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1964   McDonagh   Twin Fin Belly/Knee Board       4 ft 9" 
#311




MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER:McDonagh Surfboards, Brookvale NSW
SHAPER:  Unkown
DESIGN:   Bellyboard/Kneeboard.
DESIGNER: 
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank  with 3/4'' redwood stringer, Volan glassed with red resin pigment rail panels..
DIMENSIONS
Length :
 4
ft
 9
inches L2:
Width :
 22 1/2
inches
Wide Point :
  inches
Nose :
 19 1/2
inches
Tail :
 20
inches
Thickness :
  inches
Pod :
 16
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Other :
  inches  

FEATURES:
Nose: rounded with tip
Tail:  rounded square
Deck:   flat
Bottom:  flat
Rails: 50/50
Rocker:  noticable nose lift
FINS
Twin dorsal fins, 
6 1/2" x 9 1/2" base x 10'' span @ 5 1/2''. 
White coloured pigment in fibreglass mat.
Slight foiling to rear edge.
Fin patches.
The fins are tipped out towards the rails.

DECOR
DECAL/S
Deck
Surfboards by McDonagh. Brookvale. Sydney. 
Tel 93-1152.  Black and yellow rounded diamond at rear sweet spot. 
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR:
Deck: Red resin pigment rail panels
Bottom: Red resin pigment rail panels.

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Dimensions and photographs Sydney Surf Auction,
Mona Vale  Hotel, Sydney, 30 th October 2004
Catalogue No. 101 :
McDONAGH BELLYBOARD   4'10'
1960's  Twin fin design, thick stringer, nice and clean example. 7/10
Catalogue Notes by Mick Mock, PO Box 330 Manly NSW Australia 2095.
Thanks to Mick Mock.
MANUFACTURER HISTORY
COMMENTS
Basic design suggests an early model, almost a foam copy of a Paipo.
Riding position probably prone, as suggested by theTwin fins.
Unusually for this period, the fins are definitely tipped out towards the rails..
REFERENCES
Greg McDonagh : "How Surboards are Made", 1964.
Ten steps by Brooknale manufacturer, Greg McDonagh,  with illustrative photographs.
From...    Pollard  Chapter Seven, pages 55 to 60
CONDITION: 6, delaminated decal.





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Geoff Cater (2000-2012) : 1964 McDonagh Kneeboard, #311
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