Planking Tally Ho! (Wooden Boatbuilding / EP86)

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Rebuilding a historic sailing yacht - Planking Tally Ho! (EP86)
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In this episode, we start to get the “hang” of the planking! The first quick job is to put the Stopwaters into the centreline seams - softwood dowels which will swell up and prevent water ingress. Then the first Angelique Garboard is hung, and is quickly followed by more Topside Planks and Broads.
Meanwhile, I jury-rig a circular saw to cut rolling bevels, which helps speed up cutting the planks out. The other guys get into the swing of riveting, with the help of a homemade “Dolly” (otherwise known as a “Bucking Iron”).
We are still speeding up, but by the end of the first 2 weeks of planking we have 12 planks on the boat, which I’m pretty happy with!

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86. Planking Tally Ho! (EP86)

  • Thanks for all the great feedback! It seems that some people thought my rant about butts vs scarphs was some kind of dig at A2A, which it absolutely wasn't! I tried to make it clear that I think butt joints are the best choice in this particular situation - IF the planking stock is long enough. A2A's planking stock seemed to be on the shorter side, which is (I assume) why they chose to scarph their planks - a completely reasonable decision considering the circumstances. As always there are many ways to skin a cat, and each situation demands a different approach.

    Sampson Boat CoSampson Boat CoUukausi sitten
    • It's funny how people always seem to "hear" or "read" something in an ordinary, innocent statement.

      Darcy PerkinsDarcy Perkins3 päivää sitten
    • D!d!

      sailing dreamssailing dreams6 päivää sitten
    • @RiggenbachDE Similarly, I kept bending every nail that I was trying to hammer into treated wood using what I think is an electric lineman's hammer. No matter how softly I tried to hit the nails they kept bending. Then I discovered that if I used a hammer a third of the weight I could drive the nails with no problems.

      David BlackDavid BlackUukausi sitten
    • Lil shade thrown, lil shade. Quite obvious. Youll be getting flack for ghetto this time 'round. And so it goes...

      Johm StromJohm StromUukausi sitten
    • @Gottenhimfella Dont be gettin all sensible n shit.

      Johm StromJohm StromUukausi sitten
  • I've been watching from the start of this adventure. Brilliant and inspiring to see the attention to details. Can I suggest you use a digital angle gauge to sort out the plank joint angles? I've used it a few times for bicycle fittings. Quick, easy and accurate. Measure length wise as small an increment you want and with a bit of data collection, Robert is my father's brother. Cheers and thanks for the inspiration!

    pete brookspete brooks4 päivää sitten
  • Como vc faz esse repuxo pra pregos?? Abraços!

    Ednaldo Alves CordeiroEdnaldo Alves Cordeiro5 päivää sitten
  • Anyone know with certainty what size Clifton plane Leo is sporting in this vid??

    Vic AnuszkiewiczVic Anuszkiewicz7 päivää sitten
  • 35:52 - Loving this section with Pete. I dunno if it's the lighting or the framing or what but it looks like an infomercial. XD

    Danny ArcherDanny Archer7 päivää sitten
  • This episode is not part of the playlist. Started getting into episode 87 until I realized that a bunch of planks went up with no video footage.

    Kurt DykstraKurt Dykstra9 päivää sitten
  • This video seems to be missing from the 'Rebuilding Tally Ho - From the Beginning' playlist?

    Sam WainwrightSam Wainwright14 päivää sitten
  • When you cut some timber with a saw mill, as you cut that stress and tension will appear like magic and be a real pain

    highlander valasikhighlander valasik16 päivää sitten
  • I stumbled on to this gem and decided to watch the whole episode. Very impressive. I can't wait to see the finished product especially since my left ankle is in a 50# plaster cast making it very difficult for me to do much of anything else. I'll be waiting for your next upload.

    Jerry HJerry H18 päivää sitten
  • A rabbet (American English) or rebate (British English) is a recess or groove cut into the edge of a piece of machinable material

    Peter McErleanPeter McErlean23 päivää sitten
  • A thought about your butt jointed planks. Could you use triangular scarfed finder joints(?) where short fingers interlock at the plank ends. Set them in pitch to seal. Is this appropriate or too much hassle?

