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SSWA 41st Annual Duckboat & Waterfowl Show Event 10/31 PHOTOS
SUNDAY October 31st 8AM-3PM SSWA Presents the 41st Annual Duck Boat + Waterfowl Show
Cedar Beach- Babylon Long Island, NY
-Duckboat Contest
-Sporting Clays
-Raffles
-Door Prizes & More!
Visit: www.SSWA.org for additional Information


Long Island, NY
http://www.Island-Outdoors.com

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Anthony Babich: Nov 1, 2021, 6:54 PM
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Thanks for posting this, I will be there. Hey Steve Sanford are you going?
Phil
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Good morning, Phil~


Yes, I plan to be there. I will not be bringing a boat but will come prepared to work. I'll have a bunch of bits and pieces I'm making for a South Bay for delivery - and I'll be installing a motor board and a transom drain on another South Bay during the show. Let's hope my 3 battery packs will keep my drill turning.....


All the best,


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


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I heard the date is now the 31, I guess there planning on rain for Saturday.
Phil
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If anyone hears of a rough Southbay that needs work and a new home, keep me in mind! Will be busy with Grandson to be babyshower and Stollen baking this weekend. Spending time with Grandson #1 too!

Dave Diefenderfer
Manassas, VA

"Once you set out to build a boat, throw away your square. And if you work on her after she's launched, throw away your level." author unknown

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Correct!


Show is now on its rain date: October 31.


See you there!


SJS


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


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It's going to be a good day for grassing up the boat.
Phil
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 Missed seeing the notice, hope all went well
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Great time at the 41st Annual SSWA Duckboat & Waterfowl Show Special thanks to the SSWA team members, vendors and all those who came out & joined us for a great day. Here's a few photos of Sunday's event: https://sswa.org http://sswa.org






Long Island, NY
http://www.Island-Outdoors.com

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Anthony Babich: Nov 1, 2021, 6:59 PM
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Good morning, Anthony et al~


Great seeing you and everyone else on Sunday! As always, I spent all day talking with friends, old and new. I did try to get some photos of most of the vessels.


I brought this "before" South Bay that I will ge rehabbing in early '22 in my shop. But, I also had on hand a bunch of South Bay parts I just made for a new customer. I have yet to meet him or see his boat. (more on this later....)






Ben Right next to me was Ben Sohm with his "Bauer Boat" - actually built by Charles Guck but sold by Ronnie Bauer. Ben towed his boat to Cedar Beach, then rolled it across the parking lot so he could demonstrate thatching during the Show.






He started the job on the forward end....






Lots of wares for sale - especially decoys, both gunners and shelf riders.






Boats like this are somewhat unusual for this Show. Over its 41 years, I have seen a big move away from home-built vessels to more factory-made - but most are now a combination.






There are always some South Bay Duckboats at the Show. South Bays were built by Red Magnus of West Sayville. Exeptional thatch job on this one!






This bird clearly inspires confidence....








Floating Blinds were the most common type this year - a nod to the aging population of gunners?






This one sits atop a 13-foot Boston Whaler.






Continued....


SJS















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


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Steve Sanford: Nov 2, 2021, 12:16 AM
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Continued....


Here's a floating blind on an ever-scarcer wooden vessel. Fabulous job of thatching!







Best-in-Show?






It's always heartening to see younger gunners in attendance - and in tow.






This Carl Adams Sneakbox adds a touch of Jersey.






There's still about 3 weeks to cut the Salt Hay for this rig.






The owner of this South Bay found it derelict and did a fine job of restoration.






Pretty sure this is a TDB 14 - but would welcome any correction.






I've seen this fine vessel at earlier shows. I spent so much time chatting with the owner that I forgot to ask about the design.






This fine gunning boat is a Marsh Hawk.






I'm not sure if this is a really big boat - or just a really small buyer....






Continued....


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


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More SSWA Duckboat Show....


Two of my oldest partners - Fred Wertz and Craig Kessler






Another nice Floating Blind.






Door up....






Ready-to-hunt.







This detail shows how Ben Sohm adjust the flapboard angle on his Guck-Bauer boat. He has didderent length dowels to slip into the sockets.






His thatch job is coming down the home stretch.






I had to leave around 2:00 - without any of these old corkers....






But, I arrived home with plenty of "stuff"....






Many thanks to Dick Richardson, Craig Kessler, Joe Daly and Anthony Babich for all of this bounty.






Thanks to Craig for these Herters Model 63s - the early ones I l;ike with the flat bottoms and brass hardware. The Wigeon (Herters called them Baldpate) will become Mallards or Blacks and be gunned over someday; the Whistlers (Goldeneyes) will get new Broadbill paint and ride my shelves.






One more installment.....


SJS














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


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Joe Daly thought of me when he found this Herters Model Canada. He will get my attention soon.






I got this sweet pair of Wildfowler Broadbill from Anthony Babich.






I like Wildfowlers birdsfrom either Old Saybrook or Quogue.






This bird belongs to Craig Kessler. I will try to restore it as a Canvasback - which we believe it once was.






And, my Secret Customer picked up his South Bay parts from my Mom's house after I departed (middle of the night) - and has already installed most of them - notably the thatch rails, spray shield and flap boards.







Now back to work!


SJS















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


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Great stuff, thanks for sharing!
One of these years I am going to make a trip up north during duck/small game season to hunt up there again.


Carl
Mobile, AL
DHBP Member since 1998

"Life is too short to drink bad beer."
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Great pics Steve,
There are elements of regional styles that can be adapted across state lines. Very relevant for my newest project. I do like the adjustable dowel angle adjustment.
DHBP Member since May 1999
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Thanks for sharing your pics Anthony and Steve
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Duck hunting without a dog is just shooting
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Thanks for the nice pics Steve, missed a good show
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What a wonderful pictorial of the show. I really want to make it there one day and see it for myself. That and Tuckerton. We don't have anything like it around here. Too bad. Looks like a great gathering.

Eric
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Wish i knew, would have loved to come down.