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1968 George Rice, Double-ender 7ft 10" 
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: George Rice Surfboards  673 Waterdale Road,West  Heidelberg, Victoria ph 459 1198
SHAPER:  Unknown, possibly Andy Spangler or Paul 'The Fox' Pascoe, or Brian Skerry
DESIGN:  Double ender
DESIGNER:  Wayne Lynch
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Stringerless foam blank, volan laminate with Heart shape knee patch, pigment gel coat decor, Waveset fin box, post production plug (centre)
DIMENSIONS
Length :
ft  10 inches
Width :
 23
inches
Wide Point :
 +ve 1
inches
Nose :
 18 1/2
inches
Tail :
 15
inches
Thickness :
 2 3/4
inches
Pod :
 0
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other, Flyer/s :
  inches  
FEATURES
Nose:  round
Tail:  rounded pin
Deck:   slight rolled
Bottom:   flat, slight round,
Rails:  thin
Rocker: light
FIN: .
Waveset Fin Box - cracked
Image , below
substitute fin from molded sailboard fin mounted in a taped finbox
Image , right


DECOR
DECALS
Deck: GRscript at sweet spot 
Bottom:  Delaminated rectangular decal on nose.
MARKINGS
Deck: None 
Bottom: 
COLOUR
Deck: clear with cream watch hand in resin gel coat
Bottom: clear

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Second hand board of Paul Zealand, given to Paul Gillen, then me.
Very poor condition - painted, poor repairs, very stained, fibreglass fin resined into box.
All external work removed, all repairs in volan cloth, legrpoe plug removed ( a mistake),  fin removed and box repaired, substitute fin from molded sailboard fin mounted in a taped finbox, polished.
Removed fin added to Jackson Spoon # 76.
COMMENTS:
REFERNCES
Magazine Ad: Surf Internationalmagazine 1969 Vol 2 # 6
Magazine Articles
Australian Longboarding MagazineNo 20 March/April 2002, pages 44 to 53. See below.
Australian Lonboarding Magazine No 27 May/June 2002, pages 26 -27
Other George Rice Boards : # 168 Wedgetail Vee-bottom
CONDITION: 5.
Image left
George Rice and Stringerless Mini gun pintail, 
West Heidelberg factory, circa 1968.
From... 
Longboarding Magazine
No 20 March/April 2002, page 44.


Right : Possile delaminated bottom decal



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