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13 November 2014

Lady Denman Hull.


The original spotted gum used in the hull construction with part of the copper sheeting used to protect the hull from damage from timber borers. You can clearly see the matted oakum fibre, which comes from coconuts, this was tamped with a caulking iron. Tar or pitch was then used to seal between each plank, making it watertight, You can also see the copper nails used to fix the copper sheet..

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