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1963   Barry Bennett   Belly/Knee Board       5 ft 1"
#50


MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Barry Bennett Surfboards, 180 Harbord Road, Brookvale 
SHAPER:  Unkown 
DESIGN:   Bellyboard/Kneeboard. 
DESIGNER:
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Stringerless blank, Volan glassed with cream gel coat.

DIMENSIONS
Length:
 5
ft  1 inch

Width:
21 
inches
Wide Point:
  inches
Nose : 
17 3/4 
inches
Tail:
19 1/2 
inches
Thickness: 
  inches
Pod:
 12
inches
Nose Lift: 
  inches
Tail Lift:
  inches
Weight
  kilos
Volume:
  litres
Other, Flyer/s:
  inches

 

FEATURES:
Nose: rounded 
Tail:  square 
Deck:   rolled 
Bottom:  flat 
Rails: thick round 
Rocker:  slight in nose
FINS
Twin rounded keel fins, 
4 1/2" x 9" base. 
Aqua coloured, in fibreglass mat.
Slight foiling to rear edge.
For fin template image, see below.

DECOR
DECAL/S
Deck
'B. B.' black diamond at tail, framed by gel coat. 
Delaminated and replaced by red/white version. 
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR:
Deck: Cream gel coat, frames decal 
Bottom: Cream gel coat

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Purchased Nowra Tip, March 1997. 
Added paint removed, revealing delaminated decal.
Repair in Volan glass and new decal (red/black) added, coutesy of Greg Bennett, Barry Bennet Surfboards. 
The remnants of the original decal still visible, and retain original street number, ie 180.
Attempt to match gel coat over repairs. 
No stringers were found during repairs -  the visible centre line is a remnant from the non-original paint work.
Compare with #366, see  below.

MANUFACTURER HISTORY

Barry Bennett Surfboards

COMMENTS

Basic design suggests an early model, almost a foam copy of a paipo.
Unable to determine riding position.
Twin fins unusual for this period.
Similar board in the Scott Dillon collection


REFERENCES:

CONDITION: 6, de-laminated decal.




Right:
Bennett Bellyboard
#366
.
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Geoff Cater (1999 - 2015) : #50 1963 Bennett Twin-fin Belly Board, 5ft 1''
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