Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

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Kayak and Canoe Design Archive

River/Lake Kayak: Yarra Modifications11/8/2005, 1:56 am
braces in sof boats11/5/2005, 7:21 pm
Point Bennett building *LINK*11/3/2005, 5:24 pm
Seat10/29/2005, 8:22 am
nwkayak seascape10/25/2005, 7:19 pm
Center of lateral area question10/24/2005, 8:48 pm
Card Game *LINK*10/24/2005, 6:03 am
fast hull designs-kayak10/11/2005, 10:14 am
Welded aluminum canoe design *LINK*10/5/2005, 2:32 pm
kfoundry designs10/5/2005, 12:55 pm
designing a "gunkholer"9/26/2005, 8:50 pm
Boat Design Software *LINK*9/24/2005, 12:58 pm
kayaks or small(14)canoe9/12/2005, 1:34 pm
outer Island raising foredeck9/8/2005, 6:30 pm
strips9/7/2005, 12:11 pm
Which design?9/6/2005, 12:46 pm
S&G kayak design software *LINK*9/5/2005, 1:33 pm
Which to chose...8/22/2005, 8:55 am
Structural design?8/19/2005, 2:28 pm
Outside Kayak Lining8/19/2005, 12:06 am
Skeg instructions?8/14/2005, 7:26 pm
canvas/ strip hybrid?8/12/2005, 2:28 am
Mike Sav...8/6/2005, 12:47 am
1950s style kayak8/5/2005, 9:13 am
Kfoundry Guillemot plan8/5/2005, 8:44 am
Kayak width8/4/2005, 9:59 am
in need of plans for foundry8/3/2005, 5:57 pm
Polyester Resin versus Epoxy7/31/2005, 11:12 pm
Lightweight plywood paddling and sailing canoes *LINK* *Pic*7/31/2005, 10:12 pm
fixed skeg7/30/2005, 10:16 pm
Surf board type white water boat7/28/2005, 5:35 pm
Straight sides??7/12/2005, 11:38 pm
Hans, my impressions of paddling the Raven *LINK*7/5/2005, 1:05 pm
3-chine or 5-chine?7/4/2005, 12:50 pm
How is hull speed arrived at?7/1/2005, 11:47 am
Need help getting started with kayak design6/30/2005, 11:37 am
coastal design6/29/2005, 10:11 pm
symmetrical vs other shapes6/21/2005, 1:47 pm
guillemot or night heron?6/15/2005, 2:40 am
Stern an surf6/14/2005, 3:15 pm
Is this hull possible?6/11/2005, 6:04 pm
SOF Kayak hull shape6/6/2005, 4:24 pm
Anyone know of a good...6/6/2005, 10:45 am
cockpit cutout placement6/5/2005, 11:21 am
Adventure Sailing Canoe Design *LINK* *Pic*6/4/2005, 1:09 pm
search job making seakayak6/2/2005, 4:10 pm
specious model kit of parts *Pic*6/1/2005, 8:01 pm
What's a good price for a starter kayak?6/1/2005, 1:12 pm
Guillemot and Guillemot Expedition Single5/29/2005, 10:23 am
Take Apart, Nesting, Sea Kayak5/16/2005, 5:54 am
specious (cont'd) *Pic*5/16/2005, 4:02 am
Rhino: lofting the surface of a hull at the bow *LINK*5/9/2005, 3:23 pm
small tandem5/2/2005, 1:55 pm
paddle thrust4/29/2005, 12:41 pm
Artic Tern 14 Numbers4/29/2005, 8:41 am
Software modeling tools4/21/2005, 6:46 am
Canoe stern skeg4/20/2005, 8:16 am
which kayak should I buy ?4/19/2005, 8:31 am
does length really matter?4/14/2005, 1:33 am
Sevylor Tandom4/13/2005, 6:06 pm
specious development *Pic*4/12/2005, 2:27 am
customising my boat3/31/2005, 6:00 pm
how do you know what size fits? *LINK*3/30/2005, 11:00 am
Open Kayak using R Leidy's software3/22/2005, 11:54 am
an a 'specious' beginning: *Pic*3/16/2005, 3:30 am
To skeg or not to skeg, aye' that is the question3/7/2005, 4:42 pm
What the heck is3/7/2005, 2:39 pm
Decked Canoe design *LINK*3/3/2005, 9:03 pm
Stability curve3/2/2005, 11:13 am
concrete canoe2/28/2005, 1:53 pm
Motor on T120 ????2/25/2005, 11:11 pm
More Rudder Questions2/15/2005, 9:42 am
Rudder Control *LINK*2/12/2005, 8:04 pm
K1 finished!! *LINK*2/10/2005, 10:15 am
Square Stern Conversion2/3/2005, 11:06 pm
