Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:52 pm

Thanks Jeff and Bill :D ... we'll keep pedaling hard to try to stay on schedule!

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby mrintense » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:49 pm

I concur with the others. I've been waiting for a long time to see a more complete photo of the boat. She's beautiful. Great lines. And I also cannot wait to see the launch. Great work Steve.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:21 pm

Thanks for your kind words Carl.

I'm doing my best to follow the lines of Glen L's plans as closely as I can manage...

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:43 pm

A few pics for the weekend:

Much time is being spent pulling wires and sorting out plumbing, but seeing some progress...

House batteries are now installed in their final resting place but only 1 pair has been wired up so far. Will get the rest done over the next week or so.
House batteries in place.JPG

The mast and boom are finally complete and ready for powder coat. The metal guy has been tied up with other work for a while but will be moving forward with railing starting next week. Have had material on hand for a while. (sorry I can't seem to get these two pics to display in portrait mode)
Mast and boom ready for powdercoat.JPG

My youngest just got his open water diver rating this summer... will put him to work checking zincs etc. once we're on the water. The hair challenged guy with bifocal mask bringing up the rear is yours truly :lol:
Ready to check zincs.jpg
My youngest ready to tackle underwater maintenance!

That's it for now...

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby JoeM » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:58 pm

WOW....And here I am feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of starting a True Grit build and you are building not just one boat, but one boat and one SHIP (I refuse to call this beauty a boat). Like many other of the builds on this site, your craftsmanship and dedication are an inspiration! Maybe one day I can make it up to the Bay Area and see her on the water. Looking forward to more of your updates!
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:59 pm

Thanks Joe... you're welcome to drop by any time. Hope to be on the water next spring. The True Grit will be a great project, be sure to upload some pics as you go :D

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm

A brief progress note.

Still pulling wires and sorting out plumbing. Hot water system works now but somehow I ordered 2 air heat exchangers with the wrong voltage fans so have to replace them.

Attached a pic of the helm with overhead soffit in place. Need to add a few overhead switches. The ceiling lights are installed but not yet wired up. The headliner will be attached to 1/8" pvc sheet which velcros in place.

Helm with soffit.jpg

Wiring about 40% complete for the port panel; engine panel on stbd is functional.

That's it for now.

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:08 pm

A brief post,,, finally have some working lights :D .

Salon Lights from Galley.jpg


Outside Lights.jpg


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Re: Klondike Build

Postby jenko » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:00 am

fantastic Steve :D

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:15 am

Thanks Pete!
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby JimmY » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:28 am

She's slowly coming to life! I'm in awe of this build.
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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:27 pm

Thanks Jimmy... Having light and heat for this time of year is definitely an improvement. Baby steps :D

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby hoodman » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 am

Wow, that's dramatic! I bet that was fun flicking them on for the first time!

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby steveh41 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 am

Thanks Matt! It was a relief to finally see the lights switch on... one of those "hope it works" moments :D

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Re: Klondike Build

Postby Milhouse » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am

Looking very nice; I can't imagine an undertaking of this magnitude. Keep up the great work!
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