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Re: New Member

Post by Andy Garrett » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:25 am

One of the coolest aspects of this build is the fact that the builder is active here on the forums. That's not real common for the bigger boats. I suspect that many projects of this scale end up being commissioned and built by professional boatwrights.

This is also what makes your build so inspiring Doc--you picked the biggest boat in the catalog and bent yourself to the task. That's a mix of commitment and confidence that will rub off on many small boat builders herein. ...kind of a, "If he can do THAT, surely I can build a Zip or Malahini".

I may not post a lot in this thread, but that's just because I don't have much to offer technically speaking. I'm just an excited spectator admiring your progress.

Thanks for being so diligent with sharing your work.
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Post by mrintense » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:10 am

Andy Garrett wrote:One of the coolest aspects of this build is the fact that the builder is active here on the forums. That's not real common for the bigger boats. I suspect that many projects of this scale end up being commissioned and built by professional boatwrights.

This is also what makes your build so inspiring Doc--you picked the biggest boat in the catalog and bent yourself to the task. That's a mix of commitment and confidence that will rub off on many small boat builders herein. ...kind of a, "If he can do THAT, surely I can build a Zip or Malahini".

I may not post a lot in this thread, but that's just because I don't have much to offer technically speaking. I'm just an excited spectator admiring your progress.

Thanks for being so diligent with sharing your work.
I agree with Andy's sentiment on this. Steve, your work is very inspiring and indeed, does give someone like myself the desire to keep pushing the envelope and moving forward. I am sure there are other builders who feel the same way. I very much want to see this boat to completion because I know it will be a real beaut when finished. As always, best of luck and thanks again for keeping us up to date on your work.
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Re: New Member

Post by steveh41 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:16 pm

Thanks Andy and Carl for your thoughtful and generous comments... I'm grateful for the personal encouragement and energy I have received from sharing progress and getting such kind feedback, and I'm pleased if some of that energy and encouragement can be given back to the group...

Best regards,

Steve
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Post by steveh41 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:21 pm

A few progress pics in two posts...

Have sealed and finished the underside of the salon sole panels. Access hatches are cut and waiting for hinges and latches.

Access for the forward areas is getting a little tight but still doable. A good reason to get the electric and plumbing finished and tested!

A little detail shot of the main fuel fill test fit. The port fill is recessed under the galley cabinet; the starboard side is under the stairs to the helm.

One more to follow...
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002 Forward access hatches.JPG
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Post by steveh41 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:26 pm

Last two pics...

The handrail material has finally been delivered. Laying out the curves and stanchion spacing.

The port rubrail is in place for test fit. I think I went a little close on the attaching screw spacing...

Baby steps!

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Steve
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Re: New Member

Post by Steve S » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:32 am

There is no baby steps with your boat. :lol: :lol: Thanks for keeping us up to date on your progress, impressive!
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Re: New Member

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:26 am

Steve

Yes. There are baby steps. They have be done, too. The trick is to give them attention and do a good job with them. You seem to have been doing it. Great Job!

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Re: New Member

Post by steveh41 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:45 am

Thanks Steve and Bill, your support is much appreciated!

Regards,

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Re: New Member

Post by mrintense » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:34 pm

As you have said in the past Steve, just keep on put one foot in front of the other and making progress. Such a long term project requires so much more of this kind of self encouragement. You are doing great and I can't wait for the day when you get to float her. I'm sure you can't wait either.
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Re: New Member

Post by steveh41 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:03 pm

Thanks Carl, looking forward to the day! :D
But still have a quite a few miles left to go...
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Re: New Member

Post by BillsT » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:32 am

Hi Friends,
I am new to this forum, happy to join here.
Thank you

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Re: New Member

Post by Roberta » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:37 pm

WOW!!! Impressive build!! I missed this due to the "New Member" title. Glad I was poking around today and found it.

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Re: New Member

Post by Trackhappy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:07 pm

Almost sad to cover up all that work in the engine room area...
Looking great!
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Re: New Member

Post by steveh41 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:57 am

Roberta wrote:I missed this due to the "New Member" title. Glad I was poking around today and found it.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
Hi Roberta, glad the forum is up and running again. :)

Thanks for your support. I started out this thread as a "New Member" and just kind of left it there... maybe I can get it retitled as something more appropriate like "Klondike Build". Will check with Bill or John.

Glenn, thanks again for your kind words. Getting everything covered up has turned out to be a somewhat tedious chore but is a great incentive to get all the loose ends in order.

Best regards,

Steve
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Klondike Build Update

Post by steveh41 » Mon May 25, 2015 1:25 pm

A few progress pics for the Holiday.

Have finally finished the stern platform and will be installing the support brackets when they're ready. This is the second major underestimation of time to complete, the other being the rub rails which took all of 6 weeks... and I thought maybe 2 or so. Anyway, the platform is really sturdy even without the supports. The planks and spacers are stacked on 3/8 threaded rods which are anchored like through bolts inside the transom.

Have also cut the transom cleat openings... used a sawzall with stiff blade followed by drum sander and some epoxy filler to get a smooth shape.

Put a flag on the transom for Memorial Day. Think I'll leave it up.

Regards,

Steve
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