Sampson Boat Co

is creating a rebuild of the historic 1910 wooden sailing yacht, TALLY HO

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About



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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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 is proving to be a lot more expensive than I had imagined. My plan was originally to return to paid work whenever neccessary to top up the funds, and I am still perfectly willing to do so if I need to. However, the financial support I have been receiving from my amazing supporters on Patreon has helped me minimise those interruptions. 

Thanks for reading, and a massive thank-you to all those who have supported my project so far, financially or otherwise.

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If you do not wish to become a patron, you can still view all of my videos and content for free, on the Sampson Boat Co website or YouTube channel. Signing up as a Patron does not grant you anything in return - it is just a convenient way of regularly donating. Thank you. 
Goals
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If we make it to these giddying heights , TALLY HO will receive the very finest timber and materials that money can buy. Every smallest fitting will be of the finest custom cast bronze, and her paint will gleam with the light of a thousand suns. The volunteers will drink Champagne with their lunch, and the salon seats will be of the lushest red leather. When she is launched, Jon Bonham will be bought back from the dead and Led Zeppelin will play a concert as she is lowered into the water. 
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