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Old 03-31-2015, 10:00 AM
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Default Freeman 34' VH Build Thread...she's delivered!!

Thought I would go ahead and start a build thread on my 34' VH Freeman. The boat is in the mold now, should be pulled tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. I'm heading to Freeman tomorrow so hopefully I can post a video/time lapse of the boat being pulled from the mold.

We originally had a Freeman 29' on order but after we rode on the 34' testing props with Scott and Billy, we quickly changed our mind and upgraded to the 34' VH. Not that the 29' was a bad decision, just based on the room and fishability we figured it was worth it. Any advice or ideas are welcome, but remember i'm already $71,500 OVER budget....

Here are some of our initial specs:

34' Freeman stepped hull with twin Yamaha 350's (I know, the dreaded 350's)

-Matterhorn white hull
-2-16' Simrad EVO screens
-Chirp transducer with BSM3
-Simrad open array 10KW
-Simrad Autopilot
-Simrad OP40 Dash controller
-2-icom VHF's
-10 JL audio 7.7" speakers with 2-10" subs/JL amps
-Fusion 700 head unit
-Rupp outrigger bases, either going with Bly riggers or Phins new riggers
-Teak isle tackle stations on eachside of leaning post
-Lebroc chairs
-Undergunnel rope lightening
-4 Ridgid underwater lights
-2 electric reel outlets
-Molded in bait boxes(beer/samich box) in transom in lieu of Tuna Tube
-800 quart coffin box
-Gunnel rod holders galore
-Triple axle trailer

I'm sure im leaving stuff out, but thats a start.

I will update this thread as Billy or Scott send pictures.
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Sick!
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If anyone can fix the pics I would appreciate it or tell me how.
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Originally Posted by stevenjlang View Post
Thought I would go ahead and start a build thread on my 34' VH Freeman. The boat is in the mold now, should be pulled tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. I'm heading to Freeman tomorrow so hopefully I can post a video/time lapse of the boat being pulled from the mold.

We originally had a Freeman 29' on order but after we rode on the 34' testing props with Scott and Billy, we quickly changed our mind and upgraded to the 34' VH. Not that the 29' was a bad decision, just based on the room and fishability we figured it was worth it. Any advice or ideas are welcome, but remember i'm already $71,500 OVER budget....

Here are some of our initial specs:

34' Freeman stepped hull with twin Yamaha 350's (I know, the dreaded 350's)

-Matterhorn white hull
-2-16' Simrad EVO screens
-Chirp transducer with BSM3
-Simrad open array 10KW
-Simrad Autopilot
-Simrad OP40 Dash controller
-2-icom VHF's
-10 JL audio 7.7" speakers with 2-10" subs/JL amps
-Fusion 700 head unit
-Rupp outrigger bases, either going with Bly riggers or Phins new riggers
-Teak isle tackle stations on eachside of leaning post
-Lebroc chairs
-Undergunnel rope lightening
-4 Ridgid underwater lights
-2 electric reel outlets
-Molded in bait boxes(beer/samich box) in transom in lieu of Tuna Tube
-800 quart coffin box
-Gunnel rod holders galore
-Triple axle trailer

I'm sure im leaving stuff out, but thats a start.

I will update this thread as Billy or Scott send pictures.
What power?

Sounds sick!!
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subscribed.

What round about area will the boat be fishing? (Fingers crossed OCMD )

I'm dying to see one of these boats in person in my neck of the woods.
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Originally Posted by Reel Costa View Post
What power?

Sounds sick!!
Twin F350 Yamaha.
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Originally Posted by SandroLakeandBay View Post
Twin F350 Yamaha.
Damn... I didn't know how i skimmed over that.... I looked over the post a few times for an answer ;?
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If I could reorder mine I would put the rod holder storage in the front floor boxes (inexpensive), go with extra rocket launcher rod holders and would have had my Flir installed by Freeman. Also I would get some color no one else has! I would definitely get the F350's again unless the Merc 350's prove that much better on a Freeman 34VH. Doesn't matter to me what they do on other hulls.
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Originally Posted by Reel Costa View Post
Damn... I didn't know how i skimmed over that.... I looked over the post a few times for an answer ;?
It happens.
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Originally Posted by SandroLakeandBay View Post
It happens.
Too be fair Im not wearing my glasses right now!!

p.s. Saw the new addition to your sig I headed over and subscribed to the build
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Originally Posted by arbogb06 View Post
subscribed.

What round about area will the boat be fishing? (Fingers crossed OCMD )

I'm dying to see one of these boats in person in my neck of the woods.
Hilton Head, Beaufort area
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Originally Posted by stevenjlang View Post
Hilton Head, Beaufort area
Damn... wrong Beaufort for me.
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Originally Posted by Reel Costa View Post
Too be fair Im not wearing my glasses right now!!

p.s. Saw the new addition to your sig I headed over and subscribed to the build
Thank you brotha... I am so stoked. This summer is gonna amazing.
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It's gonna be sweet!
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What's the green stuff??
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What's the green stuff??
Structural foam core
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Structural foam core
Cool. Congrats on the build.
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Originally Posted by Dillard88 View Post
What's the green stuff??
Hobby lobby foam
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More cheap options.....I would like an extra cup holder on the console. 4 electric reel plugs is much better than 2. We usually fish 2 electric rods but you never know the drift. 2 transducers would be nice too!
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Originally Posted by Starkman View Post
More cheap options.....I would like an extra cup holder on the console. 4 electric reel plugs is much better than 2. We usually fish 2 electric rods but you never know the drift. 2 transducers would be nice too!
Nice, thanks. Curious as to what transducer you went with?

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