    David ElliottDavid Elliott24 päivää sitten
  • It's too late now, but could you pressure inject polyurethane mastic into the old pitch sealed joints? I'ts stuff that sets under damp conditions so should seal the cracks. I'm thinking about something like the "furmanite" process used in engineering to seal leaks. Lower pressure on the boat - we don't want joints forced apart. Stop dowels can be added later.

    David ElliottDavid Elliott24 päivää sitten
  • Superb boat, beautiful ribs! Great demo, and may I complement your excellent skills.

    Crusty CobsCrusty Cobs27 päivää sitten
  • Great building. what wood is the planking?

    Jerry FarrellJerry FarrellUukausi sitten
  • That dog gotta be full of sawdust lol

    Benjamin ScovilleBenjamin ScovilleUukausi sitten
  • ed sheeran as boat builder

    Audentes Fortuna JuvatAudentes Fortuna JuvatUukausi sitten
  • would you please put the date when you post. .Its seems U tube or whatever keeps changing its algorithm and send me back to past episodes . .I have hit the bell more times than closing at the local pub. Subscribed ,liked as well . .Maybe they don't like us in Western Canada. .However the date would help instead of back to befirvthe bronze castings. thanks Leo. happy new year. Ps I understand you have the episode. but date would really help if possible

    MyUboat JVOMyUboat JVOUukausi sitten
    • Just use this playlist - all videos in order!

      Sampson Boat CoSampson Boat CoUukausi sitten
  • Years ago I worked at a boat shop in the winters building custom sport fishing boats. There was a winter dart league and three of us formed a dart team and named our team The Starboard Garboard. (I had read somewhere that traditionally the starboard garboard was the first plank put on a boat, and as we were boat builders and intended to to take first place in the league, the name seemed to fit. We won the league and the play-off tournament.) We were different from the other strakes.

    D.D.Uukausi sitten
  • ☕️ 🥩🍳😁

    Douglas ScottDouglas ScottUukausi sitten
  • And there we have it, finally, Rosie the Riveter.

    rtmordecai1rtmordecai1Uukausi sitten
  • The precision of fine furniture carpentry brought to wooden boat building!

    Arthur FleckArthur FleckUukausi sitten
  • Getto engineering,, ??? I see you have not visited cuba,

    Martin KennyMartin KennyUukausi sitten
  • When the Tally Ho finally sails the whole world will be roaring! You will be able to hear it where ever you are.

    Ijustcamehere IjustcamehereIjustcamehere IjustcamehereUukausi sitten
    • Not a port in the world where she won't be welcome.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • Leo, stupid question,- I would have thought you would have to have steamed the planks to make the bend on the hull? The tension is spread and the amount of clamps and rivets keeps it there but doesn't the tension remain without the steam process?

    Joseph DemroJoseph DemroUukausi sitten
    • The tension in unsteamed planks will gradually relax over several weeks.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • God bless...

    Barry PierceBarry PierceUukausi sitten
  • Put two planks on the boat clamped correctly with a space a little smaller than the router bit. Run the router the full length now you have correct bevel and perfect fit

    mechniackmechniackUukausi sitten
  • always if youy watch the video just to support the project. From Philippines

    89Ner Tv.89Ner Tv.Uukausi sitten
  • Fantastic video. happy belated Thanks givving, (sorry my main pc took a poop )

    madpainter69madpainter69Uukausi sitten
  • Why are they not using a rivet gun?????

    Howard SwingHoward SwingUukausi sitten
  • Why don't you plank the boat form the bottom to the top as opposed to starting the planking in the middle of the boat?

    John smithJohn smithUukausi sitten
  • Very interesting video & all of you guys seem like you have happy personalities. Really enjoyed this 👍

    Betty ArringtonBetty ArringtonUukausi sitten
  • Very talented man keep up the great work.

    MikeMikeUukausi sitten
  • Stupid talking

    azren maizaazren maizaUukausi sitten
  • Hi Leo I have really enjoyed your videos. I think I have watched all of them. Just wondered what camera and mic are you using to make them? Thanks

    TruthTruthUukausi sitten
  • I would have guessed the sòft wood water stops would more likely force the joints apart and also work like a sponge in the sense that water would be transferred 'through' the sòft wood with the flexing of the boat and continue into the bilge. That said this boat is a work of art an absolutely gorgeous physical evocation of purest love.

    Christopher LeesonChristopher LeesonUukausi sitten
  • Very very interesting video! You've made watching boat rebuilding really fun to sit and watch, and truly enjoy what would normally be a droll experience generally speaking!!! Thanks very much!!!!

