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Old 10-20-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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After having spent years lurking here I thought it time to join. Currently in Doumen, China getting ready to take delivery of my new 462 Duck. This is my ninth boat. I have owned a Nordhavn, 2 Grand Banks, Custom Watson/Pacific Motoryachts 72' Steel trawler, Hans Christian 38 sailboat etc. I cruised extensively on my Nordhavn 55 and Hans Christian sailboat for many years and many 1000s of miles. After selling my N55 I decided I wanted something with the luxury of my N but with efficiency of my HC38 and that incorporated the safety features of both. I have outfitted my "Green" Duck motorsailer/trawler to be able to be completely powered with renewable resources. It has the ketch sail rig and 5 blade Max Prop Whisper fully feathering in the water pitch adjustable prop for complete sail operation, motorsailing efficiency, ability to lie a hull in bad conditions and for stabilization and get home ability. With 2000 gallons of fuel for my JD4045 my range will be almost unlimited. ALL lighting is LED. Paravane system for additional underway and at anchor stabilization. Most of the major systems (refrigeration, water maker etc.) are 24V and can be powered by the 800amph 24V battery bank which is charged by both solar panels and wind generator plus 9kw NL generator for the dive compressor, washer/dryer and a/c. Dickinson diesel furnace for heating. The interior/flybridge with Stidd chairs and teak and granite match the comfort that was in my N. I could go on but I am sure you get the drift. All boats are compromises in one way or another. I think I have accomplished my goal of building the most efficient, safest, and comfortable trawler possible. Looking forward to getting help with planning my cruise across the Pacific after taking delivery of my boat in China like most Duck owners do. Hong Kong to the Philippines to......
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:30 AM   #2
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Pictures, pictures , we all love pictures.
Boat sounds like it may tick all the boxes.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:18 AM   #4
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After having spent years lurking here I thought it time to join. Currently in Doumen, China getting ready to take delivery of my new 462 Duck. This is my ninth boat. I have owned a Nordhavn, 2 Grand Banks, Custom Watson/Pacific Motoryachts 72' Steel trawler, Hans Christian 38 sailboat etc. I cruised extensively on my Nordhavn 55 and Hans Christian sailboat for many years and many 1000s of miles. After selling my N55 I decided I wanted something with the luxury of my N but with efficiency of my HC38 and that incorporated the safety features of both. I have outfitted my "Green" Duck motorsailer/trawler to be able to be completely powered with renewable resources. It has the ketch sail rig and 5 blade Max Prop Whisper fully feathering in the water pitch adjustable prop for complete sail operation, motorsailing efficiency, ability to lie a hull in bad conditions and for stabilization and get home ability. With 2000 gallons of fuel for my JD4045 my range will be almost unlimited. ALL lighting is LED. Paravane system for additional underway and at anchor stabilization. Most of the major systems (refrigeration, water maker etc.) are 24V and can be powered by the 800amph 24V battery bank which is charged by both solar panels and wind generator plus 9kw NL generator for the dive compressor, washer/dryer and a/c. Dickinson diesel furnace for heating. The interior/flybridge with Stidd chairs and teak and granite match the comfort that was in my N. I could go on but I am sure you get the drift. All boats are compromises in one way or another. I think I have accomplished my goal of building the most efficient, safest, and comfortable trawler possible. Looking forward to getting help with planning my cruise across the Pacific after taking delivery of my boat in China like most Duck owners do. Hong Kong to the Philippines to......
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:04 AM   #5
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A dream boat with few compromises, for sure.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:54 AM   #6
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You are certainly living the dream. Congratulations and fair seas. Howard
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Sounds like a perfect to me (being a long time Buhller disciple), excluding the pocket book issue. Sure would like to see pictures to confirm my jealousy.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:44 PM   #9
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After having spent years lurking here I thought it time to join. Currently in Doumen, China getting ready to take delivery of my new 462 Duck. This is my ninth boat. I have owned a Nordhavn, 2 Grand Banks, Custom Watson/Pacific Motoryachts 72' Steel trawler, Hans Christian 38 sailboat etc. I cruised extensively on my Nordhavn 55 and Hans Christian sailboat for many years and many 1000s of miles. After selling my N55 I decided I wanted something with the luxury of my N but with efficiency of my HC38 and that incorporated the safety features of both. I have outfitted my "Green" Duck motorsailer/trawler to be able to be completely powered with renewable resources. It has the ketch sail rig and 5 blade Max Prop Whisper fully feathering in the water pitch adjustable prop for complete sail operation, motorsailing efficiency, ability to lie a hull in bad conditions and for stabilization and get home ability. With 2000 gallons of fuel for my JD4045 my range will be almost unlimited. ALL lighting is LED. Paravane system for additional underway and at anchor stabilization. Most of the major systems (refrigeration, water maker etc.) are 24V and can be powered by the 800amph 24V battery bank which is charged by both solar panels and wind generator plus 9kw NL generator for the dive compressor, washer/dryer and a/c. Dickinson diesel furnace for heating. The interior/flybridge with Stidd chairs and teak and granite match the comfort that was in my N. I could go on but I am sure you get the drift. All boats are compromises in one way or another. I think I have accomplished my goal of building the most efficient, safest, and comfortable trawler possible. Looking forward to getting help with planning my cruise across the Pacific after taking delivery of my boat in China like most Duck owners do. Hong Kong to the Philippines to......
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:06 PM   #10
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Welcome aboard! Fantastic, can't wait to see pics.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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Congratulations on a great choice of boat.

I ordered study plans for a Diesel Duck back in the late 90's when George Buehler was first starting out; I built something else instead.

A well thought out design with proven abilities.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #12
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:09 PM   #13
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Nice to have you onboard, Moby Duck. We've got a few Coots in these waters, too...not sure if there's another Duck. I hope we'll see your regular posts in Diesel Duck - Trawler Forum .
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:47 PM   #14
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...used to be diesel duck up the Napa River near the "mud hut".
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:01 PM   #15
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I'm a huge Duck fan and can't wait to see pics of your Green Duck!!
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #16
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Welcome! I love ducks and coots! Congratulations. It sounds like you have a vast experience and many miles under your keel(s). Cant wait to hear some stories.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:01 PM   #17
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...used to be diesel duck up the Napa River near the "mud hut".


(The Ark was subsequently painted a dark color.)
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:20 PM   #18
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For the Duck fans...these photos were taken in Von Donop Inlet (Desolation Sound BC) in late August 2013.
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(The Ark was subsequently painted a dark color.)
That's it, Mark! She is the very first Diesel Duck. She was built by the Millerick Bros. Marine Construction near Cotati, CA in about 1991. She was first named Patti Ann.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:03 AM   #20
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Where'd you find that photo, Ray?
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