Restoring Tally Ho: An Update from the Boatyard

We’re back on the West Coast in Washington State where experienced boat builder and sailor, Leo Goolden is completely restoring an older English Channel Cutter. “Tally Ho.”  Leo knew he had a big project on his hands but wasn’t planning on reframing the whole boat – a project he is halfway through. He is relying heavily on a few key pieces of equipment, like his Ship’s Saw, which gets some well-deserved love and upkeep in this episode.  Another project that wasn’t on the list but needs some attention is sealing up the planing table. Of course, we sent Leo some TotalBoat Penetrating Epoxy to help keep the table in great shape out in the elements for years to come – and we think he might be out there for a few years to come…

Leo has a small army of help on hand at any one time, and gets to many more projects on the list, like patterning and cutting out the sternpost. This is a milestone in the build as it’s an important piece of the hull joining the keel to the rudder, eventually! Watch Leo and this week’s team make quick work of more framing and these other important projects. In a build or re-build like Leo’s every step is a major milestone! And speaking of milestones, Leo’s Sampson Boatbuilding YouTube Channel is about to hit 100,000 subscribers which is a major accomplishment. Head over to Leo’s channel page and Subscribe if you don’t already. Help push Leo up over 100,000 followers! Congrats to Leo and enjoy!


10 responses to “Restoring Tally Ho: An Update from the Boatyard

  1. I have totally enjoyed your videos over the past year. England, Southeast USA and Seattle. You have great presence on the screen and are sharing the same love of sailboats which caused me to rebuild a fiberglass 40′ from the 1950’s which received a stove in starboard hull in the 1990’s. Cheers!!

    1. Jeff are you serious! the next thing you will say is wood dust is going to kill everyone despite the fact they have been building wood boats for 1000’s of yeas!
      Ir worse still the pencils the bird is chewing with give it graphite poisoning.
      the birds owner live on site and will take any precautions necessary.
      cheers warren

  2. I have not looked through the other comments to see if anyone else picked up this.
    I believe that I saw an exotic bird in the shop. Then I saw what may be a Teflon coated skillet on the stove. If this is the case then you are putting your beloved in great danger. The off gassing from Teflon is highly toxic to birds. Please find another skillet.

  3. Wonderful videos (watched them all)! I have a daughter stationed at
    Port Angeles in the USCG. Told her to stop by if she’s in the area. She
    loves sailing vessels and has been aboard mine quite a few times.
    You’re doing a quality rebuild! Thank you !

  4. I’ve been a long time supporter of Leo and this project. I encourage everyone to do the same , a few dollar a month on Patreon will make a huge difference.
    The is not just any old boat this is the !927 Fastnet Race winner , Beating Joise Brist(?) another classic that is still sailing! and the only other yacht to finished that race as conditions were so bad! This yacht need to make the 100th anniversary of that race!
    Thank you to Total Boat for stepping up with some support.
    Cheers Warren

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