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Oct 8, 2018, 9:13 PM
Leo is away from Tally Ho at the moment, visiting friends and family. As usual in these times, he's chatting with boatbuilders for interest, information and learning. In this episode Leo visits Chris Rees, a very experienced boatbuilder who was behind various impressive projects including the enormous 3-masted lugger Greyhound and the replica fishing lugger Spirit of Mystery (which was sailed from the UK to Australia by Pete Goss as a tribute to the fishermen who undertook the same trip in the 1850s) Chris shows Leo around the boat that he is currently working on – a 1905 Pilot Cutter named Letty – and also tells Leo a little about how he became a boatbuilder. Finally they look at another boat that Chris is hoping to bring back to life – a historic local ferry, which up until recently was apparently the longest continuously running ferry in the country. Originally a Steam powered vessel, it was later modified with a diesel engine, but Chris is hoping to equip it with an Electric motor for the next period of service.
Oct 1, 2018, 9:41 AM
(Not Tally Ho ... Included for continuity) In this episode Leo visits the massively impressive new Pilot Cutter being built in Cornwall, UK. She is named the Pellew, and is a replica of the 68′ Falmouth Pilot Cutter Vincent, which was built in St Mawes in 1852. Leo has a conversation with Luke Powell, Project Manager and Chief Shipwright, about their progress since last time he last visited the project 6 months ago. They discuss the enormous mast that is currently being made, and also the challenges of managing a project of this size and scope.