These blanks were specially blown by US Blanks in California to Malcolm’s specification and laid up by them with parallel ½” Basswood stringers for ultimate strength.
Malcolm pulled out from his secrets almanac of templates the 'Dick Brewer' gun template that was given to him by the man himself who shaped Waimea guns for generations.
These boards are steeped in heavy water board building history, combining all the key elements necessary to surf large waves:-
Beak nose. Important to carry more volume and weight key to getting the board and surfer into the wave and down the face.
Double ½” Basswood stringers for strength.
4 x 6oz top and bottom with fin patch.
Bamboo glassed in side bites for grip and limited spin-out at speed.
Bonzer 5 channels that loosens up the tail and generates speed.
Tinted polished glass.
Heavy boards over 15kg. 'Not for the faint hearted'.
All ready for an outing at Aileens, Praia do Norte, Nazaré or Belharra.
I am a realist though and would enter in to negotiations with any interested party.