- on our beloved Barquentine the decks aresealed with a layer of tar
for waterproofing. Inevitably somewhere on the ship, it is oozing
out , onto the teak decking.
When the decking is lifted it is a battle royal to get the planks up
without breaking them.
the deck get dosed with seawater every day without fail.
My two bob.
ps , we're off for our annual volunteer stint tommorrow, taking 2
oldest daughters to stay on board,
taking the folding schooner , so she will have her first proffesioal
crew, a real captain, first officer and bosun when she sails on the
suothern ocean for the first time.