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Chris Crowhurst from USA

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike LV reduced to the 60mm topside line - a dedicated rolling kayak for small paddlers. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I added bow and stern toggles using horizontal maroske...

Tom Froese from Canada

What model Shrike did you choose? I built the Shrike-R in kit form from HandCrafted Canoes How does the kayak perform on the water? It paddles real nice. The boat is very stable and tracks extremely well, obviously rolls well but I will have to get used to the...

Bogdan from Romania

What model Shrike did you choose? I built two standard Shrikes, I donated one to an NGO and the other to a friend, I am building two more now. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I made my own hatches, which I am...

Alistair from England

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike LV 90% What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? Thigh braces: I cut out the full hole for the cockpit and then created a template across the kayak between the sheer clamps to include...

Bruce Brownlow from USA

What Model Shrike did you choose? I built the Shrike-R, with the shear panel reduced by 40 mm from the Shrike. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design describer in the Build Manual I did not use any of the suggested cockpit/coaming designs from the...

Alexander from Russia

This kayak was built in Sakhalin Island, Eastern Russia, by Alexander for a customer, Grigoriy, who weighs 105Kg, is 185 cm tall, and has feet 30.5 cm long. Grigoriy wanted a Shrike-R, the rolling variant, but because of his size the topsides were raised 2 cms, and...

HandCrafted Canoes from Canda

An amazing custom paint job from HandCrafted Canoes in Canada. They now see the Shrike-R in kit form. http://www.handcraftedcanoes.com/Shrike_Kits.html

Dave Cummins from England

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? None. In future I will machine the skeg box from one piece of timber for simplicity and to reduce the possibility of leaks. What is the...

Dave Cummins from England

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike, built for Jenny, as pictured. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? Cockpit widened by 15mm. What is the weight of the finished kayak? 14.5 kg How does the kayak perform on the...

Gary Ormand from USA

We received the plans and built two Shrikes over the past winter. We cut the shear panels at the -40 line on the plans, and built the boats per plans and the build manual. Gary’s finished at 15’6” (472.5 cm) and 33 lbs (15 kg). The coaming was created by laminating 5...

Ray Hodson from New Zealand

What model Shrike did you choose? Standard Shrike with a keyhole cockpit. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I kept to the plan on this build and didn't change anything. I didn't add a skeg to this one, but I will...

Mike Ham from New Zealand

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? Built as Shrike too, Masik moved forward and keyhole cockpit installed. Built with 3mm deck and 4mm hull as i couldnt get 3 sheets of 3mm...

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