This is the latest addition to our fleet.
A 1970, Striker 44, Sportfishing boat.

Switching from sail to power was very tempting. That is until we got the fuel bill!

But we think we have found a place for her in our future. This page starts with photos and descriptions of this classy old boat and will continue with it's own story.

We named her "Short Dog II", sort of after our Sea Ray "Short Dog".


Short Dog II is a 1970, Striker 44 constructed of aluminum in the Netherlands.
She is powered by twin Detroit J and T 671N engines rated at about 350hp each.
Both engines were recently rebuilt and have 22 hours on them.
She has a 13KW diesel Generator that handles all her needs including both air-conditioning units.
Her fuel capacity is 460 gallons and water 230 gallons.
Her previous owner was in the process of upgrading her with top of the line equipment when he fell ill and passed away.
She came thru hurricane Harvey with some minor damage. Mostly cosmetic. Something Teri and I can remedy quite easily.

As we are finishing repairs on Flying Cloud, Short Dog II has become a wonderful home.
Especially since Teri just went thru another round of medical issues.


As of July 2018 we are not sure what plans we have for this boat. But we do enjoy it and think we'll keep her for a while

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