Friday, June 03, 2016


 This board is a Neale Taylor tunnel fin.
Neale Taylor ran
Taylor's Boatshed at Woy Woy on the
NSW Central Coast.
Where Fishermans wharf is today.
These two logos appear to be
business cards.
 Pre restoration.
9' 3 1/2" x 21 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Nose 16 3/8"
Tail 15 3/8"
Pod 3"
 Four views of the fin.
It is made of chopped strand matt.
The resin was pigmented yellow.
As were the original stripes.
I suspect that the fin is not original.
There are the remains of two nails
in the stringer, in the tunnel
which would have been used to
position a single fin.
Scroll down page.
 Gloss coats down.
New pigment stripes under the gloss.
 Very flat rocker.

Friday, April 22, 2016


 This board is a 7' 
Central Coast Surf Designs
single fin flyer pintail.
Built at the Wamberal factory
in 1975/76
Bill thinks it may have been
 a personal board.

 Pre restoration.
Visible repairs on the tail.

 The bottom was in such poor condition
the glass had to be removed.
It had pretty much completely delaminated
and was covered with stress marks.
The white patch is the old repair
mentioned in the above image.

 New bottom lam down.

 Prepped and ready for some 
pigment work to hide the 
old repairs.

 Deck glossed.

 Deck logo.
This is a logo used at 
AGE surfboards when Bill worked there.
It is also the 
Bing Surfboards 'Maui Foil' logo
circa 1969.
Bill told me that he stopped
using the logo when he found out
it belonged to Bing Surfboards.

 Typical mid 70's foil.
Very refined. 
With the original fin.

The finished product.