Attaching a deck2/3/2005, 1:38 pm
hull strenght on a S-n-G "Radical design"1/28/2005, 10:02 pm
Ama's for stripper canoe1/19/2005, 4:10 pm
Materials1/18/2005, 1:37 pm
Canoe Stabilization1/10/2005, 10:19 pm
goldmine *LINK*1/6/2005, 3:42 am
Free boat1/1/2005, 8:49 pm
Knee/Thigh braces12/22/2004, 2:32 pm
please help me buy first kayak!!!!12/21/2004, 1:53 pm
chines.... *LINK*12/20/2004, 7:24 pm
Great Auk: Curved deck modification12/8/2004, 9:59 pm
Basic Ship Theory books12/8/2004, 12:33 pm
Hull Shape vs. Speed for racing kayaks12/8/2004, 6:13 am
Tri-plane Hulls For Surk Kayaks11/27/2004, 6:12 am
Prismic Coefficant11/26/2004, 12:51 pm
Kayak Foundry -- default plans11/21/2004, 1:41 pm
foot bilge pumps11/21/2004, 10:02 am
question11/19/2004, 2:01 pm
K1 details *LINK*11/19/2004, 4:13 am
Swedeform hulls and CG/CB trouble *Pic*11/18/2004, 11:55 am
enhanced planing hull11/17/2004, 11:48 am
British-style kayak11/15/2004, 10:21 pm
Design Performance of Marathon Kayaks11/13/2004, 10:29 am
guillemot design change11/8/2004, 11:35 am
VOTE11/1/2004, 7:32 pm
paddle help10/27/2004, 10:41 am
What makes a kayak easy to roll?10/25/2004, 12:08 pm
Drag in Salt Water vs. Fresh Water10/22/2004, 8:51 pm
Offsets10/20/2004, 7:54 pm
"Hulls" question10/20/2004, 12:28 pm
low volume play boats for tall paddlers10/19/2004, 7:44 am
S&G - Stretching and narrowing10/17/2004, 10:45 pm
Lofting additional stations *LINK*10/16/2004, 12:25 pm
Concrete Canoe10/14/2004, 7:45 pm
Takeing lines10/14/2004, 10:16 am
Plugs and molds10/13/2004, 7:40 pm
Nicks new race boat10/9/2004, 7:53 pm
duralite vs regular10/7/2004, 10:34 pm
question for Jay Babina10/7/2004, 12:34 am
full scale plans for multichine10/4/2004, 9:50 am
Own kayak design *LINK* *Pic*9/30/2004, 3:46 pm
s&g: a facetious playak *LINK* *Pic*9/29/2004, 12:37 am
Hans, please read and advise9/26/2004, 11:43 pm
how to get a kayak to costa rica? *LINK*9/23/2004, 12:09 am
Luanching: Hans Friedel's Raven *LINK*9/19/2004, 8:23 pm
Curving the Deck9/18/2004, 12:27 pm
Pictures of the Raven *LINK*9/18/2004, 2:49 am
Seat for the Raven9/16/2004, 5:00 am
Kayak Design: Science Fair Project9/14/2004, 10:45 am
CAD VectorWorks/ Lofting9/13/2004, 11:38 pm
Aluminum canoe *LINK* *Pic*9/10/2004, 8:10 pm
newbie questions!!!!!!!!9/5/2004, 10:57 pm
scaling up9/3/2004, 11:04 pm
Stability & Guillemot kayaks8/31/2004, 11:36 am
Disko Bay Impressions?8/31/2004, 10:23 am
Wanted: Guillemot forms in ACAD8/30/2004, 3:27 pm
BearBoat Pro8/30/2004, 11:23 am
The Raven *LINK*8/29/2004, 7:57 pm
which design?8/29/2004, 3:53 pm
designs8/28/2004, 8:55 pm
Cockpit Placement8/27/2004, 4:05 pm
SNG design on a Mac?8/26/2004, 9:07 am
I aint got enough room 4 me feet in a glass boat8/25/2004, 5:31 am
Kidyak Design *LINK*8/18/2004, 2:40 pm
Help me remove bad repair to replace with f-glass.8/15/2004, 8:47 pm
3 Person Sailing Kayak (and then some) *LINK*8/13/2004, 6:04 pm
Sailing Single Design?8/10/2004, 11:36 am
large person kayak8/7/2004, 6:22 pm
how to make wooden paddles8/5/2004, 11:24 pm
Canoe Bouyancy8/3/2004, 1:57 am
stitch and glue technique for aluminum canoe8/1/2004, 12:10 am
S&G hull, glassing layup7/27/2004, 5:07 pm
Resistance in the real world7/24/2004, 11:53 am
Tadco Kayak7/21/2004, 3:26 pm
paddlers weight vs max weight.7/16/2004, 1:30 am
Rocker, tracking and rudders ...7/15/2004, 9:00 pm
Nick's Surf Yak7/13/2004, 4:38 pm
