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Old 04-21-2019, 11:05 PM   #1
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saw a Diesel Duck yesterday

Crossing the Queen Charlotte's on the Ferry Columbia Friday in about 5-6 foot Westerly, a black hulled Diesel Duck under stabilizers was bucking North. She was weathering well, but I'd guess hand holds were in play. Looked good. I will be watching in the next week if one such Duck shows up in Ketchikan. If so and I see her, I will make plans to visit. Cheers!!
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:14 AM   #2
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I would love to get a ride on a Duck in some rough seas to judge how it handles things. Iím sure they are much better than my boat, but it would be interesting to be able to compare.
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:22 AM   #3
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They sure are pretty hardy boats with awesome lines. Too bad they have a steel hull, banks don't like financing them. Love the DD 462
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Why do banks not like to finance steel hull vessels?
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Why do banks not like to finance steel hull vessels?


Old wives tale....
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Why do banks not like to finance steel hull vessels?
I presume they have little experience with steel hulls for recreational boats.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:49 AM   #7
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Claus, I do not know why banks / credit unions that I have checked with do not finance steel boats. In the NE the responses are similar. Maybe because I was looking at used boats, vintage 2000's ?
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Banks donít like old boats. Many of the steel boats that are accessible price wise are old.
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