Vessel Design

Vessel Information

Vessel Designed by: Jensen’s Maritime

Project Engineer: Hal Hockema

Built at: Midcoast Marine, Coos Bay, Oregon

Date of Completion: February, 1997

  • Holding Capacity – 60 ton
  • Length – 59.5 feet in
  • Width – 24 feet
  • Vessel weight – 153 tons

Most Recent Updates

2 year scheduled haul out in Seward

2011 – A custom built “live” bleed tank getting installed, and expecting further improvements

Performed required inspections, bottom paint and zinc work

Bleed Tank in Action

Structural Changes and Additions to the Kruzof - 2007

Repairs and Maintenance: September 2007, Fred Wahl Marine, Reedsport, Oregon. Work done: New engine, replaced false deck, enlarged bow bulb, upgrade of wiring, hydraulics and refrigeration. Sand blast and paint job.

These photos illustrate the latest addition to the Kruzof– An Anti Roll Tank which helps stabilize the vessel in rough weather.

The tank is filled with water.

The tank is built with a series of baffles and chambers inside.

The transition of water from one side to the other in the tank causes for a counter balance of the vessel hence lessens the roll from port to starboard, smoothing out the ride as it navigates through rough waters.

For more info or questions on details of the anti-roll tank you may contact the designer at stephane.loubert@marinexpertplus.ca

Beavertail Attachment

This is attachment is called a Beaver Tail.

The extra steel plate improves water flow to the propeller which improves the hull perfomance.

Another attempt by Captain Jim to create fairweather conditions on the Kruzof even when the weather is rough.

The extra steel plate improves water flow to the propeller which improves the hull perfomance.

For more info or questions on details of the beaver tail you may contact the designer at groddan@telus.net

The Kruzof in Reedsport, Oregon at the Fred Wahl Shipyard

Getting an overhaul and new additions. October 07

Views of the new 600 HP Volvo engine installed in 2007.

The boat’s 10th year birthday present, and Jim’s birthday present for a the remainder of his life. So says his wife. 

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