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Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:54 pm
by steveh41
Tim,

Thanks for your kind words... looking forward to following your Cracker Box build. Take time to enjoy the journey and post some pics! No matter what size the project, it goes together one piece at a time. :D

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:33 am
by mrintense
You are an amazing man Steve. Not are you not only build a ship sized boat, but you're building the dinghy as well. My hat is off to you. Congrats on getting the slip. Now with that extra incentive, I am hoping to see some outside pictures of the boat again, possibly even a launch. But regardless, keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing it with the rest of us.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:15 pm
by steveh41
Carl,

Thanks for your kind compliments. The decision to go forward with the dinghy was more emotional than rational... I just couldn't warm up to the idea of putting an inflatable on the boat deck. In any event, I'm getting some extra help to stay on track for the launch time line. Quite a relief to get the slip!

I've attached a couple of progress pics for the boat deck ladder and some of the stanchions for the upper railing. I'm really lucky to have a friend with a welding shop...

The lowest tread on the ladder telescopes out of the way to allow access to the aft winch as needed.

Still waiting on pilot house windows and doors; scheduled to be shipped mid June.

That's all I've got for now... still pedaling!

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:08 pm
by mrintense
Pedaling! Ha!, I'd say more like V-8ing!. Looks great Steve.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:35 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Carl!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:18 pm
by chugalug
:D Wow ! what a build.I'm trying to figure out a trailer for my Bo-Jest.can't imagine what you're going to use. :roll:

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:38 pm
by steveh41
Chug,

Thanks...

The transport crew will provide the trailer and take care of loading when the time comes... hopefully will only have to be on the road once, at least in my lifetime!

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:22 pm
by steveh41
A couple of pics for the weekend:

Caprail has been sanded and is ready for epoxy seal and varnish. This will be the only exterior brightwork on the boat.

Also getting close to fairing the dinghy for plywood skin. Have scarfed 3 sheets of 1/4 hydrotek to give two 4' x 12' lengths for sides and bottom. I've decided on tiller steering for the outboard (5 hp) & will install oarlocks as a backup.

Continuing to slog away with plumbing and wiring but too much of a mess for pics just yet :oops: ... finishing up the bonding and DC ground circuits and will start wiring the breaker panels next. Hopefully will be done with working in the bilge soon... I'm just not that flexible anymore!

That's it for now...

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:05 pm
by mrintense
Good grief you're ambitious Steve!. I'm working in my garage on my boat and after 2 hours I'm beat for awhile. Of course it is averaging 98 plus here now. Still, amazing work on your part. After I faired my hull, I swore I would never do it again. Not that it's that difficult, but I realized that wood working and me don't have quite the symbiotic relationship that real wood workers have. :D :D

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:42 pm
by steveh41
Carl,

Thanks... guess I just need a little more "therapy" :lol: We'll see if I learned anything from fairing the first time!

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:12 pm
by steveh41
A brief update...

Got a picture of my friend working on the boat deck railing. He's just about done with the upper level but won't be able to start on the main deck railing for a couple of weeks.

The pilot house windows finally arrived. They're in place for test fit and setting up the center windshield wiper. The two side wipers will be similar.

Still working on wiring & plumbing and waiting on last two doors.

That's it for now...

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:02 am
by mrintense
So cool Steve, she looks like a cruise liner in those photos. Such a massive undertaking!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:14 am
by steveh41
Thanks Carl!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:59 pm
by vupilot
Any more progress on the dinghy?

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:06 pm
by steveh41
Chris,

Have made some progress... fairing nearly complete and templating side & bottom skins. Will try to post some pics over weekend.

Steve