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FreBar boats by Fred Chrunyk

Postby ResidentEvil78 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:27 am

I purchased and old boat haul awhile back to build myself a river fishing boat, I sent out a few pictures during my build and I've been told that this haul was built by Fred when he ran FreBar boats out of Penhold, Ab. It's a 24' aluminum haul, steel bottom with vertical riviting. I however cannot find any FreBar boat pictures to compare. Any help would be great.
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Re: FreBar boats by Fred Chrunyk

Postby ALEX » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:28 pm

You may have one of the boats built by CCO Marine in Penhold /Red Deer.(Clements/Chrunyk/Owen) They often had Jacuzzi jets and Oldsmobile engines.They were built through the 70's.Brian Clements then went to Rocky Mountain House and built Clements Boats;Phil Owens went into real estate;and Fred started Frebar (Fred and Barb)Marine in Red Deer.Frebar built performance boats (Fred won the Mexican Rio Balsas race in 1977)and developed the style of race boats we still use today.
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Re: FreBar boats by Fred Chrunyk

Postby 79 Frebar » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:24 pm

lunch break on the NSR upstream of Drayton.JPG
Hello, I realize this is a really old post but there is very little available about these boats,
we also came across one of these hulls this spring and are now running it in central Alberta,
I found some history similar to what is posted here from some of the legends in the area but am certainly interested in talking more with other owners...
This one has been re powered to a 5.7 liter Vortec Kodiak, it is still coupled to the original Jaccuzi YJ.
Its got the steel bottom with stringers that still look real solid.

We came across a picture of the original FreBar Hull decal and are working on reproducing a couple for this boat, the Outlaw decal was applied by the previous owner.
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