Klondike Build

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Bill, San Francisco would be a nice place to go for your anniversary. Then a little side trip to Catheys Valley would be a good drive.
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Thanks Rich we'll keep you in the loop...you're just down the road from us and closer than we are to Stockton for the launch.

Bill, you and Lauren would be welcome any time... if you were to visit after we got settled at the Marina we'd be able to give proper dockside hospitality and maybe spend some time on the Bay. Late summer and fall typically best weather...

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Steve

Thanks. Lauren wants to come west this fall.

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Exciting! After all these years, this is going to be great!
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Thanks Carl!
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I dont know how your heart can stand to watch that process let alone take pictures but would love to see the process! Good luck!

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Thanks Chris!

Will have some pics to post and maybe a video clip to boot... I'm trying to stay focused on the process and push away the negative "what if's".

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Steve,

What's your status? I keep coming back here like a drug addict hoping to get my next fix!

Help me, Obi-Steve, you're my only hope!

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Tex,

Had a slow start in February due to illness but still on track for transport this spring... will have some pics over the weekend. Thanks for your interest!

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A brief update in 2 posts:

Had 2 down with the flu (not corona!) 1st week February so slow start last month but back on track in March.

Have removed the awning frames so now completely in the open... good way to track down leaks!
Sorry I uploaded the wrong pic 1st time around... this is more recent. Flybridge seats and logos are installed...
Sorry I uploaded the wrong pic 1st time around... this is more recent. Flybridge seats and logos are installed...
The interior is well underway but still not very photogenic... tools and sawdust everywhere. A pic from the galley a while back shows drawer fronts and Southco latches.
Drawer fronts and latches... not all varnished for this pic and counter rail only temporarily fastened.
Drawer fronts and latches... not all varnished for this pic and counter rail only temporarily fastened.
One more to follow...
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A few more:

Railings are removed and getting cleaned up for final finish. Found a pretty good starter kit for finishing stainless tube; the individual components are available separately.
This kit works great with a standard angle grinder
This kit works great with a standard angle grinder
Here's a look at the railings crowded in the shop... working on one at a time while the caprail is getting final varnish.
Some of the railings waiting for finish... too much stuff in my shop!
Some of the railings waiting for finish... too much stuff in my shop!
This is a typical weld getting cleaned up. Going for a satin finish which should be easier on maintenance.
This still needs a little elbow grease but getting close...
This still needs a little elbow grease but getting close...
The exterior decking is installed but don't have any good pics at the moment... will have more over the next few weeks.


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Wow Steve, really really nice looking. Thanks for posting the full on view of the boat. This continues to be a most impressive build. I'm really glad that one of these bigger boats is getting built.

Not sure if I mentioned it at an earlier date, but when I was first considering designs, I was seriously thinking about the Islander ( a somewhat bigger version of the Vera Cruise). I only decided against it because of space limitations.
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Most impressive, indeed!
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Thanks Carl and JimmY!

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The satin railings will be nice. Maybe less glare too?
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