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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 am
by neel thompson
I finished the second layer of 6mm Okoume ply on bottom this morning. Some sanding and then on to the second layer on the sides.

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 pm
by Hercdrvr
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Matt B

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:32 am
by DrBryanJ
Really nice Neel.

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 am
by mrintense
Nice work as always Neel.

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm
by kens
Neel, what happened?
Almost a month and no pictures???
We're having withdrawls here.!!! :lol:

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am
by neel thompson
Sorry Ken...… When my wife and I were in Longboat Key, Florida in January and February, we ended up buying a house in Punta Gorda Isles and closed on it May 17th. We have been renting each year and that was getting old. We had a vacation rental house in the Pocono Mountains that sold in January, so we moved the money from that house to the one in Florida. So we have been in Florida for a couple weeks and will be here till the end of June. We are in the process of buying furniture and all the other stuff needed to make it comfortable. I have been doing a lot of painting and general maintenance as well. Before I left to head south, I finished the second layer of Okoume ply on the bottom of the PB and just got started on the second layer on the sides. I won't be back at it till July, so you will have to wait a while for updates..... Again, Sorry,, Neel

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:51 am
by Daryl
G’day Neel, I too am building the palm beach 22. I have found your posts extremely helpful along the way as you are a few steps ahead of me in the build. I am confident we are both working off the same plans. Construction methods and techniques may vary a little between our builds as I have used my cnc router to cut all frames from 25mm marine ply as single pieces. I am planning on fitting a fuel injected Volvo penta 8.1 ltr pushing 425 hp, do you thing this particular frame / hull could handle it??

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 1:48 pm
by neel thompson
Hello Daryl,,,,I think it would handle that power, but I am wondering why you need that much?? I think a small block with around 350 HP would get you to about 55 mph. If you want to go faster than that, then more power will be needed. I usually cruise my Gentry between 25 and 30 mph and that's plenty fast for and old guy !! I would love to see some pics of your build. I think you could post some here after you do three posts, but not sure. Or you could send me a private message here on the forum and I will respond with my email address. Best of luck with the rest of your build... Neel

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 pm
by Ibrew2be
Glad to hear you're doing OK, Neel. Actually, it sounds as though you're doing better than "OK", even if you do have your hands full.

Safe travels. Count me among the many who will tune in with interest when your build resumes.

Barry

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 am
by neel thompson
Thanks Barry..... Will we see you in September?

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:41 pm
by Ibrew2be
Yes, Neel, Rosemary and I plan to be at this year's gathering.

Barry

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 6:29 pm
by kens
Daryl wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:51 am
G’day Neel, I too am building the palm beach 22. I have found your posts extremely helpful along the way as you are a few steps ahead of me in the build. I am confident we are both working off the same plans. Construction methods and techniques may vary a little between our builds as I have used my cnc router to cut all frames from 25mm marine ply as single pieces. I am planning on fitting a fuel injected Volvo penta 8.1 ltr pushing 425 hp, do you thing this particular frame / hull could handle it??
That engine package sounds real good. Although Neel may say otherwise.
It's like having too much fun,
a girl too pretty,
having too much money,
being too lucky,
having too much class,,,
there is no such thing as too much HP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6gI7Ts14Qw

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 2:19 am
by neel thompson
You are absolutely right Ken.... Lost my head for a brief moment

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 8:46 am
by mrintense
kens wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:29 pm
there is no such thing as too much HP
:lol: :lol: Unless the boat runs out of gas moving away from the dock!! :lol: :lol:

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 9:42 am
by Bill Edmundson
Several people beat me from Hales Bare to Chattanooga. But, I'm 1 or 2 back. They have to stop for gas!

Bill