MANUFACTURER: Maddog Surfboards, Industrial Estate, Byron Bay NSW
SHAPER: Denis Anderson
DESIGN: Malibu - Modern
CONSTRUCTION: Foam blank, 1/8'' wood stringer, fin box, r/h plug
DIMENSIONS # 32 A
Deck: smooth roll
Rails: Soft down, hard in tail.
1. Stock. Purchased 18 May 1987, Maddog Surfboards, 91 Johnson Street Byron Bay NSW. Trade-in Nat Young Trifin #27 or john McInnes' Force Nine Thruster?
2..Board breaks at front sweet spot, repaired.
3. Multifins 5 inch finboxes added, tipped in to point at nose. Board fitted with Thruster fins x 3
4. Red resin band added over breakage repair, deck and bottom.
5. Board breaks second time, closer to the centre. Nine (9) inch foam section removed. See Image A/cut.
6. Board rejoined with internal timber struts and fibre glass.Clearly visible in Images B and C
7. As a result of the decrase in length and imperfect alignment...
a. the fin boxes do not align with the nose tip. See Image C
b. left hand rail has 1/2 inch reverse flyer. Just visible in image B
8. Fitted with a single Multifins molded fin and Traded for Keyo malibu #vv. Last reported at South West Rocks, NSW
1. Early in the Malibu revival, contest requirements were still to be formalised, hence the marking as Comp 8 ' 6''
2. Breakage results in next custom boards ordered multi stringers, See Jackson # 35 and McTavish # 80
3. The use of theThuster set up was highly satisfactory, only problems being some tail drop out when noseriding.
No problems in turning and trimming and a major advantage in shallow water (often experienced in riding small waves).
4. Length reduction was a difficult process, the alignment of the bottom rocker given most importance.
5. Since the widths of the joined halves was not equal, a compromise was made - the right hand rail was correctly aligned but the left hand rail was offset by a 1/2 inch reverse flyer. I, nor could any of the boards other riders, detect this.
5..Length reduction results in the fin boxes not aligning with the nose tip as originally set. this was noticable in the Thruster setup.
The board was stiffer and more inclined to track.
7. Board used as a template for next custom order, Jackson # 35
CONDITION: 10 to 0
John McInnes, San Juan Malibu, Byron Bay, 1987