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Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:42 pm
by Dave Grason
And now it is YOU that is the source of the nice words. I thank you.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:55 pm
by steveh41
A few progress pics for the weekend in 2 posts...

The partially completed mast has been stepped to check out the rigging. The final version will have additional reinforcement for the radar platform.

Dimensions are according to plans. One more set to follow...

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:06 pm
by steveh41
Last set of pics...

The mast makes a great lightning rod and we do get thunderstorms in the winter, so have provided a ground cable for the keel shoe... all bonding and ground circuits end up at the keel.

Still making progress with prepping the topsides and hull for painting. The deckhouse is just about ready for final clear topcoat then on to mounting windows and doors.

Also, have restored a crisp profile to the transom edge. I know, we won't be pulling skiers, but it might help the top end a little when in semi-displacement mode. We'll see...

That's it for now.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:05 pm
by jenko
looking closer to finished looks great

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:32 am
by steveh41
Thanks Pete

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:23 pm
by mrintense
Well, Steve, I guess when one sees the mast going up, it must be getting close to the launch date. I know enough about these builds now that I am sure there a bazillion things still to do.But the work looks great so far. As for skiing behind, the boat. Well, that would be interesting to see.

Thanks for the update.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:33 pm
by psychobilly
Maybe not ski but I bet his kids will wanna Wake Surf behind her!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:55 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Carl. One step closer for sure but still a few miles to go. I have enjoyed following your build thread as you fine tune your cabin and cockpit layout with full size templates... looks like a very solid way to verify dimensions and get it where you want before cutting more lumber.

Billy, I hadn't thought about wake surfing but I'm sure one of the kids would want to give it a try!

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:04 pm
by Dave Grason
One thing that I feel I must say is that I really admire how you have stayed with this project and kept it moving forward. If I am figuring this correctly, you have some 6 or 7 years in it now. Am I right?

I watched a program about a year back about a company in China that was building a trawler yacht for a customer in Japan. The particular boat featured in the program was around 60 feet with the rest of the general dimensions not far from the Klondike. Even with all the laborers, facilities and machinery, it still took over two years to complete the boat and get it delivered. So, I don't think anyone should fool themselves into thinking that these are NOT big projects. They definitely ARE.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:35 pm
by sscobra
Mast? Radar? Solar panels? All I can say is that I am in AWE! Amazing project. Skip

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:43 am
by steveh41
Thanks guys for your kind compliments...

Dave, my first post in June of 2010 was about 2 years into the project so I'm about 8 years to date. It's been a long road but each phase of the project has brought a combination of new problems to solve along with the satisfaction of progress, tempered by the occasional setback... and as someone has said, it would take just as long not to do it!

Skip, thanks... and thank you for documenting your amazing Monaco build. There's nothing like a gorgeous mahogany runabout to get my pulse up! (At my age, that's literally true! :lol: )

Best regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:27 am
by steveh41
A few pics for the weekend...

The topsides are painted and the hull is sanded and prepped, but will be getting the rest of painting done at the boatyard after transport. It's been a long wet winter and losing the awning to the elements has made it impossible to get a good finish on the hull.

Windows and doors are installed on the salon and the pilot house will be next.

The galley sink and DW are roughed in for plumbing. Have pressure tested the fresh water system and all grey water drains go to tank without additional pumps... I love flex PVC!

Lots going on in the cabin area but not very photogenic at this point! Will post more as progress permits.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:36 am
by Bill Edmundson
Steve

In that first picture. where did you get that child's chair to make the boat look BIG?

I'm looking forward to more!

Bill

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:51 pm
by hoodman
Love seeing this thing come together. I can't believe you have a dishwasher. I lived in an apartment for four years without one and you have one on your boat!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:45 pm
by jenko
Fantastic Steve , is the boatyard trip coming this summer?