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Old 04-02-2014, 04:27 AM   #1
City: London
Country: UK
Vessel Name: Dora Mac
Vessel Model: Diesel Duck 462
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 6
Diesel Duck For Sale

After seven years onboard, 3 Ĺ in SE Asia, 2 Ĺ in the Mediterranean, and now in Ipswich, UK, we have decided to sell our Diesel Duck 462. It is seriously for sale, fully equipped and cruise ready. Since this will be the end of our cruising life, all tools, spares, galley wares, cruising guides, charts, books, etc come with the boat. You can visit our site for pictures, equipment list, and contact information.

April 2014
John Deere 4045T 135 HP Main Engine. 2,769 Hours 1/14
ZF Transmission with jack shaft and thrust plate bearing
Two inch stainless steel prop shaft with rope cutter
Engine controls at lower and upper helm
Drip pan under engine
Keel Cooler and wet exhaust for engine with water lift muffler
Because of the keel cooler the boat is equipped with a 15 gallon coolant storage tank
Engine room sea chest for engine, aircon, gen-set, and anchor wash down. The only other through hull below the water line is for the watermaker
Two engine room ventilation fans, one squirrel cage and one automotive type.
Racor 500 fuel filters (Three)
Gulf Coast Fuel polishing filter with Walbro pump
Fuel capacity 2,000 gallons
Water capacity 250 gallons
Twenty gallon 220 volt water heater with engine coolant loop
Black water capacity two 30 gallon fiberglass tanks
9KW Northern Lights Gen-Set 402 Hours 1/14
Electric Bow Thruster 24 volt with controls at both helms
Flybridge Package
Spare prop
Marine Air Cons with heat option 16,000 and 12,000 BTU
Victron 24v 70a 3,000 w Inverter/Charger
Victron 24/12 volt converter replaced 2/09
Flo-Scan fuel monitor
Large Frame Balmar 24 volt 140 amp alternator with separate Balmar 624 three stage regulator
Red Dot space heater from engine heat
Village marine 30 GPH watermaker
Buehlerís Sail Rig and handling gear with Harken # 2 Furler
Three sails including foresail, mainsail, and spinnaker
Complete Flopper Stopper System
Stainless Steel Dress Package
Teak Decks
Teak & Holly floors throughout
Washer/Dryer combination
Microwave with Convection Oven
Sony Stereo
Built-in Freezer box with Nova Kool unit, five cubic feet
Propane cook stove with oven, three gas eyes and one 220 volt electric eye.
Nova Kool marine refrigerator 24 volt with freezer
Deck hose bib fore saltwater and aft freshwater
Remote control spotlight
LCD Flat screen TV
Raymarine 4 KW Radar
Raymarine E120 Chartplotter Display Pilothouse Helm
Raymarine E80 Chartplotter Display Flybridge
Raymarine wind indicator
Raymarine ST60 depth sounder
Raymarine DSM 300 fishfinder depth sounder
Icom 602 VHF Radio with remote mike for the flybridge
Icom 802 SSB Radio factory rebuilt 3/13
Icom AT 140 auto tuner
Shakespeare 23í SSB antenna
Comnav autopilot primary
Comnav autopilot secondary for backup with own controls, pump, and cylinder.
Comnav remote control at flybridge
Comnav GPS compass
Comnav flux gate compass
600 Amp 24 volt gel cel house battery bank with Victron battery monitor
Engine start batteries 2X12 volts replaced 7/13
Gen-set start batteries 2X12 volts replaced 7/13
Epirb Re-commissioned with new battery 12/12
6 Man liferaft Re-commissioned 5/13
Flares, replaced with offshore package 8/13
Life Jackets
Throw Rings replaced 5/13
Trash Compactor
Two Kyocera 125 watt solar panels
Shore Power isolation transformer
110 volt receptacles
220 volt receptacles
AC pumps are 50 or 60 hz
Separate engine and transmission controls by MORSE for lower and upper helm
Zincs are bolted to hull not welded
International navigation lights installed
Three windshield wipers with pressure water wash and defroster at helm wiper
Three electric bilge pumps
One manual bilge pump
One emergency 220 volt plug in high volume pump
Two stainless steel anchors, one plow and one Danforth
Muir 3500 lb windless with chain and rope rode gypsy
Windless controls at both helms and bow
100 meters 10 mm chain
100 meters 18 mm rope rode
Heavy duty stainless steel auto launch anchor roller at bow
Two Tecma electric toilets for fresh water flush.
Ventilation fans in both heads with timers
Coffee table in salon
Dinette table in salon
Stainless Steel dinghy davits
3.2 meter inflatable dinghy
Cockpit and flybridge Biminis
Walkway side awnings
Windshield bra
Hatch covers (4)
Hatch Screens (4), Mesh replaced 4/12
Curtain separating salon from pilothouse
Two five pound dry chemical fire extinguishers replaced 5/13
Central 220 volt vacuum cleaner
Shop vice
Drill press
Two sumps with pumps and float switches for grey water

