the 1967 Frisco Flyer #1825
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.
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.
He then moved the boat to Hopkins Boatyard in Vinalhaven.
From there, he had the boat moved once again to Rockland, Maine.
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.
These pictures show how the boat had been prepared for the winter months with a shelter erected above decks and with tarps.
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.
22. Removed & weighed loose concrete ballast from bilge.
23. Dry out ballast.
24. Removed teak from lazarette deck.
25. Removed bedding compound from teak.
26. Planed edges.
27. Re-bung with epoxy and faired surface.
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.
32. Removed cockpit seats.
33. Removed fuel tank. (see task #5)
34. Removed water tank.
35. Removed interior teak ceiling strips (60+).
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.
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.
7. Serviced manual bilge pump.
8. Re-finish tiller with 8 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 6 coats of Epifanes Vernis.
9. Re-finished cabin drawers (4) with 4 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes Vernis.
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.
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.
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.
9. Re-tab aft side of Companionway bulkhead.
10. Remove old engine bolts from engine bed stringers.
11. Repair, re-tab, & adjust engine bed stringers for Beta diesel.
12. Replace bilge blocking under prop shaft.
13. Install new motor mounts.
14. Install new fuel tank.
15. Rebuilt starboard cockpit lockers.
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)
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.
4. Re-build teak cockpit grate.
5. Strip, & apply 8 coats of Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss & 2 coats of Epifanes traditional varnish to mast.
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:
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.
2. Remove tar mastic from sub-deck.
3. Oversize drill and camfer fastener holes in sub-deck (700+).
4. Fill fastener holes in sub-deck 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.
12. Re-caulk teak deck.
13. Sand excess caulk from teak deck.
14. Re-install deck water fill.
15. Re-install deck fuel fill.
16. Connect Fuel tank.
17. Re-install chain hause.