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

Nice, but too short a visit

24 January 2012 | Ft. Lauderdale/Miami
Two weeks with Mom and Dad went by in a flash. Yesterday we said goodbye at the airport as they flew off to a cold, wet and foggy Hamburg, Germany. Yes, Florida with a temperature of 79F was a nice vacation for them. They got to experience a trip with Diesel Duck on the ICW from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami with all these irksome opening bridges to manage. On the return trip we motor sailed on the Atlantic in perfect, sunny, no wave weather with a fantastic view of the famous Miami beach which they had visited a couple of days before when the wind was up. Of course they went shopping at Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road in Miami, where they marveled at the hundreds of antique sewing machines that were on display at the "All Saints "store. My dad was working in a US Army POW camp as a sewing machine mechanic after WWII, had repaired many of these Singer machines for them back then. He always says he got more and better food to eat in the US Army POW camp, than as a soldier in the Wehrmacht. We all went on dinghy excursions and Benno and Dad sometimes on their own to explore the many canals, while Mom relaxed with a book. A day trip to the Everglades and along Alligator Alley gave my parents an opportunity to look at the wild Alligators and an understanding of the vast area of the swamplands. This was a nice visit with our family that ended too quickly.

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
Diesel Duck's Photos - Main
Let us introduce you to our floating home.
53 Photos
Created 10 February 2013
A visit to the Warao Indians living on the Macareo river and then into the Orinoco to Puerto Ordaz is captured from 20 August 2007 to 05 Sept. 2007
60 Photos
Created 14 September 2011
Diesel Duck's trip through Patagonia you can follow on the blog starting January 2009 to the end of March 2009
60 Photos
Created 8 September 2011
29 Photos
Created 10 May 2011

Cruising on a Troller Yacht

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