Night Heron - High Deck

The same as the regular Night Heron but with more leg room
High Deck Night Heron Sea Kayak
High Deck Night Heron Sea Kayak
High Deck Night Heron Sea Kayak

This design is exactly the same as the regular deck Night Heron below the sheer line. The deck has been bumped up for a little more leg room a more storage volume. This boat will maintain the performance characteristics of the standard deck version, but provide more room for taller paddlers.

The plans for this boat also include the lines for the regular deck height version so you can choose which height you desire after you purchase the plans.

Included in the Plans:

  • Eight 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 are templates for the cockpit and coaming recess parts. Lines for both the standard and the high deck version are included.
  • Kayak Building Notes: These notes provide supplemental information such as bill of materials for each design.

Recommended Manual:

Body Plan Drawing
High Deck Night Heron Sea Kayak Body Plan
Profile Drawing
High Deck Night Heron Sea Kayak Profile
Plan (Top View) Drawing
High Deck Night Heron Sea Kayak Plan


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
18.00 20.00 16.10 19.60 251.00 3.80 17.80 21.40 52.00 12.70

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 0.83 0.68 0.78 84.00 76.10 0.12 6.70

Stability Curves

Predicted Drag