Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 20: Removing HUGE Keel Timber from 20-ton historic yacht, ALONE!

April 24, 2018

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Try watching Leo Goolden as he brings back the 47’ teak-planked TALLY HO to the glorious gaff cutter she was when launched over a hundred years ago in England. This vessel, designed by Albert Strange, lies under a shed in Sequim, WA, that Leo built next to the shop/apartment he rejuvenated—helped out occasionally by Poncho the parrot and Brian the dog.

The backstories, and there are many, can be found on Leo’s website, his Facebook postings, and on the Albert Strange Association’s TALLY HO pages.

In addition, Leo wrote a piece on TALLY HO for SOUNDINGS Magazine – “Tally Ho, Adventure! The Quest to Put a 1927 Fastnet Winner Back on the High Seas”.

April 21, 2018 – Episode 20: Removing HUGE Keel Timber from 20-ton historic yacht, ALONE!

After taking us, vicariously, on a fast 3,000 mile road trip from Georgia to where TALLY HO is located in Washington State, Leo resumes work on the vessel’s backbone. He’s followed shortly from Georgia by a flatbed trailer piled high with the live-edge live oak framing stock that he and Steve Cross had sawed out in Episode 19. After a day unloading, using an overwhelmed forklift, the trailer departs and Leo is surrounded with stickered flitches. And shortly thereafter, back on the vessel and helped by a shipwright friend, Leo drops out the old keel timber from the reinforced and propped-up hull and makes it disappear.

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