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Rafael from Brazil

Rafael from Brazil

Shrike flat-top 1)No moving skeg. Instead of that I made a metal skeg, and with that I can turn either side if I need (manually) and it helps me to go in a straight line. I am able to achieve a maximum speed of 10Km/h, (not cruising speed). 2)To make it easier to...

Tugrul from Turkey

Tugrul from Turkey

Which model Shrike did choose? Standard Shrike with a keyhole cockpit with topsides lowered ~35 mm What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? Built without a skeg to reduce the total weight. I'll mostly use the kayak on...

Maarten from The Netherlands

Maarten from The Netherlands

We (my son and I, unexperienced kayak builders) enjoyed building the Shrike enormously, it took us a week and - since my son's holiday was over, some extra weekends to finish the job. We added three hatches, of which only one is visible. For the cockpit we used a...

Gastón from CA, USA

Gastón from CA, USA

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...

Stuart from Scotland

Stuart from Scotland

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...

Christoph from Germany

Christoph from Germany

1. Hull: I have used 3 mm plywood for the deck but 4 mm plywood for the bottom and side panels. For some reason the 3mm plywood was very expensive when I bought my material. 2. Deck: I have changed the split of the panels. The smallest panel is on the bow and covers...

Oleg from Russia

Oleg from 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...

Federico and Daniele from Sardinia

Federico and Daniele from Sardinia

In Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), me and my friend Daniele have built two Shrike-toos. As a hobby, we started to build in October 2018 and ended in May 2020.However, thanks to your plans and your manual, we believe we have done a good job and are very happy with our new...

Ilija Bobev from Bulgaria

Ilija Bobev from Bulgaria

I just want to thank you for the beautiful plans of the Shrike. I just finished my / first, I hope / Shrike-lv. My english is not good enough to describe all the feelings I felt, building it. This is my second boat, and definitely not the last one. You are great....

Fergus from Scotland

Fergus from Scotland

This was my lockdown project so now launched at Loch Earn in Scotland. A big thank you to all involved in the Shrike project and to Chris Tipper at Selkie kayaks for the kit. It is a beautiful design and was a pleasure to build. 14 kg is about the same as my SOF. As...

Kövecses from  Hungary

Kövecses from Hungary

My kayak is finally ready. I Made it from 4mm okoume plywood. On the bottom I used 163gr fabric, on the top 80gr fabric. I made bigger space for the legs. I really like how it slides on the water. Thank you for the plans and instructions!

Freek from The Netherlands

Freek from The Netherlands

A specialist rolling shrike built by Freek for rolling, with a lowered stern deck so that the freeboard is 2 cm, the minimum for competition, but with a raised masik for more knee room.

Kevin from NY, USA

Kevin from NY, USA

Initial build by Joe Mellusi (hull deck beams, compartments, etc. Dan Thayler (Moonlight Marine) completed thework.

Fritz from Germany

Fritz from Germany

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...

Dave from Seaford, UK

Dave from Seaford, UK

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...

Marriott Hotel, Minneapolis USA

Marriott Hotel, Minneapolis USA

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...

Roger from Sussex, UK

Roger from Sussex, UK

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...

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...

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