Klondike Build

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Wow, that paint is striking. I love it!
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Absolutely stunning, what an achievement.
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Wow! amazing. That dark blue is my favorite boat color as well.

That "teak" deck is going to look spectacular!

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Steve

Catching lots of bugs? After you buff it a little bit, nobody will notice their little feet!

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Bill Edmundson wrote:Steve

Catching lots of bugs? After you buff it a little bit, nobody will notice their little feet!

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LOL ain't buff'n a step up from SANDING!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

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Beautiful Steve! Love the color.
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Re: Klondike Build

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Steve,

All I can say is wow, but I'll try to say more.

This is easily going to be one of the best looking trawlers out there. Like other's, I eagerly await the day when you can finally get her into the water. With my own build I know how much of a struggle it is to get all this work done and you've far exceeded my productivity levels. Congratulations on a fine build and thanks again for keeping us updated.

I think the teak deck is going to be very striking. I've seen this used on a few sailboats and the look is stunning. As I look at your interior shots, it makes me realize that I need to get with it and perhaps try to stop re-inventing the wheel all the time. Believe it or not, your interior picture just got me over a road block I ran into . I won't steal your thread here for that. But thanks nonetheless.
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Re: Klondike Build

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Billy, we're pushing hard to be ready for late October launch... should be realistic but if we do make it on schedule it will be the first time ever for this project! :lol: .

Bryan, Matt, Jim and Matt B your approval of the hull color is much appreciated :D! I had some moments of major doubt when the first few strokes of paint went on... just got so used to seeing grey primer it took a while to adjust.

Bill, your advice on the bug issue is well taken! It's hard to resist the urge to get them out while the paint is wet, but after it dries... well, they do have pretty tiny feet :lol: .

Carl, you're very welcome. I'm glad the interior shots were of some use... it's pretty much plain vanilla joinery at this point. I'm hoping the synthetic deck gives the 'look' without the maintenance headache.

Again, many thanks to all for your support and kind words!

Best regards,

Steve
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I'm in awe every time you post an update on this massive undertaking.

+1 on the color, it will be a real looker!
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Thanks Jim!
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Still watching from afar Steve. What a feat you are pulling off. Roll and tip that hull is a fun job, but very rewarding.
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Thanks Glenn, good to hear from you!

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Re: Klondike Build

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I'm going to try a brief post with a few pics... hope this works Ok. I've been missing my Glen-l fix... glad the server's on the mend!

The exterior paint is slowly coming together... have added red lower stripe (bottom paint will be red as well but won't happen until after transport). Masking tape is still on; we are going to need to color sand and make a light final spray coat to clean up the hull finish. The interior work continues but nothing is presentable enough for pics yet.
Red stripe below white bootstripe... bottom is at design waterline
Red stripe below white bootstripe... bottom is at design waterline
Have gotten back to working on the dinghy.
Dinghy ready for bottom paint
Dinghy ready for bottom paint
Radar is installed and finally got it working after trouble shooting a bad cable.
Radar mounted on mast (finally!)
Radar mounted on mast (finally!)
Transport date has been reset (yet again) to March :? . Loose end count is getting shorter by the day but the paint and finish work has been pretty slow and needs to be complete before we leave the shop.

Regards,

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

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Good deal and looking fwd to the pics.

Was great to get back into the forum and have a post from you to read. :D

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Re: Klondike Build

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Wow - a project going on!!!!

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