Caulking (Corking?!) a wooden boat (Tally Ho / EP96)

24 apr 2021
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Rebuilding a historic sailing yacht - Caulking the Hull (EP96)
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This episode is all about Caulking (or Corking, depending on your location). I start by visiting Port Townsend, which has an unusual number of very skilled and proficient Corkers. We briefly discuss the history of Caulking and we meet Brad from the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op, who is putting together a crew to help us Caulk Tally Ho!
Brad and Paul (Shipwrights Co-op) Jordan Bard (Bard Boatworks) join us for a Saturday and demonstrate the amazing skill and rhythm of a highly practiced Corking crew, getting over a third of the boat Caulked up in one day. Huge thanks to these guys for getting involved and spending their free time helping us out!
After that it is down to Pete (another very highly skilled Corker) and me (a highly UNskilled Caulker) to finish the hull. Along the way we discuss the different traditional tools, methods and materials that are used for this fascinating and hypnotic process.
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96. Caulking the Hull (Traditional Boatbuilding / EP96)

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  • Beautiful caulking. Thanks (from Spain)

    E. HidalgoE. Hidalgo2 dagar sedan
  • Great info how many feet of cotton?

    Ian MottIan Mott4 dagar sedan
  • Today, I learned that I have spent my life learning how to caulk boats and I didn't even know it...

    SumdumguySumdumguy4 dagar sedan
  • Hearing protection...Im DONE

    Space CowboySpace Cowboy4 dagar sedan
  • Hi Leo. Seems like you have more norwegian fans than me. In this video : you are mentioned towards the end around the 8 minute mark. They are in need to replace some planks and they say they were going to watch your videos and then try to replicate how you would do it drunk and blindfolded🤣🤣. Being amateurs they probably think that's the best they can do. 🤣 Btw, i love watching your videos and i'm always looking forward to the next one.

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  • The thumbnail convinced my wife to finally watch an episode with me 😂

    Russell MooreRussell Moore5 dagar sedan
  • Most excellent and informative video-one of your best....

    Paul BeebePaul Beebe5 dagar sedan
  • NOW we know why Popeye had such huge forearms.....

    Paul BeebePaul Beebe5 dagar sedan
  • Great work guys..... keep it up!!

    Robert BradyRobert Brady5 dagar sedan
  • All I see is RSI...

    Alexander SAlexander S5 dagar sedan
  • Best video I have ever seen on how to caulk or cauk or cork or whatever a wooden boat!!! haha

    Paul LarsonPaul Larson5 dagar sedan
  • How much of the original boat is left?

    Dirty DomDirty Dom5 dagar sedan
  • The word is obviously “caulking” because that’s what it is

    Just TravelingJust Traveling5 dagar sedan
  • this made me think about the old SNL bit about soaking cork!

    Paul BuccoPaul Bucco5 dagar sedan
  • Was it just one line of cotton? What was the outcome?

    America LostAmerica Lost5 dagar sedan
  • I have a confession to make. When I was about 14 years old I was a sea scout, we had a 28 ft pacemaker wooden boat We were working on it and scraping the bottom I was pulling out huge pieces of that fibrous caulk. When they put the boat in the water, they were puzzled as to where the water was coming from

    James McHughJames McHugh5 dagar sedan
  • My Dad was a professional Caulker for 30 years. Seal Co in Albuquerque NM. Narry a boat, but all kinds of construction projects from cheap brick and wood homes to Air Force jet test facilities. The tools' sounds and names of materials took me back. I can still smell the Olkium, Thanks

    Ed GumpEd Gump5 dagar sedan
  • Captain Joshua Slocum: "She'll crawl." "Tell us how fast she'll crawl, so that we may get into port on time." "Run like smoke and oakum!" Master and Commander from the Aubrey-Maturin series... so... RN I haven't seen any oakum? What's up with that?

    Grant BratrudGrant Bratrud6 dagar sedan

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  • I wonder how many taps were tapped during this process.

    Danny ArcherDanny Archer6 dagar sedan
  • 0:52 - As a South African, this is a huge relief to find out. Whenever I have heard the word in DIY contexts, I've always thought it was 'corking' and wondered why cork was never involved.

    Danny ArcherDanny Archer6 dagar sedan
    • @Grant BratrudIn the first part of this episode Brad Seamans explaines why you should or not should use Oakum for the caulking: if the planks are not very thick (as in TH's case) Oakum is NOT used, only cotton.

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    • It's linguistic, bruh. Consonants move in the mouth over time, even with the same meaning... altho" I did not see any oakum in this video. Maybe it's some obscure regulation from the state of Washington?!? Would not surprise me. Consonants are one thing... that vowl movement really throws me sometimes, I mean WTF. But then Ima namachure.

