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by Mowgli
Mon May 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

You can make Maroske fittings with some 20mm braided carbon (or fibreglass) sleeve, epoxy, and some 12mm latex tube to keep it open as the resin sets. It's a bit fiddly but looks good when finished. https://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/fabric-and-reinforcement/carbon-fibre-reinforcement/carbon-fibre-...
by Mowgli
Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

I used Hobs in Bristol. They were able to post the plans out, I think it was £20 including post. You need to remind them to scale the PDF to 200%.
by Mowgli
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Aquapac dSLR waterproof case
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Aquapac dSLR waterproof case

Brand new, never used. £48, which includes UK recorded postage, excludes paypal fees.

https://aquapac.net/store/shop/aquapacs ... EN3Rm60CHc

Cheers,
by Mowgli
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

Nick,
I'll send you a better photo by email once I've sorted it out a little more, and some info on the magnetic hatches I used.
Thanks again for your plans and guidance,
by Mowgli
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

I got the Shrike out last week in Scotland - fantastic weather! It paddled pretty much as I'd expected - fast and easy! Stability is actually a little better than I'd expected; I've not paddled a chined hull before. It's back in the garage now for all the bits I didn't quite get finished in time - m...
by Mowgli
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

Almost there - it needs a few more coats of varnish before Friday and it's taking a bit too long to go off. First outing might have to be with just one coat :-s

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by Mowgli
Thu May 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

Thank you Nick! It is a Spring Run by Redfish Kayaks. I tend to avoid going upside down at all costs. The hatches do let some dribbles of water in if there are waves breaking over the decks, but everything is in dry bags so it's not really a problem.
by Mowgli
Wed May 09, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

Thanks Nick. That method looks good, if a little fiddly. I am leaning towards the Shrike Too deck profile now, so I can have a larger flat area at the front. It's not too late to trim down the foot bulkhead to the lower profile, and I've not built the masik yet. I'm planning to use flush wooden hatc...
by Mowgli
Tue May 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

Just glassed inside the cockpit and day compartment on mine. I'm pondering how I can get a decent sized hatch into the forerdeck without causing problems in the highly curved area. I wondered if glassing the deck would allow me to cut out a square-ish/trapezoidal hatch from the curved section of the...
by Mowgli
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Shrike, a lightweight sea kayak for home construction.^
Replies: 236
Views: 38738

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

Hello Nick, Thank you very much for making the plans available - I've just had the Shrike template printed (£12 at Hobs in Bristol) and picked up three sheets of the good stuff from Robbins. Looking forward to getting started over the Easter break. I have a trip to the west coast of Scotland booked ...
by Mowgli
Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: NDK Sea kayak hatch covers and steering equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 183

FS: NDK Sea kayak hatch covers and steering equipment

I ended up with some spare rubber hatch covers and some sort of rudder arrangement after a cock-up by a supply company. After a very long wait and much time wasted (on my part), I think it's fair game to sell them on to someone who might need them! Please don't be put off by me being a new user on h...