Frisco Flyer & Pacific Clipper Owners

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I have separated the Pacific Clippers from the later Flyer owners.  Click here to see Wayne's discourse on the difference between the P. Clippers and the Flyers.  If you think your Flyer is a clipper let me know and I will move your listing.  james 6/01

Pacific Clippers (Pre Flyers)

10 Members

Boat-  "ALLEGRO" - 1957 Pacific Clipper (Pre  Flyer)
OWNERS - Bob Rogers
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco
E-Mail Bob
Boat-  "Mokuola" - 1962 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper #29
OWNERS - Mike Canfield
AREA OF SAILING - Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound
E-Mail Mike
Boat-  "Mana Kara" - 1957-65? Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - David (Rick) & Melinda Moulton
AREA OF SAILING - Olympia WA
E-Mail Rick & Melinda
Boat-  "MAY YAN" - 1958 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
Hull
#699
OWNERS - Bruno Heidrich
AREA OF SAILING
- San Francisco
E-Mail Bruno  Built in 1958, hull # 699. In San Francisco in the early 60's there was a fleet of aprox 32-36 boats sailing.  Bruno has sailed in the Master Mariners regatta the past 9 years.  Since ownership he has varnished, painted, recanvised the deck, overhauled the engine all with much joy and pleasure.  "These boats are some of the best built boats in the world".
Boat-  "Titania" - 1966 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - Erik Christiansen
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco
E-Mail Erik  Currently restoring Frisco Flyer III.  Just dropped in a Yanmar horizontal one cylinder diesel, and he is now working on the decks to counter sink an replug.  He is going to put on the market soon, if anybody is interested. 
Boat-  "Mokuola" - 1962 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - Ed & Laurie Abel
AREA OF SAILING - Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound, Townsend Bay
E-Mail Ed & Laurie  Just purchased from Mike Canfield Hull # 909.  They hope to have it in the Wooden Boat Festival in September 03
Kuanyin.jpg (20042 bytes) Boat-  "Kuanyin" - 1963 Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - Djann Hoffman & Lisa Faithorn
AREA OF SAILING - Marshall, CA
E-Mail Djann  We bought the Kuanyin in 1982 in Berkeley ,CA, sailed out of Berkeley for many years, moved her to Sausalito for a while, then when the deck began delaminating seriously, we hauled her over
Kuanyin2.jpg (23674 bytes) the hill to the little boatyard in Marshall, CA . Ive been restoring her for three years and she is nearly ready to go back in the water.  She is all teak, yard #811, a custom ordered lapstrake version, copper riveted with cast iron keel, fiberglass over plywood decks and the original Stuart Turner one cylinder gas power plant. I'm rerigging to fly a cruising spinnaker from the masthead. I have the original spinnaker pole. I'm currently looking for some nicer sails and understand that the PC's and FF"S have the same size sails as Folkboats.  I understand , also, that there is another 1963 PC  coming to Marshall soon. Lots more, but you said short.
Boat-  "Little B" - 1963 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - Robert Koontz
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco
E-Mail Robert

This boat was previously mis-categorized on this site as a Frisco Flyer. It is in fact a Pacific Clipper. I have recently purchased it and am about to undertake a restoration. It is an all wood boat with the mast stepped through the cabin. The canvas on the decks needs replacing and since the original inboard has been removed I am searching for a replacement for that as well. Also removed were the original dragon woodcarvings (someone must have thought they'd look better on the living room wall). If you have any information or suggestions or just want to compare notes please feel free to email.

Boat-  "Dragon" - 1963 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - Tom, Kathy, and young Laura Chapin
AREA OF SAILING - Lake Tahoe, NV
E-Mail the Chapins
Boat-  "Lil'Breeze" - 1962 Frisco Flyer/Pacific Clipper
OWNERS - Kim Brown
AREA OF SAILING - Guld Coast and Florida
E-Mail Kim  Kim's blog is
 http://woodcheoyrestoration.blogspot.com/
Frisco Flyers

68 Members

Wayne1.jpg (18376 bytes)Boat- "SUMATRA" - Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer, Type II
OWNER - Dr Wayne Stromberg
AREA OF SAILING - San Diego California
E-Mail Wayne

Wayne has been very helpful in building the information on this site, sending in many original brochures...

