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Early Photos

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Created by Relic 1 month ago, 21 Apr 2019
Relic
TAS, 756 posts
21 Apr 2019 9:44AM
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Any more out there? I've got some "Relics"
Below "Geared for Knots" on a Can Opener. Circa Late 80's

Relic
TAS, 756 posts
21 Apr 2019 3:17PM
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Guess who?


DaveW01
TAS, 19 posts
21 Apr 2019 6:59PM
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Chest harness and all.. nice

Here's a couple from the olden days at Greens Beach/Tamar River mouth with js68. Early '00s I think











Relic
TAS, 756 posts
22 Apr 2019 7:28AM
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Carlton Circa 1983 Skunked. The TV. weatherman got it wrong. The best version of live wind reporting was someone driving home in the opposite direction giving a "Thumbs Down" as you were heading to the beach!
Colour Film did exist. I couldn't afford it. I developed my B&W and occasionally sold a few to fund my habit.
Very early local looper; Shane Stocks Circa 1984 Left for Maui never seen again.

geared4knots
TAS, 2454 posts
23 Apr 2019 11:03AM
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Early magazine article feb 1988.












Al Planet
TAS, 1400 posts
23 Apr 2019 2:21PM
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A Hobart local and Mark Paul at south arm in '82 ish. Mark was down promoting the 'New Toy".




BSN101
WA, 1577 posts
23 Apr 2019 3:33PM
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Early magazine article feb 1988.








Whos this? Looks like JP?Ive no idea if it around the right time

Gclark1
TAS, 534 posts
23 Apr 2019 8:48PM
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Noooooooo - I can remember all of that stuff!

Had a Can-opener - loved it!
Had a New Toy - truly awful!
Had a Proto - seeeeeemokin!
Had a Footy Fin or two - COOL - except when there was weed about.
NEVER had a 'pin head' - truly awful (guessing)

It's a pity - as the gear gets steadily better, the body gets steadily worse...

geared4knots
TAS, 2454 posts
24 Apr 2019 10:15AM
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BSN101 said..

geared4knots said..
Early magazine article feb 1988.



Whos this? Looks like JP?Ive no idea if it around the right time


yeah JP Point Danger

appleman
TAS, 408 posts
25 Apr 2019 6:14PM
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geared4knots said..

BSN101 said..


geared4knots said..
Early magazine article feb 1988.




Whos this? Looks like JP?Ive no idea if it around the right time



yeah JP Point Danger


Bought my first proper fully battened sail of Jason, in the Piping Hot shop , Torquay ,an old one of his .
A Gastra 3.7 all stickered up.
Cool man.

Relic
TAS, 756 posts
27 Apr 2019 8:56AM
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Ol' School Freestyle..81

81






Relic
TAS, 756 posts
27 Apr 2019 9:07AM
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...And "The Sinker" Some say it nearly killed sailboarding. Could also be the reason the rider pictured is a "Speedy" Now?

Relic
TAS, 756 posts
27 Apr 2019 9:12AM
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I think this is Greg "Pussy" Pollard. Who made a rare appearance at Carlton on Thursday. First sail in 18 months he told me! 84-5 Carlton


Captain_Morg
TAS, 654 posts
27 Apr 2019 11:20AM
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Designed Peter Russell-Green - event organized by Andrew Barrenger. Stickers and t shirts printed

Relic
TAS, 756 posts
3 May 2019 7:48PM
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Marion Bay I think mid 80"s
Carlton Mid 80's



Tappo in The Channel I think??. Needed pics of sail to show sponsor.
Note the harness hooks L&R. After a long day's sailing your ribs would be crushed aching for hours. . I made myself a spreader bar in school metal shop when I was supposed to be doing something else. Snuck it out without getting caught. No more sore chest!

Wasn't going to release this....maybe you guys have got some cringewothy stuff to share too?


Captflathead
TAS, 25 posts
4 May 2019 2:11AM
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Great photos - keep them coming!

Relic
TAS, 756 posts
4 May 2019 6:01PM
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I'm hoping it might encourage some other gems too.
Andrew Barrenger below mid 80's
Dave Morehead below

Steve Charles Jan. 1966 Winner of "Funboard Marathon"




Relic
TAS, 756 posts
4 May 2019 6:27PM
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This Board was YD"s first attempt at epoxy construction. Just glass over EPS. Super fat, light and wide. It went like stink and jumped off ripples.
It didn't turn though! It looked great new. All white with the YD coloured stripes but it became a "piss yellow" colour soon because the epoxy wasn't UV stable


Relic
TAS, 756 posts
4 May 2019 6:31PM
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This might have been one of the only "J Sails" to ride on Maui Next break downwind from Ho'okipa "88


Relic
TAS, 756 posts
4 May 2019 6:45PM
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There were many more ladies sailing in the 80's too Bombora Big Toy with 6.3 Cammed sail went well






clarence
TAS, 849 posts
4 May 2019 7:44PM
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Keep them coming Relic.

js68
TAS, 106 posts
6 May 2019 9:35PM
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late eighties, back in the day of z booms

Relic
TAS, 756 posts
13 May 2019 10:01AM
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Maui Cruiser 1988. Very well ventilated with lots of "Tin Rot" Handled like 2500kg of raw sausages and did 9Mi to the gallon!
Also doubled as accommodation for three. Wide enough to sleep across front seat, rear and "Tunk" which was the most comfortable with a
mattress and water view! Easier to get out too for a midnight wee


Relic
TAS, 756 posts
14 May 2019 12:07PM
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Maui 88 on a can opener wiith 87 4.4 Ezzy Wave spider. It had it all. Optional full or half length battens and even a removable camber inducer on the batten above the boom. Loved it incredible wind range. I had it until 5 years ago. Till I got dragged into the 21st Century. David Ezzy built them to last and still does.


Man I wish I was still that flexible Duck Gybes, one handed hand drag Gybes and Body drags 80's go to moves!



Relic
TAS, 756 posts
15 May 2019 6:45AM
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Surely you guys out there have got some early pics. The Relic Archive isn't unlimited and only a relatively
limited representation. What about the early trips to WA, Pioneering days of BOL. 90's & 2000's when the Relic Windsurf
Photo Service got distracted by the need to earn a living!

Kazza
TAS, 2223 posts
15 May 2019 7:53AM
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Too busy earning a living to put some photo's up! I've got heaps more, just some tasters until I have a bit more time. WA 96/97










Dorans, Ye old Sailworks Revo 4.4 & glass 8'6 Scalpel. Check out the old Foreshore Tavern in the background.

Dezza
NSW, 640 posts
17 May 2019 9:21AM
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Saluting the photo taker in that last pic Kazza?

Flouro1
TAS, 977 posts
18 May 2019 6:02AM
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Was the wind better back then?or were we just having fun on the beginning of the "learning " curve with age on our side .
Thanks for the trip down memory lane Relic,Kaza ,I will go through the box of old school paper prints soon and see what I can find!

Rustbucket68
TAS, 472 posts
Sunday , 19 May 2019 12:53PM
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A few Photo's of the Stanley East Inlet about 1989-90

Kazza
TAS, 2223 posts
Monday , 20 May 2019 8:07AM
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Dezza said..
Saluting the photo taker in that last pic Kazza?


It's ok I knew him

Kazza
TAS, 2223 posts
Monday , 20 May 2019 8:54AM
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The Pond '92






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