Apr 18, 2020, 10:45 PM
It’s time to start building the Deck Structure! Firstly Leo takes a look at the old Beam Shelves and analyse the 110 year-old joinery of the original boatbuilders. He decides to replicate these joints and they start fitting the King Beams, starting at the stern and working forward. Pete cuts out the Carlins and Half-Beams before joining Leo fitting the main beams, and Patrick starts with planing and sanding the beams prior to install. After lots and lots of chisel-work fitting the main beams, Leo looks at the original Carlin joints, and then fits the aftermost Carlins that make up the Lazarette hatch.
Apr 16, 2020, 7:12 PM
As many people will know, it's traditional to place a coin under the mast of a ship. Placing the coin is a ceremonious affair and is thought to bring good luck. I know Leo thought about this quite a bit ... should it be an British coin for where Tally Ho was originally built, or a United States of America coin, from where she was restored. His compromise was to have a coin made specially for the job. Here is the making of that coin.
Apr 4, 2020, 6:58 PM
Leo's very excited and grateful to welcome another Shipwright onto the Tally Ho rebuild! They also have a new volunteer there, so the 3 of them and Cecca get to work making bolts, fastening the Beam Shelf, and making Deck Beams to span the the boat and support the deck itself. Meanwhile, Pancho has a stand-off with some chickens and Cecca reintroduces herself… sort of. They also have a discussion about deck camber, and what “constant camber” means when constructing the deck of a yacht.