US Blanks 8-5A Gun Blank


SKU: US85A Category:


Shaper’s (Pat Rawson) Comments:
This newly made 8’5”A blank was lengthened to easily net an 8’6” bottom length. I redesigned the rail shape for less waste and stronger foam. I also widened the nose @12 by 1/2″, as well as pumping the max thickness up to 3 3/8″, as to be a more useful blank in this size/volume range. The new natural rocker in this mold design is the 8’5”A +1/2″ nose, +3/8″ tail. This rocker being shaped in instead of glued up, will allow for a much more accurate finished rocker, due to no “spring back.” I have the old 8’5”A natural rocker if anyone still wants it. All the “A” series of blanks are designed to take the majority of thickness of the bottom, leaving small adjustments in the nose and tail rocker and their thicknesses. Comes stock Blue with 3/8″ basswood stringer.

Overall Bottom Length: 8′ 7″ (261.62 cm)
Tip-to-tip Deck Length: 8′ 5 13/16″ (258.60 cm)
Maximum Width: 22 1/16″ (56.04 cm)
Maximum Thickness: 3 7/16″ (8.73 cm)
History: Introduced September 2006
Stock Densities: Red (light), other densities available by special order

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Weight 10 lbs


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