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1955 Hobie-Makaha Balsa Gun - Slot Fin
Item Number : 13
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Started3/19/2008 7:00:00 AM   
Ends3/30/2008 5:00:00 PM   
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1955 Hobie-Makaha Balsa Gun 10’

The Makaha model is arguably one of the most desirable of the 50s balsa era big wave guns. This superb pintail Makaha balsa gun is particularly special due to the fact it has perhaps the earliest known fin box of any commercially sold board. According to Dick Metz of Hobie, these slot fin boxes were only built into a very few boards for several months in the mid 50s. This innovative idea that was years ahead of its time had to be shelved because the fins kept falling out of the box. Of course removable fins are the norm today.

Definitely a unique and awe inspiring example of a very early Hawaiian big wave surfboard. This outstanding Makaha gun is completely tight, been fully restored by the best in the business, Randy Rarick. This may very well be the only chance to acquire such a scarce early balsa gun like this. A phenomenal early pintail gun with a very attractive golden honey patina to the balsa wood.
In 2007 a completely restored Hobie-Makaha sold for $9,500. at auction. (This board is even more rare with the ultra scarce wooden fin box!)

Pre-auction estimate: $10,000.-$12,000+

 
Full Deck and Bottom View
Full Deck and Bottom View

Hobie Makaha Label
Hobie Makaha Label

Hobie Makaha Fin View 1
Hobie Makaha Fin View 1

Hobie Makaha Fin Box
Hobie Makaha Fin Box

Hobie Makaha Fin
Hobie Makaha Fin

 

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1955 Hobie-Makaha Balsa Gun - Slot Fin
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