White lead replacement

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by jasonlacey, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. jasonlacey
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    I am in the process of renovating two masts [main and mizzen]. The glue lines failed making the whole job a little easier, used wedges and a fien recip saw to encourage them to 'open up'.The spreaders and mast hardware were all seated in white lead putty, [that was still malable! forty odd years down the line]. My question is what can I use in its place, there are many caulks avaliable.. any suggestions or comments most apprecaited, thanks
     
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  3. jasonlacey
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    jasonlacey New Member

    Did not know it was still around, thanks. I know Kirbys do great paint, thanks for the tip.
     
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