Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:35 am

Neel

I agree with you. If you shorten the hatch, you'll have plenty of room for the rumble seat. Remove the seat to work on the front of the engine.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:40 am

The last of all frame parts have been cut and routed to patterns. I have started gluing the frame bottom reinforcement pieces to the frames. I have four glued and three to go. I have also been encapsulating frames and mid frames. I was going to go with two coats, but I'm now leaning toward three. I did two on the Gentry and a third after the flip. What a PITA that process was !! So with that memory in my head, I think it wise to go with three coats now. I will be ordering the motor stringers this week and after the encapsulation is complete, I will finish constructing the rolling building form platform.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:21 am

All frames are complete and no pieces left over !! I have been working on applying three coats of epoxy for encapsulation and that chore is almost coming to an end. It takes a lot of days to do that because of the space I have to work in. I can coat one side of three frames at one time and then wait till it dries and flip them over, etc, etc, etc. So if you multiply 9 main frames plus 9 subframes, times two sides each, times three coats = many days..... I have also been working on the bow area. I am using a laser to align frames 1, 1.5, and 2 on the stem. I am pretty sure I have everything lined up properly so I will start gluing all of that together once I build up the nerve to jump in there.... Here are a couple pictures of the stem and frame 1 being aligned prior to glue up.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby kens » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:33 pm

thats got more curves than a bodacious blonde !!
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 neel thompson » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 am

I have just about finished with frame encapsulation with only one side of each of two frames needing one more coat. I have attached the chine breasthook and frame #1 to the stem. Frame 1.5 and 2 will be attached to the stem tomorrow.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:26 am

All nine frames and nine mid frames have been encapsulated with three coats of epoxy resin.... I have attached frame two to the stem. I glued frame one and the chine breasthook to the stem yesterday. So tomorrow I will attach the sheer breasthook and frame 1.5 to the stem and the bow section will be completed. I have to pick up some lumber tomorrow for the building form cart. Almost headed to the garage to start making all of these pieces look something like a boat !!
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frames 2 and 1 glued to stem

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby mrintense » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:07 pm

Very cool Neel. Tat last photo almost looks like an accordion about to be unfolded into a boat! Looks good in the bow. She's going to be another stunner for sure! I got a laugh at your comment about the amount of time it takes to encapsulate so many frames. I remember you all talking to me when I was taking forever to get my frames completed!! :D :D
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby hoodman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:18 pm

Wow, that's a lot of frames! Very shapely!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:42 am

I have been working on the bow section and almost have that finished. All frames have been encapsulated so I started building my rolling building form cart. It will also be transformed into a rolling cradle after the flip. The cradle I built for the Gentry fell apart on me one day because I used lag bolts to hold everything together. This time everything is thru bolted and backed up with some lag bolts and deck screws. I am using 4" swivel castors that lock in both directions and using ten of them, they will support 3500 lbs. That should be plenty strong. I am going to build bunks and supports before I start the actual boat build. The idea is to put all of that aside until the flip, then transform the cart from a building platform to a rolling cradle.... At least that's what I am hoping for.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby mrintense » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:35 am

Nice Neel. That's definitely thinking ahead.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby TomB » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 am

Neel,

I am repeatedly amazed, craftsmanship...and restraint! Great work and forethought. I would have wasted day/weeks spreading out the frames, putting them on the forms, perfectly, then put it all together and made a mess of encapsulation later. Now a great portable base...I'd be riding it down the street!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:10 am

Tom

You'd need runners not wheels! :!:

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:23 am

Thanks Tom and Carl.... I should be finished with the cart tomorrow and be totally finished with the bow and frames by the end of the weekend. It really is great to be retired and spend as much or as little time as I like on the boat each day.

Bill..... Spring is hear finally... Wheels will be fine for a while !!!!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby neel thompson » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:01 pm

I have finished building the building form cart with the exceptions of a few nuts and bolts that I have to get. I also figured out how the bunks will go on when I make it a rolling cradle. I had some bunk support brackets left over from something and I think they will work out fine. Still waiting for my motor stringers to be milled. I guess it will be early next week. In the meantime I have a little touch up to do on a couple frames and I still have work to do on the bow section. I also have to figure out a way to attach the building form to the concrete floor. I think I will have to fabricate some sort of bracket that will attach to the cart and to bolts in the floor. Oh yes, and I have to figure a way to get the building form cart off of the table... It's pretty heavy. Time to call the Grandkids !!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Postby hoodman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:10 pm

Impressive! It looks like it's going to crush that little folding table so maybe just give it a little shove.


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