Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby kens » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:52 pm

That picture, with it sitting on the grass, the transom knees are forward, correct?
transom knees are forward?
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby PeterG » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi Ken, in the photo on the grass, the lower part of the knee "L" points forward. The top curved member curves aft. The way you see it in the photo, you are standing on the starboard side looking to port.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby PeterG » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:13 pm

neel thompson wrote:... As far as strength of the transom goes, the side to side battens are almost 3/4" thick material, laminated in three 1/4" pieces. Also the keel, stringers, and the bottom battens do attach to the bottom transom side to side batten which will make it very strong, I think. The method you suggested would also work and probably would have been a lot less complicated.


One thing I've come to appreciate in studying boat designs is that when one stumbles on something that looks unusual or out of the norm, the designer usually had a reason for it. Curious to know the why behind this one. Neel, you are doing some great work and it's really fun to follow. Much like Roberta's Torpedo project, your boat will be a benchmark and great reference for others to study.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:37 am

Thanks Peter..... This morning I shaped the port side piece somewhat on the sanding station and glued everything up. So no more clamps!! After everything sets up I will fine tune the sanding all the way around before moving on to the battens. I took a picture of my "weapon of choice" for attacking the twisted and curved side pieces. When I get it close to correct I will switch to the RO sander to finish it off. I have used the angle grinder with the 36 grit disc before and it really gets rid of stuff in a hurry. Should be fun !! Can't wait.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 am

After about an hour of heavy duty sanding/shaping with "weapon of choice" and RO sander, I ended up with the almost finished transom. Some fine tuning and battens to go. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.... Neel
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby Steven r » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:11 pm

Neel,
Very nice!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:24 pm

I started working on the transom battens. Each will be two laminations of 5/16" thick by 2" wide for a total thickness of 5/8". I glued the two laminations of the bottom batten while maintaining the radius so they should stay close to that after it sets up. I will do the same for the middle batten laminations. I apologize for the picture quality.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby jenko » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:29 pm

Nice curves ,looks great Neel

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:34 am

Thanks Jenko

I have fitted and glued the bottom batten on. The middle batten has been roughly fitted. After the glue sets up, I will make sure the bottom batten is faired in all directions to the top and sides of the transom. Then I will finish fitting the middle batten and glue it on. After that sets up, final fairing will be done.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby Hercdrvr » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:59 am

looks nice Neel. I know youre having fun with the build.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:05 am

Neel

Looks Good. I'm starting to understand. That is easier build than to draw.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby mrintense » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:44 am

Neel, love those curves. This is going to be quite distinctive. Looking great so far.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:21 am

Thanks Matt, Bill, and Carl

I faired the bottom batten with the rest of the transom assembly and glued in the middle batten. Tomorrow I will get the whole thing faired and a couple areas touched up with thickened epoxy. Then final finish sanding and it will be ready to encapsulate. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there on this transom thing. There was a lot more to it than I originally thought... Neel
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby TomB » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:00 pm

It looks really good Neel. Great progress.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:20 am

I have faired everything so it's ready for encapsulation. I just ordered mahogany for four of the frames. I should be able to get them finished before we head to Florida in January. This milestone should make everyone happy... After today, no more transom pictures !!
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