Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 52: Replacing the Bow on a Vintage Wooden Boat

July 23, 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”.

July 20, 2019 – Episode 52: Replacing the Bow on a Vintage Wooden Boat
The stem is the final piece of TALLY HO’s centerline, an incredible purple heart construction providing the foundation for TALLY HO’s new life. While Leo has been very pleased with the lumber overall, a significant thunder shake means he gets to demonstrate more make-do skills, shaping and installing a significant graving piece. His resourcefulness and attention to detail pay off in a well-fitting piece, while his helpers start working on salvaging some of the old planks.

Speaking of payoff, with a little heavy lifting and some sticky tar, the stem is installed, completing TALLY HO’s centerline. She’s really beginning to look like a new boat, and Leo projects that in a month’s time the rest of the frames will be installed. Now officially 2 years into the project, Leo reiterates his great joke – just two years left!

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