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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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Old wives tale....
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I presume they have little experience with steel hulls for recreational boats.
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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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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!!


Well, today I thought I had found the Diesel Duck mentioned in the above post. I fear not, but did meet a charming couple from Hawaii who voyaged across and now up here currently in Ketchikan. John and Kathleen Douglas, They gave me the name of the Duck we did see and it turns out to be a frequent visitor to Southeast Alaska. The boat name slipped my aged mine but I know the boat.
Both are dark hulled allowing for the error.
Welcome to Alaska John and Kathleen, enjoy the current sunny weather!!!
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Al, I take it when you said "under stabilizers" that they had paravanes out, otherwise how would you have known?
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Well, today I thought I had found the Diesel Duck mentioned in the above post. I fear not, but did meet a charming couple from Hawaii who voyaged across and now up here currently in Ketchikan. John and Kathleen Douglas, They gave me the name of the Duck we did see and it turns out to be a frequent visitor to Southeast Alaska. The boat name slipped my aged mine but I know the boat.
Both are dark hulled allowing for the error.
Welcome to Alaska John and Kathleen, enjoy the current sunny weather!!!
Al, a guess on the other Duck. It might be the David Ellis, owned by Dave and Dorothy Nagle. They are SE regulars and have worked extensively on the boat at Wrangell. Just a shot in dark on who it might be.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:17 PM   #12
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Al, I take it when you said "under stabilizers" that they had paravanes out, otherwise how would you have known?
Picky-but expected. Yes, it would be paravanes, I am so awfully sorry to employed the incorrect term. I shall do 5 "Hail Marys" and beg forgiveness.-


"Al, a guess on the other Duck. It might be the David Ellis, owned by Dave and Dorothy Nagle. They are SE regulars and have worked extensively on the boat at Wrangell. Just a shot in dark on who it might be." Quote 'Ken"

Thanks Ken, yes you are correct.
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