Okay, a bit of history on this one. About a year ago Kensurf found a wreck of a Joe Quiqq in a backyard and I thought it would be a good idea to save it from the landfill. The board finally made its way here (Thanks UncleGrumpy, Ken, Barry), and it is indeed a wreck. But a wreck with a great outline and a stellar fin template. Still debating what to do with that one...
But, for a local exhibit on surf history that'll open in June, one of the few things we were lacking was a period balsa... so having a great template/reference, and a nice balsa blank in the garage, I decided to shape one.
I modified the length to 9'3" to correspond to the blank, and extended the tail curve into a rounded pin (which is also consistent with other boards from the period, including other Quiggs), kept everything else the same: rails, bottom, rocker. My usual glasser buddy being unavailable, I glassed this one myself - first glass job in years! And probably my last since my skin really, really doesn't like glassing.
Sorry for the poor quality phone photos, but the last one will give you a better idea of the grain and the polish. It's a nice piece of wood. Considering its an epoxy glass job, I'm more than stoked on the clarity and rub out. More build details if you're interested.