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1969 Farrelly  Square tail    6 ft 4"



MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Farrelly Surfboards, 230 Harbord Road Brookvale Sydney 
SHAPER:  Unknown (possibly Warren Cornish)
DESIGN: Square tail
DESIGNER: Commonly attributed to Ted Spencer for his White Kite model at Shane Surfboards.

SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank with black glue-line, red/yellow pigment laminate.
The original fin had been replaced and a leg-rope plug added, probably in the mid-1970s. 

DIMENSIONS
Length :
6
ft
  4
inches

Width :
 19 .5
inches
Wide Point :
 x
inches
Nose :
 13 .5
inches
Tail :
 15 .5
inches
Thickness :
  inches
Pod :
 8 .5
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other, Flyer/s :
  inches

 

FEATURES 
Nose: Pin 
Tail:  rounded square 
Deck:  S-deck, domed 
Bottom:  flat, with slight vee in tail 
Rails: High in nose, 50/50in centre and down at tail 
Rocker:

FIN
The original fin had been replaced in the 1970s by a more modern fin (see below).
At restoration in 1996, the non-original fin was removed and not replaced.


Similar fins:
 

Farrelly Pintail, 1969.
Farrelly Square-tail, 1969.

DECOR
DECALS
Deck
Farrelly/address - black script at sweet spot. 
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Yellow laminate,orange rails, black pin-lines. 
Bottom: Red laminate, orange rails, black pin-lines.

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Three colour laminate fin added by Mark Jameson, Limited Edition Surfboards, added circa 1992.
Purchased Shoalhaven Heads, September 1996.

Fin removed and Volan/pigment repairs. 
Some deck de-lamination and classic leg-rope damage (pre rail-saver). 
On this board the orange rail lap (the combination of the red bottom and the yellow deck rail lap) is an example of the skill of the glasser. 
Extensive damage to the blank where the fin was probably indicates it was glassed into a recessed box to improve strength, a feature of Farrelly Surfboards at the time.

MANUFACTURER HISTORY
See
 
Farrelly Surfboards

DESIGN HISTORY
Notably produced as the White Kite by Ted Spencer this design was a huge seller for Shane Surfboards, and was a common shape for many contemporary manufacturers.
It was a stock design for Farrelly Surfboards in Nov 1969, along with Midget Farrelly's Rounded Pintail and Side-Slipper designs. 
At a cost of $125.00, it was a premium product trading on Midget's designs and an immaculate finish that set the benchmark for the rest of the industry. 

REFERENCES

Magazine:.Shane Steadman/Terry Fitzgerald ? in Modern World Magazine, 1971

CONDITION:
5, lacks fin and possible box.


# 45 Farrelly script '69
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          45 Farrelly script '69

 
The non-original fin.
(removed during restoration).


Receipt #22
28 November 1969

Shane
The White Kite by Ted Spencer, 1970.
#212
Shaped by Peter Twain
Simplex fin system


Farrelly Square-tail, 1969.



Deck



Fin



Bottom




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