    NEWMOON54 CannoneNEWMOON54 CannoneUukausi sitten
  • 😯👍👍👍👌❤❤❤

    Ohskelily WurarahOhskelily WurarahUukausi sitten
  • Hiya Leo

    William T. MusilWilliam T. MusilUukausi sitten
  • What is red lead? Is it somekind of primer?

    Paulo De OliveiraPaulo De OliveiraUukausi sitten
    • Well it is a primer, used to prevent mold & rot.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • Your choice to no plug advertising into your videos is so refreshing. Sterling quality production.

    Charles SeymourCharles SeymourUukausi sitten
  • Thank you Leo. For me it's a meditation, watching you form each plank so accurately, and then fitting them to make such a beautiful shape.

    Peter FranconPeter FranconUukausi sitten
  • There is one thing about your videos I really do not like; when they end!

    Charles SeymourCharles SeymourUukausi sitten
  • Riveting episode! Well done.

    Charles SeymourCharles SeymourUukausi sitten
  • Pete's worth his weight in diamonds... and that's saying a lot bc everyone that's chipped in here has been very good.

    TJTJUukausi sitten
  • Question about how to keep the hull planks water tight. I didn't see any caulking, so how do you keep the hull water tight?

    Nick SoperNick SoperUukausi sitten
  • Where do you get your wood from?

    Rod FairRod FairUukausi sitten
  • glue a stripe of joist rubber tape thats for dampening between flor boards and joists to your guiding plank so you can use third of all this clamps :) btw impressive collection of them

    Bóbr BobrowskiBóbr BobrowskiUukausi sitten
  • I can’t possibly go through 2,096 blabbering ignorant comments looking for a hundred or so that are on subject and add substantial feedback to this young mans project.

    b fillerb fillerUukausi sitten
  • Your dolly or buck is called a bucking bar in the aviation world. Your Craftsmanship is to be highly commended.

    Bob BaileyBob BaileyUukausi sitten
  • What a job!👍

    Langston RoweLangston RoweUukausi sitten
  • The planking stock is some amazing wood, that's sure. Nice.

    Brian AndersonBrian AndersonUukausi sitten
  • Leo: FIstream has chosen to censor all references to the American election. I simply cannot support them any longer. I want you to know how much I have enjoyed getting to know you and your work a bit. You are an extraordinary and talented person. Your craftsmanship and knowledge are superb, especially in light of your age. I am truly sorry that I must debarked here and trust that you will succeed brilliantly on the remainder of this voyage and on many, many more. Best always. Larry Sorenson

    Larry SorensonLarry SorensonUukausi sitten
  • Will he Choose White again, or Wood/varnish?

    m69hm69hUukausi sitten
  • My 2nd watch of this episode and I enjoyed it more. It reminded me of Ep 19 with Mr Cross which I've watched 5 or 6 times because it's so different. In the end I'll start again at No 1 and enjoy it all again.

    Jane WhiteJane WhiteUukausi sitten
  • Please tell me what are the dimensions for the length and width of your ship

    Вася ПупкинВася ПупкинUukausi sitten
    • @Frederick Stibbert Thank you

      Вася ПупкинВася ПупкинUukausi sitten

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • Great project and great videos as always. I would be interested in a video of two of you all after hours hanging out or having dinner and sitting around chatting and conversing joking and just enjoying the off time.

    Richard H JonesRichard H JonesUukausi sitten
  • Hey Leo! I was watching that ship saw video where that fellow helped you get it running on 3 phase using single phase. I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction as to finding out more information on how that works. Would it be possible for me to contact the fellow who got it going for you. Then maybe I could pick his brain a bit. Thanks for all the videos keep up the good work!

    Jay DeeJay DeeUukausi sitten
    • search online for "homemade three phase converter"! If that doesnt work send me an email at

      Sampson Boat CoSampson Boat CoUukausi sitten
  • She's coming on nicely!!!

