These boats are either plain dug-outs, with or without outriggers, or regularly built by planks tightly laced and well caulked to an excavated keel.
The canoes are skilfully built of planks sewn together and caulked.
This consists of a heavy cast iron ring, known as a wedging crib, or curb, also fitted together in segments, which is lodged in a square-edged groove cut for its reception, tightly caulked with moss, and wedged into position.
The joints are packed or caulked with tow, smeared with a mixture of white and red lead.
The materials required are iron borings, sal-ammoniac and sulphur; these are mixed together, moistened with water, and rammed into the socket, which is previously half filled with yarn, well caulked.
caulked the seams of the Caird.
caulked with moss.
In the 19th century, fishermen still caulked (filled the gaps in) their boats with a mixture of pine tar and moss.
These vessels were made of planks well fitted and sewn together, the joints being caulked and pitched.'
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