Key West Design

  • Drifter 16 by Aaron Witmer, Hillsboro, Oregon
Key West by Joseph Natoli, Brielle, New Jersey

<p>June 8, 1998 </p><p> Please find enclosed photos of my version of your \"Key West\" which was built during 1997/1998 and launched this past May. Also enclosed is a specification sheet containing all pertinent information about the boat. </p><p> Although I am somewhat of an amateur woodworker and have owned an maintained wooden boats for many years, I had never built a boat. </p><p> I was very pleased with your plans and instructions. The boat performs well and is seaworthy. </p><p> Please accept my many thanks for making this most rewarding experience possible. </p><p> <b>Finished Specifications:</b> <ul> <li> Length: (lengthened to) 25\'-0\" </li><li> Weight: 4,500 fully loaded </li><li> Power: 230 hp, 4 cy. Yanmar diesel </li><li> Fuel: 70 gallons - Two side tanks Gravity Feed to (1) Center Tank/Aluminum </li></ul> </p><p> <b>CONSTRUCTION: </b> <ul> <li>Cold Molded </li><li> SOLID MAHOGANY: Frames & Structure</li><li> Brunzeel/Okoume Plywood, 3/8\"</li><li> TEAK: Transom, Cockpit Covering Boards, Coaming, Console, and Toe Rail</li><li> Paint: Sterling</li><li> Steering: Hydraulic</li><li> Controls: Panish</li><li> Tower: By Tower Power</li> </ul> </p><p><b>ELECTRONICS: </b> <ul> <li> Radar</li><li> Color Scope</li><li> VHF</li><li> Sea Temperature</li><li> North Star GPS Chart Plotter</li><li> Cell Phone</li><li> EPIRB</li> </ul> </p><p><b>FEATURES: </b> <ul> <li> Combination Insulated Fish Box/Live Well</li><li> Built-in Tackle Locker</li><li> Teak \"Rocket Launcher\" Rod Holder With Tackle Draw and Bait Board</li><li> Hydraulic Engine Hatch Lift with Rybovich Helm Chair & Two Seats Aft</li><li> Built-in Gaff and Rod Locker</li><li> Custom Electric Panel</li><li> Port & SB Batteries Above Water Line</li><li> Forward Stowage: 10 Rod Rack, Life Raft, PFD\'s, Anchor, Etc. </li><li> Overhead Built-in Electric Teaser Reels</li><li> Saltwater Wash Down</li> </ul> </p>

Key West by Carst R. Kok, Zeeland, Michigan

<p> Enclosed please find photos of your Key West boat that I recently completed. I was very happy with the results and thought you might like to see them.</p>

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