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WW2 British 2 Man Commando Kayak

Article about: I've spotted an old kayak, which I believe is WW2 in a boat shed near my local sailing club. I've included a picture of the same type below. So is it worth speaking to the owner about it? an

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    I've spotted an old kayak, which I believe is WW2 in a boat shed near my local sailing club. I've included a picture of the same type below. So is it worth speaking to the owner about it? and would it be worth restoring it because its in a bit of a state and it looks as if its sat around for many years, but its all there so it might be a good project. Does anyone know anything else about this type of kayak, i.e how many were made? by who? dates etc?
    Thanks

    Danny
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    Hi Danny, I know a fair bit about these, as I happen to own a Mark 9

    But I will need to see photos of the actual boat in question.

    There is a new definative book on the subject, called "Cockleshell Canoes" out now.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I will show the canoe later this year once it is finished. One of two know survivors of this Mk.

    Hi Danny, if this is a real wartime canoe it is well worth buying.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade, I'll try to get some photos soon, but my camera has broken which delays things a bit, I'm probably going to give it a try at least because it seems a waste letting it rot away.

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    hi Danny, please get them. I will give you all the info I can then. This is quite an involved subject with many different types of canoes. None are exactly common to find today.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I might be in the area on the weekend, and 'll just borrow my dads camera. I've just ordered that book from amazon, because I have taken quite an intrest in this subject.
    Thanks

    Danny

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    Nice one! You will not be dissappointed with the book. The author is a friend of mine. I wrote a review on Amazon for it

    You will not need my help once you have the book

    Cheers, Ade.

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    well your review certainly got me to buy it I'm really looking forward to reading it now

    Thanks again

    Danny

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    Any news on this Danny?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    nothing yet, I havent been able to access the boat shed that its kept in because the guy that has the keys hasnt been at the club for a while, but Cockleshell Canoes is an great book like you said and its got me very interested in the subject!
    Thanks

    Danny

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