Hybrid Night Heron

The beauty of a strip-built deck with the quick construction of a stitch and glue hull
Hybrid Night Heron Sea Kayak
Hybrid Night Heron Sea Kayak Plans
Dave Murray - Stitch and Glue Night Heron

This boat combines the quick assembly of the stitch-and-glue hull and the beauty of a strip-built deck. The hull is exactly the same as the S&G Night Heron and the deck is exactly the same as the strip-built version. Since stitch and glue construction is generally quicker than strip, this hybrid goes together more quickly than the strip version. Since the strips look better to a lot of people than the plywood, the hybrid puts the beauty where you will see it, on top.

Because the hull shape is the same as the stitch and glue version, the performance will be the same. This boat is fast and efficient, tracks straight and carves turns easily.

These plans include the regular and high deck lines so you can choose the configuration that suits you best.

Body Plan Drawing
Hybrid Night Heron Sea Kayak End View
Profile Drawing
Hybrid Night Heron Sea Kayak Profile Lines
Plan (Top View) Drawing
Hybrid Night Heron Sea Kayak Plans Lines


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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
18.00 20.00 16.20 19.40 247.70 3.80 17.70 22.00 50.00 11.70

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
0.57 0.47 0.82 0.68 0.78 84.00 75.60 0.08 6.70

Stability Curves

Predicted Drag