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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    No chalk????
    I didn't really do much to the main deck seams, but will in time. I was just desperate to get the oil on before the weather turns. I have burnt in several bad bubbly areas, then scraped of the excess, works ok.

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Nice work, you're some kind of tenacious guy

    Good job !

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Then begat the Jefferey's in the covering boards...

    'The Devil has his very own goo, and it's name is Jefferey's Number 2..'

    It started innocently enough...

    Attachment 34513

    But ended up less than optimal.

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    I have used this stuff before years ago doing some deck work, but it was handed to me in the ladle, all I had to do was pour it in, easily enough, but was never involved in handling it other than that. Unbelievably difficult stuff to use, not least of all because as we all know, it only flows when it's hot, and being a glue, when it cools, it sticks everything together..
    I watched shipwrights paying deck seams once. They had a galvo bucket built with a deep base hoop that held a thick iron plate under its bottom. The plate was heated red-hot and kept the pitch hot when carried from the stove. Lord alone knows where you would find one though.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I have a machine at home which would probably be ideal, if made on a smaller scale. It's for welding poly pipe and the like. Poly beads go into a hopper at the top, and a 10mm diameter sausage of extruded poly at 220C comes out the end.
    Sounds just the job! Exactly the correct temperature too (Davey says 200C). I will investigate such a tool, thanks.

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Looks amazing !

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    I would describe that amount of work, in that time, as simply heroic.

    Amazing stuff, martin. And looking wonderful.

    Regards,
    John.

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Thanks guys!

    I have lagged the covering boards in a pine tar heavy mix of boat soup..

    IMG_20190403_115236_4.jpg

    ...and barring a bit of a tidy and clear up, her decks are looking handsome.

    IMG_20190403_115224_4.jpg

    I have also reefed out a seam between the lower rubbing strip and the plank above it which was filled with a surprising mixture of butyl rubber, expanding PU glue and car filler, and caulked and payed it in the same way.

    IMG_20190402_081442_1.jpg

    While filling my kettle for coffee a few days ago I spilt some water on the decks...this was the result. I have now oiled it 6 times, and it has stopped taking it up, so I'm calling it good for a while. It has also started to skin in various places so I can see a wire brush session in my future, but looking at this photo I'm pretty pleased with the result.

    IMG_20190403_115111_8.jpg

    I am now away for a while to earn some shekels, so thanks for all the comments, help, and advice this session. As usual, this forum has proved invaluable not only with that, but with motivation and understanding of the insanity that is old wooden boats.

    See you on the back-swing...

    M

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    That last photo is pure art. Love it.

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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    That Stockholm tar and linseed oil soup is surely more appropriate for the deck of a former working boat than the paint that was there before. It will not close in the moisture that inevitably gets there through minor cracks in the surface.

    As I wrote before...... I like that boat!
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    Default Re: Kate LK 126. A Zulu Herring Drifter...

    Good stuff Martin, must be smelling great.....

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