Wikipedia tells us "A ship chandler (or ship's chandler) is a retail dealer who specializes in supplies or equipment for ships, known as ship's stores.
For traditional sailing ships, items that could be found in a chandlery might include: rosin, turpentine, tar, pitch (resin), linseed oil, whale oil, tallow, lard, varnish, twine, rope and cordage, hemp, oakum, tools (hatchet, axe, hammer, chisel, planes, lantern, nail, spike, boat hook, caulking iron, hand pump, marlinspike), brooms, mops, galley supplies, leather goods, and paper."
The Schooner Chandlery is an online nautical marketplace that is a resource for traditional methods, materials and tools. We also have maker supplies and supplies to support the use and sailing of modern craft. We encourage suppliers of raw materials and maker supplies to contact us to be included in the marketplace or in our directory of resources.
Look to this page, for information about traditional sailing suppliers and wares.
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10 5/8″ Stainless Steel/Alum. with Hex Nut Extends to 17″ Long
This ClampTite Tool is an exceptionally strong banding tool which is used for securing or attaching large objects. Used for telephone poles, fence posts, corrals, pole buildings, pilings, docks, sail boat masts, booms rudders & other heavy duty type
4 3/4″ Plated Steel and Aluminium Tool Extends to 7″ Long
This clamptite tool was designed with the mechanic in mind who would have it around grease, oil and a controlled environment (non corrosive). Great for the CV boots, fuel line, thermostat housing, radiator hose and air hose type repairs.
4 3/4″ Stainless Steel Tool w/Bronze Nut Extends to 7″ Long
This Clamptite tool is machined stainless steel with a one piece body and nose and bronze nut, designed for the craftsmen who need a long lasting tool able to hold up to extremely tough wire.
4 3/4″ Stainless Steel/Aluminium Tool Extends to 7″ Long
A Clamptite tool that has stainless steel components with an aluminum body, this tool was designed with the outdoors man, fisherman and farmer who would have it around a corrosive environment.
5 1/4″ Stainless Steel w/Bronze Nut & Ext. Extends to 7 1/2″ Long
A Clamptite Tool that is machined stainless steel with a one piece body nose and bronze nut with an added extension.
6 3/4″ Stainless Steel Tool with Hex Nut Extends to 9″ Long
This Clamptite robust tool about 2″ larger than the standard tool, and uses larger wire, up to about 1/8″ dia. Comes with a bronze hex nut and extension for ring or lanyard.
71/4″ Stainless Steel w/Hex Nut & Ext. Extends to 91/2″ Long
This Clamptite robust tool about 2″ larger than the standard tool, and uses larger wire, up to about 1/8″ dia.
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.
Dolfinite Bedding Compound
Dolphinite is a heavy-bodied compound for bedding hardware and fastenings in keels, transoms, moldings, shaftlogs, masts, and decks. It withstands atmospheric conditions without hardening, softening, or oozing. Will not dry and crack. It skins over, but under the surface it remains soft and flexible. Provides a waterproof seal for every joint and fitting through years of service.
Irish Felt, Ship’s Felt, Barge Felt
Irish Felt is a traditional material to lay between layers of planking, particularly used in double cross-planked bottoms. It is also used under copper sheathing, or underlay for canvas decks and canvas coach roofs. 32″ wide and sold here by the linear foot. If you require a large quantity, inquire for bulk discount.