View Full Version : Interlux Seam Compund alternatives?

01-30-2003, 06:34 AM

I'm about to refasten and rechaulk a small (leaking when stressed) part of the hull of my boat. The Interlux Seam Compound isn't available in my corner of the world, and Jamestown will not ship it to me by plane. I wonder if anyone can suggest an alternative goo to put in after the cotton.

PS: The seams are narrow.


01-31-2003, 06:03 AM
The problem is that International don't sell this stuff in Europe.

01-31-2003, 09:56 AM
I don't know. Lots of leaking boats here so it should be a market. Maybe most people use epoxy, tar, or linseed based putty. I'm not going to use epoxy, but what about the tar, or linseed based stuff?

01-31-2003, 10:52 AM
Traditional seam filler was linseed oil putty mixed with about one-third white lead paste for topsides. Red lead paste for under the waterline. The red has a tendency to leach through topside colour.
White lead paste can still be had from traditional suppliers. It is used neat to fill gaps between sterntube and deadwood.

Bob Cleek
01-31-2003, 12:43 PM
The traditional drug of choice is white lead and whiting. You should be able to buy it in any decent commercial paint store. You mix the whiting with the white lead to make a putty. Works just fine. Use the whiting like you would flour when kneading bread to keep the dough from sticking. Mix some bottom paint into the white lead for below the waterline use, if you wish a bit of anti-fouling protection.

Jon Agne
02-01-2003, 08:57 AM
Try Classic Marine in the UK.


02-01-2003, 04:32 PM
Thanks for the receipes. I will try to get hold of some white, or red lead and mix my own seam compound. I belive the lead pastes are banned here now due to the effects on health and environment, but some old stuff still lies around. I'll make sure to keep it out of the kitchen and well separated from my bread baking.

02-01-2003, 07:00 PM

Why not? Did Monti determine that it's anti-competitive? It appears International have different products in diferent parts of the world. It is probally the result of buying local companies into their group.

For instance, here in OZ, Brightsides has only just replaced Marinecoat

Click on <product guide> <new products>

and we have had a product called Everdure. Been using it for ages. Originally an Epiglass product.

Click on <product guide> <primers>

We cannot get Interlux Boatyard Bedding Compound that Scott spoke about in

I guess the EPAs in various countries have something to say also.

Also CPES has only arrived in OZ last year.