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Offline Dog

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Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:31:26 PM »
This post is about my dad's retirement boat (since he's not a member on this forum, I am making the post for him...  )

He fully retired at the end of last month and while visiting us this past weekend for Artsfest, we surprised him (and my mom) by pulling this out of the storage unit.



it didn't take him long to climb aboard and and take control of the tiller...







showing off his colors...


getting a feel for the boat layout...


Flag & Dog


some other misc shots of the interior...




(underseat, 1 piece, rod storage for when trailering and fire extinguisher mount)


surprise complete, it's 'Liberty Call' time!


Special thanks to Gerry Giesler at Giesler Boats for his excellent customer service, attention to detail (and patience with my customization requests), and superb craftsmanship!

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 04:21:33 PM »
That may be the most beautiful boat I have ever seen!!!! Hey Dog, I am planning on retiring next year! Would now be a good time to place my order?  ;) :)

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 04:27:04 PM »
Nate
Great job, he looks like it made him very happy.  As a matter of fact to get a boat like that would make me jump for joy.  Now is he taking that boat to Ogas this year?  Would not be hard to know that is him.

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 04:54:49 PM »
@Administrator ,thank you. Gerry Giesler would be happy to take your order, just give him a call.

@john c ,of course it's going north with us this year to Lake O. I'm sure we'll see you out on the lake  ;D

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 04:57:27 PM »
WOW! That is one nice boat. I'm smiling and it's not even mine!! Gary

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 05:01:19 PM »
Cool, I tell him to send the bill to @Dog! That would make me one very happy Admin.  :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 05:05:06 PM »
Cool, I tell him to send the bill to @Dog! That would make me one very happy Admin.  :) :) :) :) :)

ha ha...  good luck trying to pick up a free boat from Gerry  :D ;) he is a nice guy, but not that nice....
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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 05:14:02 PM »
WOW! That is one nice boat. I'm smiling and it's not even mine!! Gary
@Oarin , Gary it has that effect on people, that's for sure. It's not mine either and I grin every time I see it... his reaction was priceless as well.

Complete strangers came up to me in gas stations when we were towing it back to the states and just started rubbing it and smiling. Hilarious and a bit awkward, but funny nonetheless. I warned Flag it draws a crowd, he and my mom will have to get use to it...

Does anyone know of any Kipawa outfitters besides Two Moon's that rent Giesler's?

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 07:22:51 PM »
love that boat

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014, 08:32:26 PM »
wow what an amazing looking boat!!!! I'd be too afraid to put it into the water and get it dirty lol. I'm sending a copy of this thread to my kids.....nudge, nudge wink wink :)
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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 08:51:50 PM »
love that boat

thanks john. It was pretty obvious he did as well.

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2014, 08:53:03 PM »
wow what an amazing looking boat!!!! I'd be too afraid to put it into the water and get it dirty lol. I'm sending a copy of this thread to my kids.....nudge, nudge wink wink :)

My family has been using these since the 70's on Nipissing... and I consider them floating and very functional artwork.
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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2014, 09:05:23 PM »
    That is a beautiful boat dog! I have envisioned trying to build a boat some day with my boys ( and girls if they would want) there is nothing more beautiful than a piece of art like that! Bravo... I love it. your dad is one lucky guy!

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2014, 07:13:39 AM »
Sweet !!!  :) :)

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Re: Flag's 'Liberty Call'
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 02:29:12 PM »
@600 miles north Brad the closest I came to building anything for Liberty Call was an outboard motor stand for off-season storage and maintenance...

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/4th-gen-t4rs/101762-what-did-you-do-your-4runner-today-749.html#post1628836

There is no way I could even come close to the craftsmanship of a Giesler and to be honest... if I built it, I'm not sure I'd trust it to float. haha
IF you have skills to build a boat I would say do it but if you do we may vote to change your screen name to "Jethro" like jethro gibbs on NCIS who makes wooden boats in his basement.
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