      Grant BratrudGrant Bratrud6 dagar sedan
  • Wonderful episode! My father went to sea on the last of the tall ships in the mid-twenties. He taught me knots and splices, and we built a boat when I was 14, splices and oakum were rolled under your foot to even them up. I later watched shipwrights "horsing-up" the seams on wooden Sein-netters on the fish dock slips in Grimsby...Superb craftsmanship by all your team.

    Roger SandersonRoger Sanderson6 dagar sedan
  • What a corker!

    James McGeeJames McGee6 dagar sedan
  • The only thing I hate about this is waiting for the next video!!! Love this series about the rebuilding of the Tally Ho from Leo & Pete & all the volunteers!!!!!!!

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  • Loved this episode. Pure talent! So impressed by their skills.

    Roy RykerRoy Ryker7 dagar sedan
  • There's an American 80's sitcom from back in the called "King of Queens" starring Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, & Patton Oswalt. In the bedroom scenes of Carry and Doug Heffernan (the shows main characters) as they pan around with the camera filming the show, you can see a black & white picture on the wall of a pretty old sailing ship. The sailboat ..... none other than the Tally Ho. It took me a few minutes to make the connection ... but once I did ... all I could picture was Leo and his project. I wish I could post a picture here.

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  • Kalo Mehmet [kalafatçı] geldi aklıma

    Ismail GezenIsmail Gezen7 dagar sedan
  • I hope the beef up the supports as they go along, the boat is getting heavier and heavier

    Kent mcmm SorensenKent mcmm Sorensen8 dagar sedan
  • So much repetitive motion!! Wow. I'm sure you don't want your hammer to be even a half an ounce heavier than it needs to be. Amazing to watch, as is so much of what you put on your channel - thanks.

    Chas WolfChas Wolf8 dagar sedan
  • Great boat building show, thanks!

    Claes NycanderClaes Nycander8 dagar sedan
  • Leo, are you having visitors?.. I'd ito stop by tomorrow, May 5th, in the morning..

    Hunter2323Hunter23239 dagar sedan
  • And now it’s finished!!!

    Andrew BlackAndrew Black9 dagar sedan
  • Excellent sound editing on this vid.

    GrobbelskiGrobbelski9 dagar sedan
  • ‘Caulking’, same as when you run a bead of silicone as a sealant on a surface/

    Chris WaldronChris Waldron9 dagar sedan
  • Art, pure and simple. Beautiful. Well done lads.

    Tony ButchartTony Butchart10 dagar sedan
  • Click, click, click, click, click, ...

    Torsten BehrendtTorsten Behrendt10 dagar sedan
  • is there a skill that Pete DOESN'T have...? Asking for a friend.

    rob neukirchrob neukirch10 dagar sedan
  • With a airpressure? By hand much Better. You can feel Better how hard it should be.

    Jan KOSCHINJan KOSCHIN10 dagar sedan
  • For comparison, here is another boat rebuilding project I have been following, from Brazil. It is a schooner, severely neglected and I thought really impossible. Now it seems they are making a go of it and having fun in the process. They will retain a lot of wood that looks rotted to me...but I'm not an expert so I'll let others be the judge. :) Unlike Tally Ho, the owners of YaBa know exactly nothing about boat building and are entirely reliant on the local shipwrights who do seem to have some experience and considerable skills.

    Unstoppable ZoneUnstoppable Zone10 dagar sedan
  • This is my dreamjob, unfortunately is nonexisting where i live...

    SoundSound11 dagar sedan
  • Once it’s set, does the caulk get hard when you touch it?

    YirlaniYirlani11 dagar sedan
  • Is it white caulk or black caulk?

    YirlaniYirlani11 dagar sedan
  • Tally Ho sailing on Lake Wivenhoe Queensland Australia

    David HancockDavid Hancock11 dagar sedan
  • Why isn't the cotton treated . Linseed oil , plaster , silicone .........?

    Big DanBig Dan11 dagar sedan
  • What a milestone! Congratulations!

    Christopher DeKenippChristopher DeKenipp11 dagar sedan
  • Did you just wake up or something in this video? Jesus dude. Your hair is wild.

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  • Here's something similar but different.

    Bob SuruncleBob Suruncle11 dagar sedan
  • Add - "the best music selection for a youtube channel" to your long list of accomplishments to this channel Leo.

    JeffJeff11 dagar sedan
  • There is another age old trade called a barber. They work in a barbershop. You should try visiting one.

    Tom HmanTom Hman11 dagar sedan
    • Oh god yes. Had one cut my covid hair and beard. Straight razor shave too. It was awesome.

      Try ThinkingTry Thinking9 dagar sedan
  • Masters at work,very specialized tradesman,obviously very skilled,much respect to them...

