Not without reason experts call this kind of treatment shroud (in German: Leichentuch). Fortunately the Star has probably never been in the water after the coating and kept more or less dry under a cover.
Nevertheless the coat was partially bubbled and lifted from the wooden surface.
Because of this coating it was very difficult to get a clear picture about the actual condition of the wooden planks outside, nor it was possible to identify the kind of wood used for the planks. But the very
detailed inspection of planks and frames from inside gave us hope that the hull, with most of the planks and frames might be saved.