Klondike Build

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Bill Edmundson
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Re: Klondike Build

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Steve

I sure wish I could be there!

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Bill,

Would be pleased to have your input on site for the move, but invitation is still open for you and Lauren after we get settled at the marina.

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Steve
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Steve,

Thanks! Amazing to me how so many of us have become friends through this forum and the Gatherings.

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Time to vote...
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Still waiting on our permits for the move... we're in the CHP queue along with the rest of the "super loads" waiting for approval.

Meanwhile, have found the answer for the bleed screw leak on the steering cylinder and will be able to (finally) properly bleed the system:

Cross section of bleed screw shows the ball seal which caused the problem.
Cross section of bleed screw shows the ball seal which caused the problem.

The cylinder was purchased back in 2011 (!) and at that time the ball seal used was stainless steel... which can be damaged by too much torque on the screw causing a slow leak. (Still leaking? I'll just tighten it up a bit more... :oops: ) The current cylinders are shipped with a hard chrome ball which is pretty much bullet proof. So, 2 new bleed screw assemblies and problem solved. Many thanks to Stan at South Bay Diesel & Hydraulic, San Diego for sorting it out.

Will hopefully have pics on the trailer soon!

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Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

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Steve,
I don’t commit much on your build, mostly because I’m too busy collecting my lower jaw. Truly an amazing build, only you know the details of the journey. It’s a pleasure to follow your magnificent build, thank you for sharing it. Meeting you and your boat someday is on my list.
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Matt,

Thanks very much for your kind words. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to share progress,setbacks and encouragement with like-minded builders on this forum. You are certainly welcome to visit any time after we're situated at our berth...

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Steve
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All I can say is WOW. This is the most epic boat build I've ever laid eyes on. Truly inspiring, sir!

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Thanks Chris!
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