Fellow Woody Boater Steve Bunda sent us in this amazing barn find treasure that he is going to try and preserve to the nines. Or 100 points! Steve is looking for the facts on Preservation, AND, should there be points added for certain things. Which is a fair question. Like original odd ball stuff. Like lets say a fishing tackle box? With Tampon inside? Old joke, ya had to be there. Anyway, here is Steve’s find and question.
I picked up a 39 19 foot barrel for my collection and plan on preserving it as a barn find, but want it usable to show. I am having difficulty finding actual judging sheets for preserved category. The ACBS site is vague and only describes the difference between preserved and restored. I would love to see what other shows and venues do for judging and see if there could be an universal standard, or at least a template.
I would like to see not only points taken away for things, but points added for others. Age, original un restored components, gauges, hardware and alike’
The barrel will need the seating rebuilt along with the cockpit separation, but the boat is very nice wood wise. Has original engine, hardware and bottom.
Thanks for the photos. We all Love a Barn Find