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by nickcrowhurst
Mon May 06, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?

JB, I am now a member, thanks to your efforts. Well done!
Nick
by nickcrowhurst
Sun May 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?

JB, many thanks. Message on the way.
Nick.
by nickcrowhurst
Sun May 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?

JB, there is a discussion on that forum about the Shrike kayak, and, as the originator of the Shrike project, I naturally wish to contribute to the discussion: https://www.seekajakforum.de/forum/read.php?1,114835 I would be grateful if you could contact an administrator of the forum to permit me to ...
by nickcrowhurst
Sat May 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?

Thanks, Mac, I've edited it.
by nickcrowhurst
Sat May 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Are you a forum member of seekajakforum.de?

The German sea kayaking forum is www.seekajakforum.de and it includes discussion of those who have built our Shrikes ( cnckayaks.com) I wish to take part in these discussions, but the forum anti-spam and anti-bot systems reject my membership application, which I presume is because my email and IP ad...
by nickcrowhurst
Thu May 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

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

Al, I buy 3 litres of the non-blushing low viscosity MAS epoxy from here: https://www.ecfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/product/mas-low-viscosity-epoxy-kit-slow-cure Epoxy is heavy and expensive, so try to use the minimum commensurate with strength. I use tongue depressors to form the fillets. By varying t...
by nickcrowhurst
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

In Luxembourg, good progress on a Shrike

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I've not previously seen one with quadrilateral hatches.
by nickcrowhurst
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

A Vember in Transylvania

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Costa, from Transylvania, Romania, has obeyed the instruction from his 7 year old son to decorate his Vember with animal drawings.
Nick
by nickcrowhurst
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Strip plank
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Strip plank

Boatsie, I built the first Vember using Pawlonia, as did Plymouth Damo for his Vember Expedition. The free Build Manual, included in the plans download as a PDF, shows this in photos. I now just use strips without the cove and bead, as described in the Manual. Making one's own cove and bead without ...
by nickcrowhurst
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Building a plug
Replies: 22
Views: 941

Re: Building a plug

Boatsie, have you also considered our strip-built Vember? Both Shrike and Vember can be scaled for length and beam in the paper print-out of the free plans PDFs, but with Vember one can also vary the beam and the length independently of each other: http://cnckayaks.com/vember/ You may have already r...
by nickcrowhurst
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

Thank you, Beryl

Beryl, you've brightened up my day/week/year. Our project is based on love of life, and love of paddling and sailing on our wonderful waterways. Our only reward is the knowledge that we've helped spread this love around the world, so we're always very happy and grateful to receive messages of suppor...
by nickcrowhurst
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

Peter M. at a beach on the Fowey River, Cornwall

...and Happy New Year to you all.

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by nickcrowhurst
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

A Shrike in progress

Neall in Devon, U.K is making good progress:

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by nickcrowhurst
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

South coast of Cornwall, U.K

Peter M. snatched a paddle on Monday near Polkerris just before the heavy gales arrived:

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by nickcrowhurst
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...
Replies: 31
Views: 2829

Show us the best sea kayaking photo you've taken...

What's the best sea kayaking photo you've taken? Here's mine, which I took of my pal Tony at Bantham, Devon. I used a Sony DSC U-60, purchased on the advice of Douglas W.

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by nickcrowhurst
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: River white water training for sea kayaking?
Replies: 33
Views: 1978

Re: River white water training for sea kayaking?

Learning to muddle my way down middle-grade white water was the best move I ever made to improve my rock-hopping and tidal race skills in a sea kayak. Indeed, one rocky tidal race I used on the biggest tide of the year was "grade 4 white water overlain with a channel swell every few seconds" accordi...
by nickcrowhurst
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

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

Selkie Kayaks from Newhaven, Sussex, UK, is producing Shrikes with some fine workmanship: https://selkiekayaks.co.uk/

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by nickcrowhurst
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

Another Russian Shrike is born

She is Zeka's second Shrike:


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by nickcrowhurst
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

Another Shrike in Spain

Ariel in Spain has just completed his very pretty Shrike. He has installed the optional three-part foredeck, rather than using our standard single sheet of 3 mm plywood. Sometimes builders do this because they are only able to source thicker plywood that is unable to bend to the complex shape requir...
by nickcrowhurst
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

Another Shrike from the USA

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Photo received this week from Jeff in the USA.
by nickcrowhurst
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 212
Views: 37656

Ben from Australia with his Shrike.

Today I received this photo from Ben in Australia with his elegant new Shrike:

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