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  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - 7 Feb. 2019 - USS JIMMY CARTER quietly slipped off her moorings this afternoon and headed out for another sea trial. Overall reports are positive. As expected, turning performance in the confines of the swimming pool was poor. The boat maintained full functionality throughout the voyage. There continues to be a small ingestion of water into the forward dry space, despite earlier work and testing to mitigate that issue. I could be wrong, but I might have just needed to whack the float valve loose before putting it in the pool. Overall, SSN-23 performed admirably. The next evolution will be to venture out into truly deep water.

    Once again, I thank you all for your help and assistance with this - my first ,real, honest-to-god, start to finish sub project. It has been an incredible learning experience, and I am humbled just to be here in such esteemed company. Onward and upward. Semper Optima.

    Cheers, gentlemen.
    Brady
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    Last edited by DMTNT; 03-07-2019, 10:34 PM.

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    • Looking very good. Clean you bloody pool!

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      • Originally posted by HardRock View Post
        Looking very good. Clean you bloody pool!
        Unlike some parts of the world, its still winter time here! :-)

        Thank you for the kind words, Scott.

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        • Nice, short, run! How does it feel to have a working submarine?
          If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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          • Making the backyard Koi-pond safe for democracy.

            David
            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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            • Originally posted by trout View Post
              Nice, short, run! How does it feel to have a working submarine?
              Outstanding! Been a long time coming :-)

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              • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                Making the backyard Koi-pond safe for democracy.

                David
                So, like Beethoven on the computer, you have labored to produce... [dot matrix printer rattles] a biologic.

                A what?

                A whale, Seaman Beaumont. A whale. A marine mammal that knows a hell of a lot more about sonar than you do.

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                • Originally posted by DMTNT View Post

                  Outstanding! Been a long time coming :-)
                  There's only one first-love; only one first-time.

                  Take a cold shower and get back to work!

                  David
                  "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                  • Final update (for a while, anyway)

                    CARTER made her first trip to the lake, and had her first honest to god voyage in big water. It was a perfect flight, in all respects. The boat functioned exactly as designed. I would estimate the underwater turning radius at speed to be approximately 30 feet. She dove and came back up, and both the forward and aft sections of the SD came out of the water bone dry. It was a good day.

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                    The face of a proud papa after pulling her from the lake.


                    Fair winds and following seas, gents. Cheers.

                    -Brady

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                    • Congratulations Captain!
                      Is that a Boxer? I miss my boxer.
                      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                      • Originally posted by trout View Post
                        Congratulations Captain!
                        Is that a Boxer? I miss my boxer.
                        Boxers are great! So much energy. That little pig is Jack. He is my 2 year old lab / pointer mix. There is also some little-dog in there too, but he is my buddy, and a very good boy. I lucked out for sure!

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                        • congratulations, Brady.

                          David
                          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                          • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
                            congratulations, Brady.

                            David
                            Thank you, David! I will quit with the announcements now

                            lol

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                            • Originally posted by DMTNT View Post

                              Boxers are great! So much energy. That little pig is Jack. He is my 2 year old lab / pointer mix. There is also some little-dog in there too, but he is my buddy, and a very good boy. I lucked out for sure!

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                              In the photo, it looked like a pugs face, but obviously it is not. Handsome dog!
                              If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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