A simple shape that is simple to build and simple to paddle
A Simple Wood Kayak Design
Plans for a Simple Strip Built Kayak

The idea behind this boat was to keep the shape as simple as possible. The result should be a capable medium-length cross-over between a recreational kayak and a sea kayak.


Although the plans for this design are currently available, I have not built a prototype and am reluctant to fully vouch for the performance so I consider it still on the drawing board.

Body Plan Drawing
Simple Strip Built Kayak End View
Profile Drawing
Simple Wood Strip Kayak Side View Drawing
Plan (Top View) Drawing
Simple Strip Planked Kayak 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
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
0.60 0.41 0.69 0.69 0.82 96.00 80.10 2.47 6.50

Stability Curves

Predicted Drag