Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

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Kayak and Canoe Design Archive

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new high performance surf kayaks11/9/2003, 1:55 pm
Cruising outrigger sailing tandem11/8/2003, 11:24 am
Wasp Waist11/2/2003, 3:31 pm
Color has weight?! *LINK*10/31/2003, 9:58 pm
Kayak Design10/27/2003, 4:48 pm
High Performance speeds versus hulls...10/26/2003, 10:08 pm
tandem day tripper10/23/2003, 12:06 am
Polystyrene10/22/2003, 9:11 pm
Which has more wetted surface, usually?10/21/2003, 9:07 pm
Skeg box flaps10/13/2003, 9:13 am
Rocker10/12/2003, 11:58 am
Rocker vs. keel10/12/2003, 12:02 am
Better Boat; Futura Blade or Current Designs Speed10/8/2003, 4:36 pm
shallow water versus deep water speeed...10/5/2003, 5:39 pm
Seat Position?10/1/2003, 11:38 pm
Low Volume question9/26/2003, 8:25 am
wood types for stripper9/23/2003, 6:22 pm
Swede shaped canoe *Pic*9/23/2003, 4:04 pm
Wooden Boat Heresy9/17/2003, 5:43 pm
Bells unusual design concept...9/16/2003, 10:43 pm
Ends: long and high versus short and low?9/15/2003, 9:38 pm
Rudder Weight9/10/2003, 8:47 pm
preferred hull shape....9/9/2003, 4:49 pm
Multi-hull imbalance?9/8/2003, 11:12 am
modifying9/5/2003, 1:14 pm
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE!!9/4/2003, 11:56 am
woodburning9/1/2003, 4:46 pm
Diamond Hull8/29/2003, 11:31 pm
Looking for Sage8/25/2003, 12:16 pm
seekajak construccion8/19/2003, 11:59 pm
Surf Kayak Swallowtail8/14/2003, 5:47 pm
Short boats and backrest placement8/9/2003, 7:35 pm
koncept *Pic*8/9/2003, 2:16 pm
swedeform plans8/7/2003, 10:04 pm
Safety8/4/2003, 6:52 pm
Flat vs "V" bottom design8/4/2003, 11:56 am
Primary stability7/26/2003, 1:27 pm
Concept Boats - images *LINK*7/25/2003, 10:20 am
Great Auk Double Side View *NM* *Pic*7/24/2003, 7:44 am
Arched Deck Great Auk Double *Pic*7/24/2003, 7:42 am
Arched deck Great Auk Double *Pic*7/23/2003, 1:20 pm
2 New Design Ideas7/22/2003, 9:12 am
Kayak plans for boat similar to Seda Glider7/21/2003, 12:32 pm
S & G Night Heron vs Disko Bay7/20/2003, 5:37 pm
Finn Placement?7/14/2003, 4:12 pm
design & performance in headwind7/14/2003, 10:45 am
skeg problems7/12/2003, 9:39 pm
Nick: S & G Night Heron questions7/12/2003, 1:51 pm
Kayak design with Oregon Pine & Western Red ?7/11/2003, 4:30 pm
Large Double Cockpit *LINK*7/11/2003, 3:24 pm
Fastest Kayak / Design Freeware7/10/2003, 12:05 pm
I need your help7/8/2003, 4:52 am
Question: Specs for Racing Sea Kayaks *Pic*7/5/2003, 12:24 pm
Great Auk Double *LINK*7/3/2003, 10:01 am
Offsets7/1/2003, 12:24 pm
UV protection6/29/2003, 11:47 am
Unique challenge *LINK*6/27/2003, 9:44 am
design problem6/25/2003, 7:01 pm
S&G Surf Kayak Mk III *LINK* *Pic*6/18/2003, 11:43 am
See my posting on building bb6/14/2003, 1:28 am
