New Solo Canoe - Freedom 15'3" and 16'2"

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Post by mtpocket » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:22 pm

Randy,

Which one are you going to build, 15'3" or 16'2"?

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Post by Patricks Dad » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:55 pm

haven't decided yet for sure. But leaning toward 16'2". I've got a few months to ponder before I get started...
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Post by Bosco » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:13 pm

I am almost done the stripping on mine.....http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/albu ... =516827705

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freedom solo 16-2

Post by jimbo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:58 pm

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Here is one of a number of pictures of a freedom solo 16-2. Should be finished by May.

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Post by BearLeeAlive » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:25 pm

Lookin' good so far Jimbo.
I look forward to seeing more shots of it to get a better idea how the lines look. This boat is on my short list for a solo tripper.

Jim

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Post by Rick » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:29 am

The arrangement of strips is great and the shouldered tumblehome adds a nice touch to the lines... looking forward to what she looks like right-side up on the water!

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Post by Patricks Dad » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:33 pm

This boat is on the top of my list once I am able to get back to building boats. Has anyone glassed around the corner of that chine? It looks pretty sharp and I'm concerned about how glassing it will go (inside and out). Am I worrying needlessly?
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Post by Karl Huebner » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:44 pm

Jimbo. it looks real good. Unfortunately I have several projects in the works and the forms are up --- have been since Sept. and I have made no progress.

Please keep us updated with the progress so far.

Karl

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Post by jimbo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:13 pm

Patricks Dad wrote:This boat is on the top of my list once I am able to get back to building boats. Has anyone glassed around the corner of that chine? It looks pretty sharp and I'm concerned about how glassing it will go (inside and out). Am I worrying needlessly?
glassing around the chime was no problem. I made an effort to round the edge with sandpaper and had to be careful when using the squeegee, but other than that it was not difficult. Jimbo

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Post by Bryan Hansel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:52 pm

Jimbo -- Looking good. I've been waiting to see how this one would turn out. I saw that Blue Water canoe is marketing a kevlar Freedom solo. I wonder if it's the same boat.

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freedom solo 16'2" pictures

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Post by Patricks Dad » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:45 am

she looks fabulous! Weight?
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freedom solo 16'2" weight

Post by jimbo » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:51 am

The canoe weighs 44 lbs without the seat.

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