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the catalogue #242 

1972 Pat Morgan  Keel fin  6 ft 8''
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MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Pat Morgan Surfboards17 Anderson Street Torquay Vic. PhoneTorquay 612720
SHAPER: Unknown, Pat Morgan?
DESIGN:  Keel fin roundtail
DESIGNER: Pat Morgan, as ridden by Nat Young and Wayne Lynch, circa 1972.
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank, 1/16'' stringer, Volan laminate, spray decor, post-production right-hand leg rope plug.
DIMENSIONS
Length :
 6
ft inches L2: 6ft 7 1/2''
Width :
 17 3/4
inches
Wide Point :
 +ve 9
inches
Nose :
 12 1/2
inches
Tail :
 11
inches
Thickness :
 3
inches
Pod :
 0
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other :
  inches  

FEATURES
Nose: Pin
Tail:  rounded
Deck:   flat
Bottom: slight vee throughout length
Rails: down with hard edge
Rocker: medium

FIN
Keel fin, second generation?
three layer laminate,
white , mauve, white
 9'' x 13 3/4'' base x 0'' span. @ 3''
Thin with light foil on trailing edge.
Below:
First generation Pat Morgan Keel Fin, circa 1971.
Three way laminated fibreglass
54.75'' x 26'' b @ 0'' inches
Image, with thanks, by Darren Johnston.


DECOR
DECALS
Deck: Three Balls graphic and Pat Morgan Surfboards17 Anderson Street Torquay PhoneTorquay 612720 text, all black at sweet spot along stringer
Bottom: Three Balls graphic, black at nose
MARKINGS
Deck: 6, pencil at tail
Bottom:
COLOUR
Deck: Yellow spray (Note the purple rail spray, as illustrated, is not original).
Bottom: Clear with mauve, blue and  yellow spray decor at sweet spot.


NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Added to the surfresearch.com.au collection, April 2009.
Purchased from Geelong, Victoria.
The previous owner purchased the board at a local garage sale.
REFERENCES:
PAT MORGAN SURFBOARDS
#106 1971 Pat Morgan Twin fin #1 6 ft 7''
#336 1971 Pat Morgan Keel fin 7ft 8 1/2''
#1631973 Pat Morgan Swallow tail 6ft 9'' Kym Thompson
FILM
Alby Falzon: Crystal Voyager (1973).
A portrait of  George Greenough as surfer, fisherman, sailor, designer and builder.
Apart from a crowded Rincon sequence, the only surfers are George Greenough (mat and spoons, red and black) , Nat Young (8 ft Pat Morgan Surfboards Keel, green) and Ritchie West ( 6 ft egg, clear).
Locations: Northern Califorinia and Channel Islands.
Final sequence was Greenough’s Echoes.
Poster image.

CONDITION: 4, extensive rail damage, non-original spray decor, post-production leg rope plug.






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