MBBS #1 and Willy the Caulker
I collected some random photos at the Maine Boat Builders Show (MBBS.) This is the first of a series – caulking tools.
Back around 1966 I had a couple bunks where you needed to avoid sleeping on your back lest your eye sockets fill up with water. Someone advised me to go over to the railways and look up Willy the Caulker (the late Wilfred Amero). Willy agreed to caulk my entire deck for something like $35 if I remember right, as long as I reefed the seams first. GREEN DRAGON was at the Beacon at the time and every day for about a week he came over at the end of his day at the railways. It was really something watching him go at it. Willy had the touch and my decks were tight for years.
No modern plastic glop will keep old fir decks tight like cotton driven in right.