allene222

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  1. allene222

    A big project!

    I don't think we can know what the expectations were of the people who built Tally Ho. I can offer a perspective as a wood boat owner. My boat was built in 1956 so not as old as Tally Ho but more than half its age at 64 years. I have had it for over 30 years. I have had a hell of a time keeping it in sailing condition both in time and money. For example, right now it has a leak when sailing of about 12 ounces a second but almost nothing when in the slip. Covid is keeping me from fixing it but that is another story. But the point I am getting to is that at one point I was fighting a different long ago fixed leak and called the designer to get his advice. I was thinking how proud he would be that one of his designs was being so well maintained. His response was that the boat was built to last 10 years and that I was facing a losing battle and should just fiberglass over the entire hull. The L-36 was a mass produced boat of its era but that meant they built about 7 a year for 10 years. A little math says that it took about 2 months to build one. It would be interesting to know what the expectation was on Tally Ho but what I see now is a reality Youtube show that Leo has figured out how to monetize to the point of making a living and creating the wonderful episodes we are all enjoying. But is he really restoring Tally Ho to her original glory? A builder once told me that I should be happy with the construction as he was building a house, not a piano. Leo is building to tolerances I doubt represent the original construction. But I love the show and am the level of perfection I see.
  2. allene222

    A big project!

    There were several comments on Youtube that castings shrink and you need to make the patterns bigger to allow for a percentage shrinkage. Hope they read the comments. If not, maybe one of them will read this.
  3. allene222

    A big project!

    They got a lot done and you don't get a lot done by building a ship like it is a piano.
  4. allene222

    A big project!

    1) He doesn't have enough wood to replace it 2) There is a lot of labor in that piece 3) It doesn't matter. But yeah...
  5. allene222

    A big project!

    I don't think Leo did that one. Look at 14:34 and compare it to 11:07 or 11:14. Boats should have gaps here and there. It isn't going to hurt anything and will get covered up by the deck.
  6. allene222

    A big project!

    There are a number of Youtube videos. Seems one thing that is super important is getting the back flat first.
  7. allene222

    A big project!

    I saw a gap in one of the joints! Finally, building a boat instead of a piano. Probably drove Leo nuts...
  8. allene222

    A big project!

  9. allene222

    A big project!

    Compared to my wood boat, he is building a piano.
  10. allene222

    Introducing the "Crown Jewels Soft Shackle"

    I am pulling on the tails which eventually get cut off.
  11. allene222

    Introducing the "Crown Jewels Soft Shackle"

    Why do you think it would be stronger? I typically pull the tails against a thick washer or plate with a hole in it. That allows me to use just my vice and some vice grip pliers to get quite a lot of leverage. I use the shape of the pliers as levers. Here is one way. I don't pull on the pliers, I push on them against the plate in this case.
  12. allene222

    Tacktick/Micronet questions

    This is a pretty old post but perhaps there are still some questions. I can tell you that a wind transducer will display directly to a display. I have a wind transducer and a remote display at home, nowhere near my hull transducer or nmea interface, and it reads wind speed and direction just fine. As I understand it, the problem with wind, assuming you have it set up correctly, is range and things like carbon sails, which will block the signals. With really tall masts, some people put a mast rotation thing half way up. I sometimes have wind not come on but just turn the system off and turn it back on standing somewhere else. The only problem I ever have is really nuts wind readings when I am under the Bay Bridge. wtf is with that? I keep my displays in my cabin without covers and they are always charged which is impressive as my windows are blue plexiglass so not even clear. I know a fair amount about them, where they work and where they are crap so if there are still questions ask away. Allen L-36.com
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    A big project!

    His boat will be a lot truer than mine when he is one. The level of precision is something to behold. Nice tools too.
  14. allene222

    Humidity on a Boat

    Well, it never freezes but the humidity outside does get close to 100% sometimes and with ventilation the goal is inside = outside. I assume you seal your boat up so that you are controlling the humidity with your dehumidifier. Can you tell me the brand? I am always up for trying something better although it was such an effort to install my 12 volt IP68 fan that I hate to quit using it.
  15. allene222

    Humidity on a Boat

    Well, you can't do both. You either run a dehumidifier or have lots of ventilation. Otherwise you are trying to dry the earth. The DryBoat is a compressorless dehumidifier which is certainly appealing. I would think just putting a dehumidifier somewhere on the boat is not going to keep all the compartments dry. I got a great improvement by leaving hatch covers open an inch. If I used a dehumidifier I would have to close them and then I am afraid that those area would get moist again. I actually have no idea, it is just something I wonder about. Perhaps just keeping the main cabin dry would draw the moist air out of the other compartments. The exhaust fan I installed moves air throughout the boat. The humidity is running 70-85% now in the winter but it is 86% outside at the boat as I write this so I am probably doing as well as can be done without a dehumidifier. What I have found is that things only stay wet below if there is salt on them so washing things, using the sto-dry, and good air circulation is acceptable for me. The boat will be dry come summer regardless so it isn't a permanent thing.