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Jan 19, 2020, 9:35 AM
As Leo's away from the boat for a while, this is a Q&A episode! Will TALLY HO sail with a GPS? Where will her first (post-rebuild) voyage be? Will Leo be building a replica of the original tender? Could a dolphin, if properly trained, operate his forklift?! For answers to these THRILLING questions, and more, join Leo for a cup of tea and a chat in episode 64.
Oct 19, 2019, 6:09 PM
In this episode, Leo asks the question “is Tally Ho still the same boat?” ... He explores the ancient philosophical question of The Ship of Theseus, and how that problem applies to this project and also to our understanding of the world in general. While he considers all that, we recap the work that has been done on the boat up until now, starting with when I was first shown Tally Ho in Oregon over 2 years ago.
May 25, 2019, 6:15 PM
This week we continue with the 2nd part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club presentation. This part of the talk focuses more on Leo's own story before he began working on Tally Ho – from spending his late teens travelling abroad and busking on the street, to his first sailing and boatbuilding experiences, and his journey in a 1947 Folkboat from Cornwall across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
May 18, 2019, 6:39 PM
This episode is a little different from usual – it is part of Leo's recent presentation about the Tally Ho project at the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London. In this part of the talk he explores Tally Ho’s history, beginning with her designer Albert Strange, leading on to her Fastnet Race win of 1927, her collision with a reef in the 1960s, and her transformation from classic yacht to commercial fishing boat and back again.
Jun 3, 2018, 1:13 PM
This episode, Leo investigates the part of Tally Ho’s history where she was almost wrecked on a remote Pacific Atoll, in 1968. Amazingly, he has been given photographs of Tally Ho high and dry on the reef, taken from the boat that towed her to safety! Because of the accident, part of the hull was rebuilt, but unfortunately not to the original lines. Leo assess the change in shape, does a little bit of lofting, and removes a lot of hull planks to give him space to rebuild the boat back into her original shape. Unfortunately, he also discovers that the other side of the boat isn’t perfect either.
Mar 25, 2018, 11:35 PM
THIS episode, Leo meet the Grandson of Mark Spinks, who Skippered Tally Ho in 1927 when she famously won the Fastnet Race. ... and then travels around a bit.
May 31, 2017, 11:40 AM
Tally Ho has a new owner with a convincing plan for her restoration. As of 30th May 2017 the yacht Tally Ho now has a new owner who is arranging to have her moved from Port of Brookings Harbour to the Port Townsend area where the new owner will shortly commence restoration. Leo's first video about the Tally Ho.
May 9, 2017, 1:50 PM
Hello all, A very brief update. It looks very much at present that we have a good outcome for Tally Ho. Well, excellent outcome I think. There remain a couple of small hurdles and we could fall at them, but the odds look very good indeed. We'll make a more formal announcement in few further days. Well done everyone who helped. Please keep your fingers crossed for this last little bit of completing the agreement and getting her to her new home for restoration. We expect to be able to follow that restoration in some detail. Gordon.