Build Gallery

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Damian Walker – Shrike

What model Shrike did you choose? Full size Shrike with keyhole cockpit. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? Fitted a back-band rather than a foam backrest (I've got a bad back...) Glassed the cockpit cheek plates so...

John Booth – Shrike

What model Shrike did you choose? A Shrike, the original design with key hole cockpit. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I raised the topsides by an additional 10mm to create greater free-board. I also added...

Martin from Estonia – Shrike Too

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? 4mm for plywood was used for the hull panels. This means that the perimeter of the bulkheads needed to be shaved by 1mm where they touch...

Sixten Kerge – Shrike Too

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I reduced the topsides on the stern deck by 29mm.

Cindy Petersen – Shrike-R

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike-R with the 60mm lower topsides What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I widened the cockpit to the edges of the sheer clamps. What is the weight of the finished kayak? 23lbs How...

Peter Greenfield – Shrike Too

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? Marine plywood is like unobtainium here in Dubai, and I ended up using Malaysian "bendy" ply. It is a nominal 4mm (actually 3.6mm) 3-ply...

Bart Deseyn – Shrike Too

What model Shrike did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I enlarged the cockpit slightly and reduced the height of the foredeck by a centimetre. What is the weight of the finished kayak? I also...

Morris Ho – Shrike

What model Shrike did you choose? Full size Shrike with keyhole cockpit. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? 4mm BSS 1088 marine plywood throughout, rather than 3mm. 10.5" lowered masik. Deck lowered by 10mm. Glass...

Paul Krysik – Shrike

What model Shrike did you choose? Full size Shrike with keyhole cockpit What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? I opted for the lower foredeck beam (masik) as for Shrike Too. Modified skeg wire system as described under...

Christopher Crowhurst – Shrike R

What model Shrike did you choose? This was the prototype for the rolling hybrid, based on the standard Shrike Hull and Shrike-Too masik. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? These are documented now in the Shrike-R...

Christine Cochran – Shrike Too

What model Shrike did you choose? What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? The masik is at 11.5 inches, I lowered the bow to cut down on wind-age not much about 1.5 inches. I rounded the bow and stern. (people complain...

Emily Cooke – Shrike LV

What model Shrike did you choose? Skrike LV at 90% scale printed plans. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual? Slightly lengthened the 90% cockpit length. What is the weight of the finished kayak? 29 pounds. Anything you...

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