Paul's been doing such a great job sanding, gluing, filling, painting, waiting, measuring, etc... We finally had a chance to take Amphi out (she's been in the garage recovering) this past Sunday. We plopped the kids in the back seat and headed down the boat ramp and floated off for a test drive. Rosalie, our 3.5-year old, kept checking to see if there was water in the hold, but amphi was dry as can be! We managed to drive from one bridge to the other (30 minutes), with only the engine (getting too hot) giving us trouble. Now, I have mastered the bilge plug removal technique from 30 years of opening her up after a swim -- it's pull and run, basically, so as not to get too wet. This time Paul pulled the plug and a small stream of water dripped out. Whoopee!!! Everyone should be as lucky as me. First an Amphicar, and then a man to take care of it! Gotta gluvit. Sorry we missed Celina. Thanks for all of the photos! It's weird to see so many Amphis all together... -- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Phylise H. Banner Center for Information Technology Services Skidmore College 518-580-5933 http://www.skidmore.edu/~pbanner ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with you.