Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Thanks Ken and Carl... Stem Cap installation complete. It has been sanded fair with the hull sides.. Moving on with hull sanding
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That is really nice Neel.
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Nice work Neel. I see you decided to go with the bow eye. Perhaps you can do something where the bow eye and cutwater are welded to each other. Not sure if this is the best (or easiest ) thing to do, but it would look cool.
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That bow shot is, ummm,,,, perhaps,, curvaceous
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Thanks Bryan, Carl, and Ken

Carl..... I am going back and forth about the bow eye. It would be very functional but may look funny up there. I am not planning on a cutwater at the moment, but that could change.

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Looking good Neel. The stem cap came out great.

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Not to complicate things and something that definitely should be considered very carefully because of the potential for a screw up, but a retractable bow hook would be pretty cool. Or perhaps a recessed one. But please, please, I am very aware of the potential for a bad mistake, so make sure that this is your decision and considered very carefully. Looks wonderful so far though. And depending upon the type of bow hook, it wouldn't look bad.
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Carl... I do have a plan for the bow eye, I think. I'll let you know if it works out.

I have spent the last 4 or 5 days sanding. I sand for a while and then take a break, and then sand some more. I have managed to get all of the curved lines faired and have all surfaces flat on the sides and transom. To accomplish all of this I used my Festool six inch RO sander, my 5" RO sander, my quarter sheet flat palm sander, a straight, rigid long board sander, and a flexible long board. The long board is not fun at all, but does a great job of flattening things out. I used 40 grit paper on all sanders. Now I need to fill some areas on the seams, and then sand everything with 80 grit. I don't plan on staining until the deck is finished. Then I will stain and varnish the deck and sides at the same time. I ordered a strut from Gayle and when it arrives I will be drilling the shaft hole. Getting close to a flip.... No pictures this time

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Bow cap looks good, it gives all the planks a common structure to join with.
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neel thompson wrote:
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Then I will stain and varnish the deck and sides at the same time.
So you’re not planning to fiberglass the hull?

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Not planning to fiberglass the hull sides Billy. Just old fashioned stain and varnish. I did it the same way when I built the Gentry and found it very easy to repair dings and scratches. The way I look at it is that fiberglass really serves no purpose on the sides, but it certainly does on the bottom.

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Okay, I have completed the sanding process for now. The sides and transom have been sanded to 80 Grit and all low and high areas are now flat. I will not be staining the sides until the deck has been completed and then everything will get stained at once. So I will be going over the sides and transom a coulple more times right before staining to make sure it is ready. Here are some pictures I took today after finishing up with the sanding.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Beautiful lines Neel... I like the stem cap.

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