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 Grayhound 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.
Visit Leo's website if yopu'd like to support him and Tally Ho: http://sampsonboat.co.uk