Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 am

I finished the second layer of 6mm Okoume ply on bottom this morning. Some sanding and then on to the second layer on the sides.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Hercdrvr » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:14 pm

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:32 am

Really nice Neel.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by mrintense » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 am

Nice work as always Neel.
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by kens » Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm

Neel, what happened?
Almost a month and no pictures???
We're having withdrawls here.!!! :lol:
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Thu May 23, 2019 1:47 am

Sorry Ken...… When my wife and I were in Longboat Key, Florida in January and February, we ended up buying a house in Punta Gorda Isles and closed on it May 17th. We have been renting each year and that was getting old. We had a vacation rental house in the Pocono Mountains that sold in January, so we moved the money from that house to the one in Florida. So we have been in Florida for a couple weeks and will be here till the end of June. We are in the process of buying furniture and all the other stuff needed to make it comfortable. I have been doing a lot of painting and general maintenance as well. Before I left to head south, I finished the second layer of Okoume ply on the bottom of the PB and just got started on the second layer on the sides. I won't be back at it till July, so you will have to wait a while for updates..... Again, Sorry,, Neel

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Daryl » Thu May 23, 2019 4:51 am

G’day Neel, I too am building the palm beach 22. I have found your posts extremely helpful along the way as you are a few steps ahead of me in the build. I am confident we are both working off the same plans. Construction methods and techniques may vary a little between our builds as I have used my cnc router to cut all frames from 25mm marine ply as single pieces. I am planning on fitting a fuel injected Volvo penta 8.1 ltr pushing 425 hp, do you thing this particular frame / hull could handle it??

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Thu May 23, 2019 1:48 pm

Hello Daryl,,,,I think it would handle that power, but I am wondering why you need that much?? I think a small block with around 350 HP would get you to about 55 mph. If you want to go faster than that, then more power will be needed. I usually cruise my Gentry between 25 and 30 mph and that's plenty fast for and old guy !! I would love to see some pics of your build. I think you could post some here after you do three posts, but not sure. Or you could send me a private message here on the forum and I will respond with my email address. Best of luck with the rest of your build... Neel

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Ibrew2be » Thu May 23, 2019 5:00 pm

Glad to hear you're doing OK, Neel. Actually, it sounds as though you're doing better than "OK", even if you do have your hands full.

Safe travels. Count me among the many who will tune in with interest when your build resumes.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 am

Thanks Barry..... Will we see you in September?

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Ibrew2be » Fri May 24, 2019 4:41 pm

Yes, Neel, Rosemary and I plan to be at this year's gathering.

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by kens » Sat May 25, 2019 6:29 pm

Daryl wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 4:51 am
G’day Neel, I too am building the palm beach 22. I have found your posts extremely helpful along the way as you are a few steps ahead of me in the build. I am confident we are both working off the same plans. Construction methods and techniques may vary a little between our builds as I have used my cnc router to cut all frames from 25mm marine ply as single pieces. I am planning on fitting a fuel injected Volvo penta 8.1 ltr pushing 425 hp, do you thing this particular frame / hull could handle it??
That engine package sounds real good. Although Neel may say otherwise.
It's like having too much fun,
a girl too pretty,
having too much money,
being too lucky,
having too much class,,,
there is no such thing as too much HP

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by neel thompson » Sun May 26, 2019 2:19 am

You are absolutely right Ken.... Lost my head for a brief moment

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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by mrintense » Sun May 26, 2019 8:46 am

kens wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:29 pm
there is no such thing as too much HP
:lol: :lol: Unless the boat runs out of gas moving away from the dock!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun May 26, 2019 9:42 am

Several people beat me from Hales Bare to Chattanooga. But, I'm 1 or 2 back. They have to stop for gas!

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