WELCOME TO THE MV MOBY DUCK WEBSITE!

My thoughts on the (near) perfect drive train for your boat

I am a member of the Nordhavn Dreamers group and the Nordhavn owners group.  There is a lot of good information there from a lot of knowledgable people including industry experts like Bob Senter and Steve D'Antonio who frequently contribute.  I loved my Nordhavn 55 and might someday own another Nordhavn and like to keep in touch.  There has been a long discussion recently in the group regarding engine and prop configurations.  Most Nordhavns have too large of an engine.  On long voyages they are...
 Read More

10 day California Channel Islands trip report and Boat still for sale!

After sitting at home recuperating from a major illness for many months it was time to say 'screw this' and head out on the boat again.  I cannot think of a better way to recuperate than cruising the offshore islands.  Crystal clear water for diving and swimming, hiking on the mostly uninhabited islands and just relaxing with a good book is exactly what I needed.  I am still recuperating physically after 7 hours on the operating table, and a long hospital stay and the worst three months of my li...
 Read More
Sea Chest

Diesel Duck for sale Part II and Why I love my Duck!

  •  5/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
  •  Admin
  •   views
After I read the following article a lot of things come to mind - http://mvdirona.com/2017/05/alarms-at-115am/ The first is that what might seem a relatively minor problem close to shore becomes a major problem in the middle ocean.  Keep in mind that not only are you very far from land, in my case many times over a 1000 miles but there might not be much help there once you get there.  Also, many of the best times for ocean crossing are on the edge of the tropical storm seasons.  You don't want...
 Read More

Moby Duck for sale

It is amazing how your whole life can change in the span of a month.  A small health issue is diagnosed as a symptom of a major life threatening illness.  As I battle this illness I am not going to be able to use the boat.  And, at this time I do not know what the ultimate outcome will be, to be blunt, how much time I have left.  I love the boat and have been using it frequently.  The diving and exploring at the California Channel Islands is spectacular.  A fantastic lobster season just ended.  ...
 Read More

October 12th blog

  •  10/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
  •  Admin
  •   views
Arrived in the marina safely after a nice quiet night at anchor at Santa Cruz Island.  Very strange after 3 weeks at sea to be on a non moving with the engine off boat.  Jordan's introduction to diving in a kelp forest went well.  He could not believe the amount of fish life.  We saw school after school of fish of every type imaginable.  The overfishing in the Philippines and across the S. Pacific has just decimated those areas.   it was a really good feeling to pull into the berth in the good o...
 Read More

October-3-blog

  •  10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
  •  Admin
  •   views
We had planned to arrive at Ventura harbor today. After three horrible days of bad weather we decided we could not end what has been a great voyage on such a bad note. The bad weather was pushing us to the islands of the Channel Islands National Park. We decided to take advantage of this and not fight it for another day by stopping to anchor in a well protected beautiful cove on Santa Cruz Island with crystal clear water and a kelp forest for diving. I have spent most of my life in Southern Cali...
 Read More
000148842
 If you would have any questions or would just like to talk Ducks feel free to contact me at mvmobyduck@gmail.com
Moby Duck in Romblon, Philippines
Moby Duck in Romblon, Philippines
9218915jefnordhavn_276.jpg

Website is currently under construction!

21017502P1000409.JPG