"Kozad" 1974 W30 No. 74
MV Kozad is a 1974 Willard 30 Voyager; this is a Pilot House, wide body salon which has a well laid out interior which provides very nice space for a cruising couple.
We bought the boat in April '07 and although we have been cruising the PNW and B.C. Coastal waters; in particular Gulf Islands up to Nanaimo, San Juan Islands, Puget Sound and South Sound.
The Perkins 4108 & Borg Warner Velvet Tans. drive the boat at 6.5 knots using 3/4GPH and we have a nice cruising range as we carry 130 gallons fuel, 100 of water and a 40 gallon holding tank.
Kozad underwent a total refit/refurbish in 2003 (new interior, cabinets & surfaces, windows, teak & holley floor, new electrical, plumbing, tanks, head, galley, hull & topside paint, blister peel and rebuild of hull, new hardware, lifelines, etc, etc, etc).
The next Previous Owner did some additional work in 2006 (has 60hrs SMOH rebuild on Perkins, removed & rebedded the entire caprail to deal with leaks, new polymer plastic engine mounts & shaft coupling).
In 2007 we did some extensive work ourselves to bring Kozad up to her pristine condition once again and to be outfitted for our cruising style.
We installled a St. Croix removeable davit system to carry our Walker Bay Genesis RIB (8'10") powered by a Yamaha 8hp 2 stroke, a Freeman Hatch to access the limited previous accessible lazerette, new Rocna anchor, windlass, chain & rode ground tackle, along with new electrical system (batteries, inverter, charger, altenator, regulator, digital monitor sytem, wiring), repaired leaks which only showed up under heavy weather, rebedded all topside fittings to ensure no future leaks, and the list goes on and on!
This boat is now once again in like new condition and is outfitted for Coastal Cruising and extended anchoraging.
Update (Nov 2009): We have been cruising Kozad for the past two seasons in the PNW; taking in the beautiful coastal cruising waters; Vancouver Island, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, and most recently a one month trip which took us down Puget Sound, Wa. to an area south of Tacoma and Olympia called South Sound.