Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

1959 16’ Tollycraft Ski-Fisher Runabout

1959 Tollycraft before restoration
1959 Tollycraft before restoration

Orca was brought to Grapeview Point Boat Works for a complete refinishing. The owners also wanted new aft-facing seats and fuel tank boxes that were more in keeping with the boat’s style. Although she was basically sound, her years (and a few well-meant but rough repairs and modifications) meant the project needed to be expanded to return Orca to her glory.

Orca, a restored 1959 Tollycraft runabout
Orca, a restored 1959 Tollycraft runabout

The refinishing required stripping all paint and varnish. The chines and transom edges were re-‘glassed and a new ‘glassed plywood motor mount was installed. The chines were refastened, as were the bottom stringers.

New seats and tank boxes in restored Tollycraft
New seats and tank boxes

All hardware and metal trim was replaced or rechromed. The fiberglass sheathing was removed from the deck, and after fairing and repairing damaged areas, two coats of epoxy were applied.

All brightwork then received six coats of varnish. New wiring was installed, protected by a fuse block behind the dashboard.

Orca, with Tom and Richard aboard
Orca, with Tom and Richard aboard

After rebunging fasteners, sanding, filling, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, sanding and painting again, she was looking great! Finally, the waterline was corrected and a red boot stripe was added.

With her structural integrity restored, and fresh paint and varnish, Orca is again ready to take her owners boating in style!

When you are ready to discuss your project, please call us at (360) 277-9015 or send us an email at boat_works@yahoo.com. We look forward to working with you!


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