Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

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Thanks Nick... we're getting close.

A few interior pics:

The helm area is pretty much complete except for flooring which is templated but not cut. Still need to tidy up the wiring under the console...

Helm console is pretty much done. Wheel will go on tomorrow...
Helm console is pretty much done. Wheel will go on tomorrow...

The flooring is in place in the cabin areas. Need to complete the access panels and fit the baseboard. Need final varnish in the main cabin and fitting of switch and outlet plates. Had a bad outlet on the panel next to the main berth; will replace tomorrow.

Main cabin flooring cut in. Need to fit access plates and add baseboard.
Main cabin flooring cut in. Need to fit access plates and add baseboard.
Looking forward into V berth cabin. Need to install switch plates after final varnish
Looking forward into V berth cabin. Need to install switch plates after final varnish

Survey scheduled for this Tuesday 9/22... all systems will be in place but we're still working on the last fit and finish details.

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Steve
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hope you have a hassle free survey :D

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Thanks Pete!

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Steve,

Looks great. Building a boat that big is like building a boat and a house :)

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Thanks for the links to the deck material. I'm considering it for my floor.

The helm looks great!

Looks like you used similar synthetic teak for internal floors too. It looks really classy!

Good luck on the survey!
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Thanks Lee, it's true the living areas have taken a lot of extra work and some expense, but like you say it's like having a floating apartment... maybe some day (with wife's approval :wink: ) might just want to cut loose and live on the water.

Thanks Jim, glad you might have a use for the synthetic teak. The flooring we're using is 1/4" plywood with teak and holley veneer, prefinished with polyurethane so you can just cut to fit and glue it down. We're taking off our shoes at the door now! There is an interior teak look product called Lonseal which is installed like vinyl flooring.

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How is the survey going did you get what you needed from the process? Are you happy with the surveyor? Are you registering with CA DMV boat and trailer, that took me 7 trips to Concord DMV got turned away 3 times I am anxious to hear how it goes for you? Thank you Steve. Leland

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Hi Leland,

I am greatly relieved that the survey went well... no squawks on equipment or hardware. Hope to have the final report soon so can submit to BoatUS to bind the insurance policy. I was fortunate to get a surveyor willing to make the trip to look at the project. He was highly recommended to me and very cordial as well as thorough and business-like.

We are USCG documented so not registered with CA DMV... my experience with local DMV lately has been pretty marginal at best, although working with the Federal Government for the docs was also a fairly inefficient process. As soon as you say "homebuilt" you're at a disadvantage...

Next hurdle is getting the boat on the water!

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Steve: glad your survey went without a hitch. With the quality of your build, I didn't expect anything else. Can't wait to see her move to the water.
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Thanks Bryan!
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well done :D what a relief

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Thanks Pete, I'm definitely breathing a little easier!
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Transport date was supposed to be the 28th? Are y'all at the boatyard?
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Hi Matt,

We've had a stay of execution... the truck is currently enroute from Florida hauling a boat to San Diego ($$$!) and will then head north to meet us in Catheys Valley. The transport folks gave us a new window October 6th to 8th so we're in a holding pattern. Actually not a bad thing to have time to pick up a few last loose ends; fixed a balky water tank gauge today and getting the last trim in place.

Really looking forward to getting on the water!

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Steve
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Let us know when the launch date is.We will come up and take some pictures and videos from the water.
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