Hard to read, but the s/n is 3973 on my Jacobs 422. Matt Calvani dated this board as shaped by Hap in the mid-90s. Per NJRider, Hap turned his templates over to Jose Barahona who continues to shape boards under the Jacobs brand with Hap's blessing and approval.
From Jim Phillips' blog https://jimthegenius.blogspot.com/2008/12/
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The week before Christmas
The rains have ended, I can again return to laying out custom stringer combinations for two Ka po'e a'ea Models.
This is a concept that I brought to life for myself...
I've ridden an 8'0 Fowler Fountain of Youth [FOY] at OBSF, which is a crazy beach break, and it was very solid...all the things Bruce describes about the NVM hold true! I think the FOY is part of the evolutionary lineage of the NVM, but Bruce knows best. If you're near Sea Girt NJ, they may...
Rode the following during the past few swell events in Central NJ, and they are my current go-to boards when it gets big...
8'0 Jacobs 211 2+1 setup
8'2 Mitsven Magic Bonzer 2+1
8'6 Erie Peeples Super Fish thruster
8'10 Ricky Carroll TMM quad setup
Common thread among these boards is the rocker...
FWIW...I have a 2013 VW Tiguan [maybe larger than a Jetta built on the PQ46 mid-size platform], and I can just fit a 9'9 Jacobs 422 deck down with the nose on the dashboard snug to the windshield. The front passenger seat on the Tiguan folds forward flat which makes it easy to slide a board in/out.