Stripped Freedom 15

Builder show and discuss their progress.
LEE SCHNEIDERMANN
Posts: 220
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 10:31 am
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:43 am

So what color are you going to paint her?
There are three kinds of people in this world.
Those who can do math, and those who can't.

User avatar
Darrells
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:20 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Lorena,texas

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by Darrells » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:49 am

I'm thinkin a nice Hot Pink. :D
Darrell Sykora

OnkaBob
Posts: 389
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:12 am
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Seaford, South Oz

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by OnkaBob » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:35 pm

Great build Darrell.

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

Laker 13 - christened and slimed (just).
Laker accessories underway.

User avatar
Darrells
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:20 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Lorena,texas

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by Darrells » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:09 pm

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.

Image

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

Image
Darrell Sykora

User avatar
craiggamesh
Posts: 464
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:01 am
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Portland, Oregon

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by craiggamesh » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:49 am

Absolutely gorgeous boat. You are inspiring me to finish my strip canoe.
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.
Regards,

Craig
------------------------------------------------------
If I had more clamps, I could build more boats.
Image

LEE SCHNEIDERMANN
Posts: 220
Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 10:31 am
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:09 am

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.
There are three kinds of people in this world.
Those who can do math, and those who can't.

User avatar
Darrells
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:20 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Lorena,texas

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 98.73 percent finished

Post by Darrells » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:12 am

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.

Image

Image

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

User avatar
Kayak Jack
Design Reviewer
Posts: 1186
Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:03 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: South-central Michigan

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (4/28) Final Update

Post by Kayak Jack » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:16 am

NICE foot braces.
Kayak Jack
Doing what you like is FREEDOM
Liking what you do is HAPPINESS
I spent most of my money on whiskey and women - and I'm afraid I just wasted the rest.

User avatar
Darrells
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:20 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Lorena,texas

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by Darrells » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:00 pm

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.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

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.
Darrell Sykora

User avatar
jem
Site Admin
Posts: 4870
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:14 pm
Type of boat I like: Wooden
Location: Greensboro, NC
Contact:

Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by jem » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:19 pm

good fishin' is a built in design feature.
-Matt. Designer.

Post Reply