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A Shrike at Daymer Bay, North Cornwall

Post by nickcrowhurst » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:43 pm

Peter M. enjoys lunch and the view of Daymer Bay.

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Ben from Australia with his Shrike.

Post by nickcrowhurst » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:51 pm

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

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Another Shrike from the USA

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Photo received this week from Jeff in the USA.

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Another Shrike in Spain

Post by nickcrowhurst » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:07 pm

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 required, and sometimes the builder just wants a very high knee position. We have the plans for this 3-piece deck and they are available on request, but we know of only two others who have opted for this.

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Ivan from Greece has completed his Shrike

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Another Russian Shrike is born

Post by nickcrowhurst » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:58 pm

She is Zeka's second Shrike:


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John in Scotland has just completed this beauty.

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

Post by nickcrowhurst » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:44 pm

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

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

Post by Robert Craig » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:51 pm

The workmanship is stunning!

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South coast of Cornwall, U.K

Post by nickcrowhurst » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:46 pm

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

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

Post by mcgruff » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:38 pm

It's amazing what a nicely-shaped kayak can be made with a few flat sheets of ply.

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Mike H's first roll in his Shrike

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A Shrike in progress

Post by nickcrowhurst » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:09 pm

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

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

Post by nickcrowhurst » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:56 am

...and Happy New Year to you all.

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

Post by Beryl » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 pm

Just joined the forum on the basis on this inspirational thread. I read all the pages yesterday and most of them again today. Two blokes, a dad and son get an idea in their heads and it goes global. Easy enough today,; you just click on ‘like’, But with this you have to build a very long sea kayak out of a sheet of wood.... Brilliant!

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Thank you, Beryl

Post by nickcrowhurst » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:25 pm

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 support.
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From Australia, Ben Flora's Shrike

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

Post by mcgruff » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 pm

The white hull / natural wood deck looks very nice :)

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