View Full Version : Black pudding...

06-08-2010, 04:35 PM
had anyone any experience of this stuff?

planning a lift out and recaulk below the waterline soon, and don't think we'll be out long enough for the timbers to thoroughly dry and this sounds a reasonable compound for less than perfect seams
its listed on:

06-08-2010, 04:53 PM
Had for breaky every day in Ireland, great fortification for the day!! Funny, it didn't block me up at all.

06-08-2010, 05:56 PM
You didn't mix the powdered concrete in before use...

FYI, Black Pudding is the name of a food popular in the UK and environs. Even with EU requirements for food ingredient labeling, it rarely has ingredients listed in the markets -- "congealed blood and fillers" just doesn't sound very yummy, does it... Per Wikipedia: Typical fillers include meat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat), fat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat), suet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suet), bread (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread), sweet potato (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato), onion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion), chestnuts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnuts), barley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley), and oatmeal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oatmeal).

06-08-2010, 06:12 PM
true - 'blood pudding' doesn't sound as attractive I guess

love the stuff though. nothing better than a bacon, fried egg and black pudding sandwich and a large mug of tea for breakfast to set you up for a rough sea

look on the ingredients in a supermarket here and they list haemoglobin, hoping most folks won't know what that is I suppose

not sure that black pudding would do much good in the seams though

06-09-2010, 02:21 PM
another question to tack on to this I guess is the general merits of using cement... always been curious as to the hows and whyfores

06-09-2010, 02:45 PM
In Germany: "Blutwurst" if it is in a gut, i.e. sausage shaped (often also served together with a fresh cooked "Leberwurst" (liver sausage), "Topfwurst" if unshaped (looks unappetizing) but both are delicious, particularly if served with lashings of Sauerkraut.
In Trinidad and Tobago: "Black pudding" with lots of hot pepper in it, needs a cold Carib beer and hops bread to go with it!

Gernot H.

06-09-2010, 03:26 PM
I'm sadly ignorant of big boats and caulking issues, but the issue of paying / caulking with cement has been discussed recently here, worth a search.

Google Advanced Search ( http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en ) seems to work much better than the internal Wooden Boat Forum search engine.

Just copy and paste the Forum's URL ( http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/ ) into the last field named "Search within a site or domain:", and then put in search strings like "tow dinghy bridle" or whatever.