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

Texas Highway Patrol with a speed boat?

20 February 2012 | Miami Beach, Florida
Benno and I wanted to take in the Miami International Boat Show which ran from last Thursday through this Monday while we were here with our Diesel Duck. The advertisement claims it to be "The greatest Boat Show in the world" and with so many vendors in the Convention Halls alone for us to talk to, that by late afternoon we were totally exhausted, but loaded down with freebies like T-shirts, hats, mouse pad, pins, beverage holders, pens, eye glasses straps, sample products, neat shopping bags filled with brochures and catalogues to keep us busy for some time. In addition to the exhibition grounds around the Miami Beach Convention Center, courtesy shuttle buses would take you to other sites. At the Miamarina at Bayside, where the "Strictly Sail" boat show had the newest sailboats on display plus tents with related gear, Benno and I volunteered there for a couple of hours on Sunday at the SSCA booth to help promote this great association. At the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center all the power boats were lined up and waiting for new owners and the Yacht and Brokerage Show had a huge fleet of the multimillion dollar super yachts on display that had most folks say: "Wow!"
Now, the picture above makes you ask: "Hmm, Highway Patrol on a SPEED BOAT in Texas, which highway?" Well, after talking to one of the Sheriffs, Benno found out that they take this heavily cal. 7.62 machine gunned and kevlar bullet proofed boat to patrol a part of the Mexican border and to take care of the heavy armed "banditos".

On this picture Benno is admiring impressive artwork at a booth at the show.

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