A strongly preservative thick liquid used to preserve natural cordage and timber. Traditionally used to coat servings on rigging and is the substance added to oakum to stop it rotting. Worth having for the wonderful smell alone.
The Davey range of traditional tools should be a part of the toolkit for any budding shipwright. The caulking irons are made from carbon steel and are designed to be light and comfortable to hold. Please check the seam width you require...
Best navy oakum steeped in Stockholm Tar is ideal for caulking below the waterline due to its high durability. Available as a 4kg coil or 12kg bale. Please note that dependent on location, the 12kg bale may take additional time for...
Red lead powder is used for caulking & underwater seams. Mix around 16:1 with linseed oil putty. This bright orange powder is toxic and therefore handling precautions, including gloves and mask, should be observed at all times.
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