Thanks. That hunt was a blast and hooked me for life.
Took the boat to a marina down the road from LC base and they patched 4 holes in the bottom of it. Cost me $150 but it was well worth it! Since, the starter went out on the thing but it pull starts so we are still in business. Will get it fixed when the seasons over.
And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
"I served in the United States Navy"