stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

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stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by JGood » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:52 am

Hi Matt
Through some delays, I am finally finishing my Sabalo 15. After 40 years f using power tools with no accidents, I let a trim router kick back and run a 1/2" top bearing pattern bit up my left thumb. It hit just above my thumb nail and went all the way up above the top knuckle leaving a 1/2 inch of hamburger in its wake. Fortunately the tendons were only knicked and after 3 hours the surgeon was able to stitch it back together. It is completely healed now and looks remarkably better than I would have believed. My father always told me " If ya know better, do better and things will work better" I knew better and it didn't turn out well. Next, I want to either do another Sabalo 15 as an ss&g or put a SOT cockpit in a Stripped Freedom 15. I have studied the hull shapes and I think the Freedom may actually have more flat hull in the water than the Sabalo. What do you think? I believe a stripped SOT would get alot of attention in my area. I have not decided if I would want a tank well or not. Maybe a tank well option would be a good idea.
I would appreciate the opinions of Matt and any Freedom15 owners.
Thanks
Jesse

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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by jem » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:20 pm

If a 325 max payload and 27.5" beam by 15'6 long is acceptable, I could send you plans for a strip Wadefish SOT tomorrow. It's one of my drawing board projects that the prototype builder didn't get started on.

If you need bigger, then it's a custom project.
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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by JGood » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:55 pm

Hey Matt
Do you have any preview drawings of the stripped Wadefish that you could post? Like the ones you post for your other designs. I would like to compare the Wadefish with the Freedom as far as bottom shape is concerned. I like the smooth flowing lines of the Freedom. I think it would be a very quiet hull with minimum slap noises from waves. Sneeking up on tailing Redfish requires stealth in shallow water.
Both boats are about the same size dimensionally.

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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by jem » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:29 am

I'll post them later this evening.
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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by jem » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:39 am

having some issues uploading pictures. I posted them off our facebook page:

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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by jem » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:58 am

The name of the game with SOTs is matching the displacement of the hull at a given depth with the subfloor height.

The original customer wanted a narrow touring kayak. Problem with that is a narrow hull is less stable by nature. Make it a SOT with the paddlers entire body being raise 3-4 inches, it becomes even less stable.

So to get max displacement without it being completely flat, I used flat panel sections with rounded chines. There is also constantl flare going up the hull until about 1/2 the height.

It should feel stable to an experienced paddler with moderate balancing ability.
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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by JGood » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:12 pm

I have not built a stripped boat, yet. Do you think the small radius of those chines will be difficult to get strips to conform? I think narrower than normal strips thru the chines would be easier. What is the price for these plans? I may try it for the challenge. I would rather it had been the wider Wadefish stripped.
Thanks for posting these drawings.
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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by jem » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:25 am

The tighter curves will be a little harder to strip out. But as you said, narrower strips in that area would be better.

That's the only strip SOT I currently have complete. The go wider, I'd have to start from scratch.
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Re: stripped Freedom 15 as a SOT?

Post by woodman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:24 am

You could always assemble the wadefish with stripped pannels...

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