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Old 02-06-2014, 01:16 PM   #161
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:47 PM   #163
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Thank you! :-)
It's not something I do.

The trip was 45 days long and occupied by running my biz from the PH 6788nm @ 6.5nm/hr. Steel hull/decks, aluminum superstructure, all wood interior - no veneers, dry stack and keel coolers.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:24 PM   #164
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It's not something I do. The trip was 45 days long and occupied by running my biz from the PH 6788nm @ 6.5nm/hr. Steel hull/decks, aluminum superstructure, all wood interior - no veneers, dry stack and keel coolers.
Wow. 150 miles per day on average. No wonder you don't blog! When do you sleep?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #165
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Wow. 150 miles per day on average. No wonder you don't blog! When do you sleep?
Who sleeps? Crew of 3.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:24 PM   #166
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It's not something I do.

The trip was 45 days long and occupied by running my biz from the PH 6788nm @ 6.5nm/hr. Steel hull/decks, aluminum superstructure, all wood interior - no veneers, dry stack and keel coolers.
I REALLY want a Diesel Duck.

Looks like the boat got 8.6 NM per US gallon of fuel.

Do you know what the boat cost?
Did this boat have the passage way around the engine room to go fore and aft? Or was the engine room from beam to beam?
Was the engine room cramped or easily accessed?

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I've looked at the two 41 Ducks on Yachtworld and salivated on my keyboard many times. Love those boats.

I was reading an old article in Passagemaker online about Traveller, one of the 41' (38+2?) Ducks and was suprised that the deck was made of wood. I thought they were all steel.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2007...s#.UvQovqN5mK0

http://www.passagemaker.com/articles...r/diesel-duck/
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:20 PM   #168
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I've looked at the two 41 Ducks on Yachtworld and salivated on my keyboard many times. Love those boats.

I was reading an old article in Passagemaker online about Traveller, one of the 41' (38+2?) Ducks and was suprised that the deck was made of wood. I thought they were all steel.

2007 Seahorse Marine DIESEL DUCK Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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I think the commercially built Ducks are made of steel but the designer, George Buehler, has plans that include wood construction. Stock Plans

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:28 PM   #169
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Supposedly the first Diesel Duck, Ark, docked at Edgerley Island, Napa River:



In its latest paint scheme:

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:32 PM   #170
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Supposedly the first Diesel Duck, Ark, docked at Edgerley Island, Napa River:
Looks kind of like this one:



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Old 02-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #171
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:42 PM   #172
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Ah, I see what you mean about wood. I just read the link and it mentioned a wood deck which really surprised me too. I knew there were all wood Diesel Ducks but I did not know that Seahorse built some boats with a wood deck.

I have been drooling, err, ahhh, studying the various Ducks and I would love to have one of the 42, 46, or maybe a 48 footer. Now, if I just had the money. Somehow, I have to get the money.

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Some of the41' Diesel Duck specs from Seahorse Marine's website:

"The DIESEL DUCK 382 shall be specified by construction drawings provided by George Buehler and shall consist of no less than general arrangements and construction details, including the framing and gauge schedule. SEAHORSE MARINE MANUFACTURER, ZHUHAI will build the vessel to the above designer's specifications, plus selected factory modifications which have been approved by Mr. Buehler.

"CONSTRUCTION: High quality ship steel shot peened or sand blasted inside and out, three coats of epoxy primer interior and exterior, four coats on the bottom, plus bottom paint and color top coat. Color scheme to owner's choice. Construction to China ship Classification Society (CCS) practice. CCS certified weld X-ray of all boats. CCS incline test. All doors, hatches, ports and windows to be aluminum heavy duty commercial ship quality. Windscreens to be 10MM toughened glass plate. All plywood to be WBP grade or higher. Complete vessel to be insulated with sprayed expanding foam. ..."

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I REALLY want a Diesel Duck.

Looks like the boat got 8.6 NM per US gallon of fuel.

Do you know what the boat cost?
Did this boat have the passage way around the engine room to go fore and aft? Or was the engine room from beam to beam?
Was the engine room cramped or easily accessed?

Thanks,
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The one we delivered was built by Asboat in Izmir, Turkey to Buehler specs.* ASBOAT Yacht Building / IZMIR-TURKEY, DIESEL DUCK, CUSTOM BOAT BUILDER, BOAT BUILDING, YACHT BUILDING, STEEL BOAT BUILDING, STEEL YACHT BUILDER manufacture boat yachts Yacht Building Yacht Interior Design Yacht Advance Calculations and Testing Yacht You can order one with wood decks.* $650k delivered and commissioned.* $500k from Asboat + delivery fees.* That's brand spanking new.* And, they are built to EU class A standard, which are very different from US or China standards. No flex hoses – must be stainless, etc.

This one had a full engine room - not cramped at all - 2m headroom.* Three fuel tanks (2@1500ltrs & 1@1000ltrs); three water tanks (2@140ltrs + 1@100ltrs); Spectra watermaker @ 80ltrs/hr; 250ltr blackwater + y-valve; 100ltr graywater.

Smaller engines work the best (29-40kw) in boats up to 12m; 60-80kw up to 16m; and in the case of the largest one I've ever seen @ 21m - a Cat or Cummins I6 is needed (100kw)

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:40 AM   #175
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George Buehler's "The Troller Yacht" is a good read.
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Thank you GhostRider42.

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George Buehler's "The Troller Yacht" is a good read.
Yes, that is a very good book as is Beebe's Voyaging Under Power.

I look at Buehler's website every night viewing his designs. I think I need help.

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on the surface this looks like a decent price...

It really is more houseboat (and I mean cheap) houseboat quality boat.

just a quick scan of the pics and there are a lot of bad ideas and poor installation of items in those pics.

the builder had great woodworking skills... but no idea how to build a boat for what the DD is designed to do.

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This 35' Nova Canadian trawler looks like the steal of the year to me for coastal cruising. Especially for Americans with the Canadian dollar in the toilet
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Especially for Americans with the Canadian dollar in the toilet
No, the C dollar is getting to where it needs to be for those of us Yankees who boat and berth in Canada. Another 20% down would be just about right where it was a few brief years ago.
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This 35' Nova Canadian trawler looks like the steal of the year to me for coastal cruising. Especially for Americans with the Canadian dollar in the toilet
Yeah, it does seem like a good value there.....sorta like the Coot in some ways. Never thought I'd hear myself say that "the stern is too square", not that it's a deal breaker, or course.
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