What kayak should i get6/12/2003, 11:11 pm
graphite stringers on folding kayak *LINK*6/9/2003, 9:58 am
Fast Greenland Kayaks/ World Record Attempt *LINK*6/5/2003, 2:07 pm
free board6/4/2003, 12:42 am
Exploring chine shapes5/28/2003, 4:41 am
initial stability/hard chines5/27/2003, 7:58 am
Drag Issue5/25/2003, 10:30 am
Wetted Surface versus Prismatic Co./ Hull shape...5/25/2003, 10:23 am
Strip Built Double Performance5/23/2003, 12:17 pm
Secondary Stability5/23/2003, 8:30 am
Paddler Centre of Mass and "Squatt"5/21/2003, 8:33 pm
Minimum Wetted Surface Area Riddle5/19/2003, 1:28 am
outrigger design5/13/2003, 4:16 pm
Surf Kayak Mark II *LINK* *Pic*5/12/2003, 8:14 pm
Design Guidelines for Coefficients5/9/2003, 4:29 pm
Sit-on-top kayak5/7/2003, 12:44 am
W boat - secondary stability5/5/2003, 10:29 am
how to increase surfski stability in waves5/4/2003, 1:39 pm
Surf Kayak *LINK* *Pic*4/29/2003, 3:45 pm
Baidarka-inspired design - criticisms ? *LINK* *Pic*4/29/2003, 5:10 am
Twinhull paddle boat *LINK* *Pic*4/27/2003, 6:17 pm
K 1 plans4/23/2003, 7:50 am
straight sides?4/22/2003, 5:03 pm
Software for hard-chine hulls?4/14/2003, 2:09 pm
Optimized Hull Shape Calculator *LINK*4/12/2003, 11:00 am
Pyranha ProZone 225, $375, Arcata, CA4/11/2003, 10:04 pm
BearboatPro: Export to CAD programs4/7/2003, 2:58 am
7 to 8 foot flat river kayak4/6/2003, 8:08 pm
New double design *LINK*4/4/2003, 6:59 pm
The king or the return comments?3/31/2003, 8:55 pm
Camping kayak *Pic*3/29/2003, 3:32 am
Electric Kayak *LINK*3/26/2003, 3:25 pm
straight sides?3/25/2003, 2:51 pm
Surface Smoothness3/25/2003, 12:37 am
The shape of speed *Pic*3/22/2003, 2:15 pm
strip cedar for canoe3/21/2003, 12:48 am
Bifurcated bow of Baidarkas3/18/2003, 7:51 pm
Guillemont "L"3/17/2003, 9:05 pm
Programs3/13/2003, 11:59 am
Tracking pProblem3/4/2003, 7:21 pm
Barton speed versus Human speed3/4/2003, 2:00 am
design3/1/2003, 3:31 pm
skin on frame2/23/2003, 4:01 am
swede-form cockpit placement2/22/2003, 12:22 pm
traditional canoe2/17/2003, 5:18 pm
outriggers plans2/16/2003, 3:21 am
any ideas ??2/10/2003, 7:18 pm
Estonian Kayaks1/30/2003, 2:20 pm
CAD programs for surf kayaks1/27/2003, 6:20 pm
New Kayak *Pic*1/23/2003, 4:09 pm
Round bottom1/11/2003, 12:52 pm
Tri hedral1/11/2003, 12:50 pm
Quick-Someone Design a Boat!!1/9/2003, 11:45 am
Bearboat Pro: 3D visualization *Pic*1/8/2003, 2:29 am
Xmas12/24/2002, 7:58 am
Wasp waisted Kayaks12/21/2002, 11:05 am
wineglass kayak12/17/2002, 9:02 pm
Thanks12/15/2002, 1:35 pm
hull form...12/13/2002, 10:52 pm
Saw blades?12/6/2002, 3:00 am
Stretching a Guillemot12/5/2002, 2:36 pm
New Kayak Race on Lake Ontario11/28/2002, 6:26 pm
Researching kayaks11/27/2002, 5:06 pm
Stability Question11/23/2002, 12:02 am
volume question11/21/2002, 12:48 pm
Follow up on forms printing11/20/2002, 8:03 am
