Dan's DK18

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Re: Dan's DK18

Post by davaodan » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:49 am

I am very pleased with the boat and motor. It carries four with ease and my Filipina wife was reassured a boat can travel safely without catig (outriggers).
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The blessing went well and she has been named "Rock & Roll."
More pictures to follow, hopefully with some fish on the hook or in the cooler. We have marlin and tuna here so anything is possible.

Dan in Davao

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Re: Dan's DK18

Post by olsnappa » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:13 am

Congratulations Dan. "Rock & Roll" looks like a great solid and dependable boat. Nice work :D
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Re: Dan's DK18

Post by john the pom » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:17 am

Magnificent work Dan! Thank you for an enjoyable and informative thread. Now go and enjoy your work.
Regards John.

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Re: Dan's DK18

Post by davaodan » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:13 pm

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The boat is about to leave on an excursion to a FAD (Fish Aggregating Device) which is simply a float in the sea. We experienced strong wind and waves almost nine miles offshore so we fished at the FAD for only a short time. True to Morten's word, the boat handles very nicely with an 8 hp. motor. On calmer water we can easily go 10 knots or 20 kph. The next day a nice 14 kilo tuna was taken there and I bought it. You can see the much appreciated sun shade I installed.

This boat handles very well in adverse conditions. We had 7 to 8 foot seas with wind and we did take on some spray which was easily bailed out. I was very impressed. Two of the three with me were quite nervous about conditions but they are used to riding in a native canoe with outriggers. I appreciated the water's warmth here in the tropics. Those of you with Google Earth can look up 6 53' 37.2"N, 125 53' 48.9"E to see the location off Samal Island in the Philippines.

Dan in Davao

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Re: Dan's DK18

Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:56 am

Papa Hemingway would be proud! All I can think of when I see that boat is "Old Man and the SEA"

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Re: Dan's DK18

Post by davaodan » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:56 am

You got the Old Man right anyway.

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