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

A too good holding ground?

02 August 2009 | Devil's Island, French Guyana
The area around Iles du Salut was popular with the sport fishermen from Kourou and they took their families for some fun in the sun on weekends. There are no moskitos, this was one of the reason for turning them into prison islands. On Sunday evening a distraught owner of a motor boat with flybridge came alongside Diesel Duck asking for help. He had spent most of the day anchored out fishing and as he was going to leave for port, his Danforth style anchor would not budge. After many unsuccessful tries to raise the anchor he'd given up and put a float to the end of his anchor rope. However, it was too dark now to venture into the reef area and we said we would help him early in the morning. But as we were ready to give this guy a hand in the morning, a funny thing happened when we pulled our own anchor up. An old, rusty Fishermen's anchor lay on top our Roll Bar anchor(Original Buegel Anchor 37kg/80lb.). Maybe it was lost when they shipped in prisoners back then.
The stuck Danforth anchor of the sport fisherman was really stuck in something and our Ideal Windlass laboured hard, pulling the bow of Diesel Duck down in the process, popped the breaker once. I thought the anchor rode of that Danforth would snap any moment, but finally something gave and the anchor came up. I can see now why there might be a few anchors laying on the bottom in these waters.
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 [...]
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Cruising on a Troller Yacht

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