forms printing11/19/2002, 3:48 pm
Cormorant vs Chesepeake 16'11/11/2002, 11:37 pm
Stability Comes to Bearboat Pro *Pic*11/8/2002, 3:22 am
Which Kayak?10/31/2002, 11:28 pm
GZ: Righting arm10/29/2002, 12:45 am
dragon boats/outrigger canoes10/28/2002, 2:55 pm
re signing on10/17/2002, 6:37 pm
TESTING DIGEST SYSTEM10/17/2002, 1:30 pm
swede vs fishform design10/16/2002, 11:25 pm
Software question10/12/2002, 5:42 am
sheer protection10/11/2002, 7:37 pm
Hull Shapes of Inuit Craft *Pic*10/9/2002, 9:19 am
cockpit dimensions10/5/2002, 1:31 pm
Deck / Cockpit design10/3/2002, 4:39 pm
printing hull lines10/2/2002, 1:42 am
river kayaks10/1/2002, 11:36 pm
Strip length9/27/2002, 7:57 pm
Weighty question9/27/2002, 12:38 pm
opinions on design9/27/2002, 1:35 am
Drag Coefficient Data9/25/2002, 7:54 pm
Robert Ray Hedges is taking over the internet *Pic*9/24/2002, 9:08 pm
Flat water kayak9/24/2002, 8:28 pm
Drawing developable surfaces by hand9/24/2002, 4:51 pm
KayakFoundry - beta available *Pic*9/24/2002, 12:46 am
Cockpits9/23/2002, 10:18 am
Draft versus width9/23/2002, 9:07 am
Performance Kayaks9/17/2002, 9:18 pm
BearboatPro Kayak Design Software *Pic*9/15/2002, 5:53 pm
Little Auk - little person?9/12/2002, 5:47 pm
Skeg placement as percentage of length9/12/2002, 9:42 am
Sea kayak (general purpose)9/4/2002, 7:42 am
New kayak *Pic*8/30/2002, 1:27 pm
Hull length8/29/2002, 9:58 am
kayak design program8/27/2002, 5:09 pm
Mariner from NortShore8/27/2002, 2:14 am
Sea Kayak Design and Blueprint Database8/26/2002, 2:02 pm
Which design and where do I get plans?8/25/2002, 12:42 pm
Sizing up a boat8/24/2002, 1:02 pm
Shortening Guillemot8/22/2002, 6:45 pm
Storm LT vs King8/22/2002, 3:42 pm
Help with Homemade canoe8/19/2002, 10:04 pm
Propulsion8/19/2002, 3:14 pm
Does it Work?8/15/2002, 8:09 pm
Pirough boat designs8/15/2002, 6:53 am
West Greenland Designs?8/14/2002, 6:52 pm
greenland kayak keel8/14/2002, 8:34 am
Kayak comparison8/10/2002, 5:36 am
inflatables8/6/2002, 1:02 am
righting/heeling moments8/1/2002, 10:26 am
trying before buying7/30/2002, 11:33 am
Aleutesque Sea Trials *Pic*7/29/2002, 5:47 pm
Roof Rack Rube Goldberg *Pic*7/29/2002, 9:23 am
Reasonable to make sea sock?7/26/2002, 9:43 pm
canoe and kayak design book7/26/2002, 1:45 pm
Extended Bows Question answered...7/26/2002, 11:15 am
RE: Positive Foam Floatation??7/25/2002, 4:18 am
S&G 3 panel (per side) hull7/18/2002, 8:31 am
Critique of Double Design7/11/2002, 1:37 am
Night Heron?7/4/2002, 9:04 am
Thwart Loaction(s), Canoe6/29/2002, 6:04 pm
Faux Bone for GP6/28/2002, 10:34 am
Seeking references on smallboat design evolution6/25/2002, 12:53 pm
Coefficient of friction6/21/2002, 6:57 pm
Restated question6/21/2002, 10:40 am
Cardboard boat design tweaking6/20/2002, 12:34 am
Stability issues-long6/17/2002, 1:04 pm
Native American painted designs on Canoes6/16/2002, 6:13 pm
