Freedom with a stripped top

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Post by olsnappa » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:35 am

That is pure artistry, Lee. Absolutely stunning...!! :D
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Post by jem » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:58 am

I'm proud to say I designed that one!
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Post by Oldsparkey » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:14 am

Lee...

That is one head turner , you have outdone yourself on this build and set a whole new standard on how our boats can be made. :D

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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:25 am

hairymick wrote:She's beautiful mate. The boat's not reall bad either :P

Nah mate, just kidding. Sue's boat is stunning. When are you going to build yours. :P
Just waiting for some offsets Mick, then the Freedom 18' will commence. I think I'm getting a bit over anxious for that one. I've got all these visions of a sail rig for the 18' version. :wink:

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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:29 am

Oldsparkey wrote:Lee...

That is one head turner , you have outdone yourself on this build and set a whole new standard on how our boats can be made. :D

Chuck.
Coming from you, that means alot Chuck. Thanks for building the first one. You are responsible (more than anyone) for my choice of the Freedom. If you don't mind I'd like to put a Southern Paddler sticker on her, so more folks can get in on this hideous addiction we share. :wink:

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Post by Oldsparkey » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:35 am

LEE SCHNEIDERMANN wrote:
Oldsparkey wrote:Lee...

That is one head turner , you have outdone yourself on this build and set a whole new standard on how our boats can be made. :D

Chuck.
Coming from you, that means alot Chuck. Thanks for building the first one. You are responsible (more than anyone) for my choice of the Freedom. If you don't mind I'd like to put a Southern Paddler sticker on her, so more folks can get in on this hideous addiction we share. :wink:

Lee
Lee....

It would be my honor for you to add a southernpaddler sticker on her.

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Post by Kayak Jack » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:35 pm

Very nice work, Lee. It's a nice looking water craft. Sue will enjoy it a lot, I bet.

A note on our paddle: Flatten off the upper and lower edges of the loom (handle). That makes it both easier to hold onto, and easier to find the correct position by feel. You'll end up with an oval cross-section of the loom.
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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:44 pm

Kayak Jack wrote:Very nice work, Lee. It's a nice looking water craft. Sue will enjoy it a lot, I bet.

A note on our paddle: Flatten off the upper and lower edges of the loom (handle). That makes it both easier to hold onto, and easier to find the correct position by feel. You'll end up with an oval cross-section of the loom.
Thanks Jack, I'll give that a try.

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Post by tx river rat » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:48 pm

Lee that is awsome, makes me want to hide my Freedom
Great job.
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Post by scottrunnr » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:42 pm

That is beautiful!!!! I love the way you made the paddle out of the cut-outs. Pure genius and beautiful!

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