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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    I believe he mentioned bronze,.....which would also be about the only thing that could still look so good at that age.
    If so that bodes well for the durability of the construction !
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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Just a curiosity, is there an advantage to lifting the boat up off the ballast as opposed to lowering the ballast out from under the boat?
    Mine is in the same position as Leo’s, being that it is sitting on the lead keel, so nowhere to lower it too.
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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    leo, have you calculated how much of the original timber in the hull you will be able to preserve into the building of the refurbished vessel?
    Last edited by Bernadette; 10-30-2017 at 11:43 PM.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I just found this video series a couple days ago. Really good work. Nice seeing a classic being restored.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    leo, have you calculated how much of the original timber in the hull you will be able to preserve into the building of the refurbished vessel?
    It looks like some considerable renewal will have to take place and I suspect that a renaming ceremony might be appropriate...how about 'Spirit of Tally Ho' ! Joking aside, some WW2 Spitfires have been raised from the dead on the strength of only a makers name plate! No matter what percentage of wood replacement, it will not detract from the marvellous effort and enthusiasm being put into this remarkable restoration. I remain totally impressed by this man called Leo.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Hi Leo, Congratulations with 12.000 subscribers for your YouTube channel. As I wrote on another thread on this forum the films you make are well worth watching and to me much more interesting than for instance Discovery Channel. 12 K subscribers and 60 K views could give you a monthly income. Maybe it is a good idea to make one video to outline the plans you have for the boat. I know you have to take a lot of decisions regarding what materials to use and so on. What are the parts you can re-use? What are the parts you have to build again? Will you be using modern adhesives? Will you stick to the way the vessel was built originally or do you take the liberty to use more modern constructions, like laminating frames? Anyway, whatever the plans are keep up the good work!
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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Patience, folks. Leo and Adix are currently at sea. He should be back in a week or so.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    By the way, I saw Tally Ho when I was working on a job in Brookings. She is a very, very well built boat. Those Brits can do a good job. I did not go aboard but from what I could see, she is in remarkable shape. She had work done by local marine carpenters in the small town. Their work, not surprisingly, was not as high quality as the original. But it was not awful. My guess is that the hull will be not have to be rebuilt. (I have restored boats that came to be 85% new wood.)
    It's going to be a huge job...I hope Leo gets additional help and is showered with dollars. The boat deserves saving.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I believe the planking and keel can be saved.
    Wrought iron floors...maybe. Iron hangers yes.
    Clamp and shelf, if he laminates frames.
    Frames and deck,na uh.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Leo Goolden wrote this recently on Soundings on line

    https://www.soundingsonline.com/features/tally-ho-adventure
    Last edited by Lenstra; 11-06-2017 at 10:34 AM.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Hi Leo, I just found this video series. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

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    The guts, the vision, the Stamina, but most of all the energy,...
    puzzels me, amazes me, awes me,...

    Surely following and rooting for Tally Ho and Leo

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    ^ +1 on all-that!

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonBoatCo View Post
    Hullo Bruce, seein you all over the interweb these days I will probably be here, please do come by!
    Just came across your videos on Youtube, did a search here and found your thread. You're a brave man Charlie Brown.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Ran into Leo's delivery vid. Now I'm really interested. . .
    http://sampsonboat.co.uk/a-stiff-breeze-to-bermuda/

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Leo doesn't seem so insane anymore....me however, what am I doing with my life!

    inspirational.


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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Yes. I just watched the delivery video too. And also now questioning most of my life choices. Exactly why am I staring at a computer screen right now instead of crewing on a big schooner? I could've done. I crewed very briefly on a big (power) yacht right out of high school but ended up going to college instead. Two roads diverged and all that.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Certainly did (does) message my Walter Mitty- vicarious tendencies!

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Thanks for all your support and encouragement, all! Much appreciated..

    Here is my latest video, as I take a few days away from Tally Ho to deliver the three-masted Schooner Adix... Its a bit of a diversion, I'm afraid, but gives an interesting insight into what it's like to sail a unique boat, and it's all in the name of gathering funds to restore Tally Ho.

    Thanks for watching!

    http://sampsonboat.co.uk/removing-her-keel/


    Last edited by SampsonBoatCo; 11-09-2017 at 12:18 PM.

