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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:43 am 
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So what color are you going to paint her?

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:49 am 
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I'm thinkin a nice Hot Pink. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:35 pm 
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Great build Darrell.

I like those pics from the side - they show what a wonderful profile she has.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:09 pm 
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I was tied up until about 6:00, but I snuck off to the Middle Bosque for a quik first paddle. She is great. Fast and stable and will turn on a dime. If the Pirogue is a truck this is a Cadillac. I think it will handle even better with more of a load than just my weight. I am extremely happy with this first paddle.

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On another note. This just pisses me off that people would waste a natural resource this way.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:49 am 
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Absolutely gorgeous boat. You are inspiring me to finish my strip canoe.

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This just pisses me off that people would waste a natural resource this way.


I totally agree. If you don't want to keep them, put them back in the water.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:09 am 
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As far as bluegills and green-eared sunfish go, those will probably end up in the belly of a racoon or bird. God feeds the sparrows too! I just don't like the stench, that's why I'd throw 'em back.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:12 am 
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I love these foot braces from BrazosBoatWorks.com. They are simple to adjust and are built heavy duty. I installed them earlier today but with the cool wet weather the epoxy is not setting too fast. I also did alittle work on the front of the coaming so I have to say the boat is all but finished. This will be the last regular update,but I hope all of the new boat builders will continue to check out this post there is alot of knowledge to be gained here. Matt, Thank You again for all of the help along the way.

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Notice the mud in the bottom? It is already starting it's decline to a fishin' vessel. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (4/28) Final Update
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:16 am 
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NICE foot braces.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:00 pm 
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A freind and myself hit the Bosque River yesterday after work. Caught a few catfish and had a great time. The new boat handles wonderfully. It is easy to paddle, very stable and glides well. Matt did a wonderful job of designing this boat,it is a keeper.

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After all of the recent rain the river is running and muddy which the catfish love. The Smallmouth Buffalo are spawning now and there must have been two thousand of themsplashing and chasing eachother around. Not a bad catch for an hour and a half.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:19 pm 
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good fishin' is a built in design feature.

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