    Halcyon Yachts - International Yacht DeliveryHalcyon Yachts - International Yacht DeliveryUukausi sitten
  • Covid is no joke

    Try ThinkingTry ThinkingUukausi sitten
  • Anyone: (gently applying oil or “boat soup” to Tally Ho) Me: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? YOU WILL NEVER REPLACE HER!

    x0965x0965Uukausi sitten
  • Cool saw mod great work! It takes a great man to know he mad a mistake and fall back and fix it right. Thanks for sharing.

    sam yeatessam yeatesUukausi sitten
  • Thanks Pete for the deep dive it is great to try to understand the reasons behind the decisions The no compromises are unique, And I hope to have a chance to se the product in live The sooner the better _/) Love the shine of the bronze work, not sure any similar Bristol pilots can match those :-) BSR a big fan of your work

    Martin OlsenMartin OlsenUukausi sitten
  • Leo, it would be very helpful if you would use a white board to illustrate some of details that you and others explain. For us visual learners, showing the cuts and tapers, etc. would make learning much better. The planking descriptions would be better understood with some simple diagrams.

    Alan BeckettAlan BeckettUukausi sitten
  • Hi Leo, once again thanks for some great entertainment. Looking forward to the future and maybe see you racing against Jolie Brise, have you seen Tom's 1st Dec video? Will Tally Ho be as fast as Jolie Brise? Hope one day to see you in Whitby.

    Ian LockwoodIan LockwoodUukausi sitten
    • Jolie Brise is bigger (56 ft) than Tally Ho (47 ft). That makes a big difference in speed. Only time will tell what the performance of both yachts will be .

      on4xbon4xbUukausi sitten
  • On long and reaped rips,, I have had excellent results with an old style steel rip blade. Chisel teeth, wide set and zero side blade bind. Annnndd the teeth are easy to give a quick sharp to with a flat file. I just chuck it up on the bench vise with a pair of scrap soft lumber in the jaws to grip the blade. You can make the teeth wicked sharp with just a few strokes. Beats a modern carbide blade hands down. The carbide may be able to cut 40 times longer,, but a proper steel rip blade will cut with 25% of the force required, and twice as fast.

    Sailor376alsoSailor376alsoUukausi sitten
  • moto beav

    David HellewellDavid HellewellUukausi sitten
  • Nice work

    Matthew PerryMatthew PerryUukausi sitten
  • Resumo da obra VOCE REFORMOU TANTOS BARCOS, que nao aprendeu a construir um do zero. O acertado seria ter tirado os macacos do barco sucata, e teria metade do trabalho em construir um novo.

  • If you parallel out your table saw blade, to about 2 thousandths or better - parallel to the right hand miter slot, you get a much better table saw. (loosen trunion bolts and touch up with a hammer)

    jthepickle7jthepickle7Uukausi sitten
  • A planking we will go, a planking we will go, high ho the Tally Ho, a planking Ho we go, hehe

    Teresa ConleyTeresa ConleyUukausi sitten
  • lol, you and Pete should open a shop together.

    Nicholas TradoNicholas TradoUukausi sitten
  • Why are slot-head fasteners used when more 'secure' designs are available? I personally have ruined enough work slipping out of slots (millwork) to the point I frequently proclaim that slot screws should be illegal!

    Clyde WillisClyde WillisUukausi sitten
    • It'll be much easier to clean the slot, if the screw must be removed for future repairs.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • 19:00 I realize you are using silicon bronze because it's more historically authentic, but if that wasn't a consideration, would it be possible to use stainless steel wood screws? Or would those not work?

    JimTheSoundmanJimTheSoundmanUukausi sitten
    • Sreel or iron fasteners are not at all the thing for a wooden boat. In a wet environment, iron ions corrode the wood cell proteins, weakening them (iron sickness) & allowing biological rot to set in more quickly. In addition, iron-oxygen corrosion (rust) is expansive & weakens the grip between fastener & wood. These probs aren't a big concern if you only expect your boat to last 20-30 years, but Leo is looking 75-100 years ahead.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • curiosity question. I didn't see any caulking so far. and the abutting joints between planks and between garboard and keel seem flush, so no room to pack caulking in after the fact. I understand this is an obvious limitation in my knowledge of shipbuilding, but how do you make all these planks leak proof now? LOVE this series. It is THE BEST!

    John SeifertJohn SeifertUukausi sitten
    • Leo hasn't been very explicit about it, but they are definitely shaping a 'caulking bevel' into the plank edges.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
  • Can someone Buy this Guy a Nice Big Table saw so this Boat gets done before half of us are dead. Thanks. Somebody had to have won the lottery last week. Stop being cheap..

    Don TurcoDon TurcoUukausi sitten
  • What a fabulous project. What is the principal timber you are using?

