This is about the restoration of Pete J.’s 1967 Frisco Flyer, hull #1825. He started with pictures of the purchase and went on over time to list all the work he was performing on the boat. I especially appreciated all these pictures, which provide information on how he addressed the issues he encountered.

He sent me a picture of the builder’s plaque that he’d just bought for her from Cheoy Lee Shipyards. This is relevant because it allowed me to contact the shipyard and discuss getting one for Bisous.

builder’s plaque for #1825

builder’s plaque for #1825

He provided this picture showing the boat at the time of the survey he’d had performed on June 7, 2002, in Vinalhaven, Maine. He’d had Tim Lackey of Lackey Sailing perform the survey.

the boat at the time of the survey

the boat at the time of the survey

He then moved the boat to Hopkins Boatyard in Vinalhaven.

the boat in Hopkins Boatyard

the boat in Hopkins Boatyard

From there, he had the boat moved once again to Rockland, Maine.

in Rock Harbor  on stands in Rock Harbor

Given that Pete lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, this purchase ultimately meant trailering the boat home, a road trip consisting of driving over 2,300 miles, undertaken in November, 2002.

trailering the boat to Wyoming

trailering the boat to Wyoming

These pictures show how the boat had been prepared for the winter months with a shelter erected above decks and with tarps.

In Wyoming preparing for weather  tarped over for weather

This is Pete’s worklist of accomplishments during 2003.

(I’ve inserted pictures where he has provided them and where I can make out where to place them. It pretty much looks like 2003 was all about death and destruction.)

1. Striped old anti-fouling paint from hull through 80 grit. This happened in Spring of 2003.

2. Removed Atomic 4 and exhaust system.

3. Removed transmission, throttle, and choke linkage.

4. Removed Atomic-4 control box and wiring harness.

5. Removed Fuel tank.

6. Removed manual bilge pump from port forward cockpit locker.

7. Pull prop shaft for inspection.

8. Removed rotten icebox in port center cockpit locker.

9. Cut two additional scuppers forward through toe rail.

10. Removed all deck fittings.

11. Pulled chain plates (6) & re-manufactured in polished 304 Stainless.

12. Repaired companionway slides with epoxy.

13. Re-attached companionway teak facie with epoxy.

14. Re-attached with epoxy & caulked forward cockpit coaming/cabin joint.

15. Replace & re-caulk windows.

16. Replaced rear cockpit coaming corner caps.

17. Strip, bleach, re-bung, and prep cabin sides and cockpit coaming.

18. Varnished cabin sides and cockpit coaming with 6 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss

19. Repaired & re-bunged rub rail & toe rail.

20. Removed rotten stern stringer and replaced with strips of ¼-inch plywood and West Systems 105/209/404 epoxy.

21. Repaired starboard corner of transom with biaxial cloth and West Systems 105/206/404. Faired same with Micro light filler.

the transom damage

the transom damage

working on repairs to transom  the repaired damage to the transom

22. Removed & weighed loose concrete ballast from bilge.

23. Dry out ballast.

24. Removed teak from lazarette deck.

the poop deck issues

the poop deck issues

25. Removed bedding compound from teak.

scraping bedding compound off of teak

scraping bedding compound off of teak

26. Planed edges.

planing the edges of teak decking

planing the edges of teak decking

27. Re-bung with epoxy and faired surface.

drilling fresh plug holes  progress with teak decking

new plugs in strip planking  new plugs are sanded smooth

28. Cleaned old bedding compound from fiberglass sub decking.

29. Filled screw holes in lazarette deck with west system.

30. Re-attached lazarette teak decking with 3M 4200 (no screws).

31. Re-caulked lazarette teak decking.

the poop deck is refinished

the poop deck is refinished

32. Removed cockpit seats.

33. Removed fuel tank. (see task #5)

34. Removed water tank.

35. Removed interior teak ceiling strips (60+).

ceiling slats removed in forward cabin  ceiling slats removed in saloon

36. Removed teak hand rails.

This is the list of things accomplished during the winter of 2003 – 2004.

1. Repaired & re-finished, re-caulked teak cockpit seats.

2. Repaired, fiberglassed, & re-finished forward hatch.

3. Repaired, fiberglassed, & re-finished companionway hatch.

restored hatches

restored hatches

4. Repaired, fiberglassed, & re-finished engine compartment cover.

5. Installed lock-down to secure engine compartment cover.

6. Constructed mahogany housing for new engine controls.

mahogany cover for engine controls

mahogany cover for engine controls

7. Serviced manual bilge pump.

8. Re-finish tiller with 8 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 6 coats of Epifanes Vernis.

tiller is refinished

tiller is refinished

9. Re-finished cabin drawers (4) with 4 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes Vernis.

drawers are refinished

drawers are refinished

10. Re-finished interior shelves (4) with 4 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes Vernis.

11. Re-finish interior teak ceiling strips with 4 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes Vernis.

12. Re-finished forward cabin door with 6 coats of Epifanes Vernis.

13. Re-finished/replaced plywood v-berth and settee covers with 4 coats of urethane varnish.

14. Removed head.

The list of things accomplished during the summer of 2004 follows, along with pictures where they have been provided.

