76. Finishing the Transom

In this episode I focus on the final install of the transom, using a couple of old tricks to ensure that it stays watertight. The planks get bolted to the sternpost and eventually fully plugged and varnished.
Pat keeps busy at the Port Townsend Foundry, casting more Floors in Bronze. Clark fits the Floors into the boat – grinding, sanding and polishing them to ridiculous perfection!
Meanwhile, Pete works hard on fairing the Rabbet and beginning to fair the outside of the frames, while Pancho keeps an eye on him and busts out some funky moves for the camera!

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76. Finishing the Transom (Tally Ho EP76)

6 thoughts on “76. Finishing the Transom

  1. Just to echo Leo’s comments on the nature of owning and restoring an old wooden boat and the idea of not getting too obsessed about making the right decision all the time, after a 5 year rebuild of our ’62 Alfred Milne I’ve just decided to replace all the splining underwater as I’m not happy with the adhesive I used the first time around.. Not a major job compared to Leo’s but I’d much prefer to be sailing in what’s left of our short summer season in Scotland… I guess the message here is make a decision and move on, otherwise you’ll never go sailing! She’s looking good Leo.. !


  2. Obviously, completion of the hull planking will be a major milestone, but is there a ‘ship building’ reason to complete it? Some of the interior fit out might be carried without planking and may be easier without it. I.e. cabin sole, bulkheads, tanks, engine and shaft. Access, light, communication and filming will be easier without the planking.
    I can understand if this is a job you want to complete while you have another professional shipwright on site, but I guess what i am saying is, don’t feel you need to complete the planking to keep the viewers happy because you think that’s what they expect a boat to look like.

  3. Huge Huge Hugs to all in that last episode.
    You all have inspired me to paint my whole house!!!!!
    I think I must have mised the episode when Leo
    discussed the engine and power (hard to believe since I have
    seen all the episodes three times at least).
    What type? Or is he just going with
    Solar to power Bilge, run small electronics, Autopilot ect

  4. In a previous episode, you were reviewing drawings that were created to better detail the deck. Were they created using a CAD system or software? I am a retired Design Engineer.
    Best Regards,
    Tim Pinckney

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