Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-17-2021, 11:53 PM   #1
Member
 
City: lockhart
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 21
Just what is a Duck?

Hi, I'm trying to figure this out. Is a Duck a blueprint you buy then have it built wherever you find someone to do so?
__________________
Advertisement

phillippeterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 12:03 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Greatlaker221's Avatar
 
City: Kenosha, WI
Vessel Name: Tortuga
Vessel Model: Hershine 37
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 231
Just what is a Duck?

A Diesel Duck is a family of passagemaker designs by George Buehler. He did not manufacture boats , just designed them. If “duck” has another meaning other than a what he called the designs, I am unaware.
__________________

Greatlaker221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 12:24 AM   #3
Veteran Member
 
City: Henderson, NV
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 97
Seahorse Marine, located in China, has cooperated with Mr. Buehler in building his DD designs early on, with steel hulls. Others have built them, even bckyard builders, which Buehler encouraged. So, it's important to know who built this Duck when shopping. Good Ducks have been built in Turkey, as well, and I would trust these yards.


There's many links re: DDs. Most people I'm aware of keep their Ducks for years. Seahorse Ducks 382 & 462 have great layouts w/ walk-in engine rooms and aft master staterooms. Just do a Google search.
ddw36 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 01:48 AM   #4
Ted
Guru
 
Ted's Avatar
 
City: Campbell River
Vessel Name: Okisollo
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 727
too late at night, I think RT must be asleep.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=duck&...PcA8eGQbDUZp5M
Ted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 06:21 AM   #5
Guru
 
mvweebles's Avatar
 
City: Saint Petersburg
Vessel Name: Weebles
Vessel Model: 1970 Willard 36 Trawler
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,423
Pickup "The Backyard Boatbuilder" by George Buehler. It was half practical boat builder, half middle-finger to the industry, eschewing them for complicated designs and equipment. George was more of a cruiser type who viewed a boat as a magic-carpet platform to whisk you away. In the book, he has many designs, mostly sailboats. All with unusual names. His 38-foot troller was named "Diesel Duck." Several were built via commission to boatyards all over, most in wood. At some point, a connection to Seahorse Marine in China was made. Seahorse had been building boats in steel for a while. The owners - Bill & Stella Kimley (members here who will hopefully chime-in), saw some potential in making it a production boat. The earliest boats were attractively priced, and they took-off.

Peter
__________________
M/V Weebles
1970 Willard 36 Sedan Trawler
Current Location: Ensenada MX
mvweebles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 03:57 PM   #6
Veteran Member
 
City: brisbane
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 55
"Diesel Duck" is a term coined by George Buehler for his power boats.

Anybody can build them, many are built as one-offs, and Seahorse Yachts are a commercial boat builder who commissioned George to provide the 462 and 382 (and 542?) designs for them to build there models exclusively. I think there may be a Turkish yard that has also built a few Ducks?
marcoh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 04:43 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
City: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greatlaker221 View Post
If “duck” has another meaning other than a what he called the designs, I am unaware.
I'm sorry but this just begging to be said.....
"Duck" might be used to refer to certain migratory water fowl.
PPandE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 06:13 PM   #8
Guru
 
Benthic2's Avatar
 
City: Boston Area
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,789
"Duck Boats" also refers to the amphibious truck/boats that are tourist attractions in many cities, modeled after WW II army vehicles for landing on troops on a beach.
Attached Thumbnails
duckboat.jpg  
Benthic2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 07:07 PM   #9
Guru
 
Gabe n Em's Avatar
 
City: Wickford, RI
Vessel Name: Volans
Vessel Model: 2001 PDQ MV 32
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by PPandE View Post
I'm sorry but this just begging to be said.....
"Duck" might be used to refer to certain migratory water fowl.

"A what?"
"A duck"
"Does it quack?"
"Of course it quacks!"

"...want to buy a duck?"
__________________

__________________
________________________________________
Gabe and Em.

Previously of "In Sanity" fame. A 40' Mainship from 1981.
Gabe n Em is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×