Sampson Boat Co is creating a rebuild of the historic 1910 wooden sailing yacht, TALLY HO
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patrons

Hi! My name is Leo and I am an English Boatbuilder on a mission to rebuild and relaunch a historic wooden sailing vessel that was built in 1910, called TALLY HO.

Firstly, many thanks for showing an interest and dropping by. This project is the biggest thing I have ever undertaken, and it's both labour-intensive and expensive. I am experienced, hardworking and dedicated, but I would struggle to finish this project without the support of people like yourself. 

When I considered taking on TALLY HO to save her from being destroyed, I knew the amount of work and expense would be extraordinary. As I thought about ways to tackle it, I developed the idea of documenting the rebuild, and involving volunteers. I hoped this would not only help make the restoration possible, but also turn it into a wider-reaching project that will be of interest and benefit to a range of boatbuilding and sailing enthusiasts, and also introduce others to the craft and the way of life that has bought me so much satisfaction. 

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www.sampsonboat.co.uk
To see other ways to support the project, click HERE
To see some sneaky pictures of progress on Tally Ho in between videos, follow my
Facebook Page and my Instagram feed.
See my Amazon Wishlist.
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Having moved the boat 600 miles to a site on the Olympic Peninsular, WA, the rebuild is now progressing well. We are still in the deconstruction phase, although I am currently sourcing large amounts of timber to start putting fresh wood back into the boat early in the New Year (2018). I have begun to take on volunteers, and although the documentation does take up a lot of time, it is generating great support around the world.

I hope to restore TALLY HO with as much historical accuracy as possible, whilst maintaining the highest standards of materials and workmanship, so that she will last for at least another 107 years. Eventually I plan to sail the boat back from the Pacific NW to the UK, which will be a journey worth documenting in itself, and race her in the famous Fastnet Race, which she won in 1927.

Although I have been saving money as hard as I can for the last few years, this project promises to be ludicrously expensive. The cost of timber and of bronze fabrications will be the first major hurdles, but I am perfectly willing to return to paid work periodically to top up the funds. Any financial support I receive through Patreon will help me to keep this project flowing and minimise those interruptions, helping to pay for timber, tools and materials, food and expenses, filming equipment, and so on and so on. 


www.sampsonboat.co.uk
To see other ways to support the project, click HERE
To see some sneaky pictures of progress on Tally Ho in between videos, follow my
Facebook Page and my Instagram feed.
See my Amazon Wishlist.
Tiers
Tally Ho Basic Supporter
$2 or more per Video
Many thanks for supporting the rebuild of Tally Ho!
Tally Ho Silver Supporter
$5 or more per Video
Many thanks for supporting the rebuild of Tally Ho, and for pledging to donate a little more per release. Your support will make a real difference!
Tally Ho Gold Supporter
$15 or more per Video
Many thanks for supporting the rebuild of Tally Ho, and for pledging to donate EVEN more per release. Your support will make a huge difference!
Tally Ho Super-Duper-Supporter
$40 or more per Video
You are truly super-duper. I will whisper your name as I run frames through the bandsaw. Really though, if you pledge this amount, you are making a MASSIVE difference to the project. Thank you.
Tally Ho MEGA SUPPORTER
$100 or more per Video
Your generosity eclipses the sun on rare occasions. I can't even describe how much I appreciate your contribution, and what a difference it will be making. THANK YOU.
Tally Ho GODLIKE AMBASSADOR
$200 or more per Video
Goodness radiates from you in all directions. You can probably levitate. Take my firstborn son. A MILLION THANK-YOUS
TALLY HO GOD INCARNATE
$300 or more per Video
You must be completely mad. I think I love you. 
Goals
96% complete
If we can reach this goal, Things are looking up. TALLY HO will be more likely to receive the quality timber she deserves, and her fastenings will be hammered in by well fed volunteers. With this level of support, I should be able to spend more time working on the project, and less time working abroad. If we get there, TALLY HO will eventually carry a leather bound book with the names of each and every Patron in it.
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Hi! My name is Leo and I am an English Boatbuilder on a mission to rebuild and relaunch a historic wooden sailing vessel that was built in 1910, called TALLY HO.

Firstly, many thanks for showing an interest and dropping by. This project is the biggest thing I have ever undertaken, and it's both labour-intensive and expensive. I am experienced, hardworking and dedicated, but I would struggle to finish this project without the support of people like yourself. 

When I considered taking on TALLY HO to save her from being destroyed, I knew the amount of work and expense would be extraordinary. As I thought about ways to tackle it, I developed the idea of documenting the rebuild, and involving volunteers. I hoped this would not only help make the restoration possible, but also turn it into a wider-reaching project that will be of interest and benefit to a range of boatbuilding and sailing enthusiasts, and also introduce others to the craft and the way of life that has bought me so much satisfaction. 

--
www.sampsonboat.co.uk
To see other ways to support the project, click HERE
To see some sneaky pictures of progress on Tally Ho in between videos, follow my
Facebook Page and my Instagram feed.
See my Amazon Wishlist.
--

Having moved the boat 600 miles to a site on the Olympic Peninsular, WA, the rebuild is now progressing well. We are still in the deconstruction phase, although I am currently sourcing large amounts of timber to start putting fresh wood back into the boat early in the New Year (2018). I have begun to take on volunteers, and although the documentation does take up a lot of time, it is generating great support around the world.

I hope to restore TALLY HO with as much historical accuracy as possible, whilst maintaining the highest standards of materials and workmanship, so that she will last for at least another 107 years. Eventually I plan to sail the boat back from the Pacific NW to the UK, which will be a journey worth documenting in itself, and race her in the famous Fastnet Race, which she won in 1927.

Although I have been saving money as hard as I can for the last few years, this project promises to be ludicrously expensive. The cost of timber and of bronze fabrications will be the first major hurdles, but I am perfectly willing to return to paid work periodically to top up the funds. Any financial support I receive through Patreon will help me to keep this project flowing and minimise those interruptions, helping to pay for timber, tools and materials, food and expenses, filming equipment, and so on and so on. 


www.sampsonboat.co.uk
To see other ways to support the project, click HERE
To see some sneaky pictures of progress on Tally Ho in between videos, follow my
Facebook Page and my Instagram feed.
See my Amazon Wishlist.

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Tiers
Tally Ho Basic Supporter
$2 or more per Video
Many thanks for supporting the rebuild of Tally Ho!
Tally Ho Silver Supporter
$5 or more per Video
Many thanks for supporting the rebuild of Tally Ho, and for pledging to donate a little more per release. Your support will make a real difference!
Tally Ho Gold Supporter
$15 or more per Video
Many thanks for supporting the rebuild of Tally Ho, and for pledging to donate EVEN more per release. Your support will make a huge difference!
Tally Ho Super-Duper-Supporter
$40 or more per Video
You are truly super-duper. I will whisper your name as I run frames through the bandsaw. Really though, if you pledge this amount, you are making a MASSIVE difference to the project. Thank you.
Tally Ho MEGA SUPPORTER
$100 or more per Video
Your generosity eclipses the sun on rare occasions. I can't even describe how much I appreciate your contribution, and what a difference it will be making. THANK YOU.
Tally Ho GODLIKE AMBASSADOR
$200 or more per Video
Goodness radiates from you in all directions. You can probably levitate. Take my firstborn son. A MILLION THANK-YOUS
TALLY HO GOD INCARNATE
$300 or more per Video
You must be completely mad. I think I love you.