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Steffy: A term used frequently to describe the caulking of lapstrake (clinker-built)hulls. In most cases, animal hair, wool, or moss was soaked in pitch or resin and laid in a luting cove, which was cut in the lower inside surface of the overlapping plank. Luting generally refers to caulking inserted between two hull members before they were assembled, as opposed to driven caulking (see Caulk). The term is also applied to any plastic material used between two adjacent members.

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