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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:20 pm
by hoodman
That mast is way cool.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:13 am
by mrintense
Nice design work on the mast Craig. Good solution to the wiring as well. I want to add a mast to my boat as well and I am looking at several options. Thanks for sharing.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:36 am
by Craig Aho
Thank you Matt and Carl, I looked online for examples and settled on this style. Carl I think I may have seen something you shared in the past that I liked and basically copied the style. Also although there are other things I should complete on the boat sometimes you just need to do something fun to keep moving along and the mast is one of those items for me.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:07 am
by Admin010
thanks

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:29 pm
by Craig Aho
I have been working on the seat attachments after long consideration as to how I would do it. I settled on the Garelick side mount hardware as it just looked like the best way to go although a little on the expensive side. I like the hardware and think it is very good quality. I made up plywood seat bases and taped the ply edge, when ready I will attach the hardware to the base as well as my bucket seats and tackle the mounting at the coaming. As tor the cockpit deck I added some sand to the floor paint and just painted the deck. Simple, fast and cheap. I have been procrastinating for a couple of years on trimming out the cabin windows on the outside but finally did it. Not my best work but looks ok from a distance. I also caulked the small gap at the base of the forward window frame where it meets the deck. The caulk (Mahogany colored) went well but when I pulled the frog tape I had some slight lower edge damage (seen as white lines). Not sure what to do about it yet. Still need a steering system but cost has been a factor for me this year. Still plugging away.[img]
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:31 pm
by Craig Aho
Addtional photos

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:01 pm
by sscobra
Excellent progress! Very, very nice. Skip

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:56 pm
by mrintense
Craig,

Looking excellent. I like the look of the hatch art. One thing I've always appreciated about your build is that you post good pictures and she looks so much like mine. So few cruisers being built that seeing yours is a nice change of pace. Don't get me wrong, I love all the speedboats and other boats being built here, but I have a special place in my heart for cruisers.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:54 pm
by Craig Aho
Thanks Carl and Skip. I agree with you on the cruisers Carl.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:56 am
by Craig Aho
I was hoping that I might get some feedback from any who have installed seats. I am trying to locate the helm seats and prepare to attach side mount hardware etc. I have the seat where I think I would like it for me and the top of my head while seated is just above the window frame forward. I asked my wife to look at it and she said it looked ok to her. I was considering that she might not be up high enough since the seats will be fixed and non adjustable without relocating hardware etc. Any suggestions/considerations? Thanks

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:13 pm
by froberts
Hi Craig,

Your build looks amazing and I'm so happy to see the latest updates! It's definitely helping to keep me motivated for my sea Knight build, which unfortunately hasn't been getting the attention I'd like to give.

Would you mind telling me how much head room you've managed to get out of your cabin. I am planning on being in the Seattle area in the next week or two and was wondering if I could buy you a bottle of scotch in exchange for the chance to stop by and meet you and take a look at your boat. I've been working on drawing out my cabin plans and being able to climb in would be a great help!

Keep up the great work!

regards,
Fraser

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:36 pm
by mrintense
Craig, how are you planning on mounting the seats? I think depending upon that you might be able to come up with some way to allow some adjustments. For example, if they are going to be mounted on pedestals, then that implies tubes which could be made telescoping. If mounted on the side walls (like I've seen on other Sea Knights) perhaps some sort of bracket that the seat mount slips into that has higher and lower mount points.

I'm still quite a ways off from this point in the build, but I will face similar issues. Of course it also depends upon how often else besides yourself will be driving the boat. Another thought that occurs to me is something adapted from an automobile or even made from scratch that mounts on the bottom side of the seat but allows the seat to move up and lock. Something like a scissors jack or something similar.

Just thinking out loud here.

The boat is looking really good.

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:45 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Craig & Carl

They make, I think it's called a spider, that adjust forward and back and can rotate. They don't go up and down. You can get an adjustable pedestal for that.

Cat litter boxes are not adjustable.

Bill

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:45 pm
by Craig Aho
Fraser you are welcome anytime to take a look and you can see for yourself the cabin dimensions etc. I will say that getting into the cabin is easier than exiting and Ideally having a flip up notched section above the door would make life easier. No scootch necessary just PM and I can give you the phone numbers etc. Although I would be a bit embarrassed I don't have a shop like yours :) I will be headed over to Victoria mid Aug. but most other times I will be around.

Bill I wondered who might comment on my makeshift pedestal. Just a little out of place with the rest of my woodwork I guess. :wink:

Carl I purchased the Garelick side mount hardware because I had it on another boat I had for a short time and it allows me to fold down the seat along the coaming area, also it keeps the deck underneath clear for whatever. I liked the telescoping pedestal idea and it was fairly inexpensive to purchase but I didn't think the 3/8" deck board would be strong enough without further work underneath to beef it up. As it turns out I like the quality of the hardware I bought and although not inexpensive I got a good deal at Fisheries Supply for what I purchased. I will post photos as ASAP.

I was just curious of any thoughts from those who had done the same before.

Craig

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:51 pm
by Craig Aho
Carl, after re reading your post I realized I should make sure I position the seat so I can both stand and sit at the helm. I was thinking more about being seated. I also wish I had a steering system installed for that reference as well but that costly component will have to wait.