    J McJ Mc11 dagar sedan
  • Thankyou for showing this,big ups to the caulkers,what a prick of a job,very interesting vid,wish you best of luck with the tally ho,and best wishes to the caulkers and all involved...,from,Auckland,New Zealand 💪👍👍🙂🙂😉

    J McJ Mc11 dagar sedan
  • Why did the caulkers only do short pieces??? is it purely for reach??

    Mark JarvisMark Jarvis11 dagar sedan
  • Boot Question : does anyone know for sure which boots Pete has?

    SalmonandfriendsSalmonandfriends11 dagar sedan
  • Hello, I'm Popeye, I'm a sailor and spinach connoisseur. P.S. Here in NEW YORK we call it CALL-KING or CAW-KING. This was one helluva corking good video!!

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  • Are you going to install cover boards across the ends of the planking (at the transom), so as to reduce the intrusion of water and stop the likely hood of rot in the end grain of the planks? Another option would be to coat the ends of the planks with clear epoxy resin - two coats mininum.

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  • How many miles of cotton was used for Tally Ho?

    Stan KolodinStan Kolodin12 dagar sedan
  • The intro about how corking is said whether in the states or in Britain had me cracking up. Especially with the fact you said it can be pronounced many damn ways. My guess is the area of Britain depends on how this process is pronounced. I have noticed being from the U.S. and watching many SEworld videos of people from England have different pronunciations for the same words.

    Michael ShaferMichael Shafer12 dagar sedan
  • 👍🍻

    KatmanduKatmandu12 dagar sedan
  • Wouldn't the ridiculously water proof Musk Ox wool be better? (Aside from it's extreme cost of course)

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  • So “Mr. Semen “ is gonna “ Caulk” your “ Boat” huh 🤔

    Joe RoganowskiJoe Roganowski12 dagar sedan
  • Caulkin’. when I was doing it on the Thames. That is not the way we used to caulk at all ! we would lightly twist the cotton, tap in the ends of the longest piece we could reasonably handle, leaving a belly in the cotton ( practice tells you how much) then tap in the middle, then the middles of those two bights and so on, when it is all in place you go down the seam and seat it, just how you are taught I suppose ! What are you sealing the cotton with ? we used red lead primer mixed with linseed putty (horrible to mix).

    CrimeVidCrimeVid12 dagar sedan
  • Good job done

    sunnytandan1sunnytandan112 dagar sedan
  • Hi we are are a retired couple of ex cruisers, we watch your programmes religiously. Unfortunately we are deaf & without the subtitles we cannot enjoy them. Just recently you seem to have stopped adding the automatic sub titles, please put them back, Stearman65

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  • What would be a cheaper way? silicone!?

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  • We pronounce it cocking on the us west coast. Yes i know.....

    Dawn TreaderDawn Treader13 dagar sedan
  • Caulking

    Neil O'ConnellNeil O'Connell13 dagar sedan
  • She looks amazing Leo, well done mate 👍 Leo's speeded up footage of him caulking almost looked like the pro's in real-time. 😃

    RafoRafo13 dagar sedan
  • I've never discovered such a delightful looking task.. I need to try this out some time.

    YahmezYahmez13 dagar sedan
  • If the keel is damaged is there any way to repair it?

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  • Are you accepting any help from volunteers?

    Ron StevensRon Stevens13 dagar sedan
  • Invest in an air hamner for god sakes youll love me forever!!

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  • In the old days you would have used red lead paint in the seams. And red lead putty. What do you use now?

    Jose AlemanyJose Alemany13 dagar sedan
    • lineseed oil (before caulking) and red lead primer (after caulking). The putty still has to be applied, but first (and that is happening now: see facebook or Instagram) there is second round of fairing going on plus some bunging of the screw/rivet holes.

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  • I just wish you didn’t say you were restoring it, cause it’s not really restored if you replace every single piece of wood, your just building a replica

    Kody OgreysikKody Ogreysik13 dagar sedan
    • episode 58 gives the explanation

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  • That parrot has heard it all before

    TabStocksTabStocks13 dagar sedan
  • Amazing craftsmanship, one of my favourite episodes. Great progress 👍🏻

    Wayne McClennanWayne McClennan13 dagar sedan
  • Pete for a long while I know you were dodging the camera. Seems you have found a new stride and a new skill. Leo... just keep asking him what he's doing. Great team, all of you.

    John PayneJohn Payne13 dagar sedan
  • I keep looking enviously at the almighty bandsaw/shipsaw.... nice caulking lads!

    John PayneJohn Payne13 dagar sedan
  • I'm impressed by how much skill is involved in caulking, and how much hidden technology is in the caulking mallet.

