The Bo-Peep II was designed by John Hacker of the HACKER-FERMANN company of Detroit, Michigan.
Perhaps the last survivor of approximately six built at the DEFOE Boat and MOTOR WORKS of Bay City, Michigan. Maintained as a private yacht under covered moorage or boathouse since 1951. The hull construction is mahogany carvel planking over oak frames. Foredeck is white pine tongue and grooved with epoxy/fiberglass matting replacing the original canvas. Aft deck is oiled teak planked. Superstructure is Honduras mahohgany. Finish on the hull is white AWLCraft2000, topside decks green AWLGrip, and mahogany is Petit Flagship varnish.
A "75-Year" refit was completed in 2003 which included: new bottom planking, stem, keel, transom, and floors. All wood below the waterline was individually sealed prior to assembly with WestSystem epoxy. The bilge is dry. Complete rewired and re-plumbed. All refit work was extensively photographed.
The BO-BEEP II has obviously not been maintained in its "original" state as a "show-boat", but has been improved over the years to be an active modern safe award winning cruising vessel.
BO-PEEP II was USCG documented by the original owner and is one of the longest documented yachts in the USA without a name change.
Owner's stateroom...1-double and 1 -single berth.
Guest stateroom.....2 large single berths
Forward (crew) cabin....2 single settees (or bunks)
Lavatory sink (original)
Lavatory sink (original)
Small bathtub Cesame (replica of original)
Princess 1200 electric stove/oven
Small Microwave oven
U-Line SS95-03 ice maker
Norcold DE-461 (115 vac w/12vdc backup
Stainless Steel double sink
Helm (original wheel)
Paper chart drawers under settee
Electrical Circuit Breaker panels (1-AC & 1-DC)
Emergency equipment lockers
4-Cruisair Heat/Cool (reverse cycle) units independently controlled for Wheelhouse; Saloon; Fwd Cabin; Aft Staterooms.
Spendide 2000 vented washer/dryer
2 Parker Racor CCV 4500 crankcase filters
2 Cummins B5.9M 120hp ea. Natural aspirated diesel 1993.
2-Stewart-Warner Mechanical engine oil pressure gages
2-S&W mechanical engine water temp gages
2-S&W mechanical engine tachometers
2-TwinDisc 506 Deep Case 3.79:1 reduction
2-S&W mechanical transmission drive oil pressure gages
2-Propellar Shafts...……..Crucible Aquamet
2-Propellars: Bronze Michigan Wheel 4-blade
The shafts, propellers and struts are painted with PropSpeed anti-fouling coating.
Single helm wheel
Vetus 1701 Rudder angle indicator
Single 316L Stainless Steel rudder/sleeve
Steering cables (P&S) 3/8" 7x7 twisted SS strand (New in 2003 during refit)
Original 5-inch Ritchie liquid Compass/bearing binnacle
Original Chelsea clock
Original fog bell
Original foghorn (manual)
Buell-Stromberg twin Trumpets (15" & 18")
10" One-Mile Ray searchlight
HP Laptop Computer Win-XP
TheCAPN Nav program
Auto-Coupled steering via NEMA0183 interface w/Robertson autopilot
Garmin 17HVS DWAAS GPS
Nolan NM 42U multiplexor
SeaCAS AIS Receiver
FURUNDO 1815 Radar
SIMRAD DDX100 speed/depth display
SIMRAD DDX105 wind display
Standard DS20 depth sounder (backup)
Robertson AP 300DLX Control
Robertson J 300X-40 Junction
Robertson RF300 Rudder feedback
Robertson Simrad RFC-35 Fluxgate Compass (Primary)
Robertson RC-300 Fluxgate Compass (backup)
Whitlock Drive Motor
Any Laptop Computer with Nav Program
Connected to Garmin 76DGPS or The Garmin 76DGPS hand held (stand alone) with external antenna.
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX 2100 DSC w/Shakespeare Galaxy 5229 Antenna
and Furuno GP 37 DWAAS GPS (DSC Position)
Standard Horizon OMNI 2341 DSC w/Shakespeare Galaxy series antenna
Shakespeare 2020 Omni directional Marine TV/FM antenna
External Cable TV and Landline receptacle for dockside connection.
Forward and Aft VacuFlush Toilets on independent vacuum pumps and control tanks
Holding tank26-gallon stainless steel serving both toilets
Dockside standard deck pump-out fitting
SeaLand Tank Watch III quantity lights
250 gallons total in stainless steel tanks with two independent presssure pumps
(115VAC pump and 12VDC pump).
Deck fill from either side of the boat.
Village Marine water maker
SeaTech plimbing with manifold.
