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by neel thompson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 15 build
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Glen-L 15 build

That is exactly how I did it except I used 3/8" plywood for the templates. I attached the templates to the mahogany with two sided carpet tape and it worked great. You can see the process I used if you look at my build thread ( "Neel's Palm Beach 22 build" ). Best of luck with your build,, Neel
by neel thompson
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3300
Views: 736077

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I like option 4 also. Just make the extension a semi circle as Tom said, and possibly make the seat move fore and aft electrically using an actuator. I love gadgets, so the actuator idea would be a must for me !!
by neel thompson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 56
Views: 2591

Re: Virginia Barrel

That chair works wonders !!! Happy to hear you figured out the problem and hope the fix isn't monumental.
by neel thompson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 15 build
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Glen-L 15 build

I'm with Bill..... African Mahogany
by neel thompson
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Virginia Barrel
Replies: 56
Views: 2591

Re: Virginia Barrel

Corey,,,, I wouldn't do anything drastic yet. Unfold your "thinking chair", set it up and stare at the hull.. Eventually, with some help from the forum, the solution will be clear. It does appear that something is wrong and that you have checked the frame dimensions and notch depth. I would also get...
by neel thompson
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Who's Going and Where
Replies: 33
Views: 2261

Re: G-14 Who's Going and Where

I am really bummed out about not going, so I also feel your pain Bob... Is this the first one you will have missed?
by neel thompson
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 254
Views: 108312

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

I used a stem cap on my Gentry and plan on using one on the PB as well. It really kind of finishes things off at the bow. If you plan on a cutwater, I don't see the need for it. After stain and varnish, you won't even know it's there.
by neel thompson
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 625
Views: 199842

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Lee... I used West System 105 Epoxy with fast hardener and added West System 410 Microlight Filler until it was about like peanut butter. I have used that a lot in the past. It spreads nicely with no voids, dries fast, and is a breeze to sand. When I sanded the sanded the second layer of plyw...
by neel thompson
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 625
Views: 199842

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I took one of the pictures and flipped it to get a better idea of the how the planks would look on the finished product. A few small adjustments may be required, but overall I am happy with the layout.
by neel thompson
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 625
Views: 199842

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I have almost completely faired the hull and have lined it out for mahogany planking. I am using a similar method I used when building the Gentry. I drew plumb lines down the sides about two feet apart. I decided on six rows of 5" wide planks, so I went to the center of the hull where everything is ...
by neel thompson
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3300
Views: 736077

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Coming together nicely Carl... I have loved following your build since Day One..... When was that anyway? Your attention to detail along with your ability to plan way ahead amaze me. Great workmanship !! I hope I get to see the finished product someday. Keep up the good work.. Neel
by neel thompson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: COVID-19?
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: COVID-19?

I have been on this forum for a long time and have attended the last nine gatherings. I must say that in every single conversation I have had with my fellow boatbuilders here on the forum, in emails, in PM's, texting, and in person over those years, never once has politics come up. I really don't kn...
by neel thompson
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: COVID-19?
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: COVID-19?

Would it make sense to postpone it till May or June of 2021 ?? Maybe things will be more under control by then... Just a thought....
by neel thompson
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Who's Going and Where
Replies: 33
Views: 2261

Re: G-14 Who's Going and Where

I will have to look into mailing spaghetti !! After much thought and going back and forth on attending G-14, Craig and I have decided to chicken out this year. It was a tough decision, but we simply don't want to chance getting sick. I will miss seeing everyone and will be counting down the days to ...
by neel thompson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback in san antonio
Replies: 18
Views: 2463

Re: Barrelback in san antonio

I start the strips of plywood about halfway between bow and stern at about a 30 degree angle. I work forward and backward from that and do both sides at the same time. Then the second layer starts about at the same place with a 30 degree angle going the other way. You can usually start with fairly w...

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