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Old 10-12-2006, 06:32 PM
 
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Fellows, I do not know a thing about 'sawdusting' a hull. I worked on one wooden-hulled steamer, the Kongo. It leaked constantly - just a fact of life that we accepted. Doc Hawley stopped the flow of flooding between compartments on the Natchez using a mattress one time. I helped plug a hole in the side of the Belle of Louisville's hull one day using lumber and rags. I've driven shingles into cracks to swell and seal them and I've puddled quick-crete over a hole once. We moved a houseboat one time by hanging a tarp over the forward rake to slow the leaks. But no sawdust. I would not know how to get it into the seams.
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