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by neel thompson
Mon May 11, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 594
Views: 180208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks Bryan.... My son purchased many Festool items about five years ago and wasn't using them much. So he gave them to me to use. The RO sander is a Festool and you can see it on the floor of the second picture above. It does have a handle on it which makes it very easy to control. It is very powe...
by neel thompson
Sun May 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3196
Views: 691827

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking really nice Carl. For future reference, somewhere along the way I learned that plastic thru hulls should not be used below the water line on wood boats. I forget why exactly, but I think because wood moves, the fittings could crack. Not 100% sure of that.....
by neel thompson
Sun May 10, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 594
Views: 180208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I spent the last few days behind my six inch RO sander with 40 grit paper. I have cleaned off all the excess epoxy off the entire hull and have roughly faired about half. I will be sanding again tomorrow and Tuesday if necessary to finish rough sanding. Then I will do some long boarding to get it fa...
by neel thompson
Wed May 06, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Prop size and pitch advise
Replies: 8
Views: 1648

Re: Prop size and pitch advise

Troy... On my Gentry which is about the same size and weight as your boat, I had a 1:1 trans, 310 HP small block, one inch shaft, and finally got the WOT RPM to 5200 running a three blade prop 13/15. I originally had a three blade 13/13 on it and the WOT RPM was too high. One thing to keep in mind i...
by neel thompson
Wed May 06, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 594
Views: 180208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Good to be back at it.. Thanks everyone for the encouragement. Matt-- You really have me thinking on that conspiracy thing !!
by neel thompson
Tue May 05, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 594
Views: 180208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Well so far the PB 22 is still with me and as things are now, I don't see a way to sell our house in the near future. So I have continued with the build. I just finished the cold molding layers on the transom, sides, and bottom. So there are two layers all the way around of 1/4" ( 6mm ) Okoume. The ...
by neel thompson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3196
Views: 691827

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looking great Carl... Is the roof top going to be glassed?
by neel thompson
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Annapolis barrelback 19
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: Annapolis barrelback 19

Thank Ben... It was nice meeting you as well. Gotta love that laser !!
by neel thompson
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3196
Views: 691827

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

How about two fuel tanks.... One under the stb seat and one under the port. Make the helm console and seat slightly narrower, the port base slightly wider. Put a matching seat on each side. That may give you room to pass through to the cabin. I'm sticking to my original suggestion: Seating for two u...
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 317
Views: 132752

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Jim..... I don't have a picture of my Gentry aft trailer tie downs, but what I did was take two pieces of 3/8" rope with a loop in one end. I attached each of the looped ends to my center aft lifting ring on the aft deck. Then I got two pieces of foam pipe insulation (looks like a swimming noodle) a...
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 88703

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee,,,, Raptor sells the Omer stapler and brad nailer. there is a guy there named Richard (talk to him). Their phone # is 512-846-4027. Please keep us posted...Neel
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3196
Views: 691827

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Carl.... I also like the layout, but I would seriously reconsider the copilot seat. I think I would lower the height of the cabinet and then mount a seat on top with a much shorter vertical support than on the starboard side. That would also mean you would have to consider legroom on the forward end...
by neel thompson
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lee's Monaco utility build
Replies: 208
Views: 88703

Re: Lee's Monaco utility build

Lee, I am one who had the same problem with my stapler. A friend of mine gave it to me after he had completed his build. He had the same problem with it and sent it to some company in New England where they rebuilt it. I had been using the brad nailer for everything until I got the stapler. It worke...
by neel thompson
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Gathering 2020
Topic: G-14 Dates and Location
Replies: 63
Views: 29309

Re: G-14 Dates and Location

FINALLY.... I talked to Hannah at Hales Bar this morning and they have decided to give our group a 10% discount on the nightly rates for Floating and Land cabins. So our nightly rates for the floaters are as follows: 1 br floater Sun - Thursday 111.60, Fr and Sat 134.10, cleaning fee 29; 2 br floate...
by neel thompson
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 594
Views: 180208

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Thanks for the kind words everyone... I will be choosing a smaller boat design to build in the future.

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