Finished planking! / Final “Whisky Plank” (Wooden Boat Rebuild / EP94)

Rebuilding a historic sailing yacht - Fitting the final planks! (EP94)
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In this episode we hang the last of the regular planks and start making “shutter planks” - the planks that fill a gap between already fastened areas of planking above and below. These require more careful patterning, but are extremely satisfying to hammer into place if they fit properly - but will they ?!
Before we hang the very final plank (the Whisky Plank!) I trim the plank ends flush with the transom, which really visually transforms the boat. Finally the Whisky plank is hammered into place, and the crew celebrates with a well earned wee dram.

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94. Finished planking! / Final “Whisky Plank” (Wooden Boat Rebuild / EP94)




  • "Say that you're sitting on it." "No, not like that"

    Josh DuarteJosh Duarte6 tuntia sitten
  • Dedication, craftsmanship and teamwork. What a magnificent job and craftsmanship you are all showing. Respect 👊

    Berend BotjeBerend Botje8 tuntia sitten
  • it seems to me that you have built more a tank than a sailing ship

    Alex AlexAlex Alex11 tuntia sitten
  • To Leo and the crew of Tally Ho. Sláinte, Fair winds and following seas Congrats on your Whisky Plank

    Mike BMike B19 tuntia sitten
  • What an episode! So gratifying to see. Thank you Leo and team.

    John PetersenJohn Petersen20 tuntia sitten
  • : you will be crazy to see this .... !! it is repair to the Brazilian sause ... !!

    Vincent AubourgVincent AubourgPäivä sitten
  • Goosebumps, while I am pouring a Bunnahabhain. Endless smile on my face while I am drinking to you, Tally Ho, and to Leo and to all of you beautiful freaks making this crazy dream a reality.

    Stu LoraStu LoraPäivä sitten
  • Master boat builder. All around excellent human being. Thanks for sharing the journey with us Leo.

    John DoeJohn DoePäivä sitten
  • Hiya Leo

    William T. MusilWilliam T. MusilPäivä sitten
  • She's a real beauty!

    Bob CarrBob CarrPäivä sitten
  • You do know that the great parrots have been known to die from separation anxiety when people they have attached to leave.

    Stewart SmithStewart Smith2 päivää sitten
  • Bravo to Leo, Pete and the entire crew who have achieved this milestone. Such an impressive effort. Congratulations, Tally Ho once again is looking like a boat, a damn fine one at that.

    David MitchellDavid Mitchell2 päivää sitten
  • I shed a tear of joy for you all... for all of us who have taken this journey of joy with you.

    DonQuixotedeKawDonQuixotedeKaw2 päivää sitten
  • Good luck...suerte...

    rolando landoni martinezrolando landoni martinez3 päivää sitten
  • 25:58 The benefits of a classical education. Leo uses the word "penultimate" correctly!

    Steve JohnsonSteve Johnson3 päivää sitten
  • I laugh everytime I watch Leo pour the whiskey on the bow stem, following it up with his U.K. version of a celebratory "Whoooooooooooo"!

    Roger DahlRoger Dahl4 päivää sitten
  • She is beautiful

    Mark LarsonMark Larson4 päivää sitten
  • There goes the planet!....The Amazonian jungle running out of wood thanks to these jokers and their useless and wasteful "projects"

    Deckie DeckieDeckie Deckie4 päivää sitten
  • Leo, you should hire the same truck driver who transport the Tally-Ho on the recent location when you will be obligate to transport the boat to another location. 😂 I would love to see his reaction and emotion after seeing the progress of the 'new' Tally-Ho. 🤗👍

    Randomix40Randomix404 päivää sitten
  • What an awesome milestone! Congrats to all!🍻🥃

    BadAss TurnipBadAss Turnip4 päivää sitten
  • needs a bucking bar of the proper size, and a fivet gut with the proper set would be easy to make, they are copper rivets so just a 3x or 4 x gun can be had for cheap used.

    PP4 päivää sitten
  • Thanks to you Leo, and all who spilled blood, sweat and tears, Tally Ho will live on for the foreseeable future. She will most likely be sailing the oceans long after most of us have "shuffled of our mortal coils". Your legacy will live on, and your name will for ever be tied to a boat called "Tally Ho" Cheers.

