The legendary Albert Strange designed 1927 Fastnet winner and cruising boat Tally Ho (see an earlier post here) has a new lease of life, thanks to the efforts of the Albert Strange Association, and to her new keeper, boat builder Leo Goolden originally from Bristol but now based in Washington State.
He has a website and weblog that many Intheboatshed.net readers might enjoy, a Facebook page, and a YouTube account that already has a video of Tally Ho’s journey to her new home (see above) and another of a visit he made before taking her on.
I’m in awe. I hope it works out beautifully, for both Leo and Tally Ho.
I reckon he did rather well, even if there was a lot of work involved. It’s a fine looking boat today…
This lovely rowing boat built by P Siddall of Bridlington – but its Dutch owner, Ton Jansse, is in need of knowledge and advice on how best to proceed. He has already asked how to replace the missing bits of strake, how the interior should be laid out, what kind of paint to use and what colours would have been used originally.
He’s clearly the kind of chap who wants to do it the right way.
If anyone can fill in some of the gaps in terms of paint and colours, interior and so on – and if anyone has photos of similar boats, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org, as usual.
But perhaps the biggest question, I think, is the one about how to obtain the necessary boatbuilding skills. Short of going on a course (desirable, probably, but not always practical), what do readers think an amateur’s best sources are these days?