pods for primates : a catalogue of surfboards in australia since 1900

home catalogue history references appendix

surfresearch.com.au 
the catalogue #342 

1980  Crozier Tri Fin Slab Kneeboard  5 ft 7" Shaped by Peter Crawford
#342


MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Crozier Kneeboards, Middleton Road,  Dee Why Sydney
SHAPER:  Peter Crawford
DESIGN:  Tri - Fin Slab
DESIGNER: Peter Crawford 
SPECIFICATIONS

CONSTRUCTION
Foam blank with 1/8" redwood stringer. Sprayed. One 14" and two 6 1/2" finboxes.

DIMENSIONS
Length :
ft
 7
inches
L2:
Width :
 23
inches
Wide Point :
 +ve 5
inches
Nose :
 18 1/2
inches
Tail :
 17 1/2
inches
Thickness :
 2 1/2
inches
Pod :
 12 1/2
inches
Nose Lift :
  inches
Tail Lift :
  inches
Weight :
  kilos
Volume :
  litres
Diamond Tail:
 +ve 1 1/2
inches  

FEATURES
Nose: round
Tail:  diamond
Deck:
Bottom:  flat
Rails: round with edge
Rocker:
FINS
Centre finbox 14'' @ 9 1/2''
Centre fin  8 1/2" x 5" base x 11 1/2''span
Flex Greenough Stage III, 
Two 6 1/2'' side boxes @ 14''
Side fins  2" x 3" long base fins. 
#58 Crozier Tri fins

DECOR
DECALS
Deck: Crozier black script offset at centre left.
Bottom:  Two Crozier black script at sweet spot.
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom: 1388 PC  pencil on tail 
COLOUR
Deck: Yellow spray with black centre stripe.
Bottom: Yellow spray 
#58 Crozier
NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Board noted at Sydney Surf Auction, Harbord Digger's Club, 19th October 2008.
Catalogue # 190
Images courtesy of Mick Mock, many thanks.
COMMENTS
DESIGN HISTORY
Originally designed by Peter Crawford in 1969 at Wallace Surfboards (name credited to Midget Farrelly) as an alternative to the low floatation Greenough Spoon, the Slab has been in constant production in all fin combinations.
This example probably early 1980's - plug, fins, spray.
Triple fin boxes in the tradition of kneeboard fin variation and experimentation.
REFERENCES
Other Kneeboards
Magazine Articles
Crawford,Peter : ''Peter Crawford on Kneeboards''
Surfing World magazine, Volume 20 Number 1 October 1974 pages 17 - 20.
Books
1. McGinness : How to Ride a Surfboard  Chapter 6.
2. McGinness : Surfing Fundamentals   Chapter 6.
3. Nat Young :Surfing Fundamentals  pages 112 - 115. Article by David Parkes
CONDITION: 9.5





surfresearch.com.au
home catalogue history references appendix