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    Hi Leo,

    Saw Tally Ho when working on a job in Brookings several years ago. It is a intimidating job for me...I restored vintage speedboats...you can up any part of which you can pick up with one hand. Hope to get over to see your project sometime! Best of luck!!



    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonBoatCo View Post
    Thanks for all your support and encouragement, all! Much appreciated..

    Here is the latest video.. Its a bit of a diversion, I'm afraid, but gives an interesting insight into what it's like to sail a three-masted schooner like Adix. And it's all in the name of gathering funds to restore Tally Ho.

    Thanks for watching!

    http://sampsonboat.co.uk/removing-her-keel/


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    This guy is changing lives.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Nah, I'll just live through Leo

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I've been following along on YouTube, after finding the link posted by Salt & Tar, then the link to Acorn to Arabella.
    Came here looking for the build thread for Arabella and dropped straight on to this one, now bookmarked.

    Neil.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    The Latest from Leo...

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    And the scope of the project... YIKES!!!
    Latest from Leo(The Lionhearted)...

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    And, again the latest for those who don't regularly follow..


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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    And again...


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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Thanks for keeping us up to date. What a daunting project!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I'm still curiously waiting for a response to my original question as to how much solid and sound timber will remain of the hull? Im assuming a survey of the hull has been done (at least by now with the interior laid well and truly bare).

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    I take my hat of to you Leo, Brave man to take a boat that size on, I have watched the vids & enjoyed them.
    Regarding that keel, its full of huge splits & shakes, the ones along the top look like they join up between the keelbolts? I never worked on many wooden boats that size but i wouldnt trust that keel & would replace it. One thing is sure if you dont replace it the worry will always be there, & it will be a minus if you ever sell her. Above all do you want the niggle in the back of your mind " should i have replaced it?" when you are driving her hard to windward in a blow offshore?
    One other thing i would say, you need to be a bit more safety concious, Grinders with no switch? Grinders take no prisoners, chuck it in the bin. And that ladder. If i sound like a H&S freak so be it but i busted my arm 35 years ago doing something similar & im still paying for it.
    Lot of angle grinder cutting going on & jets of hot sparks in an old wooden boat are a recipe for fire. Have a bucket or two of water handy or a fire extinguisher even a squeezy bottle where you are grinding.
    Example, last week i was burning paint off a 14ft clinker dinghy, being careful no dust or shavings, the torch set a spark going at the plank gains near the transom & it started smoking 5 minutes after i had stopped, Squirted water on it & 5 minutes later it started smoking again, More water & all ok.
    We dont want to see a video of a pile of smoking ashes cos she caught fire.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Bernadette, In the hull, possibly 80% of the planking, the beam shelves, and one bilge stringer. As to the keel, he has acquired purpleheart for keel replacement. We will likely see that nixt time, then he has to take a break for a while before being back at it.
    Last edited by Thad; 01-07-2018 at 08:16 AM.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Thad,
    Does Leo intend to replace the entire keel or only a portion of It? I hope he replaces the entire keel, an old section will doom the boat again in the near future. A whole new keel could last another 100 years. Go for the rudder post and horn timber as well.
    Last edited by navydog; 01-07-2018 at 08:45 AM.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    All new.

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernadette View Post
    I'm still curiously waiting for a response to my original question as to how much solid and sound timber will remain of the hull? Im assuming a survey of the hull has been done (at least by now with the interior laid well and truly bare).
    Leo answered this question pretty thoroughly in the last video. He also talked about why he is rebuilding an historic boat instead of building new from scratch.

    I thought it it was pretty cool to see Alex’s bronze anchor on the bench during the Port Townsend Foundry segment.

    For those that are following seriously, Leo now has a Patreon site. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform. If you want to help Leo with Tally Ho and are too far away to volunteer your time Patreon is one way to contribute financially. I think you could make a direct donation or you can pledge a set amount per video. If he gets enough people like us to donate a couple of dollars per video it could really make a big difference in saving this incredible boat.

    https://www.patreon.com/sampsonboatco

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    Default Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Really enjoying his videos. Motivation for digging into Catnapper. Thanks Leo and I signed up to donate through Patreon.
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