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  • 97. Torture-boards, Plugs, Varnish!

    In this episode we work towards sealing up the timber of the hull, inside and out. First we varnish the interior of the boat, using a traditional varnish that should hopefully hold up for decades. Then we get a serious workout with some good-old-fashioned “torture-boards”, we glue and trim plugs, and we get a little […] More

  • 96. Caulking (Corking?!) the Hull

    This episode is all about Caulking (or Corking, depending on your location). I start by visiting Port Townsend, which has an unusual number of very skilled and proficient Corkers. We briefly discuss the history of Caulking and we meet Brad from the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Coop, who is putting together a crew to help us […] More

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    95. Fairing the Hull / Next steps

    In this episode we take on the glamorous and exciting job of fairing the hull! We start with power-planes and then use a variety of grinders and sanders for our initial fairing, taking off the worst of the high spots and shaping the outside of the boat into a smooth curve. Fairing can be a […] More

  • 94.2 Bonus Planking Timelapse

    I took a bunch of photographs from various different angles while we were planking TALLY HO, and intended to create a time-lapse for the previous video – but it was more work than I anticipated and I did not get it finished in time. So I’m releasing it as a standalone bonus video! I hope […] More

  • 94. Hanging the Whisky Plank

    In this episode we hang the last of the regular planks and start making “shutter planks” – the planks that fill a gap between already fastened areas of planking above and below. These require more careful patterning, but are extremely satisfying to hammer into place if they fit properly – but will they?! Before we […] More

  • 93. County Problem Solved?! / Goodbye Rosie

    Okay, we have a lot of BIG news! These developments only really happened yesterday, so this is fresh off the press, and I was up all night finishing this video. It seems we might have resolved our issues with the county, but we are going to have to make some big changes – which will […] More

  • 92. County Issues / Sheer Strake

    After the snowstorm last week, we start this video with Tally Ho full of snow! But it quickly melts and we get back to the business of cutting and hanging planks. I make some blocks to go between the sheer strake and the beam shelf in the bow, and then pattern and make the sheer […] More

  • 91.2 Planking the Hull (Part 2)

    In this second part of the video we continue to hang more planks on the boat, getting closer and closer to closing up all the gaps and making the hull watertight. We discuss more questions that have been asked about planking, and an adventurous chicken closely inspects our work. Matt explains the new Butt-Block clamp, […] More

  • 91. Planking the Hull (Part 1)

    After 5 long weeks, it’s time for a planking update! There was so much footage to work through and edit, and so much information to cover, that I’m making this episode in two parts. In this first part, as well as catching up with the planking progress, we strength-test the copper rivets – initially using […] More

  • 91. Planking the Hull (Part 1)

    After 5 long weeks, it’s time for a planking update! There was so much footage to work through and edit, and so much information to cover, that I’m making this episode in two parts. In this first part, as well as catching up with the planking progress, we strength-test the copper rivets – initially using […] More

  • 90. The Rig & Sailplan

    In this episode we start by looking at sailing yacht rigs in general – we discuss some of the most common types of sails and rigs and how to tell them apart, with help from some examples in Port Townsend. Then we have a closer look at Tally Ho’s original sailplan before meeting some of […] More

  • 89. “Hey Pete, what are you doing?!”

    Well, what IS Pete doing?! In the last video we got to know part of the crew a little better, and now it’s time to learn a bit more about Pete Stein’s story. We start the New Year by taking his boat out for a sail with the whole crew, before getting back into planking […] More

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