Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 57: Shaping the Cutwater / More Timber!

October 8, 2019

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, 2019 - Episode 57: Shaping the Cutwater / More Timber!
I saw Leo last week at Seattle's Center for Wooden Boats Festival, and he reiterated how much fun he was having back on the tools as opposed to managing a bunch of people and checklists. This week he continues shaping the cutwater and welds up a cart to help receive his massive amount of sapele planking. Leo deftly uses a chainsaw, grinder, and powerplane to bring the cutwater closer to form. Even roughed out, it makes quite a visual difference on the stem, simultaneously adding grace while the contrasting raw block of purple heart at the top reminds us of her huge scantlings. Leo's frankenstein lumber cart lets him practice his welding and reiterates his creativity and wide-ranging abilities.

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