FREE plans for Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for stitch and glue construction
The hull lines are traditional West Greenland. These classic and beautiful lines, the result of centuries of development, produce a hull that is maneuverable, and suited to rough water. The Greenland hull is here combined with the best of modern sea kayak construction developments, e.g. bulkheads, hatches, skeg, and a keyhole cockpit. Paddlers have differing requirements for the length and beam of a sea kayak, and for the shape, size and height of the cockpit. The Shrike plans can be printed at various scalings to permit these dimensions to be varied. For example, a 90% scaled Shrike is illustrated in the Build Gallery. See Shrike Too for an ocean cockpit and a forehatch. Plans may be downloaded at no cost and printed locally, or by commercial printers, some of which are listed later.
|Length||5.304m (17 feet 4.8 inches)|
|Beam||0.546m (21.5 inches)|
|Cockpit internally||0.833m long x 0.394m wide (32.5” x 15.5”)|
|Keel to underside of foredeck at front of cockpit||0.318m (12.5”)|
|Keel to top of rear rim of cockpit||0.229m (9”)|
|Weight||14.5kg (32 pounds)|