10 Foot Little Auk

A small recreational kayak for poking around protected water
Little Auk Wood Kayak
Building Plans for the Little Auk Kayak
Strip Built Little Auk

This little boat is designed for someone who wants a light, easy to handle Recreational Kayak of distinctive character. Its small size makes it easy to put on the roof of a car or on deck of yacht and transport it to explore your favorite lake or harbor. Once there, you will be able to gunkhole into places inaccessible by any other boat. Its stability assures that it is not an adventure just sitting in her. I also have made an 11 ft long version of this boat for a customer who wanted something slightly longer. The 10 foot long version is best suited to people who need a truly small boat.

The plans include the lines for both versions.

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. Also included offset measurements for the cockpit. Plans are good for either the 10-foot or the 11-foot version.
  • Kayak Building Notes: These notes provide supplemental information such as bill of materials for each design.

Recommended Manual:

Digital Download

Body Plan Drawing
Little Auk Kayak Body Plan
Profile Drawing
Little Auk Kayak Profile Drawing
Plan (Top View) Drawing
Little Auk Kayak Top 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
10.00 28.00 9.50 26.30 190.00 4.00 13.40 15.20 40.00 11.50

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
0.55 0.45 0.82 0.60 0.80 64.00 30.30 1.86 6.70

Stability Curves

Predicted Drag