    Stuart DixonStuart DixonUukausi sitten
    • @Gareth Hynes Trenails - Black Locust Deck beams - White Oak Hull frames (ribs) - Southern Live Oak

      Frederick StibbertFrederick StibbertUukausi sitten
    • Keel and stems =Purple heart, Ribs & Deck frame= White oak, Planks=Angelique and Wana, Stop Waters =Ceder, Trenails= i forgot

      Gareth HynesGareth HynesUukausi sitten
  • I forgot, Sampson, what do you think about scarf joints?

    Jim PennockJim PennockUukausi sitten
  • The menagerie of your shipwright boarding school is growing.

    YaivenovYaivenovUukausi sitten
  • How I remember port side to starboard is with an old saying “Is there any port left in the bottle” so port side is the left side. Paul

    PaulPaulUukausi sitten
    • or as my father put it - "To drink port is never right!"

      John SeifertJohn SeifertUukausi sitten
  • please can we have more dog content thank you xx

    Rosie HunterRosie HunterUukausi sitten
  • I could tell as soon as you started making your tool that I had no idea what you were making

    Eddie CoxEddie CoxUukausi sitten
  • Leo explaining the foundry cost OAFAH!!!! And i thought old volkswagen parts were expensive!!

    Paul BuccoPaul BuccoUukausi sitten
  • Miss the there any wood left ,or is this a new boat replica?

    Anthony MerckAnthony MerckUukausi sitten
    • To quote Leo: "She will have her original lead ballast keel, some planking, other re-used original timber, and various bits of hardware, as well as the continuity of looking like the same boat in any one given day. According to Lloyds, the Greeks (see ship of Theseus), the wooden-boat community, and myself, it will be the same boat! But, people are free to disagree and call it what they want."

      on4xbon4xbUukausi sitten
  • lose the stupid music,,, Jaysus.

    55longboarder55longboarderUukausi sitten
  • Like the technical explanations. She's looking good

  • I do caravel planking in Syracuse NY for hire!

    Randy LoveskyRandy LoveskyUukausi sitten
  • Someone should definitely open a pub called “The Starboard Garboard”

    Zer0Zer0Uukausi sitten
    • GENIUS!

      Chuck PrichardChuck PrichardUukausi sitten
  • this is word to describe

    plx dumontplx dumontUukausi sitten
  • Dick Clark: Hey Poncho, what do you think of Leo's new song Planing Planks? Poncho: It's definitely got a good beat - I can dance to it!

    harrygibusharrygibusUukausi sitten
  • Looks like you’re making one of those. Lol

    TaffytheGreatTaffytheGreatUukausi sitten
  • Sorry guys, it seems like I missed it previously - but what kind of wood is used for planking? It looks to be a beech wood to me, however at my knowledge, it's not that good for making boat planks.

    Сергей Д.Сергей Д.Uukausi sitten
    • Angelique and Wana (Red Louro), not beech

      Gareth HynesGareth HynesUukausi sitten
  • Sweet, just found your site.

    CrossThread Aero IndustriesCrossThread Aero IndustriesUukausi sitten
  • I heard they are shutting down the USA on Dec 9th. So hope you can get your girl over this week.

    jagsfanrickjagsfanrickUukausi sitten
  • Great work! I imagine what an effort it must be doing the planking on the original Tally Ho without that circular saws…

    S DS DUukausi sitten
  • Your making a gismo!

    Old ScoutOld ScoutUukausi sitten
  • You keep saying you are rebuilding the Tally Ho. In reality you are building a copy. You4 haven’t used anything from the original.

    Old ScoutOld ScoutUukausi sitten
  • What is the planking stock?

    steven gouldsteven gouldUukausi sitten
    • Anglelique and Wana

      Gareth HynesGareth HynesUukausi sitten
  • If you have a need for some strong yet rust proof brackets you may look into making them out of steel and silicone bronze spray welding them. You would have the strength of steel and unless the brackets crack, are scraped or rubbed constantly will remain rustproof. The best way is to arch spray welding, the old powder in flame way will work but heats the steel a lot more. Looks great have been checking in from time to time to see how its coming.

    Todd AbrahamTodd AbrahamUukausi sitten
  • Thanx for the explanation on how you cut the angles.

    anthony whiteanthony whiteUukausi sitten
  • Excellent work, thanx for sharing.

    anthony whiteanthony whiteUukausi sitten