    ShaggydudeShaggydude4 päivää sitten
  • it would be sinful to cover all that pretty wood with white paint paint is for fiberglass

    Mister BojanglesMister Bojangles4 päivää sitten
  • What massive beautiful piece of fine furniture truly an inspiration

    Michael HaighMichael Haigh4 päivää sitten
  • Emotional moment. Specially when i wrecked my computer pouring a toast over the Tally Ho

    tom hallifaxtom hallifax5 päivää sitten
  • To think I joined this when there were about 10k subs, on video 30 something. And now there she is planked up and so beautiful - it is an incredible achievement by Leo and the team. I hope I get to see the finished Tally Ho for real some time in the future ❤

    Jen WrightJen Wright5 päivää sitten
  • going to look really awesome !

    hyppolite rbnhyppolite rbn5 päivää sitten
  • I don't know about anybody else...but... you kids better not get this boat wet and sink it after ALL THIS GREAT WORK!!!

    jtechboyjtechboy5 päivää sitten
  • I came to this project late and have been watching video after video for the last few weeks, What a moment to catch up with the video releases! I have done maintenace and stuff on a few boats but I am in awe of the knowledge, craftsmenship and leadership on display here. Plenty more work to do on Tally Ho but the end of a very important chapter. Can't wait for the next two years!

    KevinSKevinS5 päivää sitten
  • Im sorry if asking a silly question, but how will the boat be waterproof? Arent there very small gaps between the planks?

    Pandas Are CutePandas Are Cute5 päivää sitten
  • Just gonna throw this right out there - could be the brandy talking - take it accordingly: Channel's name is "Sampson boat Co". You have her dimensions, and (I'm assuming) her blueprints. Going from the wooden disaster I witnessed in the first installment to what you've so far accomplished, there would seem to be about a flea's "gaseous release" of difference between a restoration of this magnitude & a full-on build from scratch...

    bobboflybobbofly5 päivää sitten
    • And?

      Alexander MenziesAlexander Menzies5 päivää sitten
  • Spectacular!!

    King ShawKing Shaw6 päivää sitten
  • Incredible work! Truly epic craftsmanship. Cheers

    Adam RheinAdam Rhein6 päivää sitten
  • OK.. count me as the dummy that asks the question that has been asked and answered 20 times. I tried going back but did not see an answer. Soo... When dose the ballast keel go on? Sorry I was going to ask this sooner but was still drinking the Whisky. God I love watching these videos. Great entertainment and then they even suggest you have a drink. What the heck more could an old man ask for... Don't have to bother Leo who I hope is out enjoying a couple of days off. But if someone knows tell the dummy.

    Allen RoyceAllen Royce6 päivää sitten
  • Congratulation well done - a great intertainment for us all.

    Peter KatborgPeter Katborg7 päivää sitten
  • I love the whole whisky plank tradition but just wondering why this plank is somewhere in the middle and not just the top plank.... The way it's done now is much more difficult.

    GJ HammerGJ Hammer7 päivää sitten
  • Glory be! There is a boat! Tally Ho and congratulations Leo and team. What an accomplishment. Tally Ho is looking amazing. Can't wait to see the next steps and then sailing off... In two years! ;)

    coug96fancoug96fan7 päivää sitten
  • Congrats

    JpoJpo7 päivää sitten
  • ‘Scuse me but I didn’t see your parrot 🦜 being given a tot of whiskey 🥃...

    Stuart NimmoStuart Nimmo7 päivää sitten
  • A wonderful achievement Leo. A pleasure to watch and an inspiration for all of what can be done with determination and endeavour. Congratulations.

    Lac LemanLac Leman7 päivää sitten
  • Dude, can work for you? :)

    Jan DharylleJan Dharylle7 päivää sitten
  • simply awesome Leo and team.

    Baden PascoeBaden Pascoe7 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations - fantastic achievement and I’m thrilled to be up to real-time having binged all episodes… looking forward to exciting days ahead

    Stu HarrisStu Harris7 päivää sitten
  • Leo, Pete and all of you who have worked so hard and diligently on the amazing restoration of Tally Ho, have created an absolute work of art and love! Following each episode and shedding a tear or two, because of the sheer majesty of what it is you're doing and have done, is so thoroughly enervating and soul enriching! You are all an inspiration and we, the witnesses to this astounding restoration, thank you. She is gorgeous!! There's simply nothing more satisfying than messing around in boats!!

    Marits LuinenburgMarits Luinenburg7 päivää sitten
  • 19:45 a good liberal swabbing of boat soup and she slides right in. Ok , I'm allowed to be immature twice a day. lol Macaw is the boss. And the white Labrador is an angel. The build quality is another level totally. You are all artists with saintly patience..

    PowerOf OnePowerOf One7 päivää sitten
  • Wow, congrats!

    bodhi47bodhi477 päivää sitten
  • I've watched every episode, from measuring out all the ribs of tally ho to the last plank being installed, I hope you continue showing us where you sail it when you lanch her.

    Dezie AkersDezie Akers8 päivää sitten
  • Skills are on another level. thats what makes the watch so enjoyable.

    an useran user8 päivää sitten
  • I've watched every episode each week from the beginning, I truly appriciate this project. Thanks Leo!

