Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I agree with the other, Neel. It's so great to see you back at it...

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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This whole thing was a conspiracy to get Neel to finish the Palm Beach.
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Hang in there, Neel. Looking good.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Good to be back at it.. Thanks everyone for the encouragement. Matt-- You really have me thinking on that conspiracy thing !!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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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 faired and ready for planking. Then I will go over the whole thing with 80 grit and call it good enough !! I remember from my other build how important it is to get the hull as perfectly faired at this point as you can. It will mean much less sanding of the mahogany planking later on.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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looks great Neel. Nice thing about sanding the under layers is that you can get aggressive without working about scratches.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Looking good Neel. I borrowed a random orbit sander from my daughter this weekend. I didn't like it. THe darn thing wants to jump all over the place. How do you control the thing? I went back to my palm sander. I like it much better.
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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 powerful and with the Festool vacuum attached you get very little sawdust. These tools are really expensive so I know I would never have bought them for myself. I also have a Dewalt 5" RO sander that I did buy some years ago. I like that one also and it seems to be very easy to control. I'm not sure why yours is jumping all around on you as I have never experienced that while using RO sanders. The Festool sander I uses kind of like a longboard, going slowly in different directions.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Bryan;
I bought a 5” Rigid RO palm sander from Home Depot and used it to refinish the sides of my Malahini. It worked great. I used 320 grit.
Have you tried different grits of paper? Was what you used too aggressive?

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I used 80 grit to start fairing interior pieces.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I have made progress on the bottom. I used 6mm (1/4") okoume plywood on the bottom from the transom up to about 8' from the bow. Next up will be mahogany planking (6mm). But first we are headed to Florida and returning to PA around the 15th of July. I got a quote from my mahogany supplier for 35 pieces of African Mahogany, 10" wide, 10'-12' long, 6mm thick, finished all four sides. All that including mill work for $1800. That should give me enough for the hull sides, the remaining part of the bottom, the transom, and the deck. It all depends on the amount of waste !!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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That is looking SO good. Nice! Steve

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Neel,

Things are looking good.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Thanks Steve and Lee.... I'm getting antsy to get some mahogany on it !

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Neel,

You better be careful or you might realize you won't be able to part with her :)

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