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I do believe if it is not directly exposed to  water as were the hull or upper decks, there would be no caulking. The deadwood was covered with planking down low and inboard higher up thus not constantly exposed to water and thus not caulked.  I bow to any more knowledgeable members if I have misspoken.  



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Allan, I believe that is correct.  There is a book about the rebuilding of Susan Constant at the Jamestown Park, which used a smearing of paint in the keel, stem, deadwood joints.  I also have a book about wooden boat building where the author suggests smearing the joints with 'your favorite poison', including all the leftover paint in the shop.

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