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Moby Duck Haul Out, Diesel Duck underwater hull design and related discussion

  it has been five years since my last haul out for bottom maintenance.  That might seem like a long time.  It is not.  I clean the bottom of the boat myself.  This has many advantages.  First, all underwater parts of the boat get a personal detailed inspection.  The piece of mind I get from …

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Operating costs

On the various forums I am a member of people constantly ask about annual operating costs.  On the Nordhavn Dreamers site owners constantly quote the 10 percent figure.  Meaning you will spend 10 percent of the value of your boat annually to maintain and cruise it.  I always get a good laugh about that.  As …

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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 …

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