11′ 8″ BG

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Blank Designer

Eric Arakawa
Eric Arakawa
Pat Rawson
Pat Rawson

Designer Comments

The 11’8” BG is the big brother to the 10’8” BG, and was designed and built by Pat Rawson and Eric Arakawa using a combined effort. “The original plan was to build a combo Big Guy/Gun blank (ala ‘BG’) that could be offset-cut narrower for performance Guns, but have a built-in, wider stock width suitable for many different options. The 9’3” A was used as a conceptual starting point, and the bottom and deck contours are fairly flat in the stringer area to enable ordering an offset cut to net a narrower version (23.5” to 24”) without the normal peak at the stringer that more contoured blanks can produce when narrowing by 2”- 3”. The rocker is universal and the natural rocker should offer many design opportunities, due to the ample thickness in the nose and tail areas.”

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