Basic Boatbuilding Terminology (Tally Ho EP77)

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Rebuilding a historic sailing yacht - Basic Boatbuilding Terminology / Knee Patterns (EP77)
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In this episode we take a look at the names of the basic parts of a wooden boat. Hopefully this will help people who haven’t had much experience with traditionally built vessels to better understand what we are doing on Tally Ho!
After that I start working on the hanging and lodging knee patterns, creating a jig to taper stacks of plywood for the laminated arms. Pat’s wife Bonny helps us out with some grinding whilst Pat casts more floors at Port Townsend Foundry. Clark fits the floors into the boat and Pete continues fairing the frames for planking, only stopping occasionally to tell me exactly what he is doing…

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77. Basic Boatbuilding Terminology (TALLY HO EP77)

Luiz Schechter
Luiz Schechter 2 måneder siden
Boat Terminology: 1:05 Bow, Stern, Forward, Aft, Port, Starboard 1:28 Centre Line, Fore & Aft, Athwartships, Amidships 1:55 Beam 2:06 Port Bow, Starboard Bow, Port Quarter, Starboard Quarter 2:21 Draught Actual Parts of the Boat: 2:27 Backbone and its parts 2:57 Stem, Cutwater 3:07 Forefoot 3:12 Stem Knee, Deadwoods 2:39 Keel Timber, Ballast Keel 4:00 Stern Post, Stern Knee, After Deadwoods 4:14 Mast Step 4:28 (more parts of the backbone) 4:41 Frames, Planking, Rabbet 5:14 Floors, (Ceiling Planks), Bilge Stringers 5:41 Bilge, Sole Boards, (Ballast) 6:06 Deck Beams, Beam Shelves (Clamp) 6:26 Hanging Knees, Lodging Knees 7:00 Counter Stern, Transom Stern, Canoe Stern 7:43 Deck Planks, King Plank, Covering Boards 8:05 Bulwark Stanchions, Bulwark Planks, Cap Rail 8:36 Companionway Hatch, Deck House, Butterfly Hatch, Cockpit, Forward Companionway, Tiller, Wheel 22:49 Bird House 24:17 Turn of the Bilge and the Tuck
Static Music
Static Music 13 dager siden
Bird House: most important
Raphaël Havranek
Raphaël Havranek 2 måneder siden
Bonjour Lutz, Many thanks for this lexicon ! Amicalement, Raphaël
Tim Hills
Tim Hills 2 måneder siden
And everyone knows all steps are ladders. Thanks Leo and team for an absorbing & addictive series.
moonboogie N8
moonboogie N8 2 måneder siden
@Brian Shriver "it's just what they are" - Pete, 2020
Luiz Schechter
Luiz Schechter 2 måneder siden
@Brian Shriver Nothing to be sorry about. Besides, your's was a great addition! Thank you.
n33077 9 timer siden
Great info . The Mrs. found it useful. I noticed you’re using imperial measurements. Did Albert use use imperial or Metric in his original plans?
Bob C
Bob C 3 dager siden
What’s the purpose of using the acetylene torch after the pour?
Bob C
Bob C 3 dager siden
Wood, metal, hand & power tools, machines, plans, craftsmanship, and boats are just a few of my favorite things 👍🏻
C O 4 dager siden
Leo and his hair are separate entities. Hair: Leo, go make a wood boat. Leo: Your wish is my command. Happy trails to Dan. Gone to the Father's Mansions for sure.
nunzio palma
nunzio palma 6 dager siden
I'd never skip a minute of Leo's explanations of anything. I think this is the most fascinating channel on youtube because you can see a boat growing step by step.I am sure nothing similar has never been done before .I'm looking forward to see Tally Ho at sea.Tanks Leo
SueandPaul Stickley
SueandPaul Stickley 6 dager siden
Hi Leo. I really enjoyed the walk-around tour of boat parts. However, it's the lofting and the extraordinary calculations you were doing to calculate the varying angles on the frame can you possibly do that? I think I might be one of several thousand who would really appreciate a detailed explanation of how that final answer is reached... I'm recommending this channel to all my friends, which I hope others are doing as well, so watch that number next to the date....
clockguy2 13 dager siden
As the story goes: A ship captain kept a key on a line around his neck, and every morning the first mate watched him open a small box with the key, read a small slip of paper, and lock the scrap back in the box. Year after year, the captain followed the same routine, never speaking of the box. When the old captain finally died, the mate grabbed the key from the captains neck, ran to the box, opened it, and read the note. It read: "Starboard is right, port is left."
