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Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:51 am
by steveh41
A few more progress pics:

The dinghy fairing is complete and side skins are being installed. In the process of restoring the tiller to the 5hp Nissan outboard, robbed from the Tubby Tug. I've found it helps to let the ply relax in place a little before final fastening.

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Fairing complete, one side skin fastened and the other being fitted. Have gone back and forth on fastening skin to frames and was finally convinced to do it in this case.


Bought a few pieces of teak to make treads for the boat deck ladder... should be kinder underfoot than non skid strips on the metal. I'm going to plug the fastener holes.

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Teak treads being fitted to save wear on the feet


I debated about showing the progress mixed with chaos currently underway on the boat deck, but it shows the flybridge layout and several works underway.

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Lots going on here; hopefully will tidy up as it comes together


Meeting with the transport guy next week to figure out what needs to be done to get the boat up the driveway and on the road.

That's it for now.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:03 pm
by jenko
Exiting times. can't wait :D

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:58 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Pete!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:33 pm
by vupilot
I'm always at a loss for words when I look at the updates on this thread. I cant even fathom it all. The transport would make me cringe.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:58 pm
by sscobra
Ditto what Pete and vupilot said! Wow...just can't imagine ever taking on a project like this, but sure am glad to see someone who is, and someone willing to share it with the rest of us. Great job Steve! Skip

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:52 pm
by mrintense
The dinghy is looking good Steve! Any ideas on how you are going to finish her! Perhaps a mini woody!

Thanks or posting updates.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:04 pm
by steveh41
Thanks guys for your kind compliments!

Chris, the transport has me a little concerned too. Our gravel driveway has some curves and a steep section just before reaching the pavement... will probably need some tractor work to even out the slope. We will find out what needs to be done next week. I'm lucky to have a father-in-law who at 80 years of age is still sharp with driving heavy equipment.

Skip, thanks again. I've had a lot of help from my regular part-time crew and have hired on an extra guy to help out with sanding(!). Lucky for me to have extra hands at work... today I spent over an hour driving 4 screws to install a box under the helm (it ended up looking really nice though :lol: ).

Carl, thanks... I'll probably end up painting the dinghy to match the boat. I really love the varnished mahogany look on so many of the great builds on this forum but having one will likely stay on my bucket list for some time to come...

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:28 am
by shep
Steve, unbelievable build and to share comments from others, am in awe of what you have accomplished. Would love to see launch and your boat some day. Where do you think you will launch and berth?

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:38 am
by steveh41
Thanks John.

Will be launching at Svendsen's in Alameda and berthing at Marina Village. You're welcome to stop by any time.

Enjoyed browsing your Key Largo Barrelback 19 website... great pics of a beautiful build!

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:53 pm
by steveh41
A brief update for the weekend.

We had a significant fire in the area last week (Detwiler Fire) which burned many tens of thousands of acres nearby. Fortunately there was no damage to our neighborhood but the area had to be evacuated and power was out for a few days. Needless to say, work on the project had to be stopped for nearly a week.

Have made some progress on the dinghy... expect to have the bottom and side skins fastened next week, then on to fiberglass sheathing.
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Dinghy with side skins fastened and starboard bottom skin fitted

The house batteries have arrived; will have 3 series pairs in parallel to give about 640Ah @ 24V or about 15 KWh which is a pretty generous but realistic daily energy budget. This will require about 2hrs of daily running for the 8KW generator to keep the batteries topped. Much more efficient than running the generator all day at low output, and the batteries add about 800 lbs. of useful ballast as well. There are two battery boxes holding 2 and 4 units each. Vent fans will run when ignition is on for either engine or generator and also when inverter is charging in bulk or absorption mode.
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House batteries are Odyssey PC1800-FTs

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The larger of two house battery boxes with vent fans

One more post to follow...

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:02 pm
by steveh41
Last post for this set...

Had a setback with caprail delamination on the port side at the transition curve. Not sure what happened... the starboard side was Ok. The pic shows the new curved section with 2 coats of epoxy sanded out for varnish.
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Had to relaminate and refinish the port caprail transition curve

Removed some of the side tarps on the awning so was able to get a little better forward quarter view...
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A little better overall look from the port quarter

That's it for now.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:29 am
by BayouBengal
Been looking forward to seeing a complete shot of your boat. Thanks for posting. Any expected date on when it will be in the water?

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:41 am
by steveh41
We're hoping to be ready for launch by January 2018. Lots of loose ends to take care of between now and then!

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:04 am
by BayouBengal
That's right around the corner! :D :D :D

I think most everyone on the forum is excited about seeing your boat in action.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:22 am
by Bill Edmundson
Amen. Jeff

Bill