Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby 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!).
Transition Weld.jpg
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

Postby jenko » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 am

:D getting there Steve :D

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby JimmY » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:52 am

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

Postby steveh41 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks Pete and Jimmy!
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby 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

Postby steveh41 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 am

Thanks Chris, appreciate your kind words.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby 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

Postby steveh41 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Thanks Matt... appreciate your encouragement!

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby 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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