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Freedom 15'3" or 16'2" Solo
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a fine solo tripping canoe

· Length 15-3” or 16’-2”
· Maximum beam 30.0"
· Beam waterline 26.5"
· Beam gunnel 26.2"
· Bow height 17.5"
· Centre depth 12"
· Draft 3.0"
· Displacement 220 lbs.
· Wetted surface 22.0 sq.ft.
· Weight to immerse 106 lb/in
· Prismatic coefficient 0.564
· Weight 45 to 50 lbs.
· Keel-less
· Stability factor 95
· Optimum capacity
· 15’ 3” version 150-290 lbs
· 16’ 2” version 180-330 lbs.
· designed by Steve Killing

The Freedom Solo is the result of a unique project initiated in the spring of 2006. Steve Killing had been considering a new solo tripping canoe design and, coincidentally, discussions on the Bear Mountain internet builders’ forum were about a similar boat. As an experiment, Steve decided to poll the opinions of paddlers and builders as he designed the boat. Predictably, opinions varied, but did so about a common theme. The boat, they felt should be short, light, medium tracking and therefore medium manoeuvrability, low freeboard, narrow, and offered in two lengths. The unique tumblehome chine was accepted (by most) as a good solution, attractive, and relatively easy to build. The result is a fine solo tripping canoe which will require at least intermediate paddling skills due to its lower-than-average stability. Designed by Steve Killing and a bunch of internet friends he has never met.

All our full size canoe plans include the following:
- Full-size drawings showing the profile, plan and section shape of the hull.
- Full size plans for the mold stations.
- Full size plans for stem molds.
- The booklet 'Building a Bear Mountain Style Canoe'
- WEST SYSTEM® technical manual

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