Wayne's Website with another picture of Sumatra  Click Here

Boat- "TIR NON OG" - 1966 Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer
OWNER - Pat and Linda J. Wheeler
AREA OF SAILING - Portland, OR
E-Mail Pat and Linda
Boat-  "GALVEZ FLYER" - 1967 Frisco Flyer 26'
OWNERS - Bob Shipman
AREA OF SAILING - Galveston Bay, Texas
E-Mail-Bob
Boat- "ZDENKA" -  Frisco Flyer, Type II
OWNER - Tim Cox
AREA OF SAILING - Hawaii

tim_cox_zdenka.jpg (47567 bytes)E-Mail Tim
Tim has submitted several pics of his restoration, click here to view
Tim's Website www.tcinmaui.net
 
Boat-  "ERIN" - 1962 Frisco Flyer 26'
OWNERS - Nate Carey
AREA OF SAILING - New England
E-Mail Nate
Boat-  "STEPPENWOLF" - 1968 Frisco Flyer II
OWNERS - Current owner unknown
AREA OF SAILING - San Diego
 this is the Flyer that was used the in the movie "Thief of Hearts"
Boat-  "ODIN" - 1966 Frisco Flyer'
OWNERS - Tad Navle
AREA OF SAILING - Puget Sound, WA
E-Mail Tad
Boat-  "IGUANADON" - 1958 Frisco Flyer'
OWNERS - Karl Ihrig
AREA OF SAILING - Baja, Mexico
E-Mail Karl
Boat-  "DRAGONFLY" - 1965 Frisco Flyer'
OWNERS - Kevin Clay & Suzanne Cannon
AREA OF SAILING - Channel Islands, CA
E-Mail Kevin & Suzanne in process of restoration
Boat-  "VILAZUAN" - 1963 Frisco Flyer'
OWNERS - Robert Diaz
AREA OF SAILING - Chesapeake Bay
E-Mail Robert
Boat-  "TIKI" - 1965 Frisco Flyer'
OWNERS - Tom Winters
AREA OF SAILING - Santa Cruz, Calif
E-Mail Tom
Boat-  "Aurora" - 1964 Frisco Flyer 
OWNERS - Dave Wharton
AREA OF SAILING -Finger Lakes, Great Lakes and East Coast
E-Mail Dave
Boat-  "???" - 1960 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - John Vogel
AREA OF SAILING - Monterey Calif.
E-Mail John
Boat-  "Wandering Girl" - 1962 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Hugh & Ginger Lane
AREA OF SAILING - Maine
Boat-  "Karelia" - 1969 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Margaret Smith
AREA OF SAILING - Puget Sound, Wash
E-Mail Margaret
Boat-  "Rushwind" - 1961 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Dana Russell
AREA OF SAILING - Monterey Calif.
E-Mail Dana

 
Boat-  "Tian Ma"  1964 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - ?????
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco Bay & Sacramento Delta
 Former owner does not have the new owners names or location.   
Boat-  "Dulcinea" - 1959 Frisco Flyer 
OWNERS - Steve Raab
 Selling, Click Here
Boat-  "Dragon Fly" - 1963 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Jack Heitzman
AREA OF SAILING - Great Lakes
E-Mail Jack
MagicDragon.jpg (22299 bytes)Boat-  "Magic Dragon" - 1963 Frisco Flyer II
OWNERS - Deborah & Larry Birch
AREA OF SAILING - Essex, CT
E-Mail Deborah
E-Mail Larry
Boat-  "WitchCraft" - 1964 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - George Younger
witchraft4.jpg (21146 bytes)AREA OF SAILING - Narrangansett Bay RI
E-Mail George
Boat-  "SEA MONKEY" - 1965 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Thomas & Karen Walling
AREA OF SAILING - Deltaville, VA
E-Mail Thomas & Karen

She turned up in the boatyard in which I work, after spending months doing the monthlies on her to keep the rain water pumped out, I fell in love, she had evidently been under twice and the sinking issue was never addressed, she was eventually abandoned and acquired by the boat yard. After equerries my boss gifted her to me, she seems sound and in need of TLC all the carvings are intact and she has not been altered. Chomping at the bit to restore her to her pristine original glory. Will submit pictures soon.
Boat-  "Olive" - 1964 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Chip Asbury
AREA OF SAILING - Seattle WA
E-Mail Chip
Boat-  "???" - Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Niels Walther
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco
E-Mail Niels
Boat-  "Kolibri" - 1966 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Waiting to hear from new owner
AREA OF SAILING
- Chicago ILL   
 
