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post #925 of Old 11-25-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Does anyone know if new caulking can be a problem? ....
Yes Mark. I had a wooden boat

When the boat has new caulking the boat has to be on the water for a considerable time for the wood to swell and press the caulk preventing the water ingress. In the time wooden boat building was a big industry in the place I live, smaller boats when they were repaired were sometimes sunk purposely to be fully immersed on water to accelerate the process. A boat with a new caulking makes always some water and his more prone to movement on the planks since they are not yet fully compressed by the wood swelling.


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