by Bill Hadfield
(Wiltshire UK)

My old on-board lifeboat seems to have been originally painted with what looks like bitumen both inside and out in the parts which cannot usually be seen.

It has been an extremely difficult task to clean it off the hull and I wondered if I need to get it all off or is it still considered a good protection.

It seems to be used mainly on roofs these days.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and acted upon.

I intend to oil the timber above the waterline


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