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Cracking job mate.


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Finished just in time too, can do your shopping in it...

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not in the same league as your top job, but i have a Mk7 that i hope to get back to its original condition. can you help with what color it would have been and what kit would be with it

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so theres NO ONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP

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all i want is some help if its not to top secret .NO ONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP

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Sorry, Only just got back to this thread. PM me and I'll give you as much help as I can.

It was built by Warwick Aviation (they built flying boat bits) and should have a mast and sails.It is made of Birmabright (same as Land Rovers).

Going from examples still around (we're looking at flakes here) ours is painted in a pale brown/grey and olive green. I'm not saying it's exactly right but it appears to be so.

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Still waiting for a PM...

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A recent clip of our canoe in action at Southampton. Don't know who took it?

Pity that Associated British Ports made us wear life jackets, kinda ruined the 'look'. Still there you go, their patch, their rules.

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That's brilliant. Well done

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Agreed - well worth the effort

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Great job!

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Hi Chris
That looks great, nice to see it finished and in moving pictures.

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Haven't forgotten your offer for the suit, Frank. Still looking for the material.

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