Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 47: Finishing the Stern Frames!

April 30, 2019

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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”.

April 27, 2019 – Episode 47: Finishing the Stern Frames!
It seems like yesterday that there was snow all over TALLY HO’s slabs of live oak and Leo was announcing the “barn-raising” effort. Yet here we are, spring has sprung and we’ve arrived at the final push to frame the entire stern section. Announced almost 3 months ago, the tactical shift and immense group effort seems to pay off in spades, with TALLY HO’s new bones giving that wooden boat building’s crowning image: fresh, perfectly-fit concentric sawn frames.

As the crew departs, Leo announces some well-earned travel, family, and sailing time. The whiplash from so the impressive, breakneck mass-production to what’s sure to be a slow in pace could prompt some howling from impatient followers, but Leo repeats his wry mantra about how long this whole project will take:

“It’s a rolling two years… so it’s still two years away from launching. As it will be, anytime anyone asks. Which means, of course, eventually we’re going to launch two years ahead of schedule.”

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