1. Toe rails and rub rails: Caulk, Prep, and varnish 6 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes Vernis.

finished toe rails and rub rails

finished toe rails and rub rails

2. Prep and varnish mast step base.

3. Prep and varnish forward hatch trim.

4. Prep and varnish companionway trim.

5. Teak topsides: Apply 2 maintenance coats of Epifanes Vernis.

refinish topsides

refinish topsides

6. Repair ballast with concrete and epoxy.

7. Clean, scrape, & sand inside of cockpit lockers, engine compartment, and bilge.

8. Re-attach lazarette bulkhead tabbing.

tabbing inside lazarette

tabbing inside lazarette

9. Re-tab aft side of Companionway bulkhead.

10. Remove old engine bolts from engine bed stringers.

the engine room stringers

the engine room stringers

11. Repair, re-tab, & adjust engine bed stringers for Beta diesel.

preparing the engine bed for new bolts

preparing the engine bed for new bolts

the template for the new engine  engine bolts for the new engine

12. Replace bilge blocking under prop shaft.

13. Install new motor mounts.

new engine bolts installed  new engine bolts

14. Install new fuel tank.

support for new fuel tank  fuel tank installed

15. Rebuilt starboard cockpit lockers.

starboard cockpit locker rebuilt  the tabbing inside the locker

16. Painted inside of starboard cockpit lockers, engine compartment, and bilge with epoxy primer and Bilgekote.

17. Install Bomar hatch in floor of cockpit to provide access to stuffing box. (Also, added two cockpit scuppers, not on list but noticed in the pictures)

new scuppers and cockpit sole hatch

new scuppers and cockpit sole hatch

18. Removed abandoned depth gauge transponder and glassed over holes in hull.

19. Remove knot drive sending unit.

20. Glassed over holes through hull associated with head thru-hulls.

21. Replaced cutlass Bearing.

22. Serviced stuffing box.

24. Test ran Beta diesel (out of boat) for 30 min. (5-22-04).

This is work accomplished during the winter of 2004/2005. Pictures are added where they have been provided.

1. Fabricate teak member at transom.

2. Build companionway drop boards.

3. Apply 8 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes traditional varnish to drop boards.

built and finished new companionway drop boards

built and finished new companionway drop boards

4. Re-build teak cockpit grate.

rebuilt teak cockpit grates

rebuilt teak cockpit grates

5. Strip, & apply 8 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes traditional varnish to mast.

the mast undergoing new finish

the mast undergoing new finish

refinishing the mast  the mast is refinished

6. Inspect/Replace standing rigging.

7. Inspect roller furling headsail.

8. Strip, bleach, remove sail track and seal with epoxy, re-attach sail track, & apply 8 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes traditional varnish to boom.

9. Build ice box

10. Renew wiring connections for mast lighting:

working on upgrading the mast wiring

working on upgrading the mast wiring

The following is Pete’s work on his Frisco Flyer accomplished during 2005 according to his project list along with pictures when available:

1. Remove side and forward teak decking.

the condition of the side deck

the condition of the side deck

2. Remove tar mastic from sub-deck.

scraping bedding compound from the side deck  remove mastic from deck

3. Oversize drill and camfer fastener holes in sub-deck (700+).

cleaning and prepping forward sub deck

cleaning and prepping forward sub deck

4. Fill fastener holes in sub-deck with epoxy.

filling sub deck holes with epoxy

filling sub deck holes with epoxy

5. Fair sub-deck.

6. Oversize drill & fill stanchion holes in sub deck with epoxy.

7. Replace damaged teak decking.

8. Clean old tar bedding compound from decking.

9. Plane edges.

10. Re-bung decking strips with epoxy.

11. Re-attach teak decking with 3M 4200.

teak decking reassembly in shop  forward deck reassembly

foreward deck reassembly  side decks reassembly

12. Re-caulk teak deck.

recaulking the decks

recaulking the decks

13. Sand excess caulk from teak deck.

sanded and finished

sanded and finished

14. Re-install deck water fill.

15. Re-install deck fuel fill.

16. Connect Fuel tank.

17. Re-install chain hause.