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1974  Hot Buttered,  Flyer swallowtail    6 ft 10"
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Image adjusted to highlight spray art. 
MANUFACTURE

MANUFACTURER: Hot Buttered Surfboards,  9 Mitchell Road Brookvale NSW   ph.
SHAPER:  Terry Fitzgerald
DESIGN:  Swallow tail flyer
DESIGNER: Terry Fitzgerald
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION: Fibreglassed foam blank, 1/4" redwood  stringer, spray art,
DIMENSIONS
Length :
6 ft 101/2 inches
Width :
 20 3/4 inches
Wide Point :
  inches
Nose :
  inches
Tail :
  inches
Thickness :
 3 1/2 inches
Pod :
4 inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
 6.10 kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other, Flyer/s :
  inches  
FEATURES
Nose:  pin
Tail:  swallow, with flyers
Deck:   flat and straight
Bottom:   flat, slight Vee
Rails:  low box
Rocker: medium
FIN
 Brewer wide base
Similar design, but fin boxed, # 92 right
# 92 Hot Buttered/Frank Williams, 1973

DECOR
DECALS
Deck
 'Hot Buttered Surfboards/Designed and Shaped By Terry Fitzgerald' script and rainbow at sweet spot.(Frank Williams version #92, right)
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: None? 
Bottom: 
COLOUR
Deck:
Bottom: '' Wave and birds'' spray art by Martin Worthington
# 92 Hot Buttered/Frank Williams 1973

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Catalogue # 00001327 Purchased/donated 16/12/1987
Australian National Maritime Museum 2 Murray Street Darling Harbor, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia See Notes on ANMM.
Exhibited : Surf! Enviroment Politics and Life 1960 - 1985.
Laperouse Museum, The Cable Station, Botany Bay National Park, Sydney.
12 December 1997 - 13 June 1998.
Curator : Stephen Thompson/NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Photograph by Bob Gumley.

MANUFACTURER & SHAPER HISTORY
After several years shaping at Shane Surfboards, Brookvale and a six-month shaping workshop with Dick Brewer  in Hawaii, Terry Fitzgerald began production of his Hot Buttered Surfboards circa 1972 (clear boards were $99, tints $102 and sprays $110).
The boards were heavily influenced by Brewer’s Hawaiian design theories and the spray work by Martin Worthington was quickly acclaimed and imitated.
Terry Fitzgerald competed on the fledgling professional circuit in the early 1970s and starred in Alby Falzon’s Morning of the Earth 1972.
Hot Buttered Surfboards and surf products are now sold internationally.

REFERENCES
Other Hot Buttered Surfboards : # 92
BOOKS
1.Channon, Bruce and McLeod, Hugh :  Surfing the Chain of Fire
- essay by Terry Fitzgerald

2.Val Dusty Experiment: Litmus – A Surfing Odyssey 1996   pages x

MAGAZINES
Articles
1.Terry Fitzgerald :"Life in the Fast Lane" (Retrospective 1972 - 1977)
Surfing World magazine  1977 Sept ?  Vol 27 #3 pages 69 - 72.

2.  Phil Jarrett : "The Sultan of Speed" (Retrospective 1960 - 1999)
The Australian Surfers Journal Vol 1 #2 Autumn 1999 page 28 - 45.
Brewer/Hot Buttered Surfboards pages 42 -44.

Ads
1. Early: Hot Buttered Surfboards
Surfing World magazine  1972  Vol 16 #6

2. Similar board  : Cool Custom Crafted Quality
Surfing World magazine  September 1974  Vol 19 #6.

INTERNET
www.hotbuttered.com.au/...History
www.hotbuttered.com.au/galleries7




# 92  Hot Buttered/Frank Williams 1973#92 Frank Williams shape


Nose and Tail perspective.images - adjusted to highlight spray art. 

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