I just picked this up from a garage sale and I suspect its an early 70s or late sixties. It’s 8’ 4"
Its got a redwood fin, the glass looks like volan (kinda loose weave) no leash attachment, no insignia or shapers markings of any kind. Its fairly heavy - 12-15 lbs or so.
Thanks for any insight you might have!
I just placed three photos into the photo resources in the 8 to 8’ 11" category. I can to seem to get them to show in the forum - but it may take some time for the photos to be validated (or Im not posting them right.
They are listed under “1965- 19 Unknown 8’4” Unknown"
I was tryiing to put 1965-1975 but… oh well.
Heres some measurements and a better description:
8’ 4", 3 1/4" thick
Weight: 14 lbs
Nose: 12 3/4"
Tail: 10 3/8"
Wide point 11 - 12" ahead of midpoint
Tail: 1 3/8"
Nose - thin 50/50, classic down beak
Mid - round down
Tail - thin round down
Nose: soft shallow vee
Mid: soft belly 1/4" deep
Tail: flat panel vee
6 or 8 ounce loose weave bidirectional, transulecent white pigment - stringer visible
Cut lap layup, glass weave layed very straight
Black resin pin line under gloss
No leash attachment
Redwood glass on, some air visible in roving, nice layup,
5 1/2" from tail, 1/4" of clear glass visible around entire fin, 7/8" thick at thickest
Base: 6 1/2"
Now that I’ve had this a few days I know a bit more about it. The previous owner got it over 10 years ago as a kid living in Florida. His dad gave it to him, and he tried to use it once - unsucessfully (small surf, small kid, big unturnable gun)
It has about 5 small spiders on it, and the very tip of the nose and tail is chipped (gloss gone but lam undamaged). One crack on a rail and long spiders have resulted from the board being dropped on a hard surface. Interestingly there are three large grains of pink coral sand jammed into the glass where it hit. All the damage has now been fixed.
By the condition of the board I would be willing to bet that the board was only put in the water once. A quick rubout with a clean cloth is all it took to make the gloss show polish again.
Caaan’t wait for trolley cars to break next winter. I’ll be the guy doing the BK impersonation. And probably swimming a few times.