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 1980 Morey Boogie  Mach 7.7   3 ft 6"  #30


MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER:
SHAPER: 
DESIGN: Morey Boogie Mach 7
DESIGNER: Tom Morey
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Foam core with laminated sponge deck and rails, and plastic 'slick' bottom. Post production wrist plug, nose.

DIMENSIONS
Length:
 3
ft  6 inches

Width:
 22
inches
Wide Point:
 +ve 5 inches
Nose : 
 21 1/2
inches
Tail:
21 
inches
Thickness: 
 2 1/4
inches
Pod:
 18
inches
Nose Lift: 
  inches
Tail Lift:
  inches
Weight
  kilos
Volume:
  litres
Swallow:
 -ve 2
inches

 


FEATURES
Nose: Square
Tail: 2" concave, chamfered
Deck: flat
Bottom: flat
Rails: chine/'vaccum track'
Rocker: nose lift

FIN/S:    none

DECOR
DECALS
Deck:
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: Molded  script 'Morey Boogie  Mach 7'
Bottom: Adhesive sticker
COLOUR
Deck: Yellow 
Bottom: Orange with black rails

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY:
DESIGN HISTORY
Flexible foam bellyboard invented by Tom Morey in 1971 as an offshoot of his experimentation leading to the Morey-Doyle flexible surfboard. 
Based on generations of prone boards and incorporating flex and ‘vacuum track rails’ (Greenough / Brock hull design).
In particlar, note the tail of juvenile prone boards as shown in Hi Sibley's Surf Sleds and Boards (1928) and the wide template of the inflatable surf-mat from the early 1930s, see below.
The soft construction circumvented body surfing area restrictions at many beaches. 
Originally offered as a buyer assembled/mail order product.
The most popular surf craft design of the twentieth century.




COMMENTS
REFERENCES:
http://www.vintagebodyboards.com/
http://bodyboardmuseum.com.au/history/

CONDITION: 8





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home catalogue history references appendix

Geoff Cater (1999 - 2016) : Boogie Mach 7.7, 1980.
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