Looking for some help with a project board I just picked up. Here’s some background, my local shop in Houston (Surfhouse) ran the Petrillo factory for a couple years when Frank Pertillo left California for Texas. I Just got my hands on an 8’2” Pertillo displacement hull with some serious V in the tail.
My original plan was to do a blank up restoration, strip it, clean up the shape and re-glass it with the proper logos and any shapers markings that could be saved.
Here’s my dilemma, I’m not looking for a wall hanger as much as a functional piece of local surf history that I can take out in the water and enjoy.
Here’s the new plan, sand it out smooth and fix any dings or delams I might find. Then do an opaque finish with a pin line and the accurate logos. I would also add a resin leash loop. I know it’s not historically accurate but I am keeping the Wave Set fin box.
So what are your thoughts, am I going about this the wrong way?
Any input you have is is greatly appreciated.