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1984.           Town and Country Quad Fin.      5ft 8 1/2''
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Town and Country Surfboards, Byron Bay NSW.
SHAPER: Gunther Rohn
DESIGN: Quad Fin
DESIGNER: Glen Winton
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Fiberglassed foam blank, 1/16'' redwood stringer, spray decor, left hand plug.

DIMENSIONS
Length :
  5ft
8 1/2 
inches
L2: 5 ft 
8''
Width :
 19 3/4
inches
Wide Point :
 -ve 3
inches
Nose :
 12
inches
Tail :
 16
inches
Thickness :
 2 1/2
inches
Pod :
 5 1/2
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Flyers :
 13
inches  

FEATURES:
Nose: pin/no-nose
Tail: rounded square with chamfered pod and subtle flyers.
Deck: flat
Bottom: Flat  - vee
Rails:
Rocker:
FINS
Quad fins 
Fore/Large - 4 1/4 '' x  4 1/2'' base x 7'' span @ 12''
Rear/Small - 3 3/4 '' x  3 1/2'' base x 6'' span @ 5''
black  laminated fibreglass

DECOR
DECALS
Deck
Small Town and Country Surf Design - Pearl City, Hawaii with Ying/Yang circle in black and white at the nose.
Large Town and Country Surf Design - Lennox Head Australia with Ying/Yang circle in black and white at centre.
Gunther Rohn, blackscript across tail.
Bottom
Small Town and Country Surf Design - Pearl City, Hawaii with Ying/Yang circle in black and white at the nose.
Large Town and Country Surf Design - Lennox Head Australia with Ying/Yang circle in black and white at sweet spot.
surfblanks phenolic, black text across pod.
MARKINGS
Deck: GR 5' 9'' x 19 3/4'' at tail along the stringer.
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck : Full blue cross hatch spray, fading from nose to tail with transposed with  five yellow grey and red quadralaterals with shadowing.
Bottom: Clear.
Post production adhesive stickers for Rip Curl and Instinct.



NOTES
BOARD HISTORY: Liberated from Randwick Council kerbside rubbish collection and donated by John McInnes in July 2008.
DESIGN HISTORY
Following the success of Simon Anderson's Thruster in 1981, several variations in fin placement and size were tried, one being the Four fin by Glen Winton from the Central coast, NSW in 1981.
- Young: Fundamentals (1985) page 102.
The four fin, Cheyne Horan's Winged keel and the return of Bonzer side fins (in a five fin configuration) all had some limited application, but with the introduction and popularity of plug fin systems in 1990, the basic thruster set up has maintained its superiority.
COMMENTS:

MANUFACTURER HISTORY
See 1982 Town and Country Thruster #41.
REFERENCES
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