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    Re: Voyaging the traditional way
    From: Robert Gainer
    Date: 2004 Nov 3, 02:15 +0000

    Peanut butter (smooth not chunky) works for the lead and anhydrous lanolin
    might work for the gaff jaws. I use it for other things on the boat and its
    pretty good stuff.
    All the best,
    Robert Gainer
    >From: "Trevor J. Kenchington" 
    >Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List 
    >Subject: Re: Voyaging the traditional way
    >Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 23:44:47 +0000
    >Fine old tales aside, does anyone know how to make or where to buy
    >tallow? It is available as a commercial product but my searching of the
    >Web has only yielded manufacturer's pages and they only sell in
    >wholesale quantities. It ought to be possible to make small quantities,
    >maybe of low quality, at home from beef fat but I am not sure of what
    >treatment is required. Boiling the beef in water and scooping off
    >whatever floats to the surface, perhaps? (Tallow is not simply fat,
    >which will go rancid and stink. It is a chemically-inert product -- a
    >"steroid", I think. The right application of heat to fat should convert
    >it into tallow but I don't know what treatment is "right".)
    >It would be nice to arm the lead (strictly a "bronze" in my case) with
    >the real thing but I need it more to lubricate the leather-covered jaws
    >of my boat's gunter spar so that they slide on the mast with a bit less
    >Trevor Kenchington
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