12 Foot Nymph

A minimalist pack canoe for medium sized paddlers
Nymph Wood Strip Pack Canoe
Nymph Wood Strip Pack Canoe Plans
Nymph Wood Strip Pack Canoe

J. Henry Rushton made an amazing light boat with Sairy Gamp, but it was tiny for people of today. My Nymph canoe design is still small for many people. This 12' long version is more suitable for regular size paddlers

While the smaller version is best suited for paddlers around 150 +/- this design will handle paddlers around 200 lbs.

Included in the Plans:

  • Six 24" x 36" [61cm x 91cm] Drawing Pages including: An overall drawing, a full size "stacked" form drawing showing all the forms and then all the forms drawn individually and at full size.
  • Kayak Building Notes: These notes provide supplemental information such as bill of materials for each design.

Recommended Manual:


Digital Download

Body Plan Drawing
Nymph Wood Strip Pack Canoe End View Drawing
Profile Drawing
Nymph Wood Strip Pack Canoe Side View Drawing
Plan (Top View) Drawing
Nymph Wood Strip Pack Canoe Plan 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
12.00 26.50 12.00 24.90 212.00 4.00 14.60 17.20 32.00 12.10

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
0.53 0.39 0.74 0.59 0.87 70.00 39.00 1.30 6.40

Stability Curves

Predicted Drag