Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Beautiful, Neel!

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Great looking progress, Neel! That makes me hopeful. Only several more months until I can make my hull another workbench like in your third photo!

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Neel, I can't wait to see it.
Something about those lines that,,,, I can't see it, but,,,,, I somewhat got a mind image, its gonna be awesome.
That plank at the sheer, the way it tapers, may give the hull a longer leaner look,
The 5 planks, 5 wide planks looks better than 10 narrow ones,
The plank at the chine, following the waterline, gives a balanced look, as if she's floating on her lines,
The side planks wrap around the transom, the seams, details like that add to the eye appeal.
Way to go Neel,
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Man oh man, this is going to be different sort of beasty than the Gentry. Neel, this is so cool. I can't wait to see this planking progress move forward. And then some day, a beautiful 22 foot long wooden speedboat. Magnificent, just magnificent.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Very nice! I am glad you decided to finish it instead of having to let it go. Here it is 1:30 in the AM and I can’t sleep thinking about mine. Lord only knows how much sleep you are losing on that build. Yes, very nice. Steve

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Looks good, you tapered a plank off at the transom. The bow has some creativity going on too! Your’e not jamming six planks into space between the chine and sheer at the bow. I like where you’re going.
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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.
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Looks good Neel. Time for the pretty wood :) Did you use some sort of filler on the low spots on the planking?

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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 plywood, I got a little too aggressive where the panels joined and created some low spots. Getting all of that fixed now will make sanding the mahogany seem like fun. What did I say???

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Neel,

I guess sanding is fun until you turn blue in the face :lol:

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Anyone ever use a Senco composite stapler? They typically make quality tools and their line of staplers are a good bit cheaper than the Raptor.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Today was a good day.... I picked up the mahogany planking. I ended up with 40 pieces, 11"W X 12'L X 1/4" Thick. I have gotten all of my mahogany from the same place, Strarke Lumber and Millwork in Bangor, PA (Marianne). It is always perfect and exactly the dimensions ordered (net). She told me that several Glen-L boat builders have ordered from them but she couldn't remember names. It may be worth a drive if you are looking for a quality supplier... Time to start planking !!
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Great to hear, Neel! I've added it to our lumber list--online it looks like they are in Nazareth on Bangor Rd. I hope that's the right one...
https://www.glen-l.com/resources/lumber ... rs.html#PA

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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That is a REALLY nice looking stack of lumber!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Hi Neel, I would recommend the Omer composite nailer. I have fired thousands of the Raptor brads through this thing and have never had a issue. Every single nail has shot perfectly. Another idea that may work for you is these clamp blocks that I have made up to hold the mahogany until the epoxy sets. Upside is no nail holes at all. Downside is that you can only do 1 plank at a time. I screw fix the clamp blocks to the plywood and then the next plank covers the screw holes. It’s also great for the curved areas.
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