46. Frame-Raising Party! (Part 1)

After weeks of hectic preparation, we begin the big push to re-frame the stern of Tally Ho! For these 3 weeks, we have 10 people (including myself) working full-time on the boat;

Kirt (USA), Finn (UK), Arnaud (Belgium), Thom (UK), Pat (USA), Max (USA), Robert (UK), Glenda & Bill (USA).

After a few days spent training all the new members of the team, we get into full-swing frame production, and are able to achieve our goal of getting one pair of frames made and bedded per day! There is a great sense of camaraderie in the yard, and after making 7 frames we celebrate our progress by taking our little gaff-rigged dinghy out for a lazy Sunday sail.

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46. Frame-Raising Party! (Part 1) / (Tally Ho EP46)

5 thoughts on “46. Frame-Raising Party! (Part 1)

  1. 送你一片大海,让你一帆风顺;送你一个太阳,让你热情奔放;送你一份真诚,祝你开心快乐;送你一份祝福,让你快乐天天!

  2. I’ve often thought about these matters which apply to life it’s self…Boat building is just one excellent example.
    I’m no sailor and 65yrs now and am Australian,. I hear often folks denigrating the newer generation. I just refer them to this site and the people on it. A wonderful example of the high quality of the newish generation.
    Like so many I’m benefiting from the example of what I’m seeing.
    Thank you Leo and friends.

  3. Leo, your team is intergalactic in terms of their talent, their teamwork and their ability to get along. The quality of work is exceptional, how everything fits like a glove. The one question I have is the work that is being done with the tilting bandsaw, which is being used to trim the futtocks at precise angles. How are those angles determined. The fellow who is rotating the handle to angle the pitch of the bandsaw blade seems to be doing it by eye. Is he working to some special line as the wood is being advanced through the band saw?

  4. Everything about this project is astonishing, from Leo’s ambition to the incredible generosity of so many volunteers. Maybe what astounds me most of all is how all the complex forms of the frames emerge from the many steps of fabrication and are carried to the boat, where they just … fit. Is this sorcery?

    None of my boat parts, even the simple ones, ever fit on the first try. They’re too long, too short, too wide, or I cut the bevels to the inverse of the proper angles. I need volunteers not so much to help build the boats, but to take away the rapidly accumulating bins of firewood.

    Seriously, now: I once had a conversation with a boatbuilding instructor about the nature of talent and whether it exists in some of us innately (and many of us not). He said he believes there is such a thing as native talent, but that a large part of what looks like talent “is simply the ability to pay attention.” And that’s a quality that can be learned and cultivated.

    Leo obviously has it, and perhaps he’s repaying the volunteers (and those of us just watching at a distance) by inspiring us to pay better attention to the craft. The results, clearly, are worth the effort.

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