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 Post subject: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:10 pm 
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The Freedom was my first kayak and it is a Cadillac ,but I made some mistakes on it, and Matt made some improvements.
Hatches were way to small ,had high pointed decks so the wind efected it to much.
Today I cut the top deck of did some sawing and sanding reshaping the bulkheads
Tomorrow I will start striping the decks.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Seems a bit drastic. But you definitely wouldn't be doing that on a plastic! (Did that rhyme? Guess I'm a poet and didn't know it.) :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:37 pm 
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What ever happened to the (tandem?) :(


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 Post subject: Re: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:52 pm 
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She use to look like this

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Have the front deck striped and 3/4 done on the back deck.

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Sure is going to look like a different boat
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:22 pm 
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The tandem is on hold until I do some more paddling in the Northwind , I may wind up building another as a tandem.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:34 pm 
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I am a little slow on this. I think the voodoo lady from Louisiana came by, First I crashed and then 3 days later my puter crashed.
We are both up and running now so it is back to work on the Freedom.
Decks are stripped and first coat of cloth and epoxy is applied. I flipped her over and sanded the bottom and sides, rustoleum paint is tough worse than sanding epoxy.
Patched some places that I had worn through the cloth then put on the external stems. got my first coat of epoxy on the bottom.
Now I need to reload my camera soft ware and post some pics.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Freedom gets a facelift
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:22 pm 
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Got the bottom and half the sides covered with graphite ,Graphite will be will cover everything but the decks.

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Decks are stripped ,I still like the sides of the cockpit.Sure is going to change the looks of this boat.
Ron


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