Wide sterns6/15/2002, 9:03 pm
sea kayak for day trips, fish, touring, and surf6/13/2002, 6:25 am
An Idea for a kayak cart6/12/2002, 2:53 pm
Painting aluminum6/5/2002, 10:09 am
double ender scull?5/31/2002, 3:42 pm
Inflatables5/27/2002, 12:51 am
polyetheline vs's fiberglass5/21/2002, 8:51 pm
More on S&G Stretching - longish5/15/2002, 7:39 am
Take a Bow5/14/2002, 9:09 pm
NICK......?5/9/2002, 8:23 pm
cockpit finished...kinda5/9/2002, 8:19 pm
What are the basic steps in designing a canoe?5/5/2002, 11:22 am
AUK 145/2/2002, 9:58 pm
Speed versus Resistance Modeling4/24/2002, 10:00 pm
Max Section definition4/21/2002, 11:10 pm
Architecture4/19/2002, 12:02 am
Displacement and Speed?4/16/2002, 12:32 pm
Increaseing the size of a S&G4/12/2002, 11:37 am
Coho-with-a-skeg: a report *Pic*4/9/2002, 2:57 pm
Guillemot Double Modif4/7/2002, 5:32 pm
coho design3/29/2002, 9:43 pm
triming my yak...3/27/2002, 9:28 pm
Swedeform ??3/27/2002, 9:11 am
Flip-down skeg3/12/2002, 12:09 pm
Whitewater kayak3/6/2002, 10:34 am
Water Depth3/5/2002, 6:58 pm
Bifid Bow Enquiry, ctd!2/18/2002, 8:07 am
making sence of things?2/15/2002, 9:12 am
Design differances2/12/2002, 10:52 am
Weighty Rationals2/2/2002, 3:57 pm
CB vs CLA2/1/2002, 4:04 pm
Iain Oughtred's Beaver canoe & Why I chose it1/30/2002, 7:13 pm
stitch-n-glue little Auk?1/30/2002, 2:55 pm
chines/rudders1/30/2002, 9:49 am
CAD software1/23/2002, 10:27 pm
Dang it Nick1/23/2002, 10:50 am
Nifty Kayak Performance fact...1/22/2002, 11:10 pm
Building the Bluefoot Booby1/19/2002, 9:39 pm
Baidarka plans1/18/2002, 12:32 am
Tandem for smaller people1/14/2002, 1:23 pm
telemark ? is this also a canoeing term1/13/2002, 9:30 am
Opinion on "Artic Hawk pr" by wilderness systems?1/11/2002, 2:58 pm
Swept-up Bow Adriatic Baidarkas !1/7/2002, 2:18 pm
baidarka1/7/2002, 1:18 am
endeavour1/6/2002, 10:14 am
Do pedals get in the way?1/4/2002, 6:40 pm
baidarka1/3/2002, 8:47 pm
Bow Design: vertical or sloped?1/1/2002, 11:50 am
Queen Charlotte12/31/2001, 5:36 am
Stability12/27/2001, 1:40 pm
Looking for Cockpit's design of Folding kayak12/19/2001, 10:43 pm
paddle size12/18/2001, 10:58 am
What's the Foldingcraft's cockpit's structure12/17/2001, 9:50 am
Really Cool NEW YAK!!!12/16/2001, 4:03 pm
Kayak design (high speed cruising)12/10/2001, 4:16 pm
Stretching a Pigmy double12/6/2001, 10:39 am
Please critique new design *Pic*12/3/2001, 11:51 am
Stitch & tape canoe plan12/1/2001, 6:19 am
Tracking Devices11/29/2001, 1:59 am
A little request...11/28/2001, 7:35 pm
Fiberglass Canoe11/23/2001, 12:07 am
S & G wires11/21/2001, 1:44 pm
Double Cockpit Placement11/15/2001, 12:40 am
Shape of stern11/12/2001, 9:37 pm
Cockpit mod?11/11/2001, 7:17 pm
cedar sawdust11/8/2001, 1:40 pm
S-glass5/10/2000, 11:12 pm
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