Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"

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Glen Smith
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Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"

Post by Glen Smith » Wed May 17, 2006 10:33 am

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Bosco
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Freedom Solo

Post by Bosco » Wed May 07, 2008 10:31 am

I recieved my plans for the Freedom Solo about 2 weeks ago and have just finished cutting out the forms.

Rick
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Post by Rick » Thu May 08, 2008 8:13 am

Looking forward to reading your comments, Bosco. With any luck, I'll be building mine this winter.

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Post by Bosco » Mon May 19, 2008 10:05 pm

I've recieved my cedar planks and will start cutting the strips as soon as I get the chance.

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Patricks Dad
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Post by Patricks Dad » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:17 pm

Bosco, What's the latest on your build? Done yet? How does she paddle?
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Bosco
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Post by Bosco » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:17 pm

Oh, it's slow process. I have everything set up, my strips are finally cut and all I need to do is start planking.

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Post by pawistik » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:20 pm

:wink Bosco, don't let Patrick's Dad bug you, he's just offering some good-natured ribbing. "Normal people" can take years to build a canoe or, in my case, a kayak.
I've spent more than the last two weeks just repairing my hatch latches on the kayak!
Cheers,
Bryan

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Post by Bosco » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:46 am

I have almost finished the planking, well half way through anyway. I'll try to add some photos.

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Post by Patricks Dad » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:45 pm

oh, that's exciting. You're making great progress! I'd love to see some pictures and hear how stripping around the chine went for you. I've still got this design on the list for next boat but not sure when I'll be able to start...
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Photos

Post by Bosco » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:19 pm

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/albu ... =516827705

These are the photos that I have taken from the begining. hopefully it works.

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Post by Patricks Dad » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:09 pm

Now that we're FB friends, I can see the pictures. They look great! Keep at it!
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BearLeeAlive
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Post by BearLeeAlive » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:35 pm

This is a canoe that really holds my interest. It really looks good on paper. Bosco, what length did you go with?

Unfortunately I can't see the photos you put up on facebook. Do you have them hosted anywhere else?

jimmar57
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Post by jimmar57 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:28 am

I'm interested in this canoe also. Can you embed some photos here or host them on a public site?

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Re: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"

Post by Patricks Dad » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:30 pm

I finished my Freedom Solo (15' 3") this weekend. Lake is still frozen so no paddling yet. All of my pics from the build can be seen at this facebook link (no need to be a facebook member or friend to see):

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... d0ba2b0a14

Here are a couple photos of the first portage...

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I'll post some more once it gets wet.
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Re: Freedom Solo 15' 3" or 16' 2"

Post by BearLeeAlive » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:32 pm

It looks great, Randy. Looking forward to seeing more finished shots, especially the ones on the water.

Makes a very styling hat. :wink
-JIM-

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