View Full Version : Barnaget Sneakbox 15' Marconi rigging
08-22-2009, 01:52 PM
I have a sailor its a 15' Sneakbox with Marconi rigging. Its all there no rot. It needs to be restored. Anyone able to give me some idea of its value?
08-22-2009, 01:55 PM
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08-23-2009, 09:44 AM
There is almost certainly a Sneakbox Association in N J. Look them up. If it's very old, DO NOT use epoxy or fglass in it's repair.
08-23-2009, 06:07 PM
Value? Good luck. But if it's a boat you can see yourself falling in like with, then it's priceless.
Where did you find it? I live in Sneakbox/ Duckboat country in NJ. The 15 footers around here are gaff rigged with a single stay and a pair of shrouds. The Marconi boats are 12 footers used for sail training.
As mentioned above, pics would help. How's the general condition? How has the boat been stored?
08-23-2009, 10:24 PM
Above are links to a few Beaton built 15ft racing sneakbox pictures. These are 15 footers that were all built at Beaton's boat yard(mostly from the 50s and 60s) and are the only 15 foot sneakboxes that I am aware of that would generally be considered universably "desirable". Primarily because every one of them were VERY well built, and they are still actively raced here locally (only). There were bunches of one off and small "production run" sneakboxes that were built around this area years ago, some of which were marconi rigged, some even sloop rigged with short bowsprits. I do not at all consider myself to be an expert regarding these things, but I maybe able to help you identify it. Russ has probably forgotten more about sneakboxes than I have ever learned.
Hi Russ! Sorry we didn't get to chat for long at the Silent Maid's launching. I kept getting distracted.
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