Caulking Irons and Mallets

Next week Nordlys will go in the dry-dock of Teerenstra shipwarf to get her hull and deck watertight by caulking the seams. If anyone has some caulking irons and / or mallets left to donate to Nordlys and her crew we’ll be very happy! contact nordlys@fairtransport.nl.

Caulking is defined by driving oakum, cotton or general rope fibres in the seams of a ship’s wooden deck or side / hull to make it watertight. It also plays a structural role in tightening up the hull / deck of a ship and reduces the longitudinal movement of neighbouring planks. Click here for an explanation about caulking

Nordlys refit

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