question about a very old kayak mold7/11/2004, 7:06 pm
Mill Creek 15.5 Spray Deck7/8/2004, 11:54 pm
effect of seat placement7/4/2004, 10:20 pm
Increasing weight capacity6/29/2004, 9:47 am
Buying a kayak6/18/2004, 12:06 pm
anthropometric designs6/6/2004, 12:08 pm
woody ski5/28/2004, 8:35 pm
Pedal Boats/paddleboats5/11/2004, 1:46 pm
Bjorn Thomassons' Hunter5/9/2004, 7:15 pm
a boat for 25/6/2004, 7:04 pm
Hull length for max efficiency for one or two?5/4/2004, 10:50 pm
NACA foil resource *LINK*5/4/2004, 2:20 pm
The Rest of the Rudder Story5/4/2004, 12:26 pm
Rudder Design Parameters?5/3/2004, 11:57 am
wood strip kayak4/29/2004, 5:51 pm
Zoar Sport seat4/26/2004, 10:37 pm
Perception or Dagger Kayak4/25/2004, 1:28 pm
small, single, stackable4/20/2004, 10:04 pm
Hatch Size4/14/2004, 7:17 pm
Irrigation tubing and bamboo canoe frames4/11/2004, 6:14 am
Update Sailing canoe *LINK* *Pic*4/7/2004, 6:25 pm
paper canoe design4/7/2004, 9:23 am
Stapleless techniques3/29/2004, 9:54 pm
canoe3/29/2004, 12:58 am
cockpit location3/27/2004, 9:34 pm
kayak design3/22/2004, 3:18 pm
paddle3/21/2004, 7:15 am
wooden kayak seat3/18/2004, 1:26 pm
Carlson's Hull Designer *LINK*3/18/2004, 10:23 am
Hull design3/17/2004, 8:39 am
Night Heron Hull Design *Pic*3/16/2004, 7:19 am
Ducks3/13/2004, 3:36 pm
questions about my kayak3/1/2004, 11:21 am
Surface friction2/29/2004, 6:51 pm
Bow design *LINK* *Pic*2/13/2004, 2:49 pm
canoecopia2/9/2004, 2:19 pm
shearwater - Bluefin2/8/2004, 11:22 am
Labrador Inuit Kayak Design *LINK*2/2/2004, 11:52 pm
Kayak designed for the disabled1/25/2004, 12:18 pm
Ply panels from AutoCAD1/21/2004, 8:36 am
deck art1/20/2004, 10:59 am
Re: dwg resize - MORE missing text1/14/2004, 12:31 pm
Kayak design *LINK*1/9/2004, 6:24 pm
Big stripper *LINK* *Pic*1/8/2004, 5:09 pm
My new kayak *LINK*1/7/2004, 2:19 pm
coaming1/7/2004, 6:52 am
Cypress1/3/2004, 3:51 pm
Ultra Light Rudder/Skeg12/26/2003, 9:48 am
laminating curved pannels12/22/2003, 10:17 am
smothe concave sections12/20/2003, 1:24 am
patents? do you patent your designs? *NM*12/16/2003, 12:03 pm
efficiency of form....opinions...12/11/2003, 9:49 pm
LS-4: Update of LS-1 *LINK*12/8/2003, 6:26 pm
paperwork help12/8/2003, 3:09 pm
Kayak construction technology12/7/2003, 7:17 pm
Any Norwegian Posters11/29/2003, 1:15 pm
Elf-Boats in Lord of the Rings11/24/2003, 7:05 pm
Status Of Nick's S&G Surf Kayak11/24/2003, 8:25 am
Aleutesque, 6mph, wheres the bow wave???11/23/2003, 4:44 pm
ICF K1 *Pic*11/23/2003, 10:00 am
i need some help11/20/2003, 8:06 am
LS-1 (New Design) - Critique requested *LINK*11/11/2003, 1:03 pm
can a kayak be a "dog" ... and if so, why? *LINK*11/11/2003, 12:09 pm
hull shape characteristics... *LINK*11/10/2003, 5:32 pm
new high performance surf kayaks11/9/2003, 1:55 pm
Cruising outrigger sailing tandem11/8/2003, 11:24 am
Color has weight?! *LINK*10/31/2003, 9:58 pm
Polystyrene10/22/2003, 9:11 pm
Estonian Kayaks1/30/2003, 2:20 pm
Help with Homemade canoe8/19/2002, 10:04 pm
inflatables8/6/2002, 1:02 am
Iain Oughtred's Beaver canoe & Why I chose it1/30/2002, 7:13 pm
looking for Fiberglass sea kayak plans10/10/2001, 6:46 am
Okoume plywood4/30/2001, 6:26 pm
mallard4/19/2001, 10:08 pm
KAYAK versus canoe...10/17/2000, 11:43 pm
fibreglass kayak and how to repair!!7/24/2000, 8:37 am
free kayak plans?11/3/1999, 9:21 pm
Drawing Fullsized Plans1/31/1999, 12:14 pm
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