    Keenan McClureKeenan McClure13 dagar sedan
  • Sitting here holding my piece of Tally Ho live oak in the Land Down Under... Amazing project.

    Ingmar MIngmar M13 dagar sedan
  • seeing this work actually helped me to get along with all the grinding i do on my job.... its a fucking boring thing to do but this doesnt look better AT ALL lol

    Fick DichFick Dich13 dagar sedan
  • This may seem like an obvious question in the wooden boat community, but you say that the wood will swell up and seal the gaps between the planks to make them tight and such. How do the planks swell if they are sealed with the primer and a layer of paint and varnish? How would they get wet to begin with? Other than that I love what you are doing, really enjoying the journey.

    Lachlan ALachlan A14 dagar sedan
    • Paint & varnish aren't an impenetrable barrier, but slow down the rate of change. Wood is constantly absorbing or releasing water as its enviro changes.

      Frederick StibbertFrederick Stibbert6 dagar sedan
  • For puttying the seams I use a flat square heated platen made from an old electric frying pan to slightly soften the putty and provide a nice pallet to work from. The warm putty goes in quickly and easily with a 2"-3" putty knife, the warmth helps make it very sticky. I like to putty before the paint has completely hardened, seems to help the bonding.

    dougalannhdougalannh14 dagar sedan
  • Another great and educational video, thank you Leo. I've used a pump oil can to paint the seams, holding a chip brush with shortened bristles directly behind the oil can as I pump, works very quickly.

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  • Wow, the speed and practiced movement of those pro c[aul/or]kers working is impressive, the normal-speed cuts looked like time-lapse...

    Hunter EHunter E14 dagar sedan
  • I finally finished my binge watching!!! And I loved every second of it!! What a beautiful story 🙌🏼. I’m on board Captain! ⛵️

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  • Not clear - being a COOP do they charge for their work?

    mike seguinmike seguin14 dagar sedan
    • Of course they do. Co-op is their business structure, I'll guess its a type of partnership that can retain its structure as principals come & go.

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    Виктор НамавирВиктор Намавир14 dagar sedan
  • Wish I'd had more teachers that explained things as well as Pete does.

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  • Leo, have you any need or desire for more volunteers? While I am not a boat wright, I have woodworking skills and illusions (delusions) of sailing the globe. My cedar strip /mahogany canoe will not reach you with any degree of efficacy, but I will find my way should any such position be available. Thank you

    Norman ZimmermanNorman Zimmerman14 dagar sedan
  • It is certainly "caulking" in UK English. "corking" is something very different and involves putting bungs in bottles/barrels, whatever. "The Devil to pay and no pitch hot" is a phrase from sailing ship times. The Devil is the iron that was used to force pitch onto/into the caulked deck seams. The phrase signifies that there were caulked seams to be sealed but there was no hot pitch available. In more recent parlance the phrase is used to indicate that something is missing that is needed to complete a job.

    Grahame PigneyGrahame Pigney14 dagar sedan
  • How often do you have to recaulk the boat?

    WilliamWilliam14 dagar sedan
  • You asked in one of your videos for any other YT vids that you might find interesting. So, if you have the time. Salt and tar...about a couple building a Wooden boat from scratch. Love your videos Leo.

    Peter ChisholmPeter Chisholm14 dagar sedan
  • Love what you are doing here Leo. Brilliantly inspiring work.

    Decoy_artDecoy_art14 dagar sedan
  • An old plumber here and I can say I have used many strands of oakum back, the old cast iron plumbing pipes connected by lead days. Probably the reason I'm half crazy now, inhaling all those lead fumes. Hence the Mad Hatter

    Roger TalleyRoger Talley14 dagar sedan
  • Yes, coming from the city of Portsmouth (UK) with our proud nautical heritage I can confirm that it’s definitely caulking, not corking. Indeed, although both are pronounced the same the whole of the Isle of Wight’s workforce once did this for a living, travelling across the Solent to Portsmouth dockyard on Monday morning and returning on Friday evening. Thus, an islander is known as a Caulkhead.

    WidleyWesidentWidleyWesident14 dagar sedan
  • Did not know that this was a thing thanks for the knowledge

    John ConklinJohn Conklin14 dagar sedan
  • in French : calfater...!! it's indeed a hell of a job, some put melted tar afterwards, you, I see that you put special orange paint, it's also good ... !! bravo for this superb work done in the rules of the Art ... the Art of knowing caulk ... !!

    Vincent AubourgVincent Aubourg14 dagar sedan
  • Tally Ho sure looks great

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  • why is each line "wetted?" what is it wetted with? never mind. i just got to the linseed oil part.

    Shawn BerendShawn Berend15 dagar sedan
  • WOW WOWWOW the guy with the white earmuffs is BEAUTIFUL (Jordan I think?)

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