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Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:28 pm
by vupilot
Speechless, every single time I see more pics of it.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:00 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Chris... I was really fortunate to find a young metal fabricator early on who was looking for some extra work to help support his new family. He's done all of the metal work over the past 10 years from tanks to mast and railings... it's been a real education for me, and I'm encouraged to see that level of talent and work ethic in the next generation!



Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:16 pm
by jenko
very impressive Steve , can't wait for the launch pics.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:04 am
by steveh41
Thanks Pete, we’re getting close.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:43 pm
by mrintense
Wow Steve, like other's have said, just awesome and a real testament to persistence on your part. Hopefully it will cool down some there soon.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:00 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Carl... it’s been pretty warm for the past few weeks but smoke from the fires has been the greater nuisance. Seems to be improving a little this week. I’ll be glad to be done with 2020!

Regards,
Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:46 pm
by kens
What a beautiful, and detailed, build.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:03 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Ken... I appreciate your kind comment.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:43 pm
by Sarnian
having spent a couple of years on a malahini the scale of this is just amazing....what an incredible job, I cant wait to see pictures on the water.

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:48 am
by steveh41
Thanks Sarnian, will hopefully be on the water soon...

Your Malahini looks great!

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:23 pm
by steveh41
A brief update...

The survey is now scheduled for Sept 22. Trying to get loose ends tied up & general cleaning done before the inspection; will still have 6 more days until move. Flooring will start tomorrow (Monday 9/14)... all material is on hand and templates are already cut out for transfer to the veneer panels so hopefully will go smoothly.

Have attached a couple of interior pics: the shower pan is tiled and ready to go... shower doors will be installed last.

Used flexible adhesive and epoxy grout
Used flexible adhesive and epoxy grout

My better half has been helping out with general cleanup... the bilge area is a real challenge because of space limitations but we're making progress and finding all kinds of lost fasteners and dropped tools in the process!

Finally seeing a smile now that we're close to launch...
Finally seeing a smile now that we're close to launch...

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:55 pm
by mrintense
The second photo says a lot about the amount of work needed for a boat of this size. I'm glad your wife is happy to help. And soon, you'll finally be able to see how it works in the water. Exciting times ahead. :D :D

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:49 pm
by Milhouse
Wow Steve, just wow. Amazing! The railing on the deck looks so good!

The amount of work is staggering; so much plumbing and wiring. It is so cool your going to have her in the water soon.

Is that one of the motors in the lower left of the second pic? Does that wall come out that is on top of it?

Love to see some engine room shots.

Oh and what is this deck material?

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:55 pm
by steveh41
Thanks Carl... I've underestimated just about everything on this project by an order of magnitude, including its potential for negatively affecting family relationships. I'm fortunate to have a tolerant wife, and glad that we're moving on to the next phase...

Thanks Jim... The picture is taken towards the galley on the starboard side. The lower left shows the transfer pump on the day tank. Main engine is forward with the duplex primary fuel filters and cooling water discharge hose. Will get some engine room pics ready for upload for next week. The deck material is Dek-King synthetic teak installed with black Sabatack 750 adhesive... it's pretty durable stuff and fairly easy to install. So far it's been bulletproof with respect to sun and water exposure, and maintenance-wise infinitely less work than real teak.

Regards,

Steve

Re: Klondike Build

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 pm
by nc721
Amazing boat. Can’t wait to see it get wet.