Boat-  "Kilohana" - 1964 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Laurence Boag & John Franklin
Boat House2.jpg (20591 bytes)AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco Bay
E-Mail Laurence & John Boat undergoing a total restoration
Boat-  "Nirvana" -  1967 Frisco Flyer 
Nirvana.jpg (24333 bytes)OWNERS - Jeannette Heulin
has sold, waiting to hear from new owners
Boat-  "Dragon Lady" - 1964 Frisco Flyer II
OWNERS - Len & Ruth Renkenberger
AREA OF SAILING - Chesapeake Bay
E-Mail Len & Ruth
Boat-  "Banjo" - 1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Garry Cline
AREA OF SAILING - Puget Sound
E-Mail Garry
Boat-  "Serenity" - 1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Gordon and Pamela Rosen
AREA OF SAILING - Finishing restoration in Arizona
E-Mail Godon & Pamela
Boat-  "Midnight Wind" -  Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Thomas Sayers
AREA OF SAILING - Great Lakes
E-Mail Thomas  Recently acquired Cheoy Lee flyer III from a friend after many years of trying to get him to sell, he finally broke down and GAVE it to me. It will be Restored and used for segments on My television show BOATING JOURNAL, a weekly series on boating for the entire Great Lakes region based in Cleveland Oh.
Boat-  "China Doll" -  1960 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Ben Erickson
AREA OF SAILING - Pacific Coast, currently in Puerto Viarta
E-Mail Ben  Sailed singlehanded from eureka to Puerto Viarta in 2001-02 fast, easy to handle, seaworthy, and beautiful varnished topsides
Boat-  "???" - 1965 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Patrick Clemons
AREA OF SAILING - Sacramento Delta Water Way, Calif.
E-Mail Patrick
Boat-  "Sylvie" -  1960 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Michael Schifsky
AREA OF SAILING - Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, WA
E-MailMichael
Boat-  "No Name Yet" - 1970 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Richard (Dick) Brown
AREA OF SAILING - Apra Harbor, Guam
E-Mail Richard Richard could use some help with restoration issues
Boat-  "Ganymede" -  1967 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Peter Jenny
AREA OF SAILING - Gulf of Maine
E-MailPeter
Boat-  "??" -   Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Chip & Mena
AREA OF SAILING - Salem Sound, MA
E-Mail Chip & Mena
Boat-  "Dragon Fly" -  1966 Frisco Flyer III
OWNERS - Eric & Teri Sjoden
AREA OF SAILING - Dayton Yacht Harbor,
Flathead Lake, MT

E-MailEric & Teri   Just acquired boat 10/02, previous owner was using her as a storage shed, which wasn't working out so well, as most of his stuff was floating inside.  Hope to restore her to sail again.
Boat-  "Blue Dragon" -   Frisco Flyer, Hull #1150
OWNERS - Bruce Bikle
AREA OF SAILING - Sausalito, California
E-Mail Bruce   Recently purchased 5/04 from Glen Williams
 
Boat-  "Volare" -   1968 Frisco Flyer III Hull # 2216
OWNERS - Virgil Caselli, MBA (Cdr) (r), USCGR
AREA OF SAILING - Sausalito, CA
E-Mail Virgil
Boat-  "??" -   Frisco Flyer, Yard # 914
OWNERS - Russ
AREA OF SAILING -??
E-Mail Russ
Boat-  "C Note" -   1961 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Steven Todorov
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco Bay
E-Mail Steven
Boat-  "MANA KURA 1000 FLOWERS" -   1958 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Roy Grizzle & Victoria Velategui
AREA OF SAILING - Port Townsend, WA
E-Mail Roy & Victoria  Purchased in 2003 and began restoration sistered 18 frames and added additional bilge stringer with steam bent black locust.  Replaced Stanley post new toe rails recaukled and repainted entire hull restored mast and light wiring and interior cosmetic work to begin in spring 04.  Currently enjoying day sails out of Point Hudson  Marina.
Boat-  "???" -   1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Scott Barker
AREA OF SAILING -
E-Mail Scott
Boat-  "no name yet" - 1965 Frisco Flyer Type 3
OWNERS - Michelle Williams
AREA OF SAILING - San Diego, California
E-Mail Michelle The boat has no name and is going to be restored soon. 
Boat-  "Ka Ching" -    Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Angela Ryan
AREA OF SAILING - Point Richmond and Alameda, Calif
E-Mail Angela
Boat-  "???" -   1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS -Chuck Gottfried
AREA OF SAILING - Eugene, Oregon
E-Mail Chuck Just purchased un-named Type II 1964 advertised on your site.  Boat will require extensive renovation.  Would appreciate hearing from Frisco Flyer owners to obtain specs/info for reconstruction. 
Boat-  "Eagle" -  1967  Frisco Flyer #1707
OWNERS - Greg Flatt
AREA OF SAILING - Seabrook, Texas

