Topic Archives: Projects

Support Tally Ho

May 19, 2018, 10:12 PM
In this episode, Leo takes some measurements and consider the hogging of the hull of the 1910 yacht TALLY HO, and then uses jacks to bend the whole boat back into shape, having removed some of the Iron Floors first. He borrows a forklift, and then starts the process of moving and restoring a massive vintage ship-saw – which is like a huge bandsaw but with a static table and a rotating cutting band. This impressive tool could be over 100 years old – perhaps even older than TALLY HO herself!
May 6, 2018, 7:45 PM
In this episode, Leo works on turning an enormous lump of Purpleheart Timber into a new Keel for the historic sailing vessel, Tally Ho. He makes a plywood pattern from the old keel, then planes the surfaces of the new wood, before using a custom chainsaw jig to cut the rolling bevels. Poncho the parrot watches as we manoeuver the heavy timber underneath the precariously balanced 20-ton boat, using jacks, rollers and levers. Finally – fresh timber in the boat!