A big project!

SloopJonB

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I really hope and believe he's keeping all that "scrap" teak. It would be perfect for interior parts like grabrails or door trim, or just anything. And on deck, the deckhouses, cockpit, you name it. Even so, there will be loads left over. As previous posters have noted, that stuff is expensive!
When I have teak scraps that are too small for even a corner piece I cut plugs out of them. Anything that gets tossed looks like teak lace.

I currently have enough teak plugs of various sizes to meet the needs of a wood 35 footer. :)
 

mikewof

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This guy is either insane or has been hired by someone who is insane. You have to be insane to own a wooden boat. Actually, you have to be either insane or in love and it helps to be both.
Wooden boats are wonderful because they only need one maintenence tool:

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Sail4beer

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I joined the teak seller’s group on Facebook a while back. There’s enough teak there to build fleets of boats. Inexpensive to buy in bulk as was previously mentioned. I’m sure that Leo sources his lumber properly and buys in bulk. Those cover boards look perfectly laid.
 

IStream

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24V DC system based on 8 x 200Ah Victron LiFePo modules. ~40 kWh capacity, pretty impressive.
 

P_Wop

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24V DC system based on 8 x 200Ah Victron LiFePo modules. ~40 kWh capacity, pretty impressive.
Yes indeed. If the propeller is used primarily to get him out of the harbor and hoist sails, then back in at the end of the day, the diesel will run rarely. Good planning.
 

t.rex

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EPISODE 132 - Sharpening Edge Tools

00:50 Progression of a sharp edge
01:37 Tea Break (end grain trick)
02:54 Flattening the back
05:47 Grinding the primary bevel
12:16 Honing and deburring
17:20 Using the Tormek
26:31 Smoothing plane restoration
29:55 Richard’s method
31:48 Clifton’s method
33:21 Choosing the edge angle
38:40 Squaring the end
39:37 Using back-bevels

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Glenn McCarthy

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My sharpening skills make an edge = to a 10 week old daily use razor. It just pulls the hairs out of your face.

I'm ready to step up my game and want one of those DMT Duo Diamond sharpeners with the stand. Until I saw the price. Looks like it'll go on my xmas wish list, maybe my two kids will go 50/50 on one.
 

t.rex

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EPISODE 133

In this video we finally get the batteries installed in the boat!

But first we have to build the battery locker and a heavy-duty purple heart rack to hold them.

We also install a lot of sole boards, bunk-sides, and a secret locker…

There are also a few important announcements, including an open house during the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival - Saturday 10th September, 10am - 1pm, @ Port Townsend Boat Haven.
 
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So far he has spent 5 years of his life building this boat. And a long way to go. Probably 4 hours of that was editing a montage tribute to a forklift.
 

eric1207

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I wouldn't be surprised if Pete found a higher paying or long term job in that huge yard. He's got skills and a highly documented cv that would be in high demand. OTOH some builders like framing, some like finishing. Maybe Pete doesn't like the myriad, fiddly, finish work that is now the bulk of the project, (not that there wasn't a myriad of framing details either). Just my conjecture. He was a big part of that boat and a nice seeming guy.
 

ProaSailor

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Found it a bit odd that the forklift got a tribute montage but not Pete..? I wonder what happened there.
Me too. I just looked again at 13:35 in the video where Leo spent only 41 seconds announcing Pete's departure; "just a case of personal circumstances". Very mysterious.
 

slug zitski

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My sharpening skills make an edge = to a 10 week old daily use razor. It just pulls the hairs out of your face.

I'm ready to step up my game and want one of those DMT Duo Diamond sharpeners with the stand. Until I saw the price. Looks like it'll go on my xmas wish list, maybe my two kids will go 50/50 on one.
I don’t use any of those expensive solutions to put an edge on a chisel

I use a small piece of glass or your work mirror and sandpaper

Learn the technique

Super sharp , fast , cheap

 

gt-MTb

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'No Feet Pete' had a dedicated segment with his history a few months back. Im sure he just was feeling the reality of needing
a better paying gig.

Pete is the lease holder on the building, and was sub-letting space to Leo... being landlord, paid employee and friend seems a potential for conflict to arise.

Latest videos seem to show the shed getting packed full of stuff... wonder if Tally Ho growing with more employee's and Pete's desire to build his own company are starting to trip on each other.?.

Hope they are friends and help each other succeed!

Any Port Townsend locals have an insight? Or maybe someone will attend the Open House and get the scoop!
 

t.rex

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EPISODE 134

In this episode we install the Aquadrive thrust bearing (which requires an extremely shiny and strong custom stainless steel bracket), the coupling, the stuffing box, the prop shaft, and the propeller!

Our neighbour Dylan help us with lots of machining work as we cut the shaft to length, cut the keyway, face the coupling, and so on.
 
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