It might be managed, perhaps, and he decided to do the caulking as requested by Roberts.
When the ship's labouring forces the caulking out of her seams.
I did a lot of caulking yesterday, but I suppose I missed that place.
If a short bend fitting is used, the matter of caulking is difficult.
This fitting is threaded on one end and has a socket on the other to allow for caulking.