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Old 23 October 2008, 12:47   #1
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A few of you have seen images of my Military canoe.

I've discovered recently through a friend writing a book about the series of Military Canoes that mine is the only surviving Mk9 known to still exist. In fact its the only motorised example left.

Note to all - As nice as he is, yes my 'Friend' is a little on the sad side.
But he's put 7 years of hard work and difficult research into it, so needs to be congratulated.

Note to Nos - All our discussions about putting different power plants in it may have to change as its suddenly turned out to be quite an important piece of historical record.

To go with the launch of his book ,the National Maritme Museam in Falmouth is putting on an exhibition @ the 1st December, and want to show my canoe in its current state, ie before restoration. Its featured in the book so will be an ideal companion to the couple of slightly earlier canoes they will be showing.

So I need to get it down to Falmouth some time in the next few weeks. It's currently stored at my Mothers house nr Bourne End in Bucks, so am trying to borrow a trailer for a few days that I will be able to borrow again in a few months time to bring it back.

The boat is all aluminium and Stainless steel, 18feet 6inches long, about 3feet wide with its outriggers extended, and weighs so little in its current state without an engine that two people can easily carry it.
It can break into three sections, the longest being 8feet long, but it would be much better to transport it in one piece.

I moved it about once using my old Flatacraft Force4 trailer and some planks of wood, so something similar would suit, or even a box trailer with a bed at least 8 feet long.

Can anyone help?

I'll post more info about the book soon.

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Old 23 October 2008, 13:50   #2
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I.min Cardiffatth emoment butwill be coming up on Sunday, I have a trailer its got a useful bed of 6 mtres on it double axle sealed bearings. It's down here at the moment but I'm coming up on Sunday and can bring it with me.

give Roguetta a call on 07886920181 if you want to talk about it ( I remeber my number)

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We have one of those at the classic boat museum not sure what model it is though. Will have to find out.
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Old 23 October 2008, 14:22   #4
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Stuart, thanks very much for the offer, however that sounds as though it will be total overkill for a very lightweight boat.
I'll see if I can get something a bit lighter first as I am going to have to tow it to and from Bourne End and to and from Falmouth a couple of times mostly at my own expense.
I'll let you know.

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I've seen the one in 'your' museum and at the moment I believe its a Mk6.
Quentin who's written the book has been in to see it on my advise, but until his book is out he's keeping a lot of his very hard earned info to himself.
He has a Mk6 himself in similar condition to yours.
I'll be getting a copy of the book soon, so will pop over and run through it with you.
Yours is much more complete than mine, having its sail etc. My centre section is exactly the same, however the bow section has a much higher lift at the very Bow. The stern section is completly different as it has an engine compartment and prop tube etc. As mentioned we believe mine is the only one of its kind left.

For those who don't know what we're talking about see below.
The historic image is of a Mk6 during the Burma campaign, and the colour images are of mine @10 years ago just before I dry stored it in my mothers garage. I actually brought it 22yrs ago for 10 from a scrap man who didn't have the heart to cut it up for the Ali.

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For those who don't know what we're talking about see below.
The historic image is of a Mk6 during the Burma campaign, and the colour images are of mine @10 years ago just before I dry stored it in my mothers garage. I actually brought it 22yrs ago for 10 from a scrap man who didn't have the heart to cut it up for the Ali.
Do I recall they were deployed from Subs before inflatables came of age?
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Do I recall they were deployed from Subs before inflatables came of age?
Not to sure actually, I thought those were the collapsable plywood and canvas ones, ie the cockleshell raid ones.
I'm sure it'll be covered in Quentins book.

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What model Royal Enfield did you say it had in it Nasher?
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That may have changed now Nos, the engine mounts are being measured up and compared to some data along with the Crankshaft height taken from the prop shaft. I should know soon exactly what it should have in it.

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That may have changed now Nos, the engine mounts are being measured up and compared to some data along with the Crankshaft height taken from the prop shaft. I should know soon exactly what it should have in it.

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It'd be nice if it was supposed to have something a bit easier to find in it.
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It'd be nice if it was supposed to have something a bit easier to find in it.
Little hope of that, its bound to be something oddball, although I don't suppose there could have been too many options available towards the end of WWII when it would have been developed.

The NMM will try to identify and help try to locate an example of whatever engine is required.
Its also going onto their register of historically important small ships.

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