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1975  Backyard Spoon deck Kneeboard   5 ft 7" 
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER:  Backyard
SHAPER: Unknown
DESIGN:  Spoon deck Kneeboard
DESIGNER: George Greenough
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Fibreglassed foam blank, 1/4"stringer,  tint laminate. Post production R/h legrope plug.
DIMENSIONS
Length :
 5
feet
 7
inches
Width :
 19 1/4
inches
Wide Point :
  inches
Nose :
 13 3/4
inches
Tail :
x15 1/4
inches
Thickness :
  inches
Pod :
 x10 1/4
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other, Flyer/s :
  inches  

FEATURES
Nose: round
Tail:  rounded diamond
Deck:   Dished/Spoon
Bottom:  flat
Rails:
Rocker:
FIN
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" base
Greenough Stage II, laminated. 
Leg rope hole

DECOR
DECALS
Deck: Hand drawn rooster head in semi circle, tail
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck:
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Yellow tint
Bottom: Yellow tint, hand painted 'G&S' logo black
NOTES

BOARD HISTORY
Puchased Cash Converters, Coffs Harbor May1998.
Severve dings, some repaired with Q-cells.
DESIGN HISTORY
Use of spooned deck to lower centre of gravity, derived from George Greenough's Spoon (see # 76, itself modelled on his original balsa wood design) but without the flex bottom.
Substantially increased floation, it was a favoured design of Rex Huffman, USA, circa 1974.
COMMENTS
Quality of the shape and original glassing indicate a high skill level for a backyard board
Note hand drawn decal.
The fin may be from a previous board.
The painted 'G&S' probably added later.
REFERENCES
See other Kneeboards at Paipo Catalogue
Web Page:  My Paipo Boards and ...More. - page by Rod Rodgers, Baltimore Maryland.
CONDITION:  4.



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