Sounds like an awesome time on the water.
WTG, good luck and god bless your son. Tell him thanks for servicing and keeping our US safe.
I was in the Marine Corp. 92-96, and was a S.A.W. gunner for 3 of those years.
BTW, I don't get up there much, but if you'd like to come down my way, (saratoga county), I'd be up to taking you out on my home waters of Saratoga Lake and the Hudson River.
Leave your ego on the water!