Build Gallery

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David Robinson from New Zealand

What Shrike model did you choose? I built the Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? Only minor modifications such as fitting a plywood platform as a seat low enough in the boat so that the centre of gravity...

Botond Dobó from Hungary

What Shrike model did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? 95% scale. Small fixed skeg. Modified keyhole cockpit. What is the weight of the finished kayak? 16 kg How does the kayak perform on the...

Bill Bagel from USA

What Shrike model did you choose? Shrike R What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I increased the deck height by 2 lines on the Shrike-R plans, so about an inch. I added 2 deck beams,one before the masik and the second...

Steve Crawford from USA

What Shrike model did you choose? I built the full size Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I took 1 1/4" off the masik making an 11" flat spot at the front of the cockpit.I used 5x5 sheets of 3 ply 1/8" Baltic...

Michael Frandsen from Denmark

What Shrike model did you choose? I decided to go for a Shrike too with a keyhole cockpit. I wanted to create a boat with easy access due to being instructor in our club. I am required sometimes to exit and stand in the water beside the kayak, and a ocean cockpit does...

Toomas and Tobias Tikenberg from Estonia

What Shrike model did you choose? One full size Shrike and one at 91% What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? Some changes were made. Hull made from 4mm okume plywood. Backdeck was lowered 15mm. Masik was also lowered....

Peter Johnston from Australia

Which model Shrike did choose? Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? Strengthening in the day hatch area - double deck thickness to take our out-rigger float system, 4 oz fiberglass cloth over the whole craft,...

David Hogreve from USA

What model Shrike did you choose? I built my oldest granddaughter a lv model with a few alterations. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I added 2 inches to the bottom tapering to nothing at the bow & stern and 3/8ths...

Jeremy Murfitt from UK

What model Shrike did you choose? I chose a standard Shrike. The main use will be day trips and extended trips of 3 to 5 days. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I decided to raise the freeboard by 2cm. I weigh 82kg,...

Robin and Colin Hickman from UK

What model Shrike did you choose? My brother and I built 2 identical Shrikes. We chose a standard Shrike scaled at 97% to suit our similar weights but with 5mm added to topsides. Full depth masik to give footroom. Overall length is 16.5 feet with ends rounded off....

Evandro Pacheco from Brazil

What model Shrike did you choose? The kayak is the standard shrike. You can see more about it here http://www.evandropacheco.com/ What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I added the marquetry to add to its beauty and make...

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