Launch of my Utility, "Perseverance"

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Launch of my Utility, "Perseverance"

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:30 am

I actually launched my Utility for the first time at G9. Although the boat wasn't finished at the time, the hull was completed and I had my temporary registration paperwork with the State of Georgia.

In August 2016, the boat was finished and "re-launched" just before G10.

Here are some photos of both:
Incomplete, but structurally sound and floating at G9.
In the water for the first time on Nickajack Lake, Sept. 2015.
Completed & re-launched at Nickajack Lake, Aug. 2016

"How long does it take to build a boat? Until it's finished" — yours truly

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Re: Launch of my Utility, "Perseverance"

Post by DrBryanJ » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:00 am

Pictures are nice Michael. Saw your boat at G10, Very pretty boat. Now we need video with sound!

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Re: Launch of my Utility, "Perseverance"

Post by Dave Grason » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:06 am

I loved admiring your work on this boat, Mike. I so glad you brought it to the G.

You offered me a ride and I want you to know that the reason I turned you down had nothing to do with you, your work or your boat. It's ME!! My obesity combined with my arthritis just sent this extremely powerful message to my subconscious that screamed, "DAVID. YOU'RE GOING TO BE SORRY IF YOU TRY TO GET YOUR FAT CARCASS IN AND OUT OF THAT BOAT."

Sorry, I hope you understand. :oops:
Isn't it amazing!! The person that never has the fortitude to pursue his own dreams, will be the first to try and discourage you from pursuing yours.

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Re: Launch of my Utility, "Perseverance"

Post by Roberta » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:19 am

Love it, Michael!!! Well Done!!!!

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Re: Launch of my Utility, "Perseverance"

Post by mrintense » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:57 pm

Nice photos of the boat Mike. It really looks at home there on the water.
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