Preview: TALLY HO – Episode 72: Bilge Stringers / Oak problems!

May 28, 2020

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”.

May 16, 2020 – Episode 72: Bilge Stringers / Oak problems!
That momentum we discussed after the last episode hits a speed bump as Leo and crew realize that a number of their deck half-beams and one full-beam were made from substandard, porous oak. While surely even more disappointing than they let on, they move on quickly to remake the affected parts from better wood. There appears to be no problem at all with the bilge stringers, however, as the massive angelique beams are slid through the open frames and levered into place. The crew loses Patrick, but surely Leo and Pete are keeping the progress rolling.

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