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Caulking Cotton

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Bristol Sussex single combined 1 grade caulking cotton for traditional caulking of boats. For average to larger seams. Approximately 205-215 Feet per Pound.
For varied seam sizes, also keep some Oakum on hand for large outgauge and deep gaps, and Caulk Wicking for tight seams. Sold per pound.

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Bristol Sussex single combined 1 grade caulking cotton for traditional caulking of boats. For average to larger seams. Approximately 205-215 Feet per Pound.
For varied seam sizes, also keep some Oakum on hand for large outgauge and deep gaps, and Caulk Wicking for tight seams.

Caulking is only part of what keeps the water out of a boat’s seams. The first part of keeping the boat dry is a tight wood-to-wood joint along the plank seam. That goes up beetween 1/3 to 1/2 of the plank’s thickness. There is a V-shaped caulking seam in the outer 1/2 to 2/3 of the plank. Into this seam is driven cotton and/or oakum. Finally, the outer seam is packed with seam compound. This is a flexible, sticky substance. Long ago they might have used tallow and rosin. Today, modern boats will likely use a product specifically designed for this purpose called seam compounds.

Watch the video for an example of caulking a small wooden boat, a Herreshoff 12-1/2.

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Weight 1.10 lbs

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