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!
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;...
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).
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Three part Shrike.
Built by father and son team on the Isle of Mull at the Archipelago Folk School.
Six Shrikes built during a weeklong workshop.
3-Part standard Shrike
3 part sectional Shrike.