Here it is so far. (pretty long) NEW PICS

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Here it is so far. (pretty long) NEW PICS

Post by Darrells » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:48 pm

Here are some pictures of my first build. Please let me know what you think (good,bad or ugly). So far I have not made any big mistakes. This being my first build I chose to use Luan in case I really screwed up it would not be so expensive. I did sand thru the thin stain layer of the Luan, that is the purpose of the paint scheme on the hull. I wanted a natural finish and this is the only way I could think of to hide the places I over sanded. The hull is fiberglasses inside and outside and the bottom is grapite coated. The Freedom 15 is next, plans arrived yesterday. :lol:
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Re: Here it is so far. (pretty long)

Post by tx river rat » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:56 pm

Darrel
Looks good, Holler at me some times and we will christen her on the Brazos.
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Post by Darrells » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:04 am

Ron,
I am dying to finish it so I can get on the river. We will have to get together sometime. I'm not sure I'm as tough as Kim. We may have to wait and catch a warm day. :lol:
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Post by tx river rat » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:17 am

I am like you Dont like cold. bu we can do several different length trips even just a afternoon.
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Re: Here it is so far. (pretty long)

Post by Kayak Jack » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:36 am

Darrell,

Looks to me like you have a boat there that you will enjoy. Go ahead and paddle with Ronnie - you can believe almost everything he says. Except, maybe that part about no rocks in the Brazos.
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Re: Here it is so far. (pretty long)

Post by Darrells » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:17 am

Got the second coat of varnish on. Seat is mounted and deck lids are fitted. Hope to get the rub rails on today or Firday. wont be long till I get to paddle her. :lol:
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