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Classic Speed

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Created by Roo 2 months ago, 11 Aug 2018
Roo
597 posts
11 Aug 2018 10:23AM
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Scored big time today, got two mint Jimmy Lewis Mudshark speed boards. Perfect condition considering they were built in 1988. The larger one is one of the first carbon fiber speed boards Jimmy built, 17.5" wide by 9'2" long with really sharp rails. The smaller is 16" by 8'6". Both come with the original speed fins I developed with Curtis back in the 1980's. It was the early days of getting fins to twist and playing with cutouts and ramps.

They were in a Porsche car museum just down the road from my house, the owner passed away so I bought them from the executor. I think I'll try and sail the 16" board, I've got a 1991 Neil Pryde Race sail that should work on it.







30 years ago in Sotavento, last time I rode a Mudshark...can't wait to try it again! Crazy thing is I'm fitter, stronger and lighter than I was then.


Agrid
WA, 288 posts
11 Aug 2018 3:46PM
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How do you reckon the modern sails will go with that mast track position?

ka43
NSW, 2748 posts
11 Aug 2018 5:57PM
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Nice Kean. Is that Pascal Maka's 38.86 board on the right??

Roo
597 posts
11 Aug 2018 9:46PM
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Agrid said..
How do you reckon the modern sails will go with that mast track position?


Would sail pretty badly with modern sail, draft is too far forward.

Roo
597 posts
11 Aug 2018 9:50PM
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ka43 said..
Nice Kean. Is that Pascal Maka's 38.86 board on the right??


No Pascal's "Crossbow killer" was narrower. That is one of his larger 15" wide boards, Pascal wouldn't let me have his record board!

anthony perkins
TAS, 334 posts
13 Aug 2018 9:57AM
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Nice,love the old boards

sailquik
VIC, 4091 posts
13 Aug 2018 4:34PM
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Very nice acquisition Roo. Good to see them go where they are appreciated.

Thnaks for sharing.



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