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by neel thompson
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 741
Views: 249051

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Almost there Matt... Looks great. Can't wait to see it up close... Neel
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 326
Views: 144108

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Nice Lee
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 836
Views: 273743

Re: Klondike Build

Steve... Your boat is absolutely amazing. You are a true craftsman with a ton of patience. Very nice. Neel
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Engine hatch hinges
Replies: 6
Views: 1033

Re: Engine hatch hinges

I am going to try to figure a way to use the Carolina Triple Hinge on my PB. You would have a one piece hatch that you could open from either side. They are designed for hot rods, but I see no reason they couldn't be used in a boat. You would have two release buttons in the boat, one on each side. Y...
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 232507

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Not sure what the BF price is. I bought 38 pieces that are 11" wide X 12' long X 1/4" thick. Finished all four sides for I think $2100.00. I think I have used less than half of it on the hull, so plenty left for later.
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 232507

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have used African Mahogany for everything. There is a custom millwork company fairly close to me that stocks large quantities of the African Mahogany. they mill it to my specs and can do just about any width or length. It is always planed and sanded on both faces and very uniform in thickness. The...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 232507

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks to Covid, I have been moving ahead on the PB. I have the six pieces of planking for the fifth row fitted and ready to be attached to the hull. The first four rows have been sanded to remove excess epoxy and the seams have been filled where necessary. We are heading to Florida on 12/26 so thin...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 326
Views: 144108

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I can't say I didn't like it, but it flashes quickly so you have to be on top of things and be ready to wipe off soon after applying. Watching the video of Snake Mountain Boatworks applying the Lo Boat stain, it looks like it's much more forgiving. You can also do a second coat over the first if you...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 326
Views: 144108

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, I did use Interlux Chris Craft Red filler stain on my Gentry and you can still see the grain, but the edge grain seems to stain up to about the same color as the sides/transom. I have been following a restoration on a 26' Gentlemans Racer on YouTiube (Snake Mountain Boatworks). They highly reco...
by neel thompson
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 326
Views: 144108

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, In reference to lapping the transom planking with the side planking, after staining, the edge grain will not be noticeable at all. Did you see the picture I posted on my PB thread showing the side planking conforming to the rounded curve of the transom? For clamping the planking at the bow, I s...
by neel thompson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 232507

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Lee, Here is a picture of transom showing the curves of the side planking
by neel thompson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 658
Views: 232507

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Lee, My planks are 5" in width and 6mm thick. They do conform to the rounded edges of the transom, but only with a lot of clamp pressure. If you look at the last picture, you can see the long vertical piece of mahogany at the transom. I clamp that to the sheer and to a block that I screwed into the ...
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Epoxy encapsulating
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Epoxy encapsulating

Bill is a wise man. I agree
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Omer parts
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: Omer parts

Call Raptor at 512 846 4027 and ask for Richard. He is great and will take care of you.
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 326
Views: 144108

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Sorry Lee, I misunderstood.... Looks good. I used Raptor brads everywhere through all layers of plywood. Screws will serve the same purpose. Looks like you are almost ready to start planking. Take care,, Neel

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