Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by mrintense » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:41 am

The lines of your Palm Beach are really becoming evident now. That is going to be one stout boat. Looking really great Neel.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:02 am

Thanks Matt, Tom, Chris, and Carl.... No pictures today. Just plugging away at the bottom battens on the port side. I am ready for a new phase... enough with these battens !! Anyone out there keep track of the plywood used for cold molding hulls? I forget how many I used on the Gentry, but my rough estimate for this boat is 15 sheets of 6mm to do two layers (bottom and sides). Looking for suggestions

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by TomB » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:56 am

Neel,

I used 21 sheets of 4mm on my Tahoe 23, two layers on the sides and three on the bottom. I averaged about 16" of scrap on the end of each strip.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Hercdrvr » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:58 am

24 sheets of 1/8” on 20ft Barrelback, 2 layers on the side and 4 on the bottom.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:33 am

I finished installing the bottom battens. I am about 80% finished fairing the bottom. I will finish that up tomorrow and start routing limbers. The fairing process is a little tedious and a very slow go. I have followed Bruce Dow's advice and do about a 3' by 3' section at a time and after all of those sections look good, I go away and have a beer. Then I go back and check it again. Every time I go back I find flaws and fix them. Each time I come back, there are less flaws. I'm almost out of beer !!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:56 am

Neel

Looks GREAT! But, that's a lot of limbers too cut!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by kens » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am

The lines of this build is just amazing, beautiful.
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 PeterG » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:18 pm

Love the lines, love this part of the build. The frames and longitudinals give the 3D version of the lines in the drawings. Great craftsmanship too Neel!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by PeterG » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:20 pm

And beer does make for a great flaw detection fluid!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by BillJ » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:15 am

:( Going to be a shame to have to cover up all that lovely woodwork one day.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:07 pm

Thanks Bill, Ken, Peter, and BillJ…… I have been on a "boat build break" for a few days taking care of some other stuff. Back to it tomorrow. I had my Gentry at a friends warehouse while I did a lot of sanding on the PB... I brought it home two days ago and have been getting it ready to take to the Clayton NY show in a couple weeks. Because it is in the garage, my sanding and other dust making activities will be idled down a bit until after the show. I plan to fit, encapsulate, and install the side battens as that will create minimum dust. Then after the show I will take the Gentry back to the warehouse and get back to serious saw dust making. I am reluctantly going to have to sell "Scooter" after G-12 as I don't have room for all these boats and I will need the proceeds from the sale to finish the PB 22. My house is starting to look like a marina !! If anyone is interested or knows someone who might be interested, please let me know. All Take Care,,,, Neel
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:52 am

I worked over the weekend on the side battens. I have fitted and scarfed the battens for both sides. Now I will remove them and go through the encapsulation process prior to final installation. It is starting to take shape....
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:54 am

A couple more pics
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:49 pm

I want to put a plug in for Townsend Boatworks in Michigan. Brandon Townsend restores antique boats and makes videos of every process along the way to completion. When I built my Gentry, I bought a couple of his DVD's and they were great. I just bought another one called "How to Fair and Finish Sand a Wooden Boat". It is excellent and explains the entire sanding process prior to stain using all different kinds of sanding blocks and long boards. I think it is about a two hour DVD. Everyone of us should view this and take notes when we get to the final sanding phase of the build. It is excellent and costs only $20. He has others on staining and varnishing, and other things. He has a lot of "teaser vidios" on youtube. Here is a link to the teaser on sanding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1hEplFx8RA

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