HOME
Storm SLT (super light)
Technical specs...

  Wood strip touring kayak for children, teens and smaller size adult paddlers. Very seaworthy and fast model yet easy to tame by novices.
The smallest One Ocean Kayaks model









        


Storm SLT description | MATERIALS
Largest displacement version of this kayak: Storm
Second larger version of this kayak: StormLT

Property English Units Metric Units Comments
Length Overall 15.5 ft 4,724 m length from bow to stern as designed
Beam Overall 21.5 in 54,61 cm widest part of kayak
Draft 3.66 in 9,296 cm baseline to Designed Water Line (DWL)
Volumetric Properties
Displacement 180 lb 81,8 kg at DWL
Volume 2,81 ft^3 79,62 liters displacement in cubic feet or liters of sea water
Wetted Surface 16.87 ft^2 1,567 m^2 underwater surface area to DWL
LCB 7.393 ft 2,253 m longitudinal center of buoyancy from x=0
LCB % LWL 52.6 % 52,6 % LCB as a percetage of waterline length from x=0
VCB 2.29 in 5,83 cm vertical center of buoyancy from baseline
Waterplane Properties
Waterplane area 14.402 ft^2 1,338 m^2 at DWL
LCF 7.274 ft 2,217 m longitudinal center of flotation from x=0
LCF % LWL 51.8 % 51,8 % LCF as a percetage of waterline length from x=0
LWL 14.031 ft 4,276 m length of waterline; same as DWL
BWL 19.44 in 49,38 cm beam of waterline
Sinkage 76.8 lb/in 13,74 kg/cm pounds displaced per one inch of sinkage
Form Coefficients (no units, same for metric)
Cb 0.405       block
Cm 0.764       midship
Cp 0.53       prismatic
Cwp 0.633       waterplane
Area/Displacement 8.46       Area / Displacement ratio [ft^2/(ft^3)^2/3]
Length / Beam 8.65       Length / Beam ratio [LWL / BWL]
Miscellaneous
Area of cockpit 2.9 ft^2 0,269 m^2 for cockpit template in plans (red)
Circumference 6.76 ft 2,06 m cockpit
Depth in front 11 1/2 in 29,2 cm inside cockpit
Depth in rear 8 7/8 in 22,5 cm inside cockpit
Deck area 20 ft^2 1,858 m^2 includes cockpit area
Hull area 26.57 ft^2 2,468 m^2  
Kayaker Fit & Loading Small size paddlers
130 lb min. -> 140 lb ideal -> 165 lb max. (59 -> 63,7 -> 75kg)
Recommended max. load: 200lb (91 kg)
Paddler height: under 5' 8" feet (173cm)
x=0 the start of waterline (DWL) at bow

All English units (ft / in) in the plans have a Metric (m / cm) eqivalent !

.

Material

  Wood strips
assumes bead & cove strips and you need either the 5/8" OR 3/4" strips. Not both.
Unit converter
Metric / Standard unit converter

Coverage + 'fudge factor' for waste Surface area (ft2) (m2) Total length of 3/4" strips (ft) (m) Number of 3/4"x 16ft strips Total length of 5/8" strips (ft) (m) Number of 5/8"x 16ft strips
Total area of kayak (+ cockpit) 46.5  (4,32) 894  (272) 56 1118  (341) 70
Total area + 5% 48.9  (4,54) 939  (286) 59 1174  (358) 73
Total area + 10% 51.2  (4,75) 984  (299) 61 1230  (375) 77

Notes & Tips:
  • 3/4" strip width = 1,9 cm
  • 5/8" strip width = 1,58 cm
  • 16 feet = 4,87 m
  • The accuracy of figures in the table is within (+ -) few feet
  • For custom calculation, see the Wood strip Calculator
  • The coverage based on the "+ 10%" is most recommended
  • Estimate wood for deck inlays as a percentage of the deck surface area
  • Ideal strip length is between 10 - 16 feet
  Fiberglass coverage
assumes complete coverage of inside and outside of hull and deck to make full sandwich core
 
Coverage of fiberglass
(plain weave e-glass)
yards
(yd)
feet
(ft)
meters
(m)
How to estimate
Deck - 4 oz. e-glass 11.3   10,4 two times the kayak length + 1 yard (1m)
Hull - 6 oz. e-glass 11.3   10,4 two times the kayak length + 1 yard (1m)
2" wide glass tape   71 21,6 four times the kayak length + 9 ft (3m)

Notes & Tips:
  • Minimum width of fabric is 38" - will no allow for full hull abrasion patch
  • Order 50" width of the 4oz. glass to get the extra hull abrasion patch material
  • If 50" fabric is not available, order one 'waterline length - LWL' of additional cloth (any weight)
  • Round figures to the nearest higher number when ordering fabric
  • The 6oz. glass can always replace the 4oz.
  • See different types of reinforcement fabrics
  • Glass tape is sold in 'feet' and cloth in yards (in the US)
  • Glass tape is used to bond the kayak shells and for additional stem reinforcement
  Epoxy
  Minimum total volume of epoxy mix (resin + hardener): 2 - 2.5 gallons

Notes & Tips:
  • Usage may vary (+-) 0.5 gallon as a result of the thickness of lay-up, fillet size, unused batches, spills, bad (unmixed) batches, care in application (overapplication), additional composite components such as coamings, hatch seals, rudders etc...
  • If epoxy is sold by weight, the density of epoxy is very close to water (1dm3 = 1 liter = 1kg)
  • 1 gallon = 3.8 liters
  • Learn about epoxy

Back to Kayak Designs | Plans | Kayak comparison page



Home Kayak Designs Kayak Shop Materials Kayak Gallery About us
Building Manual Plans Sandwich Core Wood Kayak Order E-mail
Epoxy Test Abrasion Cloth Rudder Resources Choosing Kayak Guestbook

If you notice any problems with the site (i.e. error links, missing images) please, let me know. Thanks

Mail:
Vaclav Stejskal
10 Colonial Court apt. 73
Stoneham, MA. 02180
           USA
Tel:  781-481-9261

E-mail  

© 1999 - 2013 Copyright Vaclav Stejskal
All rights reserved

Last page update: 29 October 2013