Wednesday, September 9, 2009

David Platt restores a Bennett PIG!!

David Platt sent me this via NICE WORK DAVID!! Thank you for your contributions. check his blog for details and pictures!!
 "Hi Mike. Just finished a restoration on a Barry Bennett Pig. This board is an absolute gem. The current owner is the second owner. This board was built in1959/60. It has two balsa stringers tapering from the nose to tail and a beautiful layed back D-fin that protudes past the pod by babout 4 inches. A bit of hisory. Barry Bennett was one of the pioneers of the Australian surfboard building industry. One of the Brookvale five. He started out building hollow plywood boards and surfskis in the early 50's. In 1956, after the American lifeguards came out to Australia and opened the eyes of Australian surfers to the benifits or riding the shorter modern Malibu surfboard, Bennett surfboards started production on a fulltime basis. Bennett surfboards is still producing surfboards today. The board measures in at 9'1" x 21 3/8" x 3 1/4" nose 16 3/16" tail 18 3/16" The wide point is 13" behind the mid point. Regards David Platt."

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