Monday, 28 July 2014

caulking update

After studying various caulking videos on youtube and some good advice from an old shipswright we have started the caulking, we sourced the irons and mallets on ebay, we already had the oakum.

The key is having the right tools, using the feeding iron you push the oakum into the seam create a loop a little further on depending on size of seam and repeat three or four times, go back to where you started and knock the rest through with the iron.

After five or so minutes you start to feel the depth and read the sounds from the mallet and iron,

Very satisfying...

Masking tape over caulked seams