Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:03 am

Thanks guys.

Matt, unless we're up on the flybridge I think the wheelhouse will be the best place to be while underway. The seats are raised just enough to let you see what's going by.

Chug, the table will be on a telescoping pedestal so it can be dropped to seat level if needed for sleeping space. Not sure that will be a comfortable option... will have some pics later on.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby mrintense » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:40 pm

Looking great Steve. Are you building the interior to plan or deviating?
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby billy c » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:20 pm

Steve-
Great to see you on the final leg of your project. I'm always amazed at your stamina and steady progress throughout the build.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:45 pm

Thanks Carl and Billy!

The interior will be very close to the plan, except for a few changes in the galley (frig in place of separate door to main cabin, sink against port wall in place of door to side deck) and helm (steps to flybridge in place of hanging locker for foul weather clothes, console for glass bridge) and also some changes in the appliance layout to please my wife. Finish work is definitely more demanding and time-consuming than general construction! So, my schedule is slipping out the window (again!)...

Nearly finished with wiring though, and finally tracked down a pesky leak in the hot water system :D so feeling like we're making progress...

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 28, 2018 5:40 pm

A brief update...

002 Salon Paneling.jpg

Interior work continues while we wait for transport. Cutting in wall panels and finishing up doors and cabinets.

003 Aft Railing.jpg

Aft railing is complete.

001 Flag.jpg

Much to remember on Memorial Day!

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon May 28, 2018 6:25 pm

Steve,

I would love to be there to see her in the water. But, I told Lauren that it was not in the travel budget to go to OR in June or Christmas to see her son. So, I don't think it would fly to come see your boat in the water. We have a really big trip coming in Oct.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon May 28, 2018 7:04 pm

Bill,

I understand completely. Probably better to wait anyway until we have a chance to work out any unforeseen issues & tie up the rest of the loose ends. I would be pleased to have you visit when you can... you're always welcome. We'll be berthed at Marina Village in Alameda, hopefully by the end of August.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Hercdrvr » Mon May 28, 2018 7:56 pm

I want to bid an Oakland layover trip just to meet this ship.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Tue May 29, 2018 2:16 pm

Matt,

For anyone considering the trip, there's a hotel overlooking the bay (Waterfront Hotel) on Jack London Square just a short tunnel drive under the estuary from our berth at Marina Village in Alameda. Great restaurants, Farmer's Market on weekends and direct access to the SF Bay ferry system. Less crowded and a lot less expensive than SF...

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Milhouse » Wed May 30, 2018 9:03 pm

I have stayed at a hotel in the area (think it was the best western plus, it was nice) there a few times while vising family in Oakland. Alameda and Jack London square are great! Great spot for a boat! :)
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby JoeM » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:10 pm

Looking great! I really hope you get some video of the transport. Will be a sight to see!

I'm actually heading up to Truckee/Tahoe area and then Huntington Lake (north of Fresno, next lake up the mountain from Shaver Lake) in late July early August from the LA area and was going to try to make a detour to see your inspiring work and meet you in person. Unfortunately, health issues are making the trip complicated and expensive enough as is so will only be able to stop by in spirit (and online of course!).
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:28 pm

Thanks Joe... hope you have a great trip. Best wishes for resolving the health issues. Look forward to meeting you; you're always welcome to take a look at the project.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby JoeM » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:13 am

Thanks for the good wishes Steve. I've just been overdoing it lately and odds are will continue doing so up to the trip. And I don't travel on the road so easily even when i'm rested up. But it's nothing too major. Just my TBI telling me to plan things out better so I don't do too much or a short stay in the hospital will be in my future.

I just got to thinking after spending some time in one of my fishing forums. What is a good sign off for boat building? As in, sailing you can say "Fair winds". Fishing you can say "Tight lines". In boat building would it be "Fair Lines(or curves)"?
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:14 am

Right now "Just keep sanding" seems appropriate... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:35 am

I'll be sanding a lot next week.

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