Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 33: Meeting a Master Boatbuilder / 1905 Pilot Cutter

October 8, 2018

Nate Rooks Nate Rooks

Watch 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”.

October 6, 2018 – Episode 33: Meeting a Master Boatbuilder / 1905 Pilot Cutter

Leo continues his UK tour with a visit to Chris Rees, a master boatbuilder who has completed several historically significant restoration projects, including the lugger GRAYHOUND (see our flotsam on GRAYHOUND here). Chris is now rebuilding one of the original Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters, LETTY, as well as a local ferry which ran continuously for 88 years!

While we’re all aching for more progress on TALLY HO, Leo sure seems to get recharged with these tours in his homeland. The deeper context for the incredible project waiting back in Sequim helps make the wait tolerable.

Get Free Videos& Learn More Join Now!!for Full Access Members Sign In



Sign Up to Get a Site Tour
and 10 of our Best Videos

Your email is safe with us.
We'll NEVER share it, and we DON'T spam.