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2019 Freeman 42LR Build -- Full Send

Old 02-20-2019, 09:51 PM
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Default 2019 Freeman 42LR Build -- Full Send

At long last, our Freeman 42 build started this week. I first read about the 42LR here on THT and closely followed all of the awesome build threads posted by other owners. Almost three years ago we got on the waiting list for our boat -- Full Send (my teenagers picked the name; don't judge) -- and she finally went in the mold this week!

Scott Cauthron and JayBird at Freeman have been awesome throughout the process. They patiently put up with my pestering phone calls and texts asking a host of stupid questions about options, timing and process. Even though Freeman is still a relatively small company, with a hectic schedule keeping up with demand, they've always been responsive, supportive and patient. From the first day I got on the wait list, they made me feel like I was a friend and part of the Freeman family. Despite the years-long wait, I sincerely can't imagine how the entire process could have been more pleasant or more fun.

This week the Freeman lamination crew will continue to add layers and hopefully in two weeks the hull and cap will be finished and ready to come out of the mold. We decided to power the boat with quad Verado 350s, went with two rows of seats to fit all of our teenage kids and friends, and went with a 2 x 24" Simrad electronics package. We went with Corinthia Blue for the hull color, and white for everything else above the rub rail.

Because I always enjoy lurking and following build threads here on the THT, and because I've learned a ton about the Freeman 42 from this forum, I decided to start this thread and share the build here on THT. So, here are the first few photos... I'll try to share more photos as the build continues. I look forward to hopefully having the boat finished and ready to trailer down to New Smyrna Beach, Florida by early April... just in time for the Spring dolphin run and some good weather for crossings to the Bahamas!

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05-20-2019, 08:37 PM
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This week was the culmination of three years of waiting, planning and dreaming: we took delivery of our Freeman 42LR.

Last Wednesday I drove up from Orlando to Summerville, South Carolina and early the next morning to the Freeman Boatworks factory. As I pulled off the small country road through the parking lot and towards the big factory loading dock, I saw my boat on its trailer just outside the factory doors. It was massive. The dark Corinthia Blue hull glistened in the morning sunlight, the finish mirror perfect. I actually got goosebumps.

Scott Cothran, Chance Craven and the Freeman sales team met me that morning. After giving me an extensive factory tour we all loaded up into a big dually truck which towed a giant Myco trailer with our boat. Scott drove 20 minutes east to Charleston Harbor where we launched the boat. For the next three hours we took it on sea trial, during which Scott patiently answered all my stupid questions, showed me how to run the boat and walked me through the various mechanical and electrical systems. It was an incredible experience. The ride, the motors, the electronics -- everything performed flawlessly.

After the sea trial and spending an entire day with me, the Freeman crew loaded me up with tee shirts, hats and swag. As it was throughout the process the level of customer service was epic. I'm an unabashed fan. Sincere thanks to Billy Freeman and the entire Freeman family. I'm grateful to own such an amazing boat. Thanks also to everyone who followed this build thread and for all the earlier threads here on THT which resulted in me putting down my initial deposit three years ago.

Here are a few photos and videos of the sea trial and Full Send's maiden voyage yesterday -- which was a fun day with friends and family at the New Smyrna Beach sand bar.











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Congratulations on the start of your boat. I canít imag waiting that long for a build spot. Iím going nuts and I am only having to wait a few weeks for my boat. 3 years is unreal.

Cant wait to see how it turns out.
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Congratulations! Looking forward to the build.
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Congrats. Going to be a long 12 weeks
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Loving right and living large. Congrats for sharing such a large time making your allís boat with your kids.
Once in a lifetime experience to patiently wait 3 years to birth what you guys exactly want.
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Congrats and welcome to the family! Didnít want to go with the new 400s? Looking forward to the finished product
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Look forward to seeing it around NSB. Will you be keeping it at NSB Marina? Seen the other local Freeman's- Wal-Rose crew on the road and the other Freeman at Pt Canaveral, but nothing up close.
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welcome to the family. You know you dont really need good weather to cross once you get that monster?
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Are these really hand laid glass at that price and in this day and age?
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Incredible machine!! Keep us updated. Congratulations
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Nice choice on color and engines.
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Appropriate name.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...rm=full%20send

Best of luck, enjoy the build and boat.
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Congratulations, its an exciting process for sure!!!. We just finished two builds at YF and the main thing I would say is that there can never be too many cup holders or rod holders. Just on the 26 footer we have 42 rod holders and 14 cup holders. We are never more than 18" away from a rod holder and 24" away from a cup holder on the entire boat. Its so nice too not have stuff sliding all over the place, especially when it is rough or when you need to free up your hands in an instant there is a place to keep stuff secure and from sliding around beating up the deck or sides of the boat.

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After reading the Urban dictionary meaning of “Full Send” I’d hate to be stuck with some teenager slang on my boat that she’ll probably blush at in 5 years. And trust me people will be asking what it means quite a bit.
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Congrats on boat and name is perfect.
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Great Name, certainly fitting for such a beast.
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Agree...like the name even though Iím not big on slang anything unless we talkiníbout deep backwoods jibberish. Lol Iím fluent in dat dere. Man congrats and hope the teenager loves spending time with you on the boat
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Originally Posted by J Lightning View Post
Look forward to seeing it around NSB. Will you be keeping it at NSB Marina? Seen the other local Freeman's- Wal-Rose crew on the road and the other Freeman at Pt Canaveral, but nothing up close.
We're planning to keep the boat in NSB at the Inlet Marina Villas marina on our lift. That marina is located behind the Inlet Marina Villas/Minorca condos just to the south of the Coast Guard station (I think that Marina is the best kept secret in NSB -- $50 bucks a month and closest marina to the inlet!). We're having a new cradle installed now, it's gonna be a tight fit but should work. Please hit me up with a PM after we get the boat if you ever want to come check her out -- the boat has lots of room for friends!

Today I also spoke to Scott Cauthron at Freeman, and told him we've decided to go with the 400 vrods instead of the the 350s. The 400s have the same 8 year warranty as the 350s, the price of the 400s has come WAY down from when we originally placed the order, and I think the 400s will hugely increase the re-sale value if we ever decide to sell.

Thanks for all the kind comments, I'll post more pictures soon.
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Gosh I can’t wait to see this boat finished.

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