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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby TUGMYWAY » Thu May 26, 2011 11:45 am

She looks great,and keep up the good work!
For me I put the plans for Klondike on the top shelf so I can't get to them. :oops:

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby jamundsen » Thu May 26, 2011 3:39 pm

I love big boats. I just wish I could build one. Yours looks good . Please keep up the pictures.
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:31 pm

Thanks John.

Have a few more pics to go to get caught up.

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:18 pm

A few more for the weekend.
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1 bottom battens.jpg
All battens in place ready for final fairing.
2 planking underway.JPG
Planking sides first, 3/8 ply: 2 layers sides, 3 layers bottom.
3 keel,skeg bar, dummy rudder shaft.jpg
Keel laminated around stern tube, finished in ply
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:23 pm

A few more..
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4 get home engine strut.jpg
Keel and stern tube detail; get home engine strut.
4a planking complete and sealed.jpg
Sealed all planking with 2 coats epoxy prior to glass.
5 fiberglass sheathing complete.jpg
3 layers 10 oz. glass complete. Ready for touch up fairing.
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:31 pm

Last group. Happy Holiday!
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6 skeg bar detail.jpg
Skeg bar attached with 1/2 x 40" through bolts
7 rough sanding underway, canopy raised for flip.jpg
Endless sanding! Had to raise canopy to make room for flip.
8 rudder sheathed ready for primer.jpg
Rudder ready for primer. 3/8 SS backbone with shaped ply to give proper contour.
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby TUGMYWAY » Fri May 27, 2011 3:26 pm

Looks even better!
Tell us about what you used to drill the main shaft hole?

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Fri May 27, 2011 3:48 pm

Here's a pic of the boring bar at work:

boring%20bar%20top%20view.jpg


A good reference:

http://www.gartsideboats.com/faq/boring-long-holes.html

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby TUGMYWAY » Fri May 27, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks Steve! Man your work looks great!You are getting to know what makes a $100,000 + boat.

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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby Trackhappy » Sat May 28, 2011 3:07 am

Thanks for the update. I am following closely as I hope to build a bigger boat one day. Klondike is a great contender, and Marauder is next.. economy/speed choice I guess. Love the bow thruster and you look to be doing a fantastic job. Can't wait to see more .. :)
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Re: Klondike progress pics

Postby steveh41 » Tue May 31, 2011 10:57 am

Thanks guys for the comments.
Trackhappy wrote:Thanks for the update. I am following closely as I hope to build a bigger boat one day. Klondike is a great contender, and Marauder is next.. economy/speed choice I guess. Love the bow thruster and you look to be doing a fantastic job. Can't wait to see more .. :)


The Marauder looks like a great design & should really scoot with a pair of high output engines. Some of the construction details should be similar to the Klondike, although frame shape, keel and bottom run aft are different.

Will have more pics of steering, engine and tank installation to post over the next month or so.

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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:37 pm

Slow progress. Of many miscalculations I've made so far, probably the biggest has been underestimating the time spent sanding. Engine compartment is finally sealed, primed and bilgekoted and a few hardware items have been installed.

Still waiting on the mounts but hope to be able to install the main engine by end of September. Main tanks are nearly complete but will go in last.

Will post some pics to follow of the rudder during fabrication and final installation. Couldn't find any off-the-shelf rudders to suit.

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01-Stairmaster.JPG
The stairmaster. If I keep this up, I may get in shape.
02-Engine Compartment.JPG
Many happy hours spent sanding here. Glad to be moving on to hardware installation. Get home engine to port, generator starboard.
03-Get Home Dummy Shaft.JPG
Get home strut and dummy shaft. Stern thruster gear leg installed.

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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Set 2 of 3. (First set on previous page)

Rudder shaped to Maclear thistle spec with end plates. Tiller arm cut down from a Buck Algonquin HD unit. Upper bearing is Tides Marine UHMW with seal. Collar with thrust bearing added to prevent rudder weight from sagging the skeg bar.

Main engine has been sitting patiently in the crate. Should be ready to install next month.

(I'm going out to put the dust covers back on the steering valve as soon as I'm done here!)
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03-Rudder Installation.JPG
04-Tiller Arm and Cylinder.JPG
04-Lugger in Crate.JPG
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Re: New Member

Postby steveh41 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:56 pm

Set 3 of 3.

Some pics of the rudder in fabrication. Backbone is 3/8" 316L SS plate. Ply inserts are through bolted and epoxied (System 3 MetlWeld) in place, then 3 layers of 6 oz glass & epoxy primer.
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01-Rudder Frame.JPG
02-Rudder lamination.JPG

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Re: New Member

Postby Trackhappy » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:37 pm

One vey fine build Steve. I hang for your updates. Bow thruster, stern thruster, get home shaft, day tanks, I am guessing that is electric over hydraulic steering... no doubt radar whe you get there. Have you seen the new Broadband Radar units? She really appeals to me being ship-shape and Navy-like.
What is the black piece of machinery mounted on the keel centre line?
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