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by neel thompson
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 625532

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Nice job Carl.... Everything looks great. I like the jig you made for routing the cross beams. I am looking forward to seeing how you match everything up at the forward end of the cabin top/forward window.
by neel thompson
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 77
Views: 13041

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

We have all had the same problem with the silicone bronze screw heads stripping out. I have sort of learned how to deal with the problem somewhat, but I am going to order and try a Frearson driver bit that Glen-L sells. It is supposed to be the bit of choice for these screws. Maybe others who have u...
by neel thompson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 156
Views: 53500

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee,,, I have the trigger guard on my Raptor staple gun and it does the job and easy to get used to. That thing holds a bunch of staples, so the standard magazine has worked fine for me.
by neel thompson
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Cold mold lamination
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Cold mold lamination

I used two layers of 1/4" Okoume when I built my Gentry and am also using it on the PB22. The only problem with it is that the width of the panels will be narrower than 1/8" in areas of twists and turns, especially near the bow. In real tight areas, you can always double up 1/8" to even things out. ...
by neel thompson
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 625532

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl..... Your workmanship and joinery skills amaze me. Very nice for sure
by neel thompson
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 63
Views: 18307

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Carl.... I used a 1" shaft on my Gentry and it was coupled to a small block 350 cu.in. motor. Of course, the shaft hole will need to be drilled somewhat larger than 1". Most drill the hole large enough to put a fiberglass tube in it and allowing for some clearance around the shaft inside the tube. H...
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mist Miss - Desert Build
Replies: 77
Views: 13041

Re: Mist Miss - Desert Build

Andrew... I used SB nails on all frame gussets. I did countersink about 1/16" with a forstner bit slightly larger than the nail head. I also predrilled with a small bit. After the nails were in and the epoxy cured, I filled over the nail heads with thickened epoxy. I know they won't be seen, but for...
by neel thompson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 625532

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

How did you do that ?? Really nice workmanship Carl... One criticism: What's with mixing orange clamps with black ones ?? That's not like you !!
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 152700

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Ryan…. We are across the state from you in Punta Gorda. Keep those pictures coming of your Calypso build and best of luck to you as your pile of sawdust grows... Neel
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 152700

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Matt... Almost finished with the second and final layer of Okoume cold molding. We are heading to Florida tomorrow for two months, so the PB is on temporary hold. I will be keeping warm and putting around in that "Damn Plastic Boat" for a while.
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by neel thompson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 152700

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Lee, Yes I mix a batch of epoxy with hardener, coat both sides, thicken the same batch, apply to one side, and stick it together. If I run short with the thickened stuff, I put more epoxy and hardener into the same container, stir and then add more thickener. Then fill holes, gaps, seams, etc. with ...
by neel thompson
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 363
Views: 114836

Re: Tom's Tahoe

NICE Tom
by neel thompson
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3072
Views: 625532

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You could use your rigid bench sander to sand to the arch line and tilt the table to the proper angle. I would do a practice piece first. Looking really good Carl
by neel thompson
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 152700

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The videos he has on YouTube are just short clips of the actual video he sells on his website. The one I recently purchased on fairing the hull is over an hour long and is very informative.
by neel thompson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 569
Views: 152700

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have posted this before, but I think some may be interested. There is a guy in Michigan (Brandon Townsend) who restores wood boats. He has made many videos which he sells for around $20. In the past I have bought one on staining and varnishing which was excellent. I recently purchased one on how t...

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