4-Primary bilge sections each with a Rule 2000gph 12vdc pump w/float switches
2-sumps in each of the 4 bilge sections connected to a 25-gpm Jabsco 6050 self-priming pump (emergency pumping)
Manifold to select single or all bilge sections and the potable water tanks to empty overboard
Shower drain pump-out
2-propeller shaft stuffing box drip sumps
2-125 gallons each 3/16-inch in stainless steel 316 grade with individual deck fillers and quantity sight glass gages
2-Racor Lifeguard Fuel/Air separators on the tank vents
2-Racor 900 primary fuel filters for the engines
1-Racor 900 for the fuel polishing system w/Oberdorfer pump
1-Racor 500 for the generator
2-Stewart & Warner 12vdc primer/bleed pumps
2-FloScan fuel monitoring electronic engine tachometers
240 vac single phase 50 amp "4-wire" shore power (w/voltage "check before connect" meter)
50-feet of 50 amp Marinco 4-wire cable
30-feet of 50amp Marinco 4-wire cable
50-feet of 120 vac 30 amp 3-wire cable
Misc other cable and "pigtail" adapters
BlueSea Circuit breaker panel designed for flexible use when "2-leg" 240vac is not available on the dock
BlueSea combination digital volt, amp, frequency, watt meters on the CB panel
Northern Lights NK843M 12kw generator (Water lift exhaust/water separator and muffler) approx. 2141 hrs as of 3-1-20 with Racor CCV (Crankcase Ventilation System)
Storage 4-Optima Blue Top D31M combo start/deep cycle 12 vddc batteries (maintenance free)
Perko Main bettery switching
Charging engine driven alternators and NewMar Phase Three (Bulk, absorption,float w/temp sensor)
BlueSea Circuit breaker panel
BlueSea 12vdc Voltage and Ampere meters
NewMar Voltage Stabilizer Converter for instrument buss (navigation, autopilot, etc)
Murphy Engine (oil pressure, water temp)
High Bilge (any) water
Low sea water flow alarms for main engines generator, water maker and air conditioning
BoatCommand Cell Phone Ap (Interior fire/overheat, door/hatch security, high water, inside temperature, shaft log and shower sump pump cycle/duration, battery voltage AC shore power loss), Texting and /or E-mail notification.
2-CO2; 2-Halotron; 5-Dry Chemmical Fire Extinguishers
1-potable water 25-feet long 1-inch fire hose
USCG required Life Preservers; First Aid Kit; Signaling devices
1-Original 12'-0"x4"-3" lapstreak row tender with oars. (Mahogany w/cedar planking)
1- AB 8 RIB PVC hard bottom Inflatable w/8 hp Johnson 2-cycle outboard motor. Carried on WeaverLever mounting aboard the swim platform.
Anchor 66-lb Lewmar claw with 275-feet of 5/16" chain rode
Simpson-Lawrence Horizon 1500 12vdc windlass, original Wilcox-Chrittenden Yachtsman anchor, 1-33-lb Bruce 25-lb Danforth 250 3/4" three-strand nylon rode, etc.
The "75-Year Refit" replaced the stem, keel, all floors, to bottom planking, and transom with new wood sized to the original dimensions. The stem was fabricated using laminated Angelique. The transom frames and keel are Angelique. Ribs were replaced or repaired as necessary using laminated mahogany. All wood below the waterline was coated with up to six coats of WestSystem (WS) Epoxy prior to installation. The mahogany floors and planks were "dry-fitted" then removed and epoxy sealed on all sides. Planking seams were caulked with WestSystem Epoxy mixed w/WS 404 High Strength filler. All fasteners used were North American manufactured silicon bronze. Silicon bronze bolts replaced the original galvanized bolts and silicon bronze screws replaced the original copper rivets. Screw fasteners were countersunk and plugged over using the same epozy mixture. After
fairing, 6- coats of WS epoxy were reapplied to any bare wood. All holes cut for thru-hull fittings installations were sealed with epoxy. The fittings were installed with 3M 5200 to seal and further insulate from the wood. Two coats of Petit Protect epoxy based primer was applied; followed by two coats of Petit Trinidad Red anti-fouling bottom topcoat.
Manufacturers were consulted to verify compatibility of products. A very experienced wooden boat surveyor, Capt Malcolm Munsey (USN Ret) inspected each phase of the work prior to beginning the next. He was also the project manager for the restoration of the M/V Virginia V.
Quincy X-2 35 air compressor w/ballast tank
BoatCommand Systems and security monitoring
Historical Original Owner-Architect-Builder letters
Historical 1926 MoToR Boating Magazine copy
Other publication articles and references
Recent history and photos
Equipment Manufacturers Manuals; drawings; schematics
75-Year Refit drawings and photos
Boathouse can be available at the Tacoma Yacht Club.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.