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Georgijs Kalicava from Latvia

Which model Shrike did choose? Standard Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I used 4 mm plywood instead of 3 mm, heavy and over-sized oak sheer clamps, and too much epoxy through inexperience. This makes the...

Owen Turner from Australia

Which model Shrike did choose? Standard Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I used 3mm ply with the hull, and did not the fibre glass the deck. The combing is reinforced with carbon fibre. The side panels are...

Maligiaq Padilla from USA

Which model Shrike did choose?Shrike R Anything you wished you had done differently? The next one I build will be even lower! How does the kayak perform on the water? I have been able to do all the rolls up to the double elbow...

Maxim Pasyukov Yuzhnosakhalinsk from Russia

Details unavailable Which model Shrike did choose? What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? What is the weight of the finished kayak? Anything you wished you had done differently? Any tips you’d like to suggest to future...

Michael Bradley from Canada

Finally got my shortened (15') Shrike out for a test run. Didn't sink, handled well, now I want some real water! Thanks for the plans guys!

Paul Jordan from UK

Modifications from Standard Shrike: The main change from the standard plan was to reduce the length of the bow point by 4 inches to better fit my garage, and reduce the cockpit height to fit my smaller frame. If doing it again I would make the day hatch as large as...

Bruce from USA

Modifications from Standard Shrike: Hull is completely covered inside and outside with "S" glass. Lowered the height of the masik. Decreased the angle of the stern to make it more of a double ended boat. Recessed bow deck hatch. Added adjustable footpegs. Added deck...

Katya from Russia

The kayak is a CNC Kayaks Shrike-R reduced to 2/3 size build, slightly longer than 3 meters, built for up a paddler up to 45kg, and about 140 cm height. The paddler is 5 years 9 months old, at 118 cm and 20 kgs weight. Special thanks to Alexander Pavlikov (Aspid), the...

Catalin Pogaci from Malta

The following changes were made from the normal Shrike: - Length: my boat is 30 cm shorter coming at only 5 m in length, as I needed a bit more maneuverability; - Max beam has been reduced from 54cm to only 51, as the boat has been wrapped around my hips; - A minus...

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