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

  •  5/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
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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...
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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.  ...
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October 12th blog

  •  10/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
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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...
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October-3-blog

  •  10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
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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...
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october-2-blog

  •  10/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
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The gale in the Channel Islands area and the 10 foot seas it generated have slowed our progress. The wind and seas would hit us directly on the beam if we were to continue in a straight line to the harbor. Very unsafe. We have had to detour north so we could round Pt. Conception at a safer angle. Probably traveled an extra half a day. As I write this we are 50 miles from rounding the Point but again the large breaking swells are not going a favorable direction and we might have to detour. From t...
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sept-30-blog

  •  9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Less than 300 miles to go. The only problem is that there is forecasted to be a storm with 30 knot winds and heavy seas in the Channel Islands area. It is supposed to last for three days. We need to cross this area to get to the harbor. We will head farther north over the next day or so than we need to. As the storm comes in we will than be able to take a more southerly route putting the wind and swell on the stern until we can get in the lee of Point Conception. After that we are home free and ...
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