he was nearing completion, but I didn't get his information.

Carl.... I have been snooping around looking at engines when my wife isn't watching! I think I will be going with a PCM 5.7 ltr., 343 HP or a 6.0 ltr., 375 HP. PCM also has a 6.0 ltr., 409 HP that has caught my eye several times. But those who know me will tell you that anything over about 200 HP will almost never get used (except at the Gatherings). I really enjoy cruising at "cocktail speed".
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:38 am

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409HP! What are you thinking? You know you'll never top that out! Save your money for BEER!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by hoodman » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:46 am

Cocktail speed! I like that. I have been thinking I would like to have a sweet little liquor cabinet on my boat but I think it would probably be a bad idea.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:51 am

Lost my head for a second Bill..... 343 HP will be more than enough... And much less expensive than 409 !! The problem might be finding one of those small block 343's.. And I'm not sure about the Catalytic Converter thing on marine engines either. Much to research and talk about in Tennessee. I also want to research transmissions 1:1 and other ratios. My head spins when I think about that stuff......I hope Mr. Hot Rod can come this year.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by kens » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:43 pm

Ahhh, get the big block, the big block sound,,,,,,,like music.
Neel, I would volunteer to help you find out how fast it goes !!!
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

Post by neel thompson » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:40 am

Ken... You've always been there for me in these situations. I knew I could count on you for top speed help !!! This time I'll stay back on the dock and take pictures.....Thanks for offering your services. You're the best !!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by billy c » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:02 am

Wow Neel That PB is a real looker!
The small block should push you along in the low 50’s
Maybe closer to 60 with the BBlock?
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:58 am

I spent a good part of the weekend and some time yesterday fairing the chine to the frames. Final adjustments will be made after all battens have been installed. I still have some work to do on the sheer and then I will be waiting again for my mahogany order to be ready. Fairing the chine was good for two very big piles of sawdust !! I attacked it with my electric plane, then the belt sander, then my six inch RO sander, then with a longboard, then with the RO again.... Good enough for now...
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:41 am

Looking great Neel.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by PeterG » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:09 am

Wow.
Sweet lines, great work!
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