Reality Check
Reality Check 16 dager siden
Impressive job, well done!! But are you actually "rebuilding" that boat? Everything is new. I mean, if I take an old axe, and I replace the complete head, and then replace the handle as well...did I fix the old axe? Or did I just build a completely different, new axe. The old head is still just laying here, next to its handle. If I placed its handle back, now I suddenly have 2 axes!!
Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez 18 dager siden
You should be catching all that bronze you’re sanding away, that stuff’s expensive af, recycling it shouldn’t be a problem for the foundry.
Mike Waco
Mike Waco 18 dager siden
I'm acquiring knowledge that I'll never need or use. But still I'm enjoying the hell out of being educated! Thank you for sharing 👍😁
IcyMidnight 22 dager siden
Terminology 👍
Andy Aim
Andy Aim 25 dager siden
Love the way the lil lady pulled out the Metalwork Teacher badge 👍 never judge a book....
Randy Bunn
Randy Bunn 25 dager siden
So amazing to se it coming together. I remember the video of you getting her In real rough shape and just talking about the restoration and the story
Michael Dudley Welch
Michael Dudley Welch 26 dager siden
I use the knowledge I gain here to build better birdhouses.
Samuel Willis
Samuel Willis 28 dager siden
How close to the originals are your new bronze pieces? I ask to see if you are really close on the Original Shape of the Boat....
TheAcousticWarfare 29 dager siden
I am so in love with this channel!
Graham Parr
Graham Parr Måned siden
POSH, port out, starboard home.
Jauhari Ismail
Jauhari Ismail Måned siden
If u need some helping for design of boat, don't hesitate to contact me on
as usual a master piece video . i am in awe of your talent .. but you spelled the word center wrong .. if you tried to pronounce the word centre you would end up having a English accent
ninjamonkey2251 Måned siden
I love a boat with a shapely bottom.
ninjamonkey2251 Måned siden
Is there such thing as too thorough?
Jack Smarr
Jack Smarr Måned siden
Thank you for going over the terminology. I kind of knew most of them, but your explanation cleared up alot of my confusion.
Drew Hunt
Drew Hunt Måned siden
Leo is looking s bit like the wolfman these days.
Thomas Davison
Thomas Davison Måned siden
You are great teacher Leo. I have never built a boat or anything that floats, but I do have a lot of woodworking experience and find your series of videos fantastic. The love of woodworking really shows in ship building. Thanks for the education in the terms.
Si74l0rd Måned siden
A very interesting glossary. Many thanks for this, and all the other videos in the series. Seeing a hand built early twentieth century gaff being put back together better than ever is not something you see every day! You, and your merry crew have a lot of skills.
Erik Comtois
Erik Comtois Måned siden
love to see more boat terminology. You did that before (text captions) and love see more.
SueandPaul Stickley
SueandPaul Stickley Måned siden
Hi Leo. I loved the layman's guide to boat terminology; one or two interesting words there I had never heard in about 65 years of sailing and boating. I am slightly surprised you didn't mention the gunwale, and the fanciful origin of the word, and things like the gunwale capping and the scuppers, the latter of which is heard in a well-known sea shanty. I am looking forward to the second round of technical terms...keep up the good work of educating us all, and being such a leader in raising the bar or all woodworkers worldwide.
Graham Hobbs
Graham Hobbs Måned siden
Triggers broom if you ask me lol
William Turner
William Turner Måned siden
I feel like I'm in class. Definitely have to watch this episode again.
Matt G
Matt G Måned siden
Loved the first part. Keep up the good work
Tom Oakhill
Tom Oakhill Måned siden
This is absolutely brilliant. It was quick but easy to understand. Your index is an example of doing the job of teaching in the best way possible. Thank you.
Eric's Channel
Eric's Channel Måned siden
Yes I loved the vocabulary lesson...
