17" wide! I wonder if that refers to the bottom hull only?
My guess it is. I'll ask George and get back to you...PG
Curious, but not as a prospective bidder, mind you!
Aloha PG,Wondering on dims. Is this something Bob Duncan can reproduce for us commoners? would love to see the barrel footage of rasta on the edge board. Only footage I can find is this slo-mo footage in lackluster conditionshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HosdugIYKHo
I just spoke to George. The dimensions of this particular edgeboard are:6'3'' long, 17.25" wide, with a 12.5" wide center panel
Wow, that's an interesting width to say the least! I wonder what his thinking is? (You don't need to call him, Paul:))And I see it just sold for 7,500 (along with one of his 70s mats for 1,750)!
The dead flat center panel with very sharp edges makes the board ride much wider than the numbers would imply. George's edgeboard spoons were typically 18.5" wide with a proportionately wide center panel...and he spent several years building and testing those two respective widths...so it wasn't just "theory."
Just read the Surfer's Journal piece. He designed it as a tow board, if I got that right. Dave Rastavich paddled it. Great "ride report", description of edge effect.
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