Replaced dinghy with new 2.8 meter Hypalon Joker dinghy 5/13
9.8 HP Tohatsu four stroke outboard motor with fuel tank and hose
One dinghy motor fuel tank for storage
Dinghy anchor
Stainless steel custom line reel with 100 meters of 18 mm line mounted on aft railing
Two large and seven medium inflated fenders
Misc lines and dock connection chain links
18í storm anchor ready for deployment
Drogue ready for deployment
High pressure saltwater anchor wash down
Gulf Coast Filter oil polishing filters for both main and gen-set engines
Oil change system with Reverso pump and 27 gallon tank of new oil
Watch Minder at lower helm
PTC Ė 11E Pactor Modem for Sailmail
Raymarine handheld VHF radio
Complete diving gear for two people including four aluminum tanks
Honda 110 cc motorbike with 8,000 kilometers
One ships clock and one ships barometer
Pilothouse window outside screens
Fresh Water expansion tanks
Diversion valve for main engine saltwater pump to the engine room bilge
One shop red tool box full of tools
One custom made stainless tool box full of tools and equipment
Navionics electronic charts for Asia, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic, North Sea, Black Sea, and the rivers and canals connecting the North Sea to the Black Sea.
Victron 24 volt 100 amp charger
Victron 12 volt 15 amp charger with two way switch
Automotive style battery charger as spare
Sigmar diesel fuel space heater in salon with 2.5 gallon gravity feed fuel tank
LCD battery bank monitor for all three banks
Comar CSB 200 AIS transponder with dedicated GPG receiver and dedicated VHF antenna
Sony DVD player
Flybridge second helm chair added 5/13
Garman GPS receiver with dedicated display
Approximately 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel 1/14
Rocna replica 44 kilo galvanized main anchor
I have too many spares and supplies to list.
We are letting the live aboard equipment go with the sale including galley wares, large slow cooker, electric tea pot, toaster, heavy duty blender, two copier/scanner/printers, one of which is color, cruising guides and cruising books too numerous to list, bed linens, towels, cleaning supplies, etc, etc.
Iíve probably even got clothes that donít fit me anymore.

Our average fuel burn performance over the life of the boat has been 1.6 gallons an hour at 1500 RPM. I have done the reverse course several times and with a clean bottom the average is 6.55 knots at exactly 1500 RPM.
1.6 GPH equals about 1.08 liters per NM so with full tanks of 7,500 liters and a 10% reserve, you have a range of 6,300 NM.
The outside canvas probably has only a few years of service left before it needs replacing. The main engine should have 85% of its service life left and the gen-set even more. The watermaker membranes will likely need replacing if youíre going to be in a situation where you actually need to make water. We havenít and membranes live longer the more they are used.
The interior lights will need replacing at some point. They are LED and have never put out enough light for our aging eyes. I think the new LEDs are better. We do have bright reading lights at every seat and two by the bed so we get by just fine.
The boat has two heads, one with separate shower area. It has a main aft cabin with a queen size mattress. The front cabin has over/under bunks with the bottom one being extra wide. The salon settee folds out to make another bed for two well acquainted people. The pilothouse settee sleeps one quite comfortably and where Ruth and I sleep off watch on passages. The cockpit sleeps two if you want to sleep outside in good weather and look up at the stars.
I have a Wi-Fi antenna I pull up the mast in marinas and it works well. There is no Wi-Fi here in London that is accessible so we had to buy dongles which work better than Wi-Fi but are really expensive. Iím going though about $45.00 weekly in voucher fees.
The boat is located at St Katherine's Dock in downtown London and the slip and electricity are paid through March. It can be shipped back to the east coast any month of the year for $35,000 and can be shipped to St Thomas in November for $26,500.
We have cruised on Dora Mac for seven wonderful years now and have decided to build our dream home on some property we recently purchased in Virginia.
If you have any questions about the boat then please contact me via email from our website in the first post.
We intend to have the boat pulled out of the water this April, 2014 and a new bottom job done along with some touch-up paint.
This boat built in North America or Europe would be over one million dollars. Our asking price is $495,000 but we are looking for offers.
Randal Johnson April 2, 2014
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:39 AM   #2
City: London
Country: UK
Vessel Name: Dora Mac
Vessel Model: Diesel Duck 462
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 6
Summer Cruise

We have decided to spend one last summer cruising on Dora Mac and what a cruise we have planned. We will depart the UK for Vlissingen, Netherlands on May 3rd. We will then remove our mast and fabricate a cradle for it and our paravane poles. This will allow us to transit the rivers and canals through Eastern Europe to the Black Sea.
With the mast and paravane poles lowered, our air draft is just 4.6 meters or about 15 feet. The lowest bridge on the trip will be 6.8 meters or about 22 feet at Novi Sad, Serbia. Our passage will include the Rhine River, Main River, canals over the mountains, Danube, River, to the Black Sea. We will transit more than 60 locks. Dora Mac will reach an altitude of over 1,300 feet.
From there we will go through the Bosphorus Strait to the Sea of Marmara, the Dardanelles Strait to the Aegean Sea, and onto the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. We will arrive back in Turkey by September where we will have the boat hauled for a bottom job and other maintenance.
The passage from the North Sea to the Black Sea is 3,900 Kilometers and from the Black Sea to Turkey will be an additional 625 NM.

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Old 04-12-2014, 10:44 AM   #3
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I stand in absolute awe of all that you folks have accomplished, the stories you could tell I'm sure would fill an encyclopedia. If the wife & I can achieve even a fraction of all that you have seen and done when we finally embark on our great adventure, I will be delighted.

Thanks for the renewed inspiration and courage! Best of luck on your Eastern Europe adventure.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:13 AM   #4
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Vessel Name: Dora Mac
Vessel Model: Diesel Duck 462
Join Date: Mar 2014
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #5
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I have a small vineyard in va.
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