Pygmy Freya Kayak

Discussion in 'Boat and Accessory Building' started by Philip Jarrett, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Philip Jarrett

    Philip Jarrett Paddler

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    I finished Freya, in June, took me 220 hours, my first build was the Artic Tern 14, that took me 300 hours, Freya was more complicated, but easier with my experience. I spent extra time on the finish which adds at least 60-80 hours onto the build.
    Absouletly beautiful kayak to paddle, it tracks perfectly, OMG I am not a very experienced roller but Freya is a dream to roll. I go down the lake rolling and rolling , great fun. I am 5, 5” tall and 150 lbs size 8 shoe, its a tight fit and IMO anybody much bigger will not fit very well. I am not super comfortable and would rather take my Artic Tern on my camping trips. So Freya is my Hotrod , at my local lake people think I know what I am doing, Freya fools them every time. Very happy Pygmy customer, now what’s next, build a SUP, or maybe another kayak.
    Cheers Phil
     

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  2. Philip Jarrett

    Philip Jarrett Paddler

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    Freya and my Artic Tern off to the lake, the Audi gods hate me... LOL
     

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  3. mick_allen

    mick_allen Paddler & Moderator

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    absolutely beautiful: you should be proud of what you've done.
     
  4. JohnAbercrombie

    JohnAbercrombie Paddler

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    Nice work!

    What's the next build?
    :)
     
  5. Kayak Jim

    Kayak Jim Paddler

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    She's a beauty! Congrats, and thanks for the build-along thread.