Diesel Duck

26 July 2013 | On board Diesel Duck
26 July 2013 | Leamington, Canada
25 April 2013 | Florida
26 March 2013 | Florida
27 February 2013 | Stuart, Florida
10 February 2013 | Beautiful Florida
24 January 2013 | Key West, Florida
26 December 2012 | Miami Beach
07 December 2012 | Miami Beach
27 November 2012 | Stuart, Florida
15 November 2012 | Wrightville Beach, NC
05 November 2012 | Chesapeake City, MD
01 November 2012 | New York, NY
30 October 2012 | Half Moon Bay Marina
29 October 2012 | Croton-on-Hudson, NY
23 October 2012 | The New York State Canal System
14 August 2012 | Leamington, Canada
20 June 2012 | Leamington, Ontario
20 June 2012 | Leamington, Ontario
13 May 2012 | In the Erie Canal System

End of the South America trip

31 December 2009 | St. Thomas, USVI
Here in St. Thomas we started out on the 2nd of January 2008 for the trip around South America. After 14,446 nautical miles, we finished our journey here in St. Thomas coming straight from Martinique on the 23rd of Oct. 2009. This place is good for fixing things and to lick our wounds. Our 4 deep cycle 12 Volt batteries of our house bank were shot. Initially we purchased them back up in Canada in 2003 while building Diesel Duck. But as we were pounding our way toward Patagonia in Chile, the battery acid had come out of the vent holes while heading into 30 knot head winds and waves. These batteries had their fair share of punishment. A couple of months ago in Grenada half of the bank went dead and then in Porlamar, Venezuela, the other half went on the brink. Now we had to replace the whole housebank here in St. Thomas and amazingly, the marine store had 4 Trojan L16H-AC deep cycle batteries in stock. Sadly, these were not all of our troubles. Suddenly, the pressure water system's automatic pump packed in. Not that it's a good thing, but for once, the timing was right. And then the toilet started to give me a headache, but this I will post separately. We love St. Thomas. It's a good to be home again.
The picture is of Blackbeard Castle here in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
Vessel Name: Diesel Duck
Vessel Make/Model: Diesel Duck 41' - Aluminum
Hailing Port: Toronto, Canada
Crew: Marlene and Benno Klopfer (Photo by Marcie Lynn, Puerto Montt, Chile)
The kid, Dominik, is grown, married to Maryann and they have three kids Heidi + Annaliese + Hans, on their own. We are on the loose. Sold the condo and retired. Benno from an engineering profession and Marlene from a business administrator job. [...]
SSCA Members Diesel Duck is designed by George Buehler and is a long range, sail assisted Troller Yacht. Main engine: Perkins M80T, 4 cyl. 78 hp Generator: 5 KW - 115/230Volt - 3 cyl. - Northern Lights diesel Fuel: 3000 liter diesel Water: 800 liter Additional equipments: 3 burner gas [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/dieselduck

Cruising on a Troller Yacht

Who: Marlene and Benno Klopfer (Photo by Marcie Lynn, Puerto Montt, Chile)
Port: Toronto, Canada