Thursday, June 10, 2010

East Coast Contender – Straight outta Manchester-by-the-Sea

“Yeah – they made good surfboards in Manchester back in the ‘60’s.” Who were they? What were they? And how is it that I have never seen one?

Ladies and gents – the East Coast Surfboards Contender Model:
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Pulling into the lot earlier this week, I see this da Cat style fin head and shoulders above all these other plain ordinary fins on the roofs of cars. It belongs to a Lanesville dude. It hasn’t missed much sun either, but it’s about 44 years old, and never got mowed down into some back yard re-do. Or mowed into some ledge.
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Manchester-by-the-Sea represents.