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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...

Paolo Cortesi from Italy

Paolo Cortesi from Italy

I made few interpretations of your original plan v1.3: - 4mm plywood for the hull, 2mm plywood for the deck (no 3mm available here) - fiberglass all along the hull inside and outside, 300g/m 45° biaxial cloth. Not so nice to see but very heavy and strong. - fiberglass...

Олег from Cambodia

Олег from Cambodia

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...

Егор from Arkhangelsk, Russia

Егор 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...

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...

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