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Mystery Sneakbox - ready for Winter (almost)
Good morning, All~


As you may have read in my Tuckerton post, I brought back with me a sweet old Barnegat Bay Sneakbox - a gift from a thoughtful duckboats.net member. As with many such objects made one-at-a-time and by individual craftsmen - and decoys are another good example - the identification can be challenging to nail down.


So, I consulted numerous experts at the Tuckerton Show, and got numerous opinions - some of which contradicted each other. So - at least for the time being - this vessel is my Mystery Sneakbox. I am hoping that the actual restoration process will reveal additional clues to help solve the puzzle.


I wish I could dive right in and begin the restoration, but other commitments loom large: a few vessels and bunches of decoys (and their customers) beckon between now and 2020.... I will tease you with a bunch of "as is" photos now - but cannot pick up the thread until next Spring.



Here is how I found her - after we set her on my flatbed trailer with a forward cradle I had scribed from my partner's Van Sant Sneakbox.







It happens to match the hull radius like Cinderella's slipper.






She arrived home with a bunch of Atlantic White Cedar for repairs - keeping with the original lumber species (and, Yup, that's a pool noodle put to good use).






First an overview - from the exterior.






From the starboard quarter.






Her foredeck.






Hull section and deck camber (crown).






From astern.






All I have done thus far - aside from my cursory inspection - is to vacuum her out and remove a system of eye straps and shock cords that had been used to hold thatch on the decks and stool rack. I cleaned the salvaged eye straps in acetone then sprayed them with Krylon dead flat camouflage.






I will probably remove the stool rack before I tent her up for the winter - to minimize chafe on the tarp.


Lots more BEFORE photos - will post when I get a few more minutes.


All the best,


SJS



Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Steve Sanford: Oct 11, 2019, 1:24 AM
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