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  • 107. Bulkheads, bulkheads, bulkheads!

    In the last 2 weeks we’ve made a lot of progress on the bulkheads, and the construction process has become quicker and more efficient! As we install the Dug Fir double-diagonal boards, the space inside the boat gets a lot more defined. Also… a piece of history in the mail – some hardware from TALLY […] More

  • 106. The first Bulkhead / layout changes!

    This episode sees us getting back to some constructive woodwork! But first – I make some important changes to the interior layout mockup, before Rowan rips it all apart with great enthusiasm. We say goodbye to Patrick and welcome a new character to the team, and we suffer some inclement weather in the boatyard. Finally […] More

  • 105. Mocking up the interior

    This episode is all about planning for the interior of the boat. First we get hold of some beautiful Douglas Fir and mill it down to be ready for bulkheads. Then we take a look at the new drawings for the accommodation layout, and compare them with the original drawings from 1909. When I am […] More

  • 104. Back to work!

    In this episode we finally get back to work on Tally Ho! ….Leo and Pete fair the deck structure with power-planes, Rowan and Patrick pay the bottom-seams, and Pancho destroys anything she can lay her beak on. Meanwhile we meet some neighbouring craftspeople, watch some boats get launched, and discover the advantages of a concrete […] More

  • 104. Back to work!

    In this episode we finally get back to work on Tally Ho! ….Leo and Pete fair the deck structure with power-planes, Rowan and Patrick pay the bottom-seams, and Pancho destroys anything she can lay her beak on. Meanwhile we meet some neighbouring craftspeople, watch some boats get launched, and discover the advantages of a concrete […] More

  • 103. New Workshop! ..moving in & TOUR

    In this episode we move into our new workshop in Port Townsend – a beautiful old timber frame building next to the big steel shed where Tally Ho is located. Donate securely with PayPal – GBP Donate securely with PayPal – USD – For sneaky preview of what’s going on in between Episodes, follow my […] More

  • 103. New Workshop! ..moving in & TOUR

    In this episode we move into our new workshop in Port Townsend – a beautiful old timber frame building next to the big steel shed where Tally Ho is located. Donate securely with PayPal – GBP Donate securely with PayPal – USD – For sneaky preview of what’s going on in between Episodes, follow my […] More

  • 102. Moving Tally Ho

    In this episode we move Tally Ho! Before the move we experience a crazy heatwave with record-breaking temperatures, and I have to take some drastic measures to keep the boat cool. Next we take the boatshed down, revealing the lines of the boat without any visual obstructions. I also finally introduce the owners of the […] More

  • 102. Moving Tally Ho

    In this episode we move Tally Ho! Before the move we experience a crazy heatwave with record-breaking temperatures, and I have to take some drastic measures to keep the boat cool. Next we take the boatshed down, revealing the lines of the boat without any visual obstructions. I also finally introduce the owners of the […] More

  • 101. Lead Pour Distaster

    In this episode we attempt to slightly enlarge the lead ballast keel by pouring a layer of molten lead on top of it. Before we actually pour I discuss the reasons for doing this and we fabricate a large “pig” to melt the lead in. Unfortunately when we actually pour the molten lead things do […] More

  • 100. Rebuilding Tally Ho – UP TO NOW!

    We look back at all the work that got this project to where it is now, from the very first glimpse of Tally Ho 4 years ago right up to her present condition as an almost fully rebuilt hull. I answer a few questions about the project and talk about some exciting plans for the […] More

  • 99.Painting the hull!

    In this episode, we – you guessed it – paint the boat. This video features some of the most satisfying blue-tape peeling footage ever to have existed! We also explain how we find the waterline, why we don’t want to varnish the planks, why we haven’t filled the seams yet, and so on. Pancho observes, […] More

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