Viking's on the Trent!


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Was your late brother an oarsman?

Yes - the Vikings set up a semi permanent fort in Repton. I am planning to row in their wake from the tidal Trent to Repton and further if possibe, during the course of a week later in Summer. Re naming my boat Maid Marian to honour my passage through Nottingham. 

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All power to your elbows!

My brother an oarsman….as long as they could cover 500 yards they would be happy..more appearance over substance!

Think there was something to do with a man made island and the marauders from the north not paying  council tax... guessing under

30 people, 

 

All this boat talk, happily confess I now bu??er all!

About '91 had a mate that had a Narrowboat moored Canal Steet and lived there, zero council tax & TV licence?

 

Standing charge 61 quid a year,. 0bviously a wide ball park..Boat cost £8000, never moved an inch to my knowledge in over two year's.what do they go for nowdays?

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HSR, if you're buying a new boat, you'd be looking at £1500 per linear foot. Then you have CRT licence, insurance, mooring fees, fuel etc, etc,. 

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Like the sound of Etc Etc, how much does that cost?

God willing I"m happily Shanks Pony..and that was 140 quid!!

Did have a go on the neighbours lad's scooter yesterday!

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I was thinking of coal for a stove, servicing, blacking the Hull, sacrificial anodes, lift outs for surveys, fare wear and tear that are an ongoing thing. New batteries every 3or4 years, reprints...and the list can go on.

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They're not cheap to hire for week's holiday either. We did a long weekend on a narrow boat with the two children many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Too old to work all those locks now though!

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I can vouch for that Phil. Last time we went it were a few hundred quid just for the two of us. I used to tell folks that we don't go any more, as the tow harness is digging into wifeys shoulders :rolleyes: We must get one with an engine in ! Nearer the truth though is she won't drive the boat and nowadays she finds the locks difficult. Would love to go again but it would have to be with a crew. Wouldn't matter if they were novices.

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Coincidence that mate ! My missus used to work on a whaler. It was the "Pequod". 

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90hp... I bet that has a fair turn of speed!

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  • 2 months later...

The 'Topic' says ''Vikings on the Trent', I recollect reading an account of these 'invaders' not the title but I feel sure it was by Bernard Cornwell, one of his very good historical novels.

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  • Cliff Ton changed the title to Viking's on the Trent!

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