I was reading about Cunliffe's "Westerman" and read that the Stainless steel bits were given a matt black finish. Any idea what finish this was? I know it was to copy the workboat appearance.
In old boat construction where bent frames had mortises in the keel which left an area for water to collect. I understood Kuhls marine glue was used or pitch pine. Is the marine glue still available or what can be used in it's place without resorting to pitch pine or cement?