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1963   Barry Bennett   Belly/Knee Board       5 ft 1"
#366


MANUFACTURE
MANUFACTURER: Barry Bennett Surfboards, 180 Harbord Road, Brookvale 
SHAPER:  Unkown 
DESIGN:   Bellyboard/Kneeboard. 
DESIGNER:
SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION
Stringerless blank, Volan glassed with gel coat.

DIMENSIONS
Length:
 5
ft  1 inch

Width:
21 
inches
Wide Point:
  inches
Nose : 
17 3/4 
inches
Tail:
19 1/2 
inches
Thickness: 
  inches
Pod:
 12
inches
Nose Lift: 
  inches
Tail Lift:
  inches
Weight
  kilos
Volume:
  litres
Other, Flyer/s:
  inches

 

FEATURES:
Nose: rounded 
Tail:  square 
Deck:   rolled 
Bottom:  flat 
Rails: thick round 
Rocker:  slight in nose
FINS
Not shown, but assumed to be similar to #50:

Twin rounded keel fins, 

4 1/2" x 9" base. 
Aqua coloured, in fibreglass mat.
Slight foiling to rear edge.
For fin template image, see below.

DECOR
DECAL/S
Deck
B. B. black and red diamond at the tail.
Bottom:
MARKINGS
Deck: 
Bottom:
COLOUR:
Deck: Cream gel coat, frames decal 
Bottom: Red gel coat panel with a white off-set band.

NOTES
BOARD HISTORY
Images from ebay.com.au, April 2014.
Compare with #50, see  below.

MANUFACTURER HISTORY

Barry Bennett Surfboards

COMMENTS

Basic design suggests an early model, almost a foam copy of a paipo.
Unable to determine riding position.
Twin fins unusual for this period.
Similar board in the Scott Dillon collection.


REFERENCES:

CONDITION: 7





Right:
Bennett Bellyboard
#50
.
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Geoff Cater (1999 - 2015) : #366 1963 Bennett Twin-fin Belly Board, 5ft 1''
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