José Júlio Rosa from Portugal

What model Shrike did you choose?
Shrike Too with the keyhole cockpit.

What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the Build Manual?
I kept all the original structure of the kayak, with the exception of cockpit which I altered to the measurements of my body

What is the weight of the finished kayak?
The final weight is 19.5 kg including all accessories.

Any tips you’d like to suggest to future builders?
Pay special attention to the symmetry of the panels before fixing anything.

How does the kayak perform on the water?
Its main characteristics are undoubtedly the maneuverability and the ease with which it can roll. Its speed is medium range, allowing you to maintain a good cruising speed.




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