Forgot my log on so did it all again!
John A mailed me ref the Cockle mk 2 plan inquiry. I can help you out in this regard. email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ref the ebay canoe... true it would be good if you read the CANOES book ( indeed the HEROES book is the better story of the famous 'frankton raid' so called cockleshell heroes raid on bordeau france. this is the first time the complete story has been written . the british 'NAVY NEWS' deemed it as encyclopedic. back o e bay canoe ... this is the mk 2** ( two star) the biggger version of the mk 2 as used on the frankton raid. all details in CANOES book. unfortuanatly the seller has certain details wrong despite having read my book... hey ho!
the mk 2** is 17 ft 4 in wereas the mk 2 is 15 ft. there are only six mk 2 types known of mine until recently years 2008 -june 2011 was at the national maritime museum in falmouth uk.
the mk 2** is a THREE MAN CANOE he mk 2 is a two man... both designed by FRED GoATLEY from the isle of wight uk. these are he only wo types of canoe with flat bottoms and are collapsed VERTICALLY alng the entire length... BOTH books have adequate coverage on the subjects.. hope helps!
john just get the plan chap o email me