Thank you Driftwood I appreciate your info. I will check in with Jim and there is another individual that was mentioned to meThank you for posting the photos and giving the known history. What a neat find.
I agree that it "should" be stabilized, from there you can keep as much of the current state as you like. That's the best way to make sure that the story continues for another seventy years at least.
And I definitely think that it would be worth a discussion with Jim. Incredible wood worker and about as knowledgable on balsas as you can find.
Richard Kenvin, I will look that name upYeeewww! I was on a surf trip in the Galapagos in 2006. Richard Kenvin, Dave Rastovich, Daniel Thompson and Donavon Frankenreiter were there filming Hydrodynamica (has it ever been released?).
They had a Simmons replica, made out of balsa, that looks very similar to the plan shape of your Simmons. It was a twin fin. By all means contact Richard Kenvin.
Thank You RichardOK, Richard got back to me:
He shouldn't touch it in my opinion other than take steps to preserve the wood. I know that board, Hans is an old friend of mine. He was my boss at Su Casa restaurant 1981-1984.
Thanks for sending.
Hydrodynamica is an independent film project dedicated to exploring and acknowledging the work of Bob Simmons, a brilliant and eccentric California surfer who died while surfing at Windansea Beach in San Diego in 1954.hydrodynamica.com