Stripped Freedom 15

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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by Darrells » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:36 pm

Matt, Notice how much freeboard it has with only me and fishing gear? It should carry a pretty good load. I think with another 150 or so pounds she might handle even better with alittle more boat in the water. What do you think?
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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by banoe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:00 pm

Darrell,
Great looking boat. Wood always fishes better than tin or plastic. Just got my new solo stripper slimy for the first time today. Six Bass guys in the aluminum john boats only got one! Again that is one fine looking boat you should be proud.

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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by jem » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:15 pm

Darrells wrote:Matt, Notice how much freeboard it has with only me and fishing gear? It should carry a pretty good load. I think with another 150 or so pounds she might handle even better with alittle more boat in the water. What do you think?
How much did you have on board?
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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by Darrells » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:18 pm

About 275.
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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by jem » Fri May 01, 2009 7:40 am

Yea she could take on a bunch more. Another 75+ or so would make her feel real solid.
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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by Darrells » Fri May 01, 2009 8:32 am

Even at the current weight she is not tippy at all. Very, very stable, much more so than the little Pirogue. When I am loaded heavy for summer camping I will probably be approaching 500 lbs. total weight and I think she will do fine. The best I can tell from comparing build pictures with the picture on the water she is only drafting about two inches with only me and fishing gear.
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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by LIGHT KEEPER'S KID » Sun May 03, 2009 10:09 am

8) That's one fine ride :wink: I think a stripper might be in my future :D

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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by CrkdLtr » Mon May 04, 2009 12:30 pm

LIGHT KEEPER'S KID wrote:I think a stripper might be in my future :D
That phrase has so many things wrong with that I won't even say anything. :lol: :twisted:

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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by Kayak Jack » Mon May 04, 2009 3:54 pm

Almost sounded a bit lewd, ehh?
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Re: Stripped Freedom 15 (Boat got Slimed)

Post by OnkaBob » Mon May 04, 2009 5:36 pm

Darrell you've done a remarkable job, both quality and and time wise.

What are the larger fish in the last pic? From that angle they look a lot like what we call European Carp here in Oz. Do they have serated spines on the dorsal and SPAM fins?
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