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Apr 21, 2018, 10:38 PM
In this episode, Leo drives the 3000 miles back to Tally Ho from South Georgia, where Steve Cross has been milling Live Oak for him. He beds and bolts the 6’ Scarph in the new keel timber together, and the Live Oak arrives by flatbed. Then we create a framework inside to boat to spread the load of the props while Leo removes the Keel Timber from underneath it, all the while hoping that nothing breaks and that the boat doesn’t deform at all in shape.
Jan 12, 2018, 3:00 PM
THIS episode, a load of friends help Leo remove the stringers, breast hooks, and other parts of the hull. We have a white Christmas in Sequim, and he has to make a very difficult decision regarding Tally Ho’s Keel Timber.
Dec 30, 2017, 12:56 PM
In this video, Leo gets attacked by a rogue falling deck beam, remove knees and chainplates, and find a wasps nest, he also visits some boatbuilders and a bronze foundry in Port Townsend, and launches his Patreon page.
Dec 18, 2017, 10:58 PM
In this video I talk about why I am rebuilding this boat, considering that it would probably be easier to build a new one. I also get some help to take off all the deck planks and demolish the deck beams, and I consider the next stages of work.
Oct 29, 2017, 12:25 AM
In this episode, Leo removes all the bronze keel bolts and then tries to lift the whole 15 ton boat up off its lead keel. I also hear back from the local building inspector about my shed, and check out some more of the local scenery.
Oct 15, 2017, 9:03 PM
In this episode, I start uncovering Tally Ho’s huge teak keel timber, jackhammering the concrete out of the bilge and removing the prop shaft. I go for a hike with a new friend, and I get a worrying visit from the building inspector about my new boat-shed.
Oct 1, 2017, 1:29 PM
In this episode, Leo starts removing the rather tired garboards, ready for removal of the internal concrete through the hole thus created.