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Vintage Wooden Windsurfer, Wishbone & Mast in So. Cal

 
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storagejawa



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Vintage Wooden Windsurfer, Wishbone & Mast in So. Cal Reply with quote

Hey everyone! I'm hoping you guys might be able to shed some light on this neat board I found in a storage locker recently. It's got a wooden wishbone design with a sail that fits it. The center-board hole and fin are both heavily surrounded with flathead screws which I thought was odd but a surf-buddy told me this was how some early wooden surf boards were done also.

I have put up a bunch of pictures on pinterest so that I don't spam the thread with large images. I'm curious what you all think!


http://pinterest.com/storagejawa/vintage-wooden-windsurfer/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firewood?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets see some action shots with it! Very Happy
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storagejawa



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spennie wrote:
Firewood?


I know it's sea worthy days are behind it but I think it will display really nicely. But then a lot of folks call me crazy... I don't think my photos have done it justice but I'm hoping to rig the wishbone up to the mast and take some better pictures of it more as it was intended to be seen.

I watched a lot of videos about Drake and Schweitzer last night and the early pioneering of the sport. I was curious if there were a lot of folks who were do it yourselfers building their own boards like this early on. It seems like building this thing must have been very labor intensive and I thought fiberglass boards were around pretty early in the sport. Sadly, my background was in boogie boarding!
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt about it, it's a homemade one-off relic that someone spent a good amount of time creating and building. Stripped of paint and varnished it would make an interesting display piece, particularly in a bar or restaurant. The board must weigh a ton. In its heyday, it probably took a couple folks just to carry it to and from the waterline.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Saber Toothed Tiger Batman!

It should be somewhere (just not my shed)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Table and chairs?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow....that thing looks dangerous. However, it can't possibly beat my favorite old school windsurfing photo of Mike Waltze sailing a DOOR complete with hinges and knob at Kanaha on a bet.
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