Letter dated February 2002
Builders: Jim Vander Wiel and Susan Shelly, Page, AZ
Length of project: 20 months working part time.
Features: Hot/cold water, shower, toilet, full galley with sink and stove, fish finder, stereo/CD, VHF radio, dual batteries, generator, natural Honduras mahogany,/birch cabinets and woodwork, 5 foot wide couch and dinette settee that converts to a queen size bed, foam flotation insulation in roof, cabin sides and hull, and lots of storage.
Engine: 2002 225 Hp EFI Mercury outboard with 15 dia. x 17 pitch propeller.
Fuel/oil capacity: 56 gallons of fuel, 4 gallons of oil.
Performance: 28 mph cruising speed at 3800 rpm.
Very quick to plane using hydrofoil on cavitation plate.
Extremely well balanced and corners well.
Expenses: Shorelander trailer - $4,000
Engine - $9,000
Boat - $14,000
Total - $27,000
Comments: The plans were very well done, making the construction of the boat very enjoyable. Good job Mr. Witt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!