Milestones...

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Cap''n John

Guest
Yesterday was a milestone for me. I left work early for an
appointment. It got cancelled so I decided to take The Amphicar
Extraordinaire out for a ride. You see this is the 1st time I have
been able to drive it without anyone else there with me as the
controls weren't working properly yet. As of Sunday eveafter a
small "DOH!" fix the hand controls are now working as I designed
(hoped).

The Amphicar Extraordinaire and I went out to a small local lake for
a hour or so. It was about 60 degs, sunny skies and glass water, a
couple of hawks circled overhead. Just Amphi, myself and a lone
fisherman on the entire lake. Slowly I eased her into the water being
careful of the large rocks now close to the surface because of the
worst draught in 100 years. After a short cruise out to the center, I
placed the props into nuetral. Then I listened to the purring of her
engine and the water lapping on the front bumper. Great time to sit
back and relax while remembering the previous 2 1/2+ years of work
finally coming to fruition at that very moment. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
<heavy sigh>

Cap'n John & The Amphicar Extraordinaire
 
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Wolfgang Beimen

Guest
Congratulation, - Cap'n John & The Amphicar Extraordinaire. Congratulations
indeed.
Very nice post. Lifted my spirits.

<Wolf>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cap'n John" <minnow@amphicar.net>
To: <amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:54 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Milestones...


> Yesterday was a milestone for me. I left work early for an
> appointment. It got cancelled so I decided to take The Amphicar
> Extraordinaire out for a ride. You see this is the 1st time I have
> been able to drive it without anyone else there with me as the
> controls weren't working properly yet. As of Sunday eveafter a
> small "DOH!" fix the hand controls are now working as I designed
> (hoped).
>
> The Amphicar Extraordinaire and I went out to a small local lake for
> a hour or so. It was about 60 degs, sunny skies and glass water, a
> couple of hawks circled overhead. Just Amphi, myself and a lone
> fisherman on the entire lake. Slowly I eased her into the water being
> careful of the large rocks now close to the surface because of the
> worst draught in 100 years. After a short cruise out to the center, I
> placed the props into nuetral. Then I listened to the purring of her
> engine and the water lapping on the front bumper. Great time to sit
> back and relax while remembering the previous 2 1/2+ years of work
> finally coming to fruition at that very moment. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
> <heavy sigh>
>
> Cap'n John & The Amphicar Extraordinaire
>
>
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Wow! That's exciting John. Congratulations.

--Larry


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amphipoda

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Congrats Capt' John. You do us
all proud. Between your effots
on the Amphi parts manual CD, the
electrical schematic, screen savers,
car restoration and custom hand
controls... YOU DA MAN!!! May
you continue to enjoy those blissful
moments on the water for years to
come.
Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda
'64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
John,

Glad to see that all your efforts paid off. You are a
true inspiration for all of us. Happy sailing.

<Mike I.>


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