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Old 02-09-2014, 01:18 PM   #13
klee wyck
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City: Seattle and Blaine
Vessel Name: Klee Wyck and Libra
Vessel Model: Lowland 48 and Noordzee Kotter 52
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 625

Thanks HiDHo,

Here are some of the specs you ask about. The main is a Volvo TAMD60C rated at 250 and the generator is a Westebeke 15kw. The genny engine spins the genset from one end and a large hydraulic pump on the other end that fluid powers the thruster and an orbit motor coupled to the main shaft for a get home.
Tankage is big and makes for quite a difference in weight of this boat between wet and dry. Fuel is at 700 gallons, freshwater at 500, and holding at 250. There is a water maker in the engine room that I am contemplating removing for now as one idea to unclutter this engine room. It will be awhile before we venture far enough to run through 500 gallons of fresh water. I would burn a little extra fuel hauling water to make a little more room down there I think. Thoughts on that?
I don't have a schematic of the floor plan handy but will copy and paste below the brokers description from when we bought her. The layout is probably what I like most about it though I have a strong (though pretty uninformed) bias for this steel hull. ( it is probably the hull that makee me think I could be a lifer with this boat). In terms of the layout what I like is the versatility and visibility at the helm and salon. If you open the four folding doors, sliding windows and sun roof at the helm, you are virtually at an outside helm but when you close it up you are quite cozy in full on Winter. Then when you take a couple of steps down to the salon your feet at are about water level but when sitting or standing your view is as if on deck. Walkarounds are at waist level looking out so the floor is effectively full beam. There is also a large screened sunroof here.
I am not thrilled that the owners quarters are an Ozzie and Harriet arrangement so we are most often found in the bow where the pivot berth is double width at the head end. Heads in both.
Layout from listing here:

From the cockpit enter the raised pilothouse through?double bi-fold doors that allow pilothouse to open full width to the cockpit. Two helm chairs?for excellent visibility;?opening windshield?& a sliding sunroof are?nice features.?
Down a curved stairway is the main living space featuring beautiful teak?& curved?interior bulkheads. Very open salon w/ the expanse of windows?& sliding skylight. An L-Shaped Settee w/ storage below located aft?&?starboard,?& an?easy chair to port. Raised?bar area separates the salon from the forward down galley area.??
Moving? forward?& down 3 stairs the?u-shaped galley is?to port opposite a raised?dinette w/ high-low teak table. The dinette also makes into a double berth.? Forward is a private guest?head?& shower to starboard, opposite is the?washer and dryer?& a food?pantry concealed in teak cabinets. Forward is a berth which pivots out into a double berth. Good storage under the berth and?in a large hanging locker.
Aft of the salon down three stairs is the master suite, w/ full head & enclosed tiled shower, twin berths, bench seating area & captains desk w/ a hidden safe.?The curved aft wall w/ beautiful teak?joinery offers storage, a bookcase?&?port-lights.
Entry to the engine room is through a water-tight hatch located near the stairs of the Master stateroom,?w/ a beautiful teak door

Thanks for asking,
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