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AmosSwogger

Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

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I swear I saw some pics on facebook, but then I couldn't find them again so  I figured I dreamed it up.....

 

All I can say is wow! I'm still in the painting stage, but I plan on seeing your boat at the messabout. Congratulations to you and your family.

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Woo hoo!! Congratulations Amos. Your boat is gorgeous. I just launched mine (CS17 MK3) the other day as well, and I appreciate the level of effort required to get where you are. So cool that it's such a great looking boat!

 

Fred

 

 

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Amos, 

You should be very proud of that fine looking vessel. We are jealous! I find myself lately dreaming that i'm sleeping in mine (all finished of course) hanging off the anchor in the bight of Cape Lookout. Can't wait. That boat will be a treasure for your family for decades! 

-Alan

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Hey Amos,

Love your color scheme, congratulations. Look forward to seeing the boat and family at the messabout.

 

Fred, 

That is exciting news but a little stealthy, how about some details of the launch?

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Ok Graham! I was planning on it, but just hadn't quite gotten to it. I'll post some photos and stuff next.

Fred

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Hooray, Amos.  What a wonderful day for you and your great family.  Enjoy your boat and your time together.  I'm sure you will.  It's a beautiful craft.

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Lara, myself, and our 5 year old had a good sail on the Pasquotank River recently.  We launched at the park in downtown Elizabeth City.

 

We beat up wind for about 3 hours.  I'm guessing the wind was about 15-20 mph.  This was good experience for Lara and I, as this was our first time sailing upwind in wind this strong.  We didn't reef, but we did have the ballast tank full.  The boat handled great and we learned to trust it.  Lara was braver than me; she pushed the boat harder and healed it over more.

 

We sailed past the blimp factory.  This blimp hanger was built during WWII to support anti-submarine patrols.  It is still in use today (pictures stolen from the internet).

 

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We anchored, went for a swim and had lunch.

 

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We had a long run back to the boat ramp and my 5 year old got to "steer".  I posted a short YouTube video of his first time sailing the boat:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amos, you and your family have created a mighty fine boat that will be treasured as a family heirloom over the years.  Good lessons to learn and great memories.

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Somehow your dream of building a boat became your family's dream. Your success has become your family's success. As I watch that video I can hardly imagine how your son feels or his Mom. You have done very well in so many ways.

 

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Congratulations Amos!  Beautiful boat!  Hope to see you and your boat at the Messabout!

 

We planned to arrive early an sail the area but Florence beat us!  We’ll will just play it as it goes 

 

 

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Amos and your awesome family.....congratulations. It's great to see a project through like that. Your pictures and video are an inspiration. My wife like the stability. And your son must be darn proud!

 

 

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