Joe Asmus
Joe Asmus Måned siden
Great video! Love the explanations. Thanks
Marlo Breding
Marlo Breding Måned siden
I love watching the show me reminds me of when I help my buddy rebuild his 1959 Yokohama 29 foot sailboat. We didn't go nearly as far as you did basically we stripped and recaulk the entire hull and got a good antifouling finished on it. We rebuilt the entire deck surface and covered it in teak. We stripped and revarnished all the topside wood, polished all the brass and added a new set of sails. BTW, if you were building a hot rod, in that world the modifications you have made you are called a restomod. Can't wait to see her floating.
matineerocks Måned siden
I wonder how many viewers have paused long enough to think what an EXTRAORDINARY project this has been .....will be. Breathtaking, really. Leo, there's a book in the making once you've sailed BACK into port from the next "stage" of this adventure. ...or the way things are going, perhaps a movie. ....I'd pay good money to see it. :))
Rod Sipe
Rod Sipe Måned siden
Can we have a copy of the diagrams you used in EP77?
Bavarian Repairian
Bavarian Repairian Måned siden
uhhhh...... wheres the poop deck?
Calvin Taylor
Calvin Taylor Måned siden
cute little bums you're drawing on those knees
waheed mughal
waheed mughal Måned siden
i am expert in this work
Richard Bohling Sr
Richard Bohling Sr Måned siden
Bronze floors are coming along great. I really like taking the time to polish them.
Condition 0
Condition 0 Måned siden
i knew most of these, but my experience is in rig supply boats, so the sailing ship terms vs commercial is interesting
woodbutcher505 2 måneder siden
I surely enjoy your videos rebuilding this sailing vessel. I don't often comment on videos mainly because of lack of words.. But what I can truly say from watching you, is that you are a Master, a perfectionist at what you do.
Erikgasm 2 måneder siden
Got nervous Pete wasn’t gonna be in this one!
benjamin tangen
benjamin tangen 2 måneder siden
Loved the explanations
Harpo Marx
Harpo Marx 2 måneder siden
I get a kick outa "bedhead" Leo ...
Michel Mousseau
Michel Mousseau 2 måneder siden
very interesting , good work guy's
CHRISTOPHER KELLEY 2 måneder siden
Never be shy about your facility with language. It's wonderful to hear you describe the things that obviously fascinate and inspire you.
Larry Sorenson
Larry Sorenson 2 måneder siden
Leo: I just got an article from Wooden Boat Magazine about rebuilding the Mayflower II. It has a pretty good technical article on cordage and modern materials that preserve the look and characteristics while lasting much longer than Mystic Three Cord. It might be of interest to you. Best regards. Larry
Michael Colgan
Michael Colgan 2 måneder siden
What do you think about sending them out for a heavy galvanizing ? I have build a few docks by the ocean never seen a problem
Uriah Semon
Uriah Semon 2 måneder siden
Love this video series, super inspiring, what is that sweet cello jam playing at 20:00
Marcus Gerhold
Marcus Gerhold 2 måneder siden
Do you have to template each side for the knees? or can you use 1 template for a pair as they aren't handed?
Erin boat guy
Erin boat guy 2 måneder siden
I believe I have a Dan McGuire ship in a bottle
G H 2 måneder siden
Isn't it like 113 years old now?
on4xb Måned siden
1910 to 2020 = 110 years old
Tim Salter
Tim Salter 2 måneder siden
Everyone's work is great. So what's Pete's day job? I vaguely remember Leo mentioning it in the past.
Ziva David
Ziva David 2 måneder siden
Pete is a timeserved,experienced,shipwright.
Michael Kennan
Michael Kennan 2 måneder siden
When I was in elementary school - age 8 - the teacher told us that terms like 'port' and 'starboard' were relics from northern-European sea exploration: since they were in the north, they were exploring in the south, so each time they reached a new port it was on their left. Even at age 8 this sounded a bit hand-wavey... what about when they were returning home? I asked; the teacher said I had an attitude problem and needed to shut up. Like 80%of what I learned in school, the teacher's explanation had little to do with reality. Prior to the invention of a central rudder, from ancient Egyptian carvings in stone through the Bayeaux Taperstry's depiction of the Norman invasion in thread, ships were depicted being steered with an over-sized oar on the right side. (Historians assume it was on the right because people tend to be right-handed or have a stronger right arm. This sounds a bit hand-wavery to me, but I am left-handed.) Northern Europeans called this over-sized oar the 'steorboard': the 'steering board'. When pulling into port, they naturally situated the ship with that side *away* from the dock - otherwise the steorboard would get trapped between the dock and the ship. So the left side was called 'port', and the right side (in later English) 'starboard', long after the steorboard itself had been replaced by central rudders. Thanks for nothing, Ms Munson.
