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1970 Clarke  7 ft 0''   Roundtail
#239


MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Peter Clarke Surfboards  53 Bay Road Taren Point NSW
Peter Clarke Surfboards, 20 Carter Road, Brookvale.
SHAPER: Unknown
DESIGN: Roundtail
DESIGNER: 
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank,  black resin glueline stringer,Volan glassed laminate tint with 1 1/2 inch rail lap, three quarter deck patch.
DIMENSIONS
Length:
7
feet  1/2 inches L2 :  7 ft 
Width:
21
inches
Wide Point:
+ 1
inches
Nose :
14 3/4
inches
Tail:
14
inches
Thickness:
2 3/4
inches
Pod: 
0
inches
Weight:
kilos
Volume:
litres
Nose/L 
inches
Tail/L:
inches
Other:
  inches

FEATURES
Nose: Rounded pin
Tail: Round.
Deck: Rolled
Bottom: Rounded hull - deepest at wide point, Flat behind fin.
Rails: 50/50 pinched - high at the nose and  low at tail
Rocker: gentle with slight nose lift
FIN
9 1/4'' x  6'' base x 11'' span @ 7''
 laminated fibreglass.

DECOR
DECALS
Deck
Finest Quality CLARKE SURFBOARDS GENUINE Taren PoInt Brookvale- black text in green curved block with scrolling at the sweet spot. Image right
Bottom
Finest Quality CLARKE SURFBOARDS GENUINE Taren PoInt Brookvale- black text in green curved block with scrolling at the sweet spot. Image below.
MARKINGS
Deck: 2610- pencil on blank at tail
Bottom: 
COLOUR
Deck: Volan glassed laminate tint with 1 1/2 inch rail lap, three quarter deck patch. 
Bottom : Volan glassed laminate tint with 1 1/2 inch rail lap.





NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Obtained  from Carrinbah, NSW, September 2008.
The deck has small fractures, and some small dings, some staining.
The bottom has a large onion fracture and the decal is severely delaminated 

Finest Quality Clarke Surfboards
Bottom decal

MANUFACTURER HISTORY
Peter Clarke Surfboards
53 Bay Road Taren Point NSW
1963 ? Keith Paull;

1965 Keith Paull,  Warren Cornish

 Nov 1969 adds Northside factory at 
20 Carter Road, Brookvale.
 -  Surfing World Advertisement Vol 9 No 6, Nov1969 (?)

1975 Geoff Solness and Greg Melluish;

1976  and Rob McLaggan,

 Discontinued production circa 1976 when the factory burnt down.


DESIGN HISTORY
Following the failure of the wide-tailed Vee bottom experiment in Hawaii December1967 plan shapes became the focus of design
In early 1968 some designs merely added a pintail - the Pintail Vee bottom - see #107
This was quickly abandoned, and as the year progressed plan shapes literally reversed to a fully foiled gun derived template.
Wide points moved dramatically forward (up to  +ve 12'') and tails narrowed, with three main variations.
Bottom features, particually Vee, were much less extreme but  50/50 rails were retained
Many boards were stringerless, but the newly introduced coloured resin glue-line stringer was also widely used.
Volan fibreglass was an industry standard and the boards usually have identifiable laminated rail overlaps, often with deck and/or fin patches.
Fins usually were large Greenough-influenced flex fins, with advanced placement towards the nose.
The first commercially available finboxes were introduced in 1968 - WAVESET (by Morey-Pope) and SAFESET (by Fins Unlimited) - from the USA.
These were fitted with a selection of molded plastic fins.
See Pintail #96      Roundtail  #171 and   Tracker   #108
The three models were illustrated in Surfing World Volume 12 No. 1 1969.
Surfing World
Volume 12 No. 1 1969.

Image courtesy of Mr. Gordon Woods.


COMMENTS

REFERENCES
Magazines
Surfing World Volume 12 No. 1 1969. See above.

CONDITION: 7






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