I'm with uncle G, restore to rideable condition then. Be a heck of an awesome project, once in a lifetime. How fantastic it came your way!
Back in the very early balsa days of his business Hobie went thru a couple different logos.
Sorry to say, because of the Covid Crisis SHACC wil be closed until further notice; but you do have access to these pages of early Hobie balsas:
The first one is closest in shape
No; It's not an ironing board.
Thank you everyone for the replies! I appreciate the opinions, insight, and resources! Here is another piece to the puzzle. We found a picture of the logo. The glass was so damaged that it's hard to see the detail...
grasshopper wrote: We found a picture of the logo. The glass was so damaged that it's hard to see the detail...
Bill- I was hoping he still had the area of lamination with the logo to put back on the board with the new glass job but it's gone....
I like kayu's suggestion cuz it would lighten it up & freshen up the look without changing the shape & general appearance
it took me time but the magic 8 ball
memory came up with the hobie sense'
correct me please oh great swami's
PROFESSOR EMERITUS DR.
DANNY BRAWNER pray he still lives
a comfortable and extended life,
he may even do or direct the restoration.
trade the guy a new board
old dodge powerwagon tailgate
birthday party for is mom,
protect this relic from further stupidity...
dear spirit of admirable hobie
strike down all infidels
before they defile this threatened
soul incarnate let it live to be a hundred years old.
filling in for the great favog.
ambrose M. curry III
Whoa! The board I just posted was owned by Danny. Crazy that you mentioned him here. This is his 1954 Hobie surfboard that he had as a gremmie. Hobie shaped it for him when he was in his early teens. Hence why it is so small. This is a 7'10"
I own number 307! Don't reshape that thing!
Mexi - beautiful board! How much did you have to 'clean up' on the original shape after the old glass had been taken off?