Bryon Ensminger
Bryon Ensminger 2 måneder siden
Yes I for one am very interested in this type of information their are a large number of gear heads and carpenters that watch and these types of videos are very interesting to us even on the sailing channels I much prefer the ones when they are refitting and doing there everyday maintenance striped projects to the ones were there sale in around I mean how many times can you watch him go to the same island they all go to the same places but the maintenance stuff is always different and interesting
Nope 2 måneder siden
At first I was like, I don't want to watch a bunch of names, but dang if I didn't watch it twice. Quite enjoyed that education.
david williams
david williams 2 måneder siden
Notes on drawings were very informative for a layman like myself. Thanks Leo.
Willy Williams
Willy Williams 2 måneder siden
Poncho was waving at the camera. It was nice explaining all the parts of the ship. I knew some but learned a lot. Thanks for sharing Leo!
Norman Boyes
Norman Boyes 2 måneder siden
David Wright
David Wright 2 måneder siden
Yes please. By all means, the more technical descriptions of Boat parts, the better....
gary simms
gary simms 2 måneder siden
Those floors are gorgeous!
Randy McNew
Randy McNew 2 måneder siden
The boat is looking so beautiful and I know that you are doing a great job to restore it. The original billers of Talley Oh would be very honored by what you are doing for the boat and them.
John Nelson
John Nelson 2 måneder siden
elaborate birdhouse is funny
John Nelson
John Nelson 2 måneder siden
Those floors are a thing of beauty!
Walt McVey
Walt McVey 2 måneder siden
How did you get away with no draft on the floor & knee patterns.
Frederick Stibbert
Frederick Stibbert 2 måneder siden
There's always at least a bit of bevel to the frames, so the floor-sides have built-in draft. For other surfaces, the template can be propped up in the mold at a slight angle.
J.C. Kohle
J.C. Kohle 2 måneder siden
Other people are saying this and I'll add my voice to the chorus . This is one of the best channels on NOwindow Leo. Your tools are sharp and also , is your work . I love the big timber personally. I cut timber with an Alaskan mill . 12" square posts are so sparsely available it made more sense to cut my own. Takes ten or twelve years to cure them air dryed outdoors . Everyone enjoys boat building. Some famous bloke I recall quoted saying amongst things every man should do in his life .."Build a boat." Ladies if you have such an interest you are human also which extends to you therefore? Unless having a baby and raising your children etc. sublimates that desire to achieve . Sampson Boat Co you are filling that desire in so many , that cities exclude us from on your scale. I built a 4 foot GOB model once that required every aspect of a full scale. But thats not what building a boat means. It must have capacity to carry a couple of blokes and a bit of gear while still coping with a swell and some chop. Yep! I'm loving this channel fellah.
George Canakis
George Canakis 2 måneder siden
I have been watching this channel since the first episode and I just can't get enough of it its so enjoyable. Leo is first class in everything he does and i cant wait to see him sail tally ho in the future. I can picture him holding the giant tiller with a huge smile. Cheers everyone the world needs more people like Leo and all the volunteers that are helping out.
Josiah Brubacher
Josiah Brubacher 2 måneder siden
I love the technical explanations! Please keep them coming.
Rinoa's Auspicious Travails
Rinoa's Auspicious Travails 2 måneder siden
i'm partial to Larboard instead of Port myself.
Bill Dyke
Bill Dyke 10 dager siden
Unfortunately larboard and starboard were easily confused. With hilarious consequences...
Reality Check
Reality Check 16 dager siden
I hate port too. I prefer Sherry. But mostly Rum.
Kristoffer Wolf
Kristoffer Wolf 2 måneder siden
Somehow I can't watch this in Denmark. Thank u VPN.
avon neave
avon neave 2 måneder siden
Hope all is well Leo.
