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by steveh41
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Seakeeper stabilizing system
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Seakeeper stabilizing system

Joe, If you're planning on spending any time in a seaway roll stabilization will be an important issue. It's good to be planning for it now since as you noted some structural reinforcement will likely be necessary. At the time I was framing the hull on my build active fin stabilization was the only ...
by steveh41
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Carriage Bolts ?!?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Carriage Bolts ?!?

I believe the intent is to through-bolt the cleats to the sheer which is by far the most secure way to fasten them. In place of expensive bronze carriage bolts I have used bronze all-thread cut to length with a washer and nut at each end recessed with a Forstner bit just enough to make it flush on b...
by steveh41
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Thanks Carl :D ... the Tubby Tug was a pre-forum project for me which kind of set the hook for boat building. Found a pic from a few years back... had some fun times on the water before my son outgrew it. The outboard will be moved to the dinghy when it's done.

Tubby tug.JPG


Steve
by steveh41
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Matt,

It's not the Glen-L Utility although similar in size and construction except for the open bow. I needed a frame kit to jump start the construction so had to go with another vendor.

Steve
by steveh41
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

You nailed it Matt... the extra layer of glass should give a little more protection against running up on rough shores without too much weight penalty.

Steve
by steveh41
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

:lol: Thanks Bill... my wife has politely suggested (after being mostly patient for all this time) that this would have been a much more reasonable second project after the Tubby Tug. It's actually been a relief not to lose sleep over the flip... and the only backup systems are the oarlocks in case ...
by steveh41
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

A brief update... The Utility dinghy has been on a back burner; probably won't be completed until after launching the Klondike. Have made some progress though and hull FG is done... 2 layers of 6 oz. cloth in Silvertip laminating resin. The keel and bow strips are cut to shape but not mounted yet. U...
by steveh41
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Billy you nailed it... the fitting in question is a 1/4" NPT x 1/2" JIC. The steel compression nut was tightened without a backup wrench and the bronze housing with the NPT port cracked. Sadly, this is a vent line which doesn't need to seal against high pressure, so there was no point to o...
by steveh41
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Bill, Thanks... I have put off getting to the hydraulics because I don't have much experience with it. Guess that's going to change quickly! :roll: BTW just heard back from Kobelt... they can repair the unit by replacing the back housing so I won't be out of pocket as much as I feared, but they were...
by steveh41
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Thanks Joe. We're pulling the helm pump today to return for repairs...

Steve
by steveh41
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Two steps forward, one step back... Flybridge sliding hatch.jpg Finally have the flybridge sliding hatch framed in. Will add skins after final fitting with powder coat to follow. Helm lights.jpg Added a few switches to overhead helm soffit. Tested night vision lights... 7005 Rear housing crack.jpg N...
by steveh41
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2168
Views: 267417

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Looks great Carl... good to see you back!

Steve
by steveh41
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento
Replies: 174
Views: 28348

Re: Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

Two thumbs up Jim!

Steve
by steveh41
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

Pete I guess I'm in good company...

Billy for sure I'll be keeping a jug of detergent around just in case.

Steve
by steveh41
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 536
Views: 49475

Re: Klondike Build

In the spirit of sharing setbacks (without embarrassing pics) today was spent cleaning up after pumping 3 gallons of hydraulic fluid into the bilge trying to fill the steering system... there was a loose (and unseen) elbow fitting in the bilge where the lines turn vertical at the midships bulkhead. ...

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