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Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:19 pm
by steveh41
Thanks guys for your comments!

Bill,
I think the chair has been shrinking under the repeated weight of my backside :lol:

Hoodman,
I know what you mean, but if I don't include enough creature comforts, I'll end up doing a lot of solo travel...

Pete,
Thanks! I'm shooting for a late summer launch this year, or spring 2018 at the latest barring any unforeseen problems. We'll see...

Best regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:59 am
by mrintense
Really fantastic build Steve. This easily is up there with the other extremely intensive builds on the net. The work is top notch and this will be one of those great beauties on the water. After all these years of building and the huge amount of sweat equity, it is going to be very satisfying for you to finally get her into the water. I for one can't wait to see that day and I hope that it's soon as I know that you are also looking forward to it. Great work as always.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:33 pm
by steveh41
Carl,

Thanks for your kind compliments... it's encouraging to get such positive feedback. Just have to keep pedaling!

Best regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:25 am
by jenko
Where will the launch be ? Santa Cruz ?
Your a fair distance from the coast

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:16 am
by steveh41
Pete,

We're about 150 miles from San Francisco Bay... will be launching at Svendsen's Boatyard in Alameda on the east bay when the time comes. A little warmer and less fog on that side and lots of slips available with a few months lead time. Hope to eventually end up at South Beach Harbor marina in SF, but waiting list is long and slow to move. Long term goal is to move to the coast but my plans to retire have been put off a bit, still have a few miles to go.

Best regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:11 pm
by Andy Garrett
Looks awesome Doc!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:17 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Andy!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:00 pm
by steveh41
A few pics for the weekend.

Have made some progress on plumbing etc... it's all about installing systems right now. The forward head is plumbed to its holding tank and pumpout to deck fitting and through hull is in place. Making good progress on the main cabin and day heads but haven't got the electrical hookup complete.

The day head has a separate panel for the level indicator and pumpout switch; the two cabin heads and grey water tank have a separate panel in the stairwell down from the pilot house. The keyed switch satisfies the Coast Guard requirement for overboard waste discharge control without needing a padlock or zip tie on the through hull.

Waiting on windows & doors for the pilot house, hopefully by the end of month.

That's it for now.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:48 pm
by jenko
I also used the KUS gauges have found them quite good :D

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 6:54 pm
by steveh41
jenko wrote:I also used the KUS gauges have found them quite good :D


Thanks Pete; I'm glad to hear they worked out :D

We received some good news last week..We've finally secured a suitable berth in Alameda after (only) 2 years wait... they will try to sublet the space until September so we've got a deadline to meet. It's going to be a full court press to get ready for the launch by fall! We're letting go of the waiting list spot for San Francisco since the next guy in line signed up in 2001...

I'm attaching a few more systems update pics for the weekend:

The two cabins will have separate self contained 6K BTU A/C units. The attached pic is of the main cabin unit which is mounted in the dead space behind the starboard hanging locker. Through hull, strainer and both circulation pumps are mounted below.

The fresh water pressure pump is mounted next to the main water tank along with the strainer and boost pump for the watermaker. Pump is a little noisy and right under the main berth but have a small pressure accumulator so you can get a couple of toilet flushes at night without waking up the whole boat :lol: .

Have started laying out the shower stall plumbing. There will be a recirculating pump to allow a more leisurely shower (after the initial suds and rinse) without draining the tank. I've posted the plumbing schematic on the wall so I don't get confused!

One more post to follow...

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 7:02 pm
by steveh41
One last pic...

Have just started framing the dinghy which is an 11' Utility modified slightly to fit the available space on the boat deck. Power will be 5 hp outboard; not sure if we'll opt for a tiller versus console with remote steering. Just couldn't see putting a Zodiac on top of all that mahogany!

That's it for now...

Best regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:29 pm
by jenko
glutton for punishment :lol:

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:32 pm
by Rich Coey
Steve,
Have followed your build since the beginning. Incredible. Passed through Catheys Valley last weekend on the way to the ACBS boat show at Bass Lake. Should have tried to make contact but didn't think about it until driving by. Looks great, very impressive.

Rich

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:09 pm
by steveh41
Thanks guys for your replies.

Pete, I know what you mean... A/C was not part of the original plan, but I finally gave in to the arguments in its favor. I'm hoping it won't become a significant maintenance issue. I am told the newer units are pretty reliable... we're trying to make the installation as bullet proof as possible.

Rich, thanks for your interest. I just finished checking out your immaculate Monaco build... Really awesome finish on a classic beauty! You're welcome to stop by any time, and I'd love to see your boat as well.

Best regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:19 am
by Toopilot
Wow... Wow... Steve so amazed and inspired by this build. Just binge read the entire post. Just bought plans for a Cracker Box and I'm sweating the build. We are not worthy. Looking forward to the launch and hopefully a video tour of the vessel, can't call this work of large scale are just a boat!!!!
Tim