Jonathan Craik
Jonathan Craik 2 måneder siden
Maintenance and upgrade haha
Joshua Diment
Joshua Diment 2 måneder siden
Yes mate, more views than subs. Doing the job right. Rolex boat building. Keep up the good work
Dan Gonzales
Dan Gonzales 2 måneder siden
Fiberglass boat graveyards.
Frankie Rapp
Frankie Rapp 2 måneder siden
Hi Leo,I'm gonna be in your area this coming week and I'd love to stop and see ya ,I've been following your project and you've done an amazing job.would like to know where your located! Which town..
Ridwan Iwan
Ridwan Iwan 2 måneder siden
I just imagined how long and complicated to build a tally ho......hope I can watch the whole series of the videos.
Rodney Jensen
Rodney Jensen 2 måneder siden
So, why can’t the old lodging and hanging knees be used for the casting molds, even if you need to laminate some skins to bulk than out a bit,? Done deal, I know, but after almost two weeks, still wondering, losing sleep, can’t taske it any longer...
liberty CAN
liberty CAN 2 måneder siden
Tom P
Tom P 2 måneder siden
The amount of prototyping, pattern making and mock ups of the various parts just blows my mind. Can you hazard a guess as to the total number of man hours that will go into the restoration of Tally Ho? I guess north of 50 thousand.
Kristian Taylor
Kristian Taylor 2 måneder siden
Is everything ok? Missing a video hope you are ok
philip Brailey
philip Brailey 2 måneder siden
Can’t wait for episode 78.
Ian Derauf
Ian Derauf 2 måneder siden
Pete makes me hit the like button every time!
Felix 2 måneder siden
man Leo, your work, your colleagues and friends, your community, it is pure pleasure. greetings from germany all around to you guys! I hope to see you sometimes somewhere!
Stephen Thomason
Stephen Thomason 2 måneder siden
Look, we know you mean well, and although most of us really admire you obvious mastery in boat building...but what the bloody el have you done with Checa?
Peace Keeper
Peace Keeper 2 måneder siden
From an German point of view, your English ( was it always British? ) explanations of boat terms is a great help in discussions during sailing and staying in foreign ports :D
mark rainford
mark rainford 2 måneder siden
Pete " I'm going to tell you what i'm doin' " Leo "Not interested "
Colin Underdown
Colin Underdown 2 måneder siden
Leo, I've just been re watching your earlier videos and as a retired carpenter/ joiner who worked with oak, mahogany, teak and iroko. I always had an oil pad on the bench. Mine was an old baccy tin stuffed with old fashioned underlay, then soaked with oil, this helps when using hand planes. Do you have something similar ?
Christopher Klapheke
Christopher Klapheke 2 måneder siden
Leo, The new knees appear to be the same size as the originals. I'm sure you know that same size bronze will not be as strong as cast iron. Just bringing this up as I did not hear you mention that you had taken that into account. Love your videos. God bless.
Kristian Taylor
Kristian Taylor 2 måneder siden
What day do videos normally come out?
on4xb Måned siden
every two weeks on saturday
David Bradley
David Bradley 2 måneder siden
What are you doing with your scrap mahogany?
Timothy Atwell
Timothy Atwell 2 måneder siden
Absolutely great information. I would love to actually learn how to build a boat.
Divided We Fall
Divided We Fall 2 måneder siden
From N.Cal: It was interesting.
Kip Bergeaux
Kip Bergeaux 2 måneder siden
Extremely interesting, and educational. Thank You Leo!
Michael Curran
Michael Curran 2 måneder siden
Your instruction will certainly get one round a boat of any size. U.S. Navy "The Blue Jackets Manual" teaches everyone on board, the nomenclature of the vessel you find yourself on. Working with you is kinda like that. Thank you for the lesson.
Dorthy Ariaens
Dorthy Ariaens 2 måneder siden
Fantastic your explanation Leo! Did know some terms in Dutch but now I can follow you and your team better. Really fine craftmanship, I love it!
hughmowat109 2 måneder siden
sorry if missed it, but what species of wood have you purchased for the planking?
Frederick Stibbert
Frederick Stibbert 2 måneder siden
He bought Wana, aka Red Louro.
GODOFEARTHREALM 2 måneder siden
I'd definitely like to see more ship/sailing terminology videos. Even some non building terminology vids would be cool if you have the time someday.
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