17' 0" Freedom

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Patricks Dad
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:44 am

My math says it will be just on the border of needing flotation so I will probably add a couple small ones (foam covered with kevlar).
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:37 pm

Yes ! I agree !
A Flotation chamber will also add structural stability to your stems, not that you need any.

Jim
Keep your paddle wet and your seat dry!

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:23 pm

Well I've made some more progress on this build. I added flotation chambers, built some seats, skid plates and a yoke. All are installed and it's now ready for finish (inside still needs a good sanding. Current weight is 45.1 pounds. Sanding and finish might add a pound or two. A few pics:

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Cruiser » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:35 am

In a word... awesome work Randy.

Curious if you have figured out the cost differences in the wood versus composite builds?

Watching this build ... have it in my mind to give it a go at some point.

Brian

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:17 am

The Yoke looks cool, as well as the canoe !

I tried something different, on my composite ! I put my Skid plate on the inside. Hides it from view, and still effective
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:14 pm

Put my 2nd carbon/kevlar Freedom17 together this evening. Final weight 46.1 pounds. Now I need some open water...

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This is 12 pounds lighter than the first version (starting with the exact same first 3 layers). I scrimped weight wherever I could. But I think I could take another 3 or maybe 4 off the whole weight if I redid the first 3 layers.... Not sure I'll do it though, this weight might be low enough for my tripping needs...
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Cruiser » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:37 pm

I hope we are going to see a few more pictures, the finish looks awesome ....

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Snowman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:29 pm

Yes, very awesome!
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Love it !

Look Out Bell, and Wenonah !

Jim
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Love it !

Look Out Bell, and Wenonah !

Jim
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