Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Bill, there's no end to sanding it seems... :?


A few pics for the weekend. Still hoping for August transport but having trouble delegating cabinet and interior doors, also painting is taking more time than anticipated.

Some progress though:

Forward railing nearly complete and decking material has been delivered.
Forward Railing.jpg
Need to add bracing for bow pulpit but otherwise complete. Boot stripe is masked and first two coats are applied.
FInished with other railing welds... happy with the transition. Caprail finish is 4 coats of System 3 varnish over Silvertip Resin... holding up well so far (pretty dusty in this pic!).
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Need to do final shaping and polishing for all welds.
Bought a rod holder to check for fit & give some incentive for getting on the water!
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Good fit on railing, need to buy a few more.

That's it for now.

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Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by jenko » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 am

:D getting there Steve :D

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by JimmY » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:52 am

Can't wait to see the launch!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks Pete and Jimmy!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by vupilot » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:20 pm

Awestruck every time I see a picture of this build.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 am

Thanks Chris, appreciate your kind words.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by hoodman » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:39 am

Steve, no doubt you are in sanding hell now. It will end eventually. But it's looking great and the years of work are going to pay off very soon!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Thanks Matt... appreciate your encouragement!

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Hercdrvr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:42 pm

How far do you plan to go in that ship?
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by mrintense » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:34 am

Looks wonderful Steve. I've said it before but its worth saying again, you have incredible patience and fortitude. I applaud your persistence is sticking with such a massive project. Such a cool project and I know that once you get it in the water, it's going to be almost anti-climatic. But well deserved. Thanks for sharing the updates with us.
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:54 pm

Hercdrvr wrote:How far do you plan to go in that ship?
Matt, we have a few bucket list trips planned but first few years will be spent locally getting familiar with systems & handling. Fuel consumption at 8 kts should be less than 2 gph (32 hp by Glen-L notes; 20 hp/gph diesel) so with 890 gal should be able to go over 3000 nm with reserves. That opens up lots of possible trips but I'm not sure how long we will be comfortable on open water :lol: ...

Carl, I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I am enjoying following your progress on the Vera Cruise!

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Toopilot » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:26 am

vupilot wrote:Awestruck every time I see a picture of this build.

I second it, third it and fourth it. Absolutely amazing!!!!

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:28 pm

A few pics of recent progress...

Still working on painting the hull. We are using Interlux Brightside 1 part poly-u by roll and tip. Seems to work ok once you get the proper brushing thinner ratio; we're right at the upper limit at 10% but it's been pretty hot so need a little extra to keep a wet edge. Catching lots of bugs :? ...
A Paint progress.jpg
Two coats of color... one more to follow. Bottom paint will happen after transport
A Transom paint.jpg
We used the transom as a 'test area'
Regarding the dark hull color I talked to the guys at System 3 and they said it was ok for vertical surfaces but recommended white for the rest. There had already been some print through of seams and fasteners even with the grey primer under the awning shade; I'm thinking that's just the way wood behaves over time (translation: I'm getting tired of sanding!).

After some consideration have decided to go with a synthetic teak deck... you can spill red wine or fish blood and just hose it off. Sent in templates a while back and have received the deck panels ready to install once all the painting is done.
A Deck material.jpg
Deck material is attached with black poly-u adhesive
One more set to follow...
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:37 pm

Last set...

Trying to keep the interior finish work moving along. The cabinet face frames and countertop surfaces are in place and we're working on wall paneling and ceiling headliners. Making similar progress in the cabins but not very photogenic right now :lol: ...
A Galley.jpg
Galley countertop in place, ready for cover
A Salon sofa.jpg
Salon sofa is roughed in
That's it for now...

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by psychobilly » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:51 pm

Man!! What a beauty!!!! I'm like'n that color (colour for our Aussie Mates :lol: ) choice!!!!

I keep waiting for these notifications to come through and see her on the trailer headed for wader!!! Getting close!!!!

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