Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby hoodman » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:07 pm

I assume they found a route that won't require you to cut the top of your boat off. I'm super excited for you! I know it's been a long time coming.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:40 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:
Can't wait! Well, we'll just have to! :?



Thanks Bill! We're working on it...

Thanks Matt!

It's true, after some discussion the transport guy said we could leave the top on with a new route and a couple of CHP escorts :D . Also, the Richmond launch location will be a lot easier to get to than Alameda. Still don't have a final number for the move but if it saves the extra work of removing and replacing the lid it will be well worth it.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Milhouse » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:03 pm

I feel like this move and launch should be televised!

I'm super excited for you Steve!
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:17 pm

Thanks Jim!

Still have some loose ends to tie up before the move... but, there is a plan underway to make it happen :D .

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:42 pm

A brief update...

Working on fitting out the two cabins and finishing up wiring etc. Everything is taking twice as long as expected but trying to avoid the urge to rush. The accommodation layout is nearly identical to the plans except for the changes noted prior.

Main cabin berth.jpg
The main berth is framed in with 1/2" plywood lid


Main cabin vanity and locker.jpg
Framing in the vanity and hanging locker


The V berth is coming together. The head is to port, hanging locker and desk/vanity to starboard. Ladder is for access to overhead hatch.

V Berth and Ladder to hatch.jpg
Hard to get a picture of this space because it's so cramped


That's it for now. Will be hitting it hard next week.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby jenko » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:40 pm

Looking good Steve

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:53 am

Thanks Pete!
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby mrintense » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:44 am

Steve , looks great. Man, do I know what you mean about everything taking much longer than anticipated. The interior, in addition to being a lot of parts, requires a higher level of finish. It looks like you might be able to sell your home once you're finished. Looking really comfortable. :D :D
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:54 pm

Thanks Carl... it is a bit of a chore to make straight lines and right angles out of all those curves!

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby chugalug » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:48 am

:D And I thought wiring mine was a zoo.I'll have to keep thinking of your project when I'm doing mine :lol:
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:18 pm

Thanks chug... to be honest, I can only handle one wire at a time: once it's in place and tested, on to the next wire... the real chore is trying to keep track of what the previous wires were supposed to do! :lol:

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby mrintense » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:28 pm

So far, my wiring has been one single LED light strip in the forward bow compartment and a wiring run (but no actual wire yet) in the anchor well for the eventual bow light. Getting ready to start planning the bilge pump wiring run soon. Hoping to keep mine fairly simple overall, but suspect it will be a challenge nonetheless.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby chugalug » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:06 pm

:D I got the wiring diagrams from Glen-l .they are big help but it's been really cold up here so not much work is being done.gotta get more parts-got lots of different size duplex marine wire
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:41 pm

Duplex wire is great... wish I'd used more early on. Often the ground terminal is near enough to the source that you can run the duplex cable to take care of power and ground with one shot. A tip on finishing off the stripped outside insulation... use a piece of heat shrink appropriate for the overall cable diameter and about 3/4" long (varies with size) to cover the cut end of the outside sheath overlapping the exposed wires by maybe 1/4"... looks good and protects against moisture wicking into the cable.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:19 am

A very brief update... flash flooding from a rain storm last night knocked out the bridges on the road to the shop. So had to cancel today's work and wait for road repairs to restore access to the project :?

This may be the only progress pic for a while... just getting started on railing fabrication.

Railing start.jpg


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