Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby jenko » Mon May 30, 2016 5:15 am

Fantastic Steve

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby mrintense » Mon May 30, 2016 7:20 am

Steve, what can I say? After nearly four years of working my hull, I find myself getting weary of the build at this point. Only the thought of getting it flipped and moving on to more fun tasks keeps me going. How you manage to stay motivated after all these years and with so many tasks, well my hat is definitely off to you. Your Klondike is a testament to the spirit of an individual to do something extraordinary. Real first rate work and I am glad to say I got to know you at least a little bit.

Thanks for sharing this marvelous piece of engineering with us. It helps us keep going and inspires us to the tasks that we are capable of. :)
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 30, 2016 11:39 am

Thanks guys for your interest and kind comments!

John,

You're welcome to stop by any time you're in the area. Florida is on my bucket list but it might take a while. If you happen to be going to Oshkosh this July let me know... I'll be there with my 14 year old for most of the week.

Pete,

Thanks! I have been inspired by the elegant engineering and machine work that went into your build. Looking forward to seeing the upholstery pics...

Carl,

I appreciate your comments and interest and I've greatly enjoyed following your progress and meticulous work. I know that feeling of getting bogged down, but you're on the right track to focus on the flip... you're so close!

Best regards,

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby jamundsen » Mon May 30, 2016 12:48 pm

Steve
We will be at Oshkosh for sure. Camping by the plane.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 30, 2016 6:42 pm

We'll be in the North 40 too... see you there
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:29 pm

A brief update in 2 parts:

The past 2 months have been spent sanding, filling and priming of the topsides. Everything is now a uniform flat primer gray except for the flybridge seats and console which have the first coat of white. I'm using System 3 Yacht Primer (2-part) and WR-LPU for topcoat, both available from Glen-L at a good price... and the water clean up is priceless!

One more to follow...
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01 Front stbd quarter  view.jpg
All-over gray primer makes it easier to see the shape
02 Pilot house front and trunk cabin.jpg
Pilot house front panels are not permanently fastened to allow access for equipment installation
03 Port side deck.jpg
Deck is covered with cardboard for masking and protection from foot traffic
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:34 pm

Last set of pics.

A few details of transom door, boat deck hatch and flybridge structures.

Still waiting for mast to be completed... hopefully within the next month.

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Steve
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04 Transom door.jpg
Decided on a flat transom door to simplify hingeing
05 Boat deck hatch detail.jpg
A little detail for the hatch to the boat deck... ladder not built yet
06 Flybridge seats and console.jpg
Stbd flybridge seat has washdown disconnects on the aft surface
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby jenko » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:26 pm

nice work Bet your glad thats over

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby vupilot » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:42 pm

Im amazed by this build at every turn. Exceptional work. Thanks for the great update pics

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Scot2640 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:08 pm

Absolutely stunning. Spent the last 2 hours reading this thread having just discovered it. What an inspiration for those of us planning for bigger builds in the future....not this big, but big for mortals.

Keep up the great work, looking forward to seeing her in the water.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby sscobra » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:53 pm

Every time I see your progress photos, I became strangely speechless! Amazing boat (ship!). I come into the house each day tired from working on my little Monaco thinking that I will never finish the sanding process. It just boggles my mind how you have built such an impressive craft and I will not complain again that I have too much to do! Skip
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:30 am

Thanks Pete, vupilot, Scot2640 and Skip for your kind comments and interest. Your support helps me keep pedaling!

Regards,

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Adrock1 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:07 pm

Just spectacular. I can not wait to see this hit the water.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Lower » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:20 pm

Can't get enough of the pics of this boat! I showed this to a guy I work with while he was in mid laugh at my idea of building a 16' boat. He stopped laughing and hasn't made a snide remark since. Great example of a dream that is turning into a reality through hard work. Awesome job!
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby mrintense » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:15 am

Beautiful work Steve. Really top notch work. I am sure that this is going to be one of those really fine boats when you get to launch her.

And I want to say that I agree with the effect your work (and others) has had on those I talk to about boat building. So many of them either scoff, say they can't do it, or wonder why anybody would want to do a wooden boat. In my opinion, people such as yourself are rare and a definite inspiration. When I get down about how long my build is taking, I look at your and remember that there are others who have and are going through the same thing. Thanks for that! :)
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Clipper's Vera Cruise Build


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