Tally Ho holding out for a hero

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  1. Angélique
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    Think the Alestorm song is about Kraken, and since it's hard to waste a mythical marine creature, I'm inclined to regard it as a lovely lullaby . . :rolleyes:

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    Gee - is that the SAME Boat ???

    He wasted a lot of work if it was, as he deck, etc had to be all ripped out in this latest effort.
     
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    I'm afraid Manuel's plan was only within his and the available volunteers' financial capacities, which looks to have been not enough for Tally Ho's condition at the time.

    So I've more confidence in Leo's approach, raise money plus means and volunteers while he goes, and whenever this is not enough to work within his high standards, then plan B is to temporarily pause the project, to take on another master shipwright job, anywhere in the world, to finance the resumption of Tally Ho's rebuild.

    Besides Leo's excellent set of skills and knowledge, I'll think he's quite unique in his diligence and enthusiasm to finish in highly durable standards what he started there.
     
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    Note Tally Ho in Sequim is only 31 miles (50 km), ± 43 min by car, from wooden boat mecca Port Townsend, so easy for volunteers from there to drop by for one or a few days . . :)

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    This last video was very exciting - removing the whole keel alone.

    No wonder no-one builds wooden boats anymore

     
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    I've made a related post about the wonderful Steve Cross on the random picture thread.
     
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    Just saw Leo borrowed Steve's DIY built Georgia ship saw to cut a ship's rolling bevel onto the outside of the frames, so the outside surface of the frames follows the direction of the planking, so the planks lie everywhere flat on the surface of the for each spot customised beveled frames, following the longitudinal curves of the hull which are changing on the way up. And Leo sleeps next to the dear machine on his route north-west . . :cool: - BTW, quite a trip the US diagonally . . :eek:

    Steve Cross and his Georgia ship saw to cut a rolling bevel on the outside of a ships frames.jpg

    Leo and Steve and the Georgia ship saw hand shake.jpg

    Leo next to the Steve Cross Georgia ship saw to cut a rolling bevel on the frames.jpg
     
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    What a saga! I'm lovin' every moment from the comfort of my armchair.
     
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    The latest installment is out, episode 23... look at the thickness of those planks.....

     
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    Thank you for posting. This was really an entertaining episode.
     
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    Leo's enormous capacities in knowledge and in skills, as well as in the maintained huge physical efforts, all keep on amazing, think this is unique on the web, and happening right now . . :cool:

    While at the same time saving a tiny hummingbird which got itself trapped in a narrow and high workshop skylight dome, I wonder how to catch that from the top of a long ladder, his capacities seems to be in every field . . :)
     
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    Absolutely. I'm in awe of his knowledge, skills, thoughtfulness, inventiveness, indefatigable, steady confidence. And he's quiet, unassuming, straightforward, great at explaining stuff. And on top of all this he has the time and the energy to set up, film, edit and post these astonishingly good 20 minute films every two weeks. And at only 26. To my mind, he has rare true leadership qualities. I can't believe how he tackles huge tasks like removing the keel - digging holes to let the bolts drop out, jacking the whole boat up to allow the keel to drop... single handed. And that bit where he made a wooden handle for his brand new chainsaw to enable cutting the scarf in the new keel timber. Not to mention heading off every few weeks to earn some more money.

    And as well as rescuing a humming bird, he seems to be good friends with a parrot and a couple of dogs!
     
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    How many people would take the time and immense effort to correct the shape of the hull? I expect most would get the boat to a sellable condition then move on...
     
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    I just used Leo's chain jig to duplicate the bow lines on my Skoota. The bow frame is immensely heavy and there is some handfill work, so I took the chain jig and while it might be known to others, I had not seen it before...took the jig, put it on hull one and carried it to hull two for shaping and filling.
     
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