72. Bilge Stringers / Oak problems!

In this episode we face a major dilemma – having found that one of the White Oak logs had porous grain (bad news!) I have to make the painful decision of whether or not to replace 19 deck beams that we already made from it. Meanwhile, Tally Ho’s planking stock arrives and is stacked ready for planking. The frames get faired and the bilge stringers get made, scarphed, and finally bent into the hull of the boat. Finally all is well, and Patrick teaches us some useful boat terminology.

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72. Bilge Stringers / Oak problems! (Tally Ho EP72)

11 thoughts on “72. Bilge Stringers / Oak problems!

  1. I am interested to know more detail about the oak trouble.
    Do red oak and white oak hybridize? The troubled oak could still be used by a woodworker that is not going to stress the material in a marine environment. It would be good for classic Arts & Crafts oak furniture, would it not?

  2. Bill Hays. Patrik is an artist. Maybe he could come up with something interesting? Maybe a wooden Pancho?

  3. Too late now, but did you consider vacuum bagging the deck timbers and filling the spaces with epoxy. From your demonstration of how a wood sample wicked up the water, it probably would have made the beam more epoxy than wood.

    Nice work.

  4. Great video Leo. Your team busted a gut to recoup the lost time of the setback because of the dodgy oak timbers. You did the right thing in replacing them because having bad timber on board would have been a major concern that would have resulted in major headaches in the future, when it would be ten times harder to fix the problem. Now TALLY HO is fit as a fiddle. Your team did a heroic job getting the interior stringers in place. It takes great skill to get everything to fit like a glove but it also takes the brute force of three strong men to get the job done. You were lucky you had two guys who went to the mat to help you finish such a crucial component of the rebuild. Well done. Your team continues to amaze me, in terms of the quality of the work, the highest standards of excellence in terms of craftsmanship, and the ability to work well as a team without bitching when things don’t go the way you expected. My hat off to everyone. We need more people like you running this world Leo.

  5. Leo – like many others I admire what you’re doing and how your doing it. I know you plan to salvage and use what you can of the original timbers but what’s about the rest? After the original craftsmanship to build the boat and your work to dismantle
    it a bonfire or the landfill just seems wrong. I hope a sculptor or artist or another woodworker has contacted you about uses for the ghost of Tally Ho.

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