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.