Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks Carl.

I've been in touch with the transport guys and have pushed the date back to mid-May which is totally doable now that weather is more favorable for getting finish work and other loose ends tied up. The punch list is now broken down by weeks so we can track progress better. Trying to balance level of detail versus getting the job done. Still getting help on final metal work as well as paint and upholstery...

Have enjoyed following the progress on your build!

Regards,

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 pm

A brief update,

I misjudged the weather back in January and it's only just now getting to be reliably warm and dry, so progress since then has been slow. Also one of the crew moved to Alaska (!) so we've been short handed as well and mid May for transport is not going to happen. :?

I built hose adapter caps for the raw water strainers so we can test plumbing and pumps for leaks. The plastic caps are available separately so got one in each size and tapped for 1/2 NPT garden hose adapter.

Strainer cap hose adapter 1.jpg

In the process of testing found a nasty leak in a circulation pump (new out of the the box!). The pic shows the pump base with the o-ring out of alignment. There's no groove to hold the ring in place and I'd be surprised if this wasn't a common problem
for March pumps. Used a little silicone grease to hold the ring while putting everything back together.

Circ pump base.jpg

The awning has finally fallen apart and it won't be replaced. We need to start taking the frames down before transport... at least able to finally see the whole boat.

Klondike 3.jpg

That's it for now...

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Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by jenko » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:13 pm

good find with the oring maybe a slightly larger radius would make fitting more reliable .
Boat is looking great Steve

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by psychobilly » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:25 pm

Agree! She’s a beauty!!!

I-rings can be a bugger. I reckon you’re doing some good do diligence in testing everything prior to water dates.

Man I sure thought she was gunna be on the truck when I seen you had posted. :-)

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by footer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:06 am

Unbelievable! That is a beautiful boat. Congratulations on a job well done. Good luck on the move. What body of water is it going in?

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by hoodman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:49 am

Finally, we get to see a shot of the whole boat at once!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:53 am

Steve

She looks GREAT! :D Glad you caught the pump problem.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by JimmY » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:53 am

I'm, always in awe of this project! Looks great.
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:00 am

Amazing, Steve. So beautiful and HUGE!

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Andy Garrett » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:48 pm

Yours continues to be (imho) the pinnacle build detailed in these forums. Very inspiring!

Might I suggest a professional photographer to document your accomplishment and take those stunning beauty shots she deserves once she gets wet.

You might even call a local reporter to be there. This once in a lifetime build deserves the attention and Glen-L would surely benefit from a media mention.

Very happy for you Doc!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Roberta » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 pm

That is one AWESOME BOAT!

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:00 pm

Thanks guys!

Pete and Billy, appreciate your feedback... the o-ring issue was a real disappointment but good to know where the weak spots are. I like the idea of getting a little larger ring on hand for future repairs.

Footer and Matt, we'll be launching on SF bay at Richmond (Svendsen's Baymarine) and berthing at Marina Village in Alameda. Fortunately they've been able to sublease our slip until we're ready.

Bill, thanks... we're trying to find out problems before launch but I know there will be more than a few issues left to deal with afterwards.

Jimmy, appreciate your support.

Gayle many thanks to you and the crew at Glen L...I appreciate your kind words!

Andy, thank you... your support has been a great encouragement over the years.

Roberta, your compliment is much appreciated. I'm greatly impressed and inspired by your Torpedo build!

Again, thanks to all...

Regards,

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by mrintense » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:52 am

Steve! Stunning! Thanks for posting the shot of the entire boat. What an accomplishment! You deserve all the kudos you receive.
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:59 am

Carl, thanks for your kind compliment!

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Texas Chris » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:03 am

Any updates Mr. Steve?

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