Saturday, July 11, 2009


Dale surfboards was another manufactuter
based in Brookvale on Sydneys Northern beaches
in the 60's & 70's.
7'6" SOD
Steve O'Donnell
worked at Dale during this period.

Pre restoration.
Nose and tail damage.
With a few dings on the rails.

At some stage a plastic fin was crudely fitted
into the original Safeset finbox.
Making it impossible to use the finbox.

There were a couple of options.
Remove the old box and fit a new/second hand Safeset box.
Or fill the old box and set a new fin on top.
After removing a Safeset box from a donor board.
Which was a major job.
And caused some damage.
Filling the box and setting a new fin was by far the better option.
So the old box was cleaned up.
A 3mm rebate was cut into the box to make a clean edge.
Then filled with pigmented resin and milled fibre.
This was then capped with a two layers of 4oz cloth on the bias.

Almost a S-deck.

A new fin had to be made.
To a Safe Set template.


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