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Oct 2, 2021, 5:54 PM
In the last 2 weeks we’ve made a lot of progress on the bulkheads, and the construction process has become quicker and more efficient! As we install the Dug Fir double-diagonal boards, the space inside the boat gets a lot more defined. Also… a piece of history in the mail - some hardware from TALLY HO, sent by the grandson of the man who skippered the boat in the 1927 Fastnet race! In other news, I decide to auction off one of my smaller boats, and Rowan shows us his favourite boatyard doggos!
Sep 19, 2021, 11:09 AM
This episode sees us getting back to some constructive woodwork! But first - I make some important changes to the interior layout mockup, before Rowan rips it all apart with great enthusiasm. We say goodbye to Patrick and welcome a new character to the team, and we suffer some inclement weather in the boatyard. inally after a lot of patterning and cutting, the full-width lazarette bulkhead gets installed in the boat, with the second bulkhead not too far behind. Huzzah!
Sep 5, 2021, 9:07 PM
This episode is all about planning for the interior of the boat. First we get hold of some beautiful Douglas Fir and mill it down to be ready for bulkheads. Then we take a look at the new drawings for the accommodation layout, and compare them with the original drawings from 1909. When I am happy with our design, we start to mock up the proposed interior to get a real feel for the space. We also get a new small boat for sailing around the bay, and we challenge ourselves to find a suitable name for it!
Aug 21, 2021, 5:36 PM
In this episode we finally get back to work on Tally Ho! ….Leo and Pete fair the deck structure with power-planes, Rowan and Patrick pay the bottom-seams, and Pancho destroys anything she can lay her beak on. Meanwhile we meet some neighbouring craftspeople, watch some boats get launched, and discover the advantages of a concrete floor… (dolly-skating!)
Aug 8, 2021, 10:18 PM
Episode 103 - Moving into the new workshop and a tour around.
Jul 17, 2021, 10:30 PM
In this episode we move Tally Ho! Before the move we experience a crazy heatwave with record-breaking temperatures, and I have to take some drastic measures to keep the boat cool. Next we take the boatshed down, revealing the lines of the boat without any visual obstructions. I also finally introduce the owners of the property where Tally Ho and I have been living for the past 4 years, Raul and Darlene. They tell a little part of their story and we all get a bit emotional. Finally, Associated Boat Transport arrive with their amazing hydraulic trailer, they load up the boat, and thanks to some incredible driving we manage to squeeze her through the tiny gap between the house and the trees, with no room to spare! I have a hair-raising trip to Port Townsend watching my boat speed down the highway ahead of me, and finally we arrive safely in the new location.
Jul 4, 2021, 7:25 PM
In this episode we attempt to slightly enlarge the lead ballast keel by pouring a layer of molten lead on top of it. Before we actually pour I discuss the reasons for doing this and we fabricate a large “pig” to melt the lead in. Unfortunately when we actually pour the molten lead things do not go as planned! …. and now I’m left with a very difficult decision.
Jun 20, 2021, 10:43 AM
This is a bit of a special, as the 100th episode happens to coincide, near enough, to the complete hull rebuild and the move to Port Townsend. We look back at all the work that got this project to where it is now, from the very first glimpse of Tally Ho 4 years ago right up to her present condition as an almost fully rebuilt hull. I answer a few questions about the project and talk about some exciting plans for the future!
Jun 5, 2021, 5:12 PM
In this episode, we - you guessed it - paint the boat. This video features some of the most satisfying blue-tape peeling footage ever to have existed! We also explain how we find the waterline, why we don’t want to varnish the planks, why we haven’t filled the seams yet, and so on. Pancho observes, Backtrack snoozes, Patrick and Megan paint a bed-frame.
May 22, 2021, 6:12 PM
In this episode we welcome Megan and Patrick to the crew, and then continue with fairing the hull and preparing to move the boat! As well as organising a new workshop and place to live, we start deconstructing the boat-shed and lofting floor. Meanwhile, Leo carves the scallops into the prop aperture area that will help to improve water-flow over the propeller.