Klondike Build

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by footer » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:33 am

Beautiful work. You are definitely a fine craftsman. Your dingy is almost as big as my boat. lol Kudo's on a job well done.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:52 am

Thanks very much!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Steve S » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:41 am

What a masterpiece. It's fun looking to see if you have posted something new. :D
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:39 pm

Thanks Steve I appreciate the feedback... I just now read your PM; I've been out of town for the holidays.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:02 pm

A quick update...

Had some damage to the awning and tarps from winter storms but have mostly cleaned up the mess and back to making progress on the interior.

The salon and helm seat frames have been finished with latches for storage under; cushions are ready to be fitted but are stored in plastic for now until we're through with sanding.

001 Salon sofa detail.jpg
The salon and helm seating are similar with hinged panels for storage under. Rectangular opening is for heat register.
Have installed the last grab rail overhead in the salon. Headliner panels are finished but won't be installed for a bit.

002 Overhead salon grab rail.jpg
Last grab rail centered overhead in salon... not much else to hold on to there if going is rough.
The helm area is coming together...

003 Helm progress.jpg
Console has been removed for finishing. Windshield uprights are framed in.
The pic shows the control panels and monitors minus the console which has been removed for veneering with matte black formica. The windshield uprights are framed and nearly ready for finish. Window finish frames are being fitted and finished. Electrical is nearly complete and awaiting final cable cleanup and bundling. Got the steering hydraulics properly bled last week. The rudder is finally solid as a rock.

Not sure if we're going to make the March launch date but it won't be much longer...

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Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by psychobilly » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:18 pm

AWESOME update!!! It won’t be long before we see her traveling down the road!!!! Happy New Year!!!

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Steve S » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 am

Steve,
Glad you got the winter damage and mess cleaned up. Hopefully there will be no more of that. 😎
It looks like there is quite a bit of work to be done for a March launch. But you seem to be able to get a lot of stuff done in a short time. 😳
Impressive how many skills you need to build a boat of this calaber.
Impressed,
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:05 pm

Billy, I appreciate your encouragement... always good to hear from you!

Steve, thanks for your kind words! We're pedaling pretty hard to get on the water sometime this spring... March is probably not going to happen but we'll see. The transport guys are just waiting for a green light and about 3 weeks notice.

Getting through this build has definitely been a learning experience and I've been fortunate to have had the help of some very knowledgeable people... this forum has also proven to be an invaluable source of information as well as support and encouragement for which I'm very grateful.

Thanks again guys!

Best regards,

Steve
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:15 am

Looking great, Steve. There are certainly so many details at this stage and you're doing such a nice job. Thank you for keeping us updated.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:38 am

Thanks Gayle!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by footer » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:09 am

Man, what a project! Looks great. Amazing how much work you have put into this boat. I'm excited to see pictures of it finished.

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:45 am

Thanks !
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by bstrong » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Wow! I am looking through your posts, very impressive! :o

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Re: Klondike Build

Post by steveh41 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Klondike Build

Post by mrintense » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:28 am

As always, very nice work Steve. When I think of all the work my boat is taking and then I think of how much bigger you're boat is , I am just stymied by your persistence and patience. I know first hand how difficult it is to wait until that launch day finally arrives. Good luck with these last couple of months before the launch. Hopefully if you do miss the March deadline, it won't be by much.
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