Thursday, September 03, 2015


 This is a pretty refined Gordon Woods.
With the large GW on the bottom.
I think 1965/66.

 Every once in a while a board turns up and
when you look through all the dings and other damage
you think wow this board has something.
This is the case with this board.
Its owner saw the same thing and this is why
it has been restored. 
9" 2" x 22 1/8" x 3 1/4"
Wide point 4" 3" from pod.
Nose 16 3/4"
Tail 17"
Pod 5 3/4"

 I've restored a number of boards for the owner.
He likes to contribute to some of the work involved.
So it has been travelling between the two of us for 
close to 12 months.

 So the two images above is how it was 
when I received it.
Glass removed, rail dings cut out
and dings sanded ready for glassing.

 There was a large delam on the bottom nose.
This was prepped and re bonded.
The pod was badly damaged.
A cedar tail block was added. 

 Tail block.

 The large original GW on the bottom
had delaminated and had been pumped full of resin 
in an attempt to re bond it.
This resulted in the logo being pumped up above 
the level of the bottom of the board.
As it wasn't clamped or weighed down.
It was removed and replaced.

 The 12" fin was removed and a large 
delam underneath was re bonded.
The CSM fin had two layers of 6oz added per side.
Cleaned up and reset.

The board has a really nice bottom curve
and semi pinched rails.

The gloss coat was wet & dry sanded
by the owner, returned and polished by me.
The main objective was to get the board
back in the water. It was heavy to start with
 and with all the work done there was a worry
that would become to heavy. 
So no pigment work done on the obvious repairs
in an attempt to keep the weight down.

Young Sydney surfer
Keyo Rhodes
and the GW at the
2015 National Old Mal titles at
Crescent head.

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