    Edward MassengaleEdward Massengale8 päivää sitten

    mike marshallmike marshall8 päivää sitten
  • Chill out Noah.

    Jhon MemesJhon Memes8 päivää sitten
  • At 8:30 there is 1 rivet missing and I don't know why it bothers me that much

    wout deweverwout dewever8 päivää sitten
  • 8:30 You missed a fastening on one of the boards( 7th board down slightly right from center) haha ...unless theres a specific reason for it not being there that is..

    nemode djnemode dj8 päivää sitten
  • The shutter planks do not seem to be fully screwed in (yet)? I trust these planks will be fully screwed in, or are they to stay like this (partially screwed) by design? The good vessel Tally Ho is looking more splendid by each evolving episode. Credit to the good team at Sampson Boat Co.

    Jorrit SchreuderJorrit Schreuder8 päivää sitten
  • Well done. Cheers!

    David AubinDavid Aubin8 päivää sitten
  • Leo and ALL the crew, I'm damn near speechless. Besides watching the videos and the pleasure I got watching them, I want to thank you all for the work, the untold hours spent hand selecting your timbers, the hours spent maintaining your tools, sharpening your plane blades, making jigs, patterns, fasteners, casting and all the unseen labor that proceeds and intermixes with a project like this. Many can appreciate the work they see but few know the back story and back labor needed just to get to this stage. One to the next stages, the faring fun, the decking, mechanics, wiring, rigging and so much more! I dream of being there to see her launched, Ray.

    Raymond ElmoreRaymond Elmore8 päivää sitten
  • I,ve been with you since day one Leo,to reach this part of the rebuild has been a joy to watch and the crew a fantastic bunch making it happen,your obvious dedication to resurrect this historical wooden boat has shown in the way you make things happen,now she,s got some clothes on she looks stunningly beautiful those lines you worked to get when she was down to her bare bones has paid off,Ireally hope and wish you well that the next stage is just as successful,take care and hope to see you soon

    Terry GTerry G8 päivää sitten
  • Makes one wonder/appreciate how civilizations before built boats w/out the aid of modern machinery. Fantastic project, Leo and Friends, thank you for the experience. Looking forward to many more episodes, (Hopefully).

    TJTJ8 päivää sitten
  • 'Tis a beautiful thing... well done from a Canadian viewer from the get-go ;)

    jbelickajbelicka8 päivää sitten
  • Where can we see a boat like this finished? The craftsmanship is fantastic.

    Sid MaySid May8 päivää sitten
  • I actually teared up a bit. What a great project. Everyone needs to be a part of a project where people from every stripe around the world work together. Brovo to all!!

    Curtis ClearwaterCurtis Clearwater8 päivää sitten
  • Hurrah ! Hurrah !

    Hing YeeHing Yee8 päivää sitten
  • A time lapse of the interior would be amazing as well. The last segment of "past and present" is so evocative! Congratulations.

    Oliver LiddellOliver Liddell8 päivää sitten
  • Be nice to get a plaque somewhere on the boat of all the folk who helped with the build.

    1ginner11ginner18 päivää sitten
  • Wow Leo! I have followed you from the beginning and I have to tell you I got a bit choked up watching that beautiful moment! She's a fine beautiful vessel and you my friend are a master craftsman! I can't wait to see the rest of Tally Ho's amazing restoration! Hoping to make it up your way b4 the completion and lend my hands!

  • I've watched the whole saga and I love what you're doing, just not the 'where' part. If we were neighbours, you could be woken up with the sweet smell of napalm after all this time and effort. Still, beautiful.

    Walter MareeWalter Maree8 päivää sitten
  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    EuEu8 päivää sitten
  • Don't you worry about the parrot breathing the wood dust?

    SoHappySoHappy9 päivää sitten

    nick Reynoldsnick Reynolds9 päivää sitten
  • gorgeous work. class act as usual leo

    MarkusMarkus9 päivää sitten
  • She really ,looks like a boat now,,,Good Job.

    Harold ConoverHarold Conover9 päivää sitten
  • i toasted with a can of strongbow -- well done evereyone iv'e watch since first episode came out - feel like iv'e been there with you - amazing team !! the last shot replacating the first shot inside the hull amazing to see how far you've come

  • Just finished watching this video though I watched the live streaming of the whisky planking. Amazing. What an incredible journey it's been to.reach this point. So much effort, time, explanations(which flew over my head but seemed to make sense), fun, camaraderie, humanity. Loved the drama, the music, watching the craft of boatbuilding. Wow. Kudos to you Leo, Pete and the team and everyone who have had the wonderful opportunity of being part of this incredible journey. Congratulations guys. Very proud of you all. Building is so gratifying. Lovely. Can't wait for more episodes.

