Boat Design Comparison

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Drawings Body Plan Drawing
Simple Simple Wood Strip Kayak Side View Drawing Simple Strip Planked Kayak Plan View Simple Strip Built Kayak End View


Beginner Small Paddler Average Paddler Large Paddler Extended Tour Fishing Lakes and Rivers Open Water Racing Surf


Length (Ft) Beam (In) Beam Gunnel (in) Waterline Length (Ft) Waterline Beam (In) Design Displacement (Lbs) Draft (In) Waterplane Area (Sq Ft) Wetted Area (Sq Ft) Surface Area (Sq Ft) Volume (Cu Ft)
Simple 15.50 26.00 14.60 24.30 260.10 3.50 20.30 22.50 57.00 15.50

Secondary Measurements

Prismatic Coefficient Block Coef Midship Area Coefficient Waterplane Area Coefficient Lateral Plane Coef Sinkage Moments to change trim 1 inch Righting Moment at 1 degree Vertical Center of Gravity above DWL
Simple 0.60 0.41 0.69 0.69 0.82 96.00 80.10 2.47 6.50