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1976 Merrin, Air mat twin fin 5 ft 4" 
#66



MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER
Merrin Investments, Pty Ltd; 
141 Pacific Highway Tweed Heads South NSW 2413 ph  (075) 36 3744
Made in Tiawan
SHAPER: n/a
DESIGN:  Finned canvas mat
DESIGNER:

SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Rubberised canvas mat, tapped seam, glued molded rubber fins, eyelets with rope and 4'' plastic handles, l/h plastic plug. 

DIMENSIONS
Length:
  3
feet
7
inches

Width: 
18
inches
Wide Point: 
n/a inches
Nose :
18
inches
Tail: 
18
inches
Thickness:
4.5
inches
Pod: 
18
inches
Nose/L:

inches
Tail/L:

inches
Weigh:

kilograms
Volume:

litres
Other







FEATURES
Nose: vee
Tail:  square 
Deck:   ribbed
Bottom:  ribbed
Rails: round
Rocker: flat

FINS:
Two 3" x 6" base
Molded rubber,
symmetric foil, 
glued to fabric



DECOR
DECALS
Deck: 'Merrin' diamond logo, black screen printed. Nose left
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: (faded) blue, xxx tape
Bottom: (faded) blue, xxx tape
#66 Merrin mat decal, screen printed

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
DESIGN HISTORY
Approximately $21.50, recomended retail circa 1976.
COMMENTS
Pointed nose may indicate later model. 
George Greenough suggested these models went better with the tail forward (obviously without fins).
REFERENCES
Film
Youtube: George Greenough On Maui In 1967 in Slo-Mo 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrrGWESdHZY

Magazines
Article 
George Greenough : Grab a fistful of fabric - a review of surfmats in Tracks magazine circa 1974
Ad : Merrin's New Finned Mat in Surfing World magazine Volume 22 No.4 January 1976
See other Prone craft at Paipo Catalogue
Web : 
Check out other inflatable mats/surfcraft at http://neumaticsurfcraft.homestead.com/NeumaticSurfcraftwebsite.html
 My Paipo Boards and ...More. - page by Rod Rodgers, Baltimore Maryland. 

CONDITION:  7



George Greenough,
circa 1966.
- Nat's Nat page 115
Photograph uncredited.
Probably Jonh Witzig.

Left: Merrin Surf Mats, 1977.
- Surf [Aust]
November 1977  Volume 1  Number 6



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