    Anand KLAnand KL9 päivää sitten
  • “Nice shape, tight fit, a little oil helps it slide right in” - that’s what she said. + I hear yeh Pete, don’t worry she’ll come along bud.

    islandonlinenewsislandonlinenews9 päivää sitten
  • Amazing!!!! My highest respects to you sir

    FuckOffAlreadyFuckOffAlready9 päivää sitten
  • Can't see what you have done! Joking! Amazing! What a lovely thing to have done, cut a few roofs in my time but doesn't measure up to that. Bet that whiskey was good.

    Mark StaveleyMark Staveley9 päivää sitten
  • The fitting and celebration of the "Whisky Plank" was a moving moment for me and I have nothing to do with "Tally-Ho", other than as an open-mouthed observer. For Leo and the crew, it must have been so satisfying, such a proud, emotional moment for them all and well worth the hangover. That final plank is such a huge milestone in the restoration. While having the entire process on video is fantastic, I hope Leo has still images of the most memorable occasions. The video archive will be a great resource for future boatbuilders but you can't frame a video and put it on the wall.😁 Cheers for now,🥃 Dougie. P.S. Having Rosie there on the day was nice, very appropriate.👌😁

    2H80vids2H80vids9 päivää sitten
  • That story touched my heart ,I was raised in New Caledonia island and if I had a long lasting dream ,,it would be to sail thru that archipelago with Leo and his fantastic team of volunteers

    John LockwoodJohn Lockwood9 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations on this great achievement. Prost! (A German toast.) Tally Ho looks stunning. Greetings from the Niagara Region in Ontario Canada.

    Pinwheel StructuresPinwheel Structures9 päivää sitten
  • 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 ➜ 》》 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 《《 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候%^%^ 1617442826

    Steffen ChristianSteffen Christian9 päivää sitten
  • Have a Happy Easter all of you.

    Sean BSean B9 päivää sitten
  • BEAUTIFAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, Leo, Pete, and all of the shipbuilding crew!

    Sean BSean B9 päivää sitten
  • Truly a work of art from the beginning until now and beyond. Whiskey was well earned. Cheers!

    Paul BuccoPaul Bucco9 päivää sitten
  • 7:50 the bird is happy sunning itself. that's why it's moving its wings up and down like that. 😃

    JoeJoe9 päivää sitten
  • Beautiful Lines. Bravo, Bravo!

    ted coffmanted coffman9 päivää sitten
  • Simply astounding to see what has been done on this channel. What a boat, what a crew, what a leader. Thank you Leo and thank you everyone else for helping make it possible to enjoy this magnificence!!!

    Andrew SpearsAndrew Spears9 päivää sitten
  • Now that you have used Festool for awhile, what do you think?

    Kevin DowKevin Dow9 päivää sitten
  • Here's to the next 100 years. Cheers to a beautiful boat.

    Mark DesjardinsMark Desjardins9 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations to all who have put a hand to this beautiful boat.

    Chris PatrickChris Patrick9 päivää sitten
  • Cheers.

    John VerneJohn Verne10 päivää sitten
  • Congrats on this milestone Leo and crew. Looking forward to seeing more.

    White River LineWhite River Line10 päivää sitten
  • Slainte mhath Leo from Scotland. You are all an inspiration.

    Michael McClaffertyMichael McClafferty10 päivää sitten
  • Whenever I watch these videos I think about how much work was involved in boatbuilding before the advent of power tools.

    Richard BallRichard Ball10 päivää sitten
  • super nice job

    casy casycasy casy10 päivää sitten

    Tracer69Tracer6910 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations on finishing planking. She's a fine looking craft, a joy to behold. I look forward to the next part of her restoration.

    Stuart DuckworthStuart Duckworth10 päivää sitten
  • I love it how you saved the transom. From the outside, the only visible and obviously part of the original boat. Of course you don't paint it. Duh!

    ladamyreladamyre10 päivää sitten
  • Have you thought about taking pieces of the scrape wood from the ship and making some kind of souvenir? Great project!

    Check AndbalanceCheck Andbalance10 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations Leo!! A real milestone in the project! Hopefully you now go and spend a bit of quality time with your gal!

    Ivan PodgorneyIvan Podgorney10 päivää sitten
  • I received a extremely impressive Thank You from the Pink Fireman and Three Sisters today. It included a small piece of Live Oak from the Tally Ho build which I will always treasure. Thanks and kudos to Marshall and his wife Shannon. Rock on.

    John HackneyJohn Hackney10 päivää sitten