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1970 Farrelly  Twin Fin    6 ft 1 "
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# 45 Farrelly script '69
MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Farrelly Surfboards, 230 Harboard Road Brookvale Sydney 
SHAPER:  Unknown (possibly Warren Cornish ( - see below)
DESIGN: Twin Fin 1
DESIGNERS: Mike Eaton / Rolf Arness / Corky Carroll / David Nuuihwa, all USA 
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank with 1/8 inch redwood/glueline stringer?, red pigment volan laminate with 1/2 inch rail lap. 
Foil  deck to tail patch. Fin patches? 
DIMENSIONS
Length :
6
ft
  1
inches
Width :
 19 1/8
inches
Wide Point :
 +ve 6 1/2
inches
Nose :
 13 3/4
inches?
Tail :
 13 3/4
inches
Thickness :
 3
inches
Pod :
 7
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Round tail :
 7
inches
x  +ve 1 1/2
inch  
FEATURES 
Nose: Pin 
Tail:  round 
Deck:   S-deck, domed 
Bottom:  flat, 
Rails: Down rail with hard edge, nose to tail
Rocker: Two phase - Marked nose lift to wide point, then flat to tail
FINS
Two...
Left
6 1/4 inch x 4 inch base @ 5 1/2 inches.
Leg rope hole
Right
6 3/4 inch x 4 inch base @ 5 1/2 inches.
Clear laminate with fin patch
High aspect Greenough
Toed in to nose, but tip-out not symetric, probably due to non-expert repairs
Note the fins, probably original, have been heavily damaged, possibly trimed and reinforced.

# 45 Farrelly script '69
DECOR
DECALS
Deck
Farrelly/address - black script at sweet spot. 
See right
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Red pigment laminate
Bottom: Red pigment laminate
# 45 Farrelly script '69
NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Photographs and dimensions, January 2004. 
Thanks to Scott Anderson. 
DESIGN HISTORY
The US design (Corky Carroll, Mike Eaton , Rolf Aurness and David Nuuhiwa) was directly imported by Tom Hoyle to Bennett Surfboards, Brookvale in late 1970. 
Concurrently, Terry Fitzgerald and Greg Hodges "built two five-sixes" from design details culled from negotiations between Shane Surfboards and Corky Carroll, post Johanna World Contest, 1970 (M.3)
The design quickly dominated 50% of the Sydney market, notably McCoy Surfboards.
Usually sub 6 ft x 20" with 10" diamond pod. Glue line stringer. 
Fin size, shape and placement varied.
MANUFACTURER HISTORY
At a cost of $125.00, it was a premium product trading on Midget Farrelly's designs and an  immaculate finish that set the benchmark for the rest of the industry. 
REFERENCES
Other Twin fin I's :
# 106   Pat Morgan
# 71   Walsh 5 ft 4" 
#161 Hansen 6 ft 1''
Twin fin II's
# 40
Other Farrelly Boards
#461969 Farrelly, Square tail  6 ft 4" 
#214 1970 Farrelly Diamond Tail 6 ft 3''
#541971  Farrelly Pop-out 5ft 5"
#341972  Midget Farrelly, Coolite 4 ft 10" Rubber fin
Books:
1.Nat's History 0f Surfing    page 106.
Magazines.
Articles:
1. Tracks Magazine  Number 2 Summer 1970? 
Twin fin articles featuring Tom Hoye at Bennett Surfboards and Terry Fitgerald at Shane Surfboards. Photographs from these articles reproduced in Nat Young's History of Surfing, page 106. See 1 above. Inexplicably these articles did not appear in The Best of Tracks (Volume 1) design section.
2. Mick Mock : "The Summer Millionaire (Shane Steadman)" 
in Deep magazine, Vol 4 #4 Winter 1999 pages 50 - 61 
- includes photographs
3.  Phil Jarrett : "The Sultan of Speed" (Retrospective 1960 - 1999) 
in The Australian Surfers Journal Vol 1 # 2 Autumn 1999 page 28 - 45. 
Twin fin I page 42
4. Surfing World Magazine  Vol 14 # 6
- cover shot of Terry Fitzgerald (Shane Surfboards), Mark Warren (McCoy Surfboards) and tails/fins.
Film:
1.  John Severson : Pacific Vibrations USA 1971
- footage of Corky Carroll, Twin fin I/Hobie Surfboards
2.  Bob Evans : Family Free 1971
- Col Smith and Mark Warren ride Twin fin I/McCoy Surfboards
CONDITION: 4, 
# 45 Farrelly script '69
# 45 Farrelly script '69
Image left,
Board # 5 
Receipt No. 22
28 November 1969
 

Image right,
Warren Cornish at Farrelly Surfboards, 
230 Harbord Road Brookvale Sydney
circa June 1970
Photograph from
Pacific Longboarder Vol 6 No. 3 page 39
January 2003
Note similarities in template to #214.
 


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