Boatbuilding tips and tricks blog index. below are links to every blog post i’ve made since i started this blog in 2008.. Hull design must meet different, often conflicting, requirements for speed, carrying capacity, maneuverability, and stability the canoe’s hull speed can be calculated. Found on inventorspot.com: kayaking is a great sport, but there’s a number of factors that make it a lot less practical than other sports. one of the most blatant.