Oakum marine caulking
 
  • Oakum marine caulking

Oakum

Our Oakum caulking is made with bentonite, an inorganic compound that expands over 10 times its volume when wet. It is clean from knots and yarns, is long stranded and has no lumps or ends of sacking. Twisted jute packing. Further improved with golden oils. Does not split.

Oakum is the best choice for caulking wide gaps in planking. For varied planking, keep some Caulk Wicking on hand for tight spots, and Caulking Cotton for medium-space gaps. Typically, on boat seams Oakum caulking is next covered by a marine paint. Once dry, the remaining space is filled with seam compound (one for above waterline, another for below) before applying final topcoat.

Available in boxes of 5 lbs. and 50 lbs.

 
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Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
Item Number  Weight  Yield 
Oakum  5 lbs.  30 lengths of 2-1/2 ft. each 
Oakum50  50 lbs.  Approximately 1000 linear feet (304.5lm) of 1-inch (25mm) diameter rope 
Type: Caulking Oakum
4.4 12

We will buy this product from Jamestown as long as it is avl

4

We use this product in farrier work for race horses and performance horses

Shannon

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Yes

I will buy Oakum from Jamestown Distributors for years

4

Equine Farrier Industry likes to use Oakum to pack into the hoof or sole while the animal is recovering from an injury. The idea is considered "old school" but works very well. All farrier supply stores should offer Oakum. We sell it by the pound.

Shannon - Manager of Paul's Vet

Albuquerque, NM

Yes

Not useful on traditional wooden boats

1

I bought this product to caulk the deck seams on an Historic wooden Schooner, as we were running low on the traditional oakum we had and wanted to make sure we would have enough to finish the job. This product, although probably perfectly fine for plumbing applications is not useful in traditional wooden boat building/restoration because it comes in such short 2 1/2 foot lengths. If you're looking for traditional oakum for caulking seams on a wooden boat, spend the extra money and get the real stuff.

Schoonerguy

New York

No

I received just what I expected.Customer service impecable

4

Will continue to explore all the possibilities you offer.Such items are not offered in our local market.

Quique Sanchez

San Jose Costa Rica

Yes

Oakum works great

5

We use Oakum as a sealant for our hydro turbines. Seals dissimilar materials like cast iron, steel and concrete. It sets up and becomes a permanent repair.

Kurt

International Falls MN

Yes

Customer very pleased with the product.

5

Customer uses for waste packing in screw conveyor adapter and other industrial applications. They have used other types in the past but likes this product very much. They will be re-ordering more in the future as needed.

Bearing Man 58

Brewster, NY

Yes

This works for concrete control joint.

5

This worked great for what I was using it for.

Donnie T.

Louisville Ky

Yes

worked like a charm

5

Used the oakum to pack a toilet flange joint before pouring in the molten lead. It worked great. I wasn't sure if marine oakum was going to work for this job, but it worked fine.

jp1maui

Maui, Hawaii

Yes

Oakum repair

5

We used this product to stop leaks between the recently installed headgates of a Dam and the failed concrete wall. The oakum was easly to apply and stopped the leaks, allowing us to install permanent repairs.

Kurt

International Falls MN

Yes

packing for windmill

5

used oakum for packing in the pressure chamber on the top of well head of my windmill. Have been looking for this and finally found it. Amishman suggested it.. and it works great

chris the farmer

fingerlakes NY

Yes

Oakum

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