Every now and then, it’s a good idea to just go for a general browse around the barge related websites to see what’s about. Doing this today I have come across a rather nice 5 minute chunk of video of the jobs involved in caulking the decks, in this case by the Thames Barge Sailing Trust boys on SB Pudge. The video, on
takes us nicely through raking out the seams, preparing the oakum, driving the oakum into the seam, singeing off the spare fibres and then pouring in the molten pitch. Thank you for that TBST.
A quick Happy Birthday to Ryan Dale (25) , one of Cambria’s shipwrights
That’s it for now – we are a bit short on stories at present, unless you know different.