Beautifull boat and an interesting hull design.
*How much Diesel Duck is there to it?
Same designer.* Both have strong, work-boat hulls made of steel with keel protecting propeller and shaft.* Except for the pilothouse, the DD's superstructure is lower with smaller windows rather than the higher saloon used on the Coot, making the DD better in angrier seas.*
Of course, the DD is significantly larger and more expensive.* The designer classifies the DD as a "troller" since it has a sail plan large enough to assist the engine, but it's not a motorsailer.* An option with Coot is a two-sail steadying rig, but it*is smaller in proportion to the DD's rig.* The DD is good for long, open-sea cruises while the Coot is a suitable*coastal/gunk-hole cruiser.
-- Edited by markpierce on Monday 27th of September 2010 07:34:30 PM