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Centuries-old technique saves 250-year-old ship

Restorers have turned to traditional caulking to protect Britain’s iconic ship HMS Victory from damp conditions after modern techniques failed to do the job.

A synthetic sealant was tried 15 years ago to stop rain water from seeping through the planks of the top deck and rotting the inside of the ship.

So the ship’s curator turned to a tried-and-tested technique: caulking.

Click here for the full report by Britain’s Yachting Monthly.