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Red lead putty

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Larry Meyer, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I have been watching a series on UTube by a guy who is rebuilding a wooden boat, the Tally Ho. One thing they do is bed the wooden pieces in what they call “red lead putty” as a rot deterrence. The use of red lead putty in wooden boat construction is apparently routine.

    One problem with wood-canvas canoes is rot setting in under the outwale affecting both the underside of the outwale and the covered canvas edge. I was wondering if red lead putty might not be adapted to this use. Or is use of lead in any form totally forbidden in the U.S.?
     
  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

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