the catalogue #3
MANUFACTURER: WM Surfboards, 58 A Cumberland Road Auburn. Sydney
SHAPER: Unknown - possibly Vic Elliot.
DESIGN: Vee Bottom Stubby - Plastic Fantastic Machine
DESIGNER: Bob McTavish/Midget Farrelly
Foam blank with 3/4 x 1/4" redwood stringer, Volan glassed with Hour-glass deck patch, colour gel coat on bottom.
Tail: chamfered square tail
Bottom: Three phase Flat, Round and deep Vee.
Rails: Thin 50/50
Rocker: Marked nose lift
Custom order, purchased May 1968, $94.00. Invoice below.
Photograph: Coalcliff Beach, 1968 by Jocelyn O'Conor.
For an extended history of the development of vee bottom boards see:
history: a period of transition 1967-1968
Untypically long for this period, the board was virtually obsolete by the time it got to the beach. When the board was picked up from the shop all the current designs were pintails.
The hourglass deck patch is uncommon, however note Knox: Mark Richards, below.
The three-quarter stringer was copied from Hansen Surfboards (USA) 'Superlight/Featherlite' ? model - to make the nose lighter (?).
The chamfered pod and bottom decor were both copied from a Midget Farrelly design.
Similar designs: G&S # 26 (replacement) and
Other WM boards: pintails # 75 (below) and # 107
Knox, David :Mark Richards : A Surfing Legend
Photo (Ray Richards?) of similar deck patch on similar design board, page 30.