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Flyer Hull Longboard Fin

$ 350.00

This longboard fin is handcrafted of Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood.

We left one side of the fin with the original red hull paint along with some barnacle growth. The other side has been sanded to reveal the colors left from the diesel fuel and oil that saturated the wood from the boat's engine room. The translucent hole in the fin is from one of the original square hull nails.

We also included a display base made from the same Western Flyer hull wood. We've left the rough edge and red paint from the hull plank, as well. And look closely, you can see one of the original square nails from the boat!

This fin is glassed with Entropy Resins and Aerialite fiberglass.

Length: 9 inches

All Ventana Fins are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!

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About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies has the highest bars for artisanship and environmental responsibility. We create hollow-framed, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; eco surf apparel, and sustainable surf supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. The Ventana team lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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