Conner Surfski

1 year 2 months ago #34882 by robin.mousley
Connor Surfski was created by robin.mousley
Asking for a friend:

Full Name: Jerry Welch
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Subject: Conner surf ski
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Hi - bought a 20 ft x 17" Conner surf ski last week - rudder is missing

Cannot seem to find out much online about this boat / company - other than I assume it was from Tommy Conner's co in Hawaii?

Are parts available for these? When did Conner build skis?

Many thanks
Jerry

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #34884 by robin.mousley
Replied by robin.mousley on topic Conner Surfski
After a bit of research, I'm pretty sure that it's a ski made by Tom Conner in Hawaii, maybe even one of the legendary C-skis.  

Jerry sent me some photos.


Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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1 year 2 months ago #34887 by downwinda
Replied by downwinda on topic Conner Surfski
Sadly Tommy passed away from cancer a few years back so you won't be able to get replacement parts from him.

Luckily Don Kiesling will be able to make you a rudder quite easily that should fit.  All you'll need is the shaft length, yoke size and shape.  You can also get a new yoke and re-cable the ski, which may be a good idea in a boat that old.

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1 year 2 months ago #34889 by robin.mousley
Replied by robin.mousley on topic Conner Surfski
Yep, I've already put him in touch with DK.

I chatted with Oscar Chalupsky who confirmed that it's a C-Ski.

Now I'm looking for photos that show the original shape of the rudder - I think it would be very cool to restore the boat to original specifications, including the rudder!  That boat is a historical artefact!  

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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