Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:20 am

Chris.…. I put the limbers by the transom so water will drain when the boat is on the trailer and the drain plugs are removed. There will be two bilge pumps at the low point (just in front of the motor) to take care of things while the boat is in the water. Thanks for your comment and please continue to keep an eye on me. Even though this is my second build, it's easy to mess up !!

….. I finished coating the limbers with three coats of epoxy and have glued the first two, of many, pieces of plywood planking in place. I am using 1/4"(6mm) Okoume plywood and will put two layers of that down. Then the final planking will be 1/4" mahogany for a total of 3/4" on the sides as well as the bottom. Not sure about the deck thickness yet, but probably one layer of 1/4" plywood covered by 3/8" or 1/2" mahogany planks.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by psychobilly » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:23 am

Neel, my plastic boat has the T handle drain plug in the same place as the bilge pump (lowest spot in bilge) and this in in front of motor. When I pull out of the water, I unscrew the plug and set in captain chair.

Better spot IMHO than on the stern, outside of boat, because if you do forget to install then you have to jump overboard to put them in or scramble to get her back on the trailer. If I remember correctly this happened to one of our experienced Captains/Shipwrights. And the Plugs were lost as they were sitting on the trailer prior to launch.

It’s easy when we get to the ramp and we’re focused but it only takes one person to come up and start a conversation for us to slip.

Lowest point in bilge just makes way more since for drain plug. Food for thought as it’s a couple weeks before the flip, so ya got time. :D

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:07 am

Yea Billy..... Lot's of time to think about drain plugs !!! No rush

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:24 am

Ten months to the start of planking, good steady pace.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by mrintense » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:57 am

I have to agree with Matt B , that framework is almost like furniture! Nice clean work Neel!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Milhouse » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:00 am

Neel when you epoxied the limbers did you hot coat them (I. E wait only till they got tack free before recoating) ? I can't imaging that you sanded them all between coats. It's not structural anyway so maybe it doesn't really matter either way?

You are making amazing progress!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Thanks Matt, Carl, and Jim..... I am really not rushing anything but I guess being retired with no other projects allows me to work on the boat some each day. Some days more than others. When I coated the limbers, I waited between 12 and 24 hours before applying the next coat. I did the same thing with the frames, and for all encapsulation on my Gentry. I use West System and only sand between coats if the previous coat has been on there for more than two days or so. I have never had a problem. You do get a smoother finish if you sand between coats, but for encapsulation I am not really too concerned about a gloss finish...

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by footer » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:02 am

Outstanding work. I love watching it come together. I have to save your thread as a notebook if I ever get to build mine. :D

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:39 am

Thanks Footer

I have been making some progress planking the bottom with the 6mm (1/4") Okoume plywood. I started out at the transom with 4' pieces, then went to 24", then 18", then 16", and then 10". I am going with the next two pieces on each side being 8". I am using my Raptor stapler with 1/2" staples. Everything is laying down nicely on the framework.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by TomB » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:17 am

Looks good Neel,

Zimmer had designed for battened-seam planking. I'm glad to see the cold molding going ok.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:49 pm

She's coming along nicely Neel.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by CarlM » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:15 pm

Neel... I just read through this entire post today and you are doing a spectacular job. Now i guess i have to wait like everyone else as this build progress. I must definitely go the gathering if i want to see " Scooter" before you sell her. Continue the amazing work i look forward to more updates. Carl

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:08 pm

Carl... Thanks for the compliments and I hope you can come to the Gathering. Please look me up when you get there. I will be happy to take you for a ride in Scooter and answer any questions you may have about building the Gentry. What days are you planning to attend? Neel

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by CarlM » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:27 am

Neel....I plan on attending on Saturday and possibly Sunday morning. I will most certainly look you up and hopefully get that ride. Thanks...... Carl

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by mrintense » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:20 pm

So impressive to watch your work Neel. I admire your workmanship and ability to quickly get things accomplished. The planking looks excellent. It will serve as a solid underpinning for the final layers, I am quite positive of that.
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