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Western Flyer Hull Fish Handplane

$ 295.00

This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made of a piece 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. Martijn filled the square nail holes with brass using a secret Ventana process.Western Flyer

The strap is adjustable nylon webbing covered with neoprene reclaimed from O'neill Wetsuit research and development.

Included free is a Sagebrush Board Bag made of a reclaimed coffee sack and remnant material.

Handmade in Santa Cruz, California and designed by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout

Dimensions: 14" x 9" x 3/4"

This handplane is made with upcycled and reclaimed materials from the following companies. Learn more about the Ventana Upcycle Partner Program!

John Steinbeck
http://westernflyer.org
http://westernflyer.og


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

 

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About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies sells hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; stringed musical instruments, and; eco surf apparel and supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. We live and work 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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  •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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