The Count down has begun….

So the count down has begun to the launching of the fleet on Monday, weather permitting. We will start to have a clear up of both sheds tomorrow morning, and connect the electric motor to the pulling out winch. Ian, as normal, has been preparing blocks, posts and several buckets of sawdust, along with many other items ready for the launch.

Work on the half deckers has also continues a pace, with Brown Bess and Woodcut One well on the way to completion of their varnish work , and Buff Tip continues to have more ribs installed and nailed in-place.

A few monthback I posted some links to a fantastic removation project of the Albert Strange designed Tally Ho.

Leo Sampson Goolden is a Boatbuilder, Sailor and Writer from Bristol, England.

Right now, he is on a mission to rebuild a 107-year old English sailing yacht called Tally Ho. Designed by Albert Strange in 1909, she is a well-known and important historic vessel – but after many adventures she was left in a remote port in Oregon to rot for decades, despite some valiant attempts to rescue her. Leo bought her and moved her to the Olympic Peninsular earlier this year, and is now starting to rebuild her from the keel up. Eventually he hope to sail her back to the UK. You can support the project here.

Leo regularly post very interesting videos of the project. His website is at

Here is his latest video, Leo is back in the UK working to earn funds for the Tally Ho project.