Klondike Build

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Re: New Member

Postby red » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:16 pm

Steveh41 congats on the flip or in your case the biggggggg roll over man that boat is big and awsome great job and work I know you are excited get her right side up please keep posting pics as you progress on the decks and interior I cant wait to see how she turns out

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Re: New Member

Postby Grand Chillin » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:03 pm

Wow!!!! Now that is a flip. :D Nice job. 8)
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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:08 pm

Thanks guys! I am grateful for your support. I confess having lost some sleep over getting the hull right side up while keeping it in one piece. Looking forward to the next phase. Will post as progress permits.

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Steve Hansen
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Re: New Member

Postby gstanfield » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:23 pm

Wow, that's awesome man :!: I can't even dream of a boat that large, I think you're approaching the point it should be called a ship :D

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Re: New Member

Postby jamundsen » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:03 am

Great looking boat. I'll bet that the flip was really exciting. :D
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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:38 am

jamundsen wrote:Great looking boat. I'll bet that the flip was really exciting. :D
Thanks again to all. My pulse was definitely up a bit!
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Re: New Member

Postby Iggy » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:49 am

Now THAT is a seriously big flip! Mine was grabbed by a bunch of neighbors... flipped on some grass covered with blankets... then placed on my boat stand.

The logistics of a big-boat flip is quite something. I am always impressed at the ingeniuity of builders like yourself at tackling this part of the project. I bet it took many months of 'mental' preparationg thinking it through over and over again. The rush of having it DONE and everything unbroken in the process must be a major load off your mind.. if you pardon the pun ;)
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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:21 pm

Iggy,

Thanks for your kind words. I confess to obsessing a bit over getting the hull turned but had some assistance working out the details of the turning cradle and a good crew to help get the job done.

I imagine the satisfaction & relief of getting the flip over & done is pretty much the same regardless of the size of the project. There is a fear factor I guess knowing that if something goes wrong or didn't get figured properly the forces involved would be capable of doing some real damage, which in turn creates a strong incentive to stay focussed. Either way, I agree completely it's a relief to be able to move on to the next phase without taking time out for repairs!
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Re: New Member

Postby fergal butler » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:46 pm

Flippen hell, :D Perfect example of where there is a will there is a way.
Great job.

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Re: New Member

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:47 pm

Woo Hoo! Your Klondike looks AWESOME Steve!

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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:16 am

Thanks Gayle.

I'm doing my best to build true to a great design. I'm grateful to you and the Glen-L crew for making the journey possible and to your Dad for showing the way.

Regards,

Steve Hansen
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Re: New Member

Postby harpoonhedd » Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:15 pm

what a beautiful boat!...you have more wood in work benches than I have in my project!

you must be very proud indeed...
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Re: New Member

Postby Trackhappy » Mon May 16, 2011 7:15 pm

I'm itching to see an update on this project.... Steve, are you holding out on us???? :P
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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:51 am

Hi Track,

Just slogging through some sanding and prep in the engine compartment. Kind of a slow phase right now burning time with not much to show for it.

Have got main tanks templated & engine mounts are built. Rudder is installed. Collecting components for systems etc.

Have attached a pic of the day tank & manifold just completed. I was fortunate to find a local welding shop with experience in tank fabrication.

Will send more pics as progress permits.

Best regards,

Steve Hansen
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Feed and return manifolds.
Day tank.jpg
Day tank pressure test
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Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:45 pm

Posting a few pics from earlier in the project. Hope to have main engine installed next month.
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jan 09 - 2.jpg
#14 on setup framework with stem attached.
jan 09 - 3.jpg
#15 and #16 added to stem
jan 09 - 5.jpg
Typical frame ready for through bolts
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