Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:50 pm

A few more early pics.
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jan 09 - 6.jpg
Framing starting to take shape
jan 09 - 8.jpg
Transom was really heavy - used a winch and A-frame to position
jan 09 - 7.jpg
Transom knee
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby upspirate » Mon May 23, 2011 3:17 pm

All I can say is WOW!!!! :shock: :D

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby DaveLott » Mon May 23, 2011 4:48 pm

Steve _ Looking at these reminds me of looking at the skeleton of a dinosaur. The mass is astounding.

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby treetall100 » Mon May 23, 2011 5:27 pm

GULP!!!!!
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby tsmitherman » Mon May 23, 2011 6:01 pm

That's a BIG boat!
Keep the pictures coming, please.
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby billy c » Mon May 23, 2011 7:23 pm

could fit 2 of my boats inside that :lol:
great to see something this ambitious coming together!
thanks for the pictures! keep us up to date
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 23, 2011 10:14 pm

Thanks to all for your comments and interest. I have admired and enjoyed browsing the member's websites of construction details and travels of the great designs represented in this forum.

The idea for building this boat began a few years ago when my wife and I heard a presentation by a couple who had taken their trawler from California to the South Pacific. I got ahold of a copy of Robert Beebe's "Voyaging Under Power" and was hooked, so the choice of this project had more to do with the requirements of safe and comfortable passagemaking than any other considerations. The number of suitable designs for amateur building is limited, but the Klondike had everything I was looking for. As the framing started to take shape, my initial excitement was somewhat dampened by apprehension over what I had gotten myself into, and I have had a few moments of self-doubt. But each phase of the project has brought much satisfaction along with new problems to solve, and I've had the opportunity to talk to alot of knowledgable and friendly people who have helped along the way.

Will try to post progress pics to catch up to present.

Best regards,

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby Soloboat » Mon May 23, 2011 10:40 pm

Really beautiful. I think we all understand the moments of trepidation and angst And I think there is signature line that aptly describes this whole amateur boatbuilding especially for the first timer( By the time I have built a boat I will be ready to build a boat Keep up the good work. It looks like Texans are not the only ones that build big :)
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon May 23, 2011 11:50 pm

Steve

The BIG DREAM. I admire you. Keep going with your dream! It is not my dream. But, it makes me happy to see someone persue their's!

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:40 am

A few more pics from earlier in the project.
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chine%20log%20clamps.jpg
Notches cut for chine and sheer. Laminating underway.
samson post, rough chine & sheer.jpg
Bringing rough chine and sheer together at stem
Stem view chine, sheer, battens.jpg
Fairing underway
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:46 am

One more.
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Still need to add notches for bottom stringers.
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby TUGMYWAY » Thu May 26, 2011 9:50 am

You must have a very!!!!!!!! large set of-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------clamps! :lol:
AS for the rest of you,get your head out of the gutter. :oops:

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby Iggy » Thu May 26, 2011 10:28 am

Next time someone cracks wise about Noah's Ark on my Malahini boat build... I will send them a link to here ;)

Honestly.. I admire what you are doing and a big part of me would love to do the same. My wife is not a sea-faring lady.. at all... so I will have to live vicariously through you!

Nothing inspires me more than big dreamers like you!

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu May 26, 2011 10:29 am

Steve

It looks great! :D But, I do see a couple of mirical recoveries. :wink:

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Thu May 26, 2011 11:20 am

Lots of clamps and probably a few loose screws too!

I was hoping getting involved in this project was a sign of healthy motivation, but my partner assures me it is a symptom of serious OCD. :?

Too late now! I'm having too much fun to change course.

As far as miracle recoveries go, I am grateful that epoxy provides forgiveness for most woodworking sins.
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