Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Neel

That looks like my Stem Cap on the Tahoe. I had trouble with the trailer bow roller gouging it. I ended up a little 3/4" hollow-back SS over it. It's fine now. Just a thought.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Thanks Steve for the compliment.
Bill... I have thought about the hollow back SS for the bow, just not sure yet, and a long way off. Why don't you bring the Tahoe to the Gathering so I can take a look at it. There should be at least one diesel boat there.. Don't you think?

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Yes, bring the Diesel Tahoe !!
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I may bring the Tahoe. I have man who is going to pick it up this week, clean and re-varnish it. I know that's a copout. But, I can't get enough time at the condo to get much done. :? The Interlux Perfection has only been on 13 years.

Drive 5 hours, get tools out, uncover the boat, clean the boat, get something for dinner, too dark to work, bed, cup of coffee, major pollen storm with 20 mph wind, clean the boat, work on boat, need a tool that is at home 260 miles away, cover boat, put tools away, go to dinner, bed, coffee, and drive 5 hours home. NEXT TIME: Drive 3 1/2 hours then remember that damn tool... :oops: :x :roll:

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I sanded the bottom flat and rounded all sharp corners. Then I located and marked the waterline, taped it off and put a coat of epoxy on the bottom. I have ordered the glass cloth and it should be here tomorrow. I was going to drill the shaft hole prior to glassing, but my strut order at Glen-L got a little screwed up due to the sale of the business. So I ordered another, but won't be here for eight weeks. So on to plan B. I bought a rudder and stuffing box assembly on ebay and that should be here Friday. I will drill for the rudder and epoxy in a fiberglass tube prior to glassing the bottom.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Neel,

It is looking great. I am interested in where your fiberglass tubes come from. I am a a few steps behind you and can't seem to catch up :)

Sorry about the strut order mixup.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Lee.... You can buy the fiberglass tubes on line. I actually got mine from a fellow builder in Montana. He is not active on the forum, but building a 21' Riviera. He bought a tube that was 8' long and sent me half of it. I'm sure someone will chime in here with the name of a company that sells that stuff. I think the tube he sent is 2" od and 1.5" id. You may have to buy 8' of it. Some people make their own tubes somehow by fiberglassing a cardboard tube. I sent you a PM on the rudder. Neel

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The longest journey begins with a single step… then repeat as necessary!

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I got mine from the company that does fiberglass exhaust tubing, stern tubing, etc.
Mine was a piece of 'stern tube'
maybe Centek or Vernatube was the name
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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I got my fiberglass tubing at Dx supply. I have 5 ft left over that you can have if you want it. OD 1 3/4" ID 1 1/2". Send me a PM if you want it.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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You’re on fire checking items off the list. She’ll be a beauty.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Thank you all for the info about fiberglass tubes and thank you Jim for the offer. I will let you know. (sorry to hijack your thread Neel :) )

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Today I fiberglassed the bottom. I had forgotten what a messy job that is. Happy it's over, and also happy with the results. I had a buddy help me, which is a must. As a reference, I went through almost a gallon of West System 105 epoxy and a quart of 206 slow hardener. I used a combination of 4" foam rollers along with a plastic squeegee. I laid the cloth on dry after one coat of epoxy had cured and then applied the epoxy to wet out the cloth. I cut off the excess after it had cured a bit, and then removed the masking. It will probably take two more coats of epoxy to fill the weave.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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A few more after the excess glass was trimmed and masking tape was removed/
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Good time to glass, temps are just right. You are building at WOT lately !!
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