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by Oisin
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: This one's for the girls..

Ivan, in Greece is sailing Shrike # 159 at speed, with outrigger and fishing rod deployed: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ivan+radivojevic+shrike+kayak&qs=n&sp=-1&pq=ivan+radivojevic+shrike+kayak&sc=1-29&sk=&cvid=D56C1ECF618F4943B090E254349A5D7C&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3divan%2bradivojevic%2bshrike%...
by Oisin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

That's a standard whitewater deck on the standard keyhole rim (yak krya is the model)

This was my first time trying to fit a deck on it, glad that fits!Image
by Oisin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Serious expedition kayaking books/manuals
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Serious expedition kayaking books/manuals

I'm not an expedition kayaker but I enjoyed the videos that Beau Miles has on youtube on his trips

https://youtube.com/c/BeauMiles

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by Oisin
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Oisin thanks that is an interesting point. Orange was a colour I was considering for the lower half of my build when I get to that stage for the reason that you allude to that if my boat is upside down I just might want it to be visible to would be rescuers but where can one purchase a marine class...
by Oisin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Oison, de riguer for cool paddlers is a black keel strip with tapered ends . I wouldn't be seen wearing anything else:) One needs to mask off the shapes of the tapers with dark coloured tape, and cover the tapers and strip with glass tape with clear resin for this stage, and then cut through the gl...
by Oisin
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

That info was very useful thanks !

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by Oisin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Hey, Very nearly at the varnish stage with my boat, before I start that I'm wondering has anyone regretted not adding additional fiberglass strips on the keel for wear resistance? Hull is coated in 200 gsm cloth. Has anyone worn through one layer of tape on the keel? Sent from my SM-A715F using Tapa...
by Oisin
Tue May 19, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

I definitely didn't go home at lunch and use my wife's hair drier to pop the first 8 inches of the rear deck off the massik and sheer clamps. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/3255/1589897067157-1481.png I think I'll be able to clean it all up and follow the advice above to get a better ...
by Oisin
Tue May 19, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thanks for all the advice, the ply was well stuck this moring before I went to work so it'll be fairly cured by this evening. The dry fit went really well with edges meeting up but as soon as the overhanging ply snapped it threw the curve off, which the manual does warn about! plan a will be to trim...
by Oisin
Tue May 19, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Hi, Looking for some advice! I glued down the back deck yesterday and when I pulled off the plastic and straps today I saw part of the deck has lifted at the massik. I think I over tightened the strap, the ply split at the edge and allowed the deck to lift. https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uplo...
by Oisin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thanks for that response Nick will take it on board

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by Oisin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

The local 3d printing route hasn't worked so I've been looking at surfboard leash plugs, mock up in the pictures above. 20 of those are very inexpensive. I can drill the hole with a forstner bit and have a backing plate under the deck I think Oisin, that looks to be a good solution, provided it can...
by Oisin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/3255/1568894275931-4567.png https://media.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/uploads/3255/1568894275474-5081.png The local 3d printing route hasn't worked so I've been looking at surfboard leash plugs, mock up in the pictures above. 20 of those are very inexpensiv...
by Oisin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Hey, Hope you're on the mend Nick! Can I ask what size hatches people have fitted to their boats (Shrike too in particular); for the large front/back compartments do sea kayaks usually have 10 inch round, 20 inch oval etc? Found a very local makerspace with 3d printers through the fab foundation, th...
by Oisin
Tue May 28, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Thanks for the info on the fab foundation Nick I must have a look at that, commercial providers were quoting about 10 euro per piece when I was looking about 2016.

I was looking at surfboard leash plugs as plan b
by Oisin
Wed May 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 738
Views: 68709

Re: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^

Hi Al, Hacketts printing on Baggot St in Dublin printed the plans for me, 35 euro in 2016. I got 4 mm ply from woodworkers.ie. West epoxy from chmarine in Cork. Getting cedar for the sheer clamps was tricky, ended up ordering/buying some lengths of tongue and groove cladding from mcmahons and cut th...
by Oisin
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 10
Replies: 45
Views: 4008

Re: 10

Sell the site to Facebook or Bebo and retire?
by Oisin
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some opinions wanted
Replies: 41
Views: 3573

Are we still awaiting your opinion on copyright matters Joshua?

Pot.
Kettle.
Black.
by Oisin
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Hero Front End.
Replies: 29
Views: 3227

Have you ever actually seen the boat in the flesh Stone Weasel? I own a hero. I haven't had any problems with the boat pinning. In my experience, boat pins usually involve chocking most of the boat in a crack. I've found that the "pointy" bow doesn't get pushed off line by holes/waves as much as hav...
by Oisin
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Considerations for the East & West Dart plus Teign
Replies: 47
Views: 5799

Details of the River Flesk Guage here.

This type of guage is now on the Flesk and the Clare Glens with more to follow.

Oisin
by Oisin
Sun Jan 28, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pentax Optio W20 and focussing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Hi,

I've the W10, try using the "Pan Focus" mode, this removes most of the auto-focus delay. I've found it works fine for moving targets.
G'luck
Oisin
by Oisin
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Pentax W10 as headcam.
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

I attached my W10 to my paddle shaft on the river this weekend. The results are nearly impossible to watch :) I must try attaching it to my BA and try again.
by Oisin
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling forums around the world...
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

by Oisin
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera Lens advice
Replies: 28
Views: 3424

While we're talking about IS and camera shake etc what are peoples opinions on tripods or monopods in general and for paddling? Are there any particularly models suitable for stuffing in boats out there?
by Oisin
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Big Boat Bonanza 2006, Whos going?
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

That was part of the team race, one person had to throw darts at the board, one person had to shoot a basket ball and the third person had to carry an egg down the course unbroken.
by Oisin
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed in the British Isles......
Replies: 15
Views: 5440

Which part of County Clare is in the UK Tim?
by Oisin
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed in the British Isles......
Replies: 15
Views: 5440

Which part of County Clare is in the UK Tim?
by Oisin
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BRAND NEW from pyranha
Replies: 30
Views: 5173

A sit on top perhaps?!?!
by Oisin
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Stock Kayaking. Good Idea?
Replies: 15
Views: 2310

Surely just having one model of boat isn't having a level playing field. That boat is probably designed with a certain paddler (weight and height etc.) in mind. How will a 16 stone guy and a 10 stone guy fare competing in the same boat?
by Oisin
Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camera file databases
Replies: 4
Views: 775

You could have a look at a program called google picassa, it's free to download from the google website, it's easy enough to use and can touch up pictures do red eye correction etc.

Oisin