E-Mail Greg


We originally owned this Flyer from 1976 through 1979. At the age of 16, I sailed Eagle from New Orleans to Seabrook Texas in the summer of 1976 when our family was transferred. I went off to college in 1980 and Eagle was sold. We looked at repurchasing her in 1984 but we had another boat by then. I became interested in finding Eagle in 2003. Through the Cheoy Lee web site I was able to locate her present owner and was able to buy her back after a 25 year absence. I am now 45 and will give her a refit and continue on my sailing adventures. Thank you James for a wonderful web site.
Boat-  "Jin Long" -  1962  Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Leonard Chasteen
AREA OF SAILING - San Francisco
E-Mail Leonard 
Boat-  "Phoebe" -    Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Paul Donnelly
AREA OF SAILING - SF Bay
E-Mail Paul
Boat-  "Chele" -    1962 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Marte Mejstrik
AREA OF SAILING - SF Bay
E-Mail Marte
Boat-  "Debbie V" -    1963 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Dave Jensen
AREA OF SAILING - Vancouver VA
E-Mail Dave
Boat-  "Jack-a-Roe" -    1965 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Matthew Garthwait
AREA OF SAILING - New Hampshire
E-Mail Matthew

Website http://friscoflyer.blogspot.com/
Face book page, Click Here

Boat-  "Ichi Ban" -    1968 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Tom Sweeney
AREA OF SAILING - St Paul, Minn.
E-Mail Tom  Tom has a website with photos of his restoration project -
http://www.boatartgallery.net/gallery/CheoyLee
Boat-  "None as Yet" -    1963 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Nick Wukovich
AREA OF SAILING - Pittsburgh PA
E-Mail Nick  Just got the boat yesterday (Nov 07) ,know nothing about it except she's beautiful and needs a lot of work. Teak is wonderful, but all the plywood is gone. I shall refit her as a typeIII,with a cutter rig.
 
Boat-  "White Cap" -    1959 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Peter Keene
AREA OF SAILING - St Michles, MD
E-Mail Peter  2008 I was given this boat when i lived in Berkeley Ca along with the family of raccoons living inside. Complete restoration done by me over 2 years. New cockpit, decks, seams, frames... And sailed her every day in the SF bay... Recently moved home and trucked WC to MD where i continue to sail/work on the boat
Boat-  "??" -    1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Curt & Sharon Goodman
AREA OF SAILING - Redmond, WA
E-Mail Curt & Sharon
Boat-  "Cheoyous" -    1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Terry Wilson
AREA OF SAILING - Tennessee River
E-Mail Terry  "Cheoyous", hull # 1238, was previously known as "SWORDFISH" on the west coast of Florida, under owners William Murray and later Scott Barker. Before coming to Florida, she was known as BRENDA JANE out of Los Angeles. The "oral history" is that she was restored on the West Coast and two guys sailed her through the Panama Canal and up to her new owner in Florida. I'd like to know of any others who owned her or remember her from her earlier days. I hope to have her restored and sailing the Tennessee River by Summer
09.
Boat-  "Athena" -    1961 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Elizabeth Campbell
AREA OF SAILING - Petersburg, Alaska
E-Mail Elizabeth
Boat-  "Mystery" -    1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Mike Bera
AREA OF SAILING - Canyon Lake, Texas
E-Mail Mike  I have recently purchased a Cheoy Le 26' hull and am in the process of rebuilding her.  I am trying to find the original owner mainly because I want to know if this yacht had been given a name.  It is a 1964 Frisco Flyer III, and was originally built for a Col. Nevin. The Yard Number is 1498.  Anyway if you have any knowledge about this yacht or of Col S. M. Nevin please contact me by return email.

I am currently building a website to follow the reconstruction process.  You can see the first stages of this website at: http://www.wix.com/flipyourboat/boatcraft.  I know some of you have experience in reconstruciton of these yachts.  Please feel free to email me with any information on the construction phase of this project that you might have.

Boat-  "Splendor" -    1965 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Sebastian Adam
AREA OF SAILING - Honolulu
E-Mail Sebastian
Boat-  "VOLARE" -    Frisco Flyer Hull # 2216
OWNERS - Cdr. Virgil Caselli USACG(r)
AREA OF SAILING - Sausalito, CA
E-Mail Virgil
Boat-  "Kilohana" -    1964 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Will & Liz Walsh
AREA OF SAILING - SF Bay
E-Mail Will & Liz
Boat-  "La Sylphide" -    1965 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Shawn Swillinger
AREA OF SAILING - Tacoma, Washington
E-Mail Shawn
Boat-  "Thistle" -    1967 Frisco Flyer
OWNERS - Jerry Mathern
AREA OF SAILING - Hilo HI
E-Mail Jerry
 

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