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Dirk from Belgium

Dirk from Belgium

What Shrike model:  Shrike with a keyhole cockpit   Modifications: I wanted the print at 95% but it turned out to be 97,7%, I decided to go with that. Then I raised the gunwales by 1,5 cm to allow for my size 46... My feet fit comfortably, much better than in a...

Claus and Theodor from Denmark

Claus and Theodor from Denmark

Claus and his son Theodor from Denmark built this standard Shrike. They chose a cockpit shape that is aesthetically pleasing to them and that also fits their existing spray decks. They say that she paddles “like a dream” and “we had great fun building it.” Claus...

Patrice from Reunion Islands

Patrice from Reunion Islands

Design is shrike but with masik 11.5 160g fiber inside and outside, but not inside the deck. 2 layers inside the cockpit Weight is 20 kg with the skeg Plywood is poplar 3 mm

Alec Naneti from Romania

Alec Naneti from Romania

I have constructed a three part Shrike in polystyrene, using a hot glue gun for initial assembly. The main ingredients of this type of build are the polystyrene and the hot glue gun. It is just simple polystyrene:...

Georgijs Kalicava from Latvia

Georgijs Kalicava from Latvia

Which model Shrike did choose? Standard Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I used 4 mm plywood instead of 3 mm, heavy and over-sized oak sheer clamps, and too much epoxy through inexperience. This makes the...

Owen Turner from Australia

Owen Turner from Australia

Which model Shrike did choose? Standard Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I used 3mm ply with the hull, and did not the fibre glass the deck. The combing is reinforced with carbon fibre. The side panels are...

Maligiaq Padilla from USA

Maligiaq Padilla from USA

Which model Shrike did choose?Shrike R Anything you wished you had done differently? The next one I build will be even lower! How does the kayak perform on the water? I have been able to do all the rolls up to the double elbow roll

Maxim Pasyukov Yuzhnosakhalinsk from Russia

Maxim Pasyukov Yuzhnosakhalinsk from Russia

Details unavailable 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...

Michael Bradley from Canada

Michael Bradley from Canada

Finally got my shortened (15') Shrike out for a test run. Didn't sink, handled well, now I want some real water! Thanks for the plans guys!

Paul Jordan from UK

Paul Jordan from UK

Modifications from Standard Shrike: The main change from the standard plan was to reduce the length of the bow point by 4 inches to better fit my garage, and reduce the cockpit height to fit my smaller frame. If doing it again I would make the day hatch as large as...

Bruce from USA

Bruce from USA

Modifications from Standard Shrike: Hull is completely covered inside and outside with "S" glass. Lowered the height of the masik. Decreased the angle of the stern to make it more of a double ended boat. Recessed bow deck hatch. Added adjustable footpegs. Added deck...

Katya from Russia

Katya from Russia

The kayak is a CNC Kayaks Shrike-R reduced to 2/3 size build, slightly longer than 3 meters, built for up a paddler up to 45kg, and about 140 cm height. The paddler is 5 years 9 months old, at 118 cm and 20 kgs weight. Special thanks to Alexander Pavlikov (Aspid), the...

Catalin Pogaci from Malta

Catalin Pogaci from Malta

The following changes were made from the normal Shrike: - Length: my boat is 30 cm shorter coming at only 5 m in length, as I needed a bit more maneuverability; - Max beam has been reduced from 54cm to only 51, as the boat has been wrapped around my hips; - A minus...

J.P Meyenberg from USA

J.P Meyenberg from USA

What Shrike model did you choose? Shrike-R Kit from Clear Stream Kit. This is my first attempt at woodworking. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? Raised Masik height to 9.5" and made cockpit 1 inch longer. Reinforced...

Ludo from France

Ludo from France

j'ai construit un Shrike cet hiver dans mon garage et aujourd'hui test sur eau plate au fond de la rade de Brest, vers le cimetière a bateau de Landevennec (au cas ou il coule c'est plus pratique d’être direct sur place :)) Le mien pèse 25 Kgs. J'ai fibré l'intérieur...

Mike Holgate from UK

Mike Holgate from UK

What Shrike model did you choose? I decided to go for a Shrike with a keyhole cockpit, but with topsides reduced by 40mm. As a 90kg paddler I wanted this kayak to be a good roller and also a good day boat. 40mm reduction has turned out to be ideal - phew! What...

Jon Evans from UK

Jon Evans from UK

A 1/6th scale model Shrike Too: I took a set of your plans and draughted them out at 16.67% of full size, then cut out some bits of 1/16th inch ply, stitched and glued a hull, tacked on a 1/64th inch ply deck, and applied paint and varnish. Easier said than done, but...

Egorr from Arkhangelsk, Russia

Egorr from Arkhangelsk, Russia

Which model Shrike did choose? Standard Shrike. What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? None What is the weight of the finished kayak? Unknown How does the kayak perform on the water? Looking forward to cruising the White...

CIFP Politecnico de Santiago, Galiza, Spain

CIFP Politecnico de Santiago, Galiza, Spain

Five Shrikes were built as a part of an Innovation course, they were experimenting with the use of cork and epoxy as a composite material. The builders were: Fou Pose, Silvia Rivas and Maria Jose Suarez. Comments below were provided by Fou Pose: What Shrike model did...

Greg Belyakov from Russia

Greg Belyakov from Russia

Alexandre Pavlikov was the builder of my boat. The base design is Shrike-R, made to fit me (6’1 or 184 cm and 230 lbs (105kgs) weight at the time). For that Alexandre made the following adjustments. The masik was raised 40mm to fit my feet (size 12) and also to...

Damian Walker from UK

Damian Walker from UK

Which model Shrike did you choose? Shrike-R with topsides lowered by 60 mm What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I have long legs and big feet so fitting into the original Shrike R would be uncomfortable/impossible. So I...

David Robinson from New Zealand

David Robinson from New Zealand

What Shrike model did you choose? I built the Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? Only minor modifications such as fitting a plywood platform as a seat low enough in the boat so that the centre of gravity...

Botond Dobó from Hungary

Botond Dobó from Hungary

What Shrike model did you choose? Shrike Too What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? 95% scale. Small fixed skeg. Modified keyhole cockpit. What is the weight of the finished kayak? 16 kg How does the kayak perform on the...

Bill Bagel from USA

Bill Bagel from USA

What Shrike model did you choose? Shrike R What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I increased the deck height by 2 lines on the Shrike-R plans, so about an inch. I added 2 deck beams,one before the masik and the second...

Steve Crawford from USA

Steve Crawford from USA

What Shrike model did you choose? I built the full size Shrike What modifications, if any, did you make to the design described in the build manual? I took 1 1/4" off the masik making an 11" flat spot at the front of the cockpit.I used 5x5 sheets of 3 ply 1/8" Baltic...

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