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Serg from Russia

Serg from Russia

My first experience building a kayak. The construction took 15-20 days for 3-4 hours, the budget is about 15k roubles (240 USD, 185 GBP), while the resin was left for another project. It remains only to paint the cockpit and embed the hatches. Some technical...

Eagles Wang from Taiwan

Eagles Wang from Taiwan

Name: Eagle 3, for rolling. Template Model: Shrike Too lowered to Shrike R. Size: Length 5m(500cm), beam 52cm. hight 24cm, and weight 17.4kg. Cockpit size: 60cm long, 46cm wide. Made in Hualien, Taiwan.

Archipelago Folkschool in Scotland, UK – August 2019

Archipelago Folkschool in Scotland, UK – August 2019

Archipelago Folkschool is a non-profit organisation based on the beautiful island of Mull, off the West coat of Scotland. The school runs courses for a wide range of art and craft projects, one of which is kayak building. There were two courses in 2019, each of which...

Chris Ridge from UK

Chris Ridge from UK

Built at the Archipelago Folk School Workshop in Spring 2019. "Performance is stunning 6.2 knots with a Greenland paddle"

Adam May from Ireland

Adam May from Ireland

"I immediately fell in love with the sharp lines, simplicity of approach and ethos of your project. I had the pleasure of building this Shrike starting early summer while both of my teenagers were revising for exams. Many thanks for the generous gift of the plans....

Archipelago Folkschool in Scotland, UK – May 2019

Archipelago Folkschool in Scotland, UK – May 2019

Archipelago Folkschool is a non-profit organisation based on the beautiful island of Mull, off the West coat of Scotland. The school runs courses for a wide range of art and craft projects, one of which is kayak building. There were two courses in 2019, each of which...

Björn Welin from Sweden

Björn Welin from Sweden

The major difference from the original is that the fore deck is made with wooden strips instead of plywood. I judged it might be easier to bend, especially as I wanted the inside also to be covered with fiberglass (although it makes I heavier) Then the skeg is...

Zeka from Valdivostok, Russia

Zeka from Valdivostok, Russia

Which model Shrike did choose? What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? What is the weight of the finished kayak? Anything you wished you had done differently? Any tips you’d like to suggest to future builders? How does the...

Paul M. from Cornwall, UK

Paul M. from Cornwall, UK

Paul M. from Cornwall has just launched his Shrike. She has a 3-part deck for extra knee room, and gunwales lowered by 20 mm. She  is seen here rock-hopping in the English Channel swell off Plymouth. Which model did you choose: Shrike with topsides lowered by 30mm....

Ariel from Spain.

Ariel from Spain.

The kayak was made for my 15-year-old son, 51 kg in weight and 153 cm in height. It was reduced to 95% scale. In addition, the height of the hull has been reduced by 20mm . This allows him to carry the right things for a day.Deck is made of 3mm normal calabo. Hull is...

Ben from Australia

Ben from Australia

During the build I used three pieces of ply for the top deck.   A small triangle at the bow.  Then a long deck piece which joined the back piece just two inches from the back of the combing.  This way I hid the main top join under the combing.   Produces a nice clean...

Paul F. from Plymouth, UK

Paul F. from Plymouth, UK

This is a 90% scale LV Shrike. I've previously built a full size 100% Shrike. The LV is easy to roll, at the expense of some stability compared with the 100% Shrike because of the narrower beam and shorter length. I fitted a second masik near the foot bulk head for...

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