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Re: New Member

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:16 pm
by red
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

Re: New Member

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:03 pm
by Grand Chillin
Wow!!!! Now that is a flip. :D Nice job. 8)

Re: New Member

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:08 pm
by steveh41
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.

Regards,

Steve Hansen

Re: New Member

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:23 pm
by gstanfield
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

George

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:03 am
by jamundsen
Great looking boat. I'll bet that the flip was really exciting. :D

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:38 am
by steveh41
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!

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:49 am
by Iggy
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 ;)

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:21 pm
by steveh41
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!

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:46 pm
by fergal butler
Flippen hell, :D Perfect example of where there is a will there is a way.
Great job.

Re: New Member

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:47 pm
by Gayle Brantuk
Woo Hoo! Your Klondike looks AWESOME Steve!

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:16 am
by steveh41
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

Re: New Member

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:15 pm
by harpoonhedd
what a beautiful boat!...you have more wood in work benches than I have in my project!

you must be very proud indeed...

Re: New Member

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:15 pm
by Trackhappy
I'm itching to see an update on this project.... Steve, are you holding out on us???? :P

Re: New Member

Posted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:51 am
by steveh41
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

Klondike progress pics

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:45 pm
by steveh41
Posting a few pics from earlier in the project. Hope to have main engine installed next month.