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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.
Apr 24, 2017, 3:26 PM
Although our fundraising raised less than we'd hoped, that was always a risk with JustGiving, where the money comes to us whether or not we succeed. I had originally planned that JustGiving should be a short-term option to get us started and that within a week or two we would change over to a more typical all-or-nothing scheme with rewards available. A couple of accidents along the way spoiled that particular plan. C'ést la Vie. The campaign is much larger, though, than just the task to raise some money for the immediate rescue from oblivion.
Apr 15, 2017, 5:43 PM
Half Model of Tally Ho at the Royal Thames Yacht Club Jamie Clay was at the Royal Thames Yacht Club for the Classic Boat Awards for his restoration of Albert Strange's Charmina, and noticed on the wall of the club a half model of Tally Ho (Originally Betty ... see the history on her website and took a couple of photos. We don't know what colours she was in the early days. I wonder if these are indicative. It was 107 years ago, so I suspect not.
Mar 19, 2017, 12:15 PM has printed an article in the April 2017 issue about saving Tally Ho
Mar 7, 2017, 5:02 PM
Some photos of Galatea before and after restoration.
Mar 7, 2017, 4:39 PM
Just a little about the restoration of the Albert Strange yacht Mist.
Feb 21, 2017, 6:44 PM
We've certainly made some progress over the past couple of weeks. The website is now reasonably sorted out, though we'll continue to work on it. We have a Facebook page and a JustGiving page. The latter has so far raised £710, which is brilliant, but of course we still have a long very way to go. I have tried to make contact with some people who may support our mission, and I have others I plan to contact. So far, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has offered encouragement, and hopefully his interest will encourage others. I post periodically on Facebook and am looking around the Web for Tally-Ho related information. For example, I know that Tally Ho's first engine was a three-cylinder Smart & Brown paraffin engine, and her second, by Kelvin, a two-cylinder paraffin engine, possibly rather like this.
Feb 12, 2017, 5:30 PM
Feb 5, 2017, 1:00 PM
After the initial shock at the news, various members of the Albert Strange Association management committee exchanged numerous emails about the predicament. Ideas abounded, but communication by email has its limitations. On the fifth February 2017, five members of the Albert Strange Association committee met in a dining room in Forest Hill, London. Physically present Were Dick Wynne, Jamie Clay and Gordon Scott. Present in spirit and by Skype, where Thad Danielson (in Marblehead) and Russell Read, in Buckinghamshire, England, staying away only because of a nasty cold that he didn't want to share. Our agenda was simple. In essence: Do we go ahead and try the rescue? If the answer is yes, what do we do and who does it?
Jan 29, 2017, 12:00 PM
"The new Port Manager wants all 'dead wood' out." and that includes Tally Ho. On the tenth of January 2017 the Albert Strange Association (ASA) received notice that "The new Port Manager wants all 'dead wood' out.", and that includes Tally Ho. By 13th February 2017. Fortunately with huge help from our relatively local ASA member Pat Kellis and with appropriate letters from ASA about Tally Ho's historic significance, Brookings Harbor has extended the deadline for removal until June 2017 and also agreed to not apply the rather high storage charges they were proposing. But that means Tally Ho must be relocated by that time or be destroyed.