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Lei from Connecticut, USA

Lei from Connecticut, USA

Lei from Yale, Connecticut, USA, built this very pretty Shrike LV for his 14 year old son. That was two years ago, and his 16 year old now wants a full size Shrike. Excellent!

Lucius from Romania

Lucius from Romania

I am one of those who built the two kayaks. There are not enough words to thank you for your generosity and altruism. The first was normal Vember. Then a normal Shrike. Both are wonderful: Vember, very stable and tolerant of a beginner, but fast and easy to drive;...

Andrey from Russia

Andrey from Russia

Thanks for the plan. Made your kayak from two parts. I did not have time to paint, it got colder, the snow was promised (And I really wanted to ride).

Roel from Belgium

Roel from Belgium

I downloaded the plans in April, and I started the build of a 100% shrike in the beginning of September.It's the first kayak I've ever build.The shrike was finished by the end of October.It weighs in at 22 kg, but it's coated with 160gr twill inside and outside.This...

Dave from PA, USA

Dave from PA, USA

Here’s a photo of my Shrike-R. I finished it earlier this year as a dedicated rolling machine.  I built it at 92% to match my weight, as suggested in the build sizing chart. I trimmed the very ends a bit, too, so the boat came in at 14’7”.   It’s a squeeze to get into...

Bobby from USA

Bobby from USA

I downloaded your plans for the Shrike and scaled them to 35%. It’s built with balsa wood and then I glassed it. It’s in the paint booth as we speak, LOL. I’ll send you pictures of it when I’m finished.

Kurt from Colorado, USA

Kurt from Colorado, USA

I love my Shrike Too! Its ocean cockpit gives me the snug fit I like, and it paddles like a dream; I only have to think about edging and the kayak carves a beautiful arc in the water. On days when I’ve had it out in a strong wind, I’ve not noticed much tendency to...

Joe Yap  from Singapore

Joe Yap from Singapore

I built it out of 4mm Keruing/meranti marine plywood and weigh slightly above 15kg as a 3-piece sectional kayak with 40mm freeboard reduction.

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