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How Much to transport 60ft narrowboat to scotland.

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1 minute ago, Dr Bob said:

....and it was far more than 60 years earlier than Harold got it in the eye.

I thought someone stepped on his toe! 

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6 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

I thought someone stepped on his toe! 

....bad idea to wear sandals?

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15 minutes ago, Dr Bob said:

Harold got it in the eye.

I'll tell of the Battle of Hastings,

As happened in days long gone by,

When Duke William became King of England,

And 'Arold got shot in the eye.

 

It were this way - one day in October

The Duke, who were always a toff,

Having no battles on at the moment,

Had given his lads a day off.

 

They'd all taken boats to go fishing,

When some chap t'Conqueror's ear

Said 'Let's go and put breeze up the Saxons;'

Said Bill - 'By gum, that's an idea.

 

Then turning around to his soldiers,

He lifted his big Norman voice,

Shouting - 'Hands up who's coming to England.'

That was swank 'cos they hadn't no choice.

 

They started away about tea-time -

The sea was so calm and so still,

And at quarter to ten the next morning

They landed at place called Bexhill.

 

King 'Arold came up as they landed -

His face full of venom and 'ate -

He said 'If you've come for t'Regatta

You've got here just six weeks too late.'

 

At this William rose, cool but 'aughty,

And said - 'Give us none of your cheek;

You'd best have your throne re-upholstered,

I'll be wanting to use it next week.'

 

When 'Arold heard this 'ere defiance'

With rage he turned purple and blue,

And shouted some rude words in Saxon,

To which William answered -'And you.'

 

'Twere a beautiful day for a battle;

The Normans set off with a will,

And when both sides was duly assembled,

They tossed for the top of the hill.

 

King 'Arold he won the advantage,

On the hill-top he took up his stand,

With his knaves and his cads all around him,

On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

 

The Normans had nowt in their favour,

Their chance of a victory seemed small,

For the slope of the field were against them,

And the wind in their faces and all.

 

The kick-off were sharp at two-thirty,

And soon as the whistle had went

Both sides started banging each other

Till the swineherds could hear them in Kent.

 

The Saxons had best line of forwards,

Well armed with both buckler and sword -

But the Normans had best combination,

And when half-time came no-one had scored.

 

So the Duke called his cohorts together

And said - 'Let's pretend that we're beat,

Once we get Saxons on t'level

We'll cut off their means of retreat.'

 

So they ran - and the Saxons ran after,

Just exactly as William had planned,

Leaving 'Arold alone on the hill top

On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

 

When the Conqueror saw what had happened,

A bow and an arrow he drew;

He went right up to 'Arold and shot him.

He were off-side, but what could they do?

 

The Normans turned round in a fury,

And gave back both parry and thrust,

Till t'fightin' were all over bar shouting,

And you couldn't see Saxons for dust.

 

And after the battle were over

They found 'Arold so stately and grand,

Sitting there with an eye full of arrow

On his 'orse with his 'awk in his 'and.

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On 20/03/2016 at 11:34, 14skipper said:

Does anybody have a rough idea how much it would cost to transport a 60ft narrowboat by road from the Manchester area to the glasgow area ?

 

14skipper

 

There is useful info on the IWA site: https://www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/forth_clyde_canal/forth_clyde_canal_navigation_tips

 

Latest info is that Steve Kelvin has retired so no cranage on the eastern end of the F&C.

 

On no account contemplate using an SC crane pad and bringing in a crane – the costs at all stages of the exercise are prohibitive.

 

By all means PM me for further details as I have brought my own boat up to Scotland and assisted with several others. Amongst other things I have a list of suitable boat transport companies for quotes.

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19 hours ago, Carlotta said:

Would you be able to give me the lorry details, please 

ATTACHED TO THE WRONG QUERY!

 

There is useful info on the IWA site: https://www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/forth_clyde_canal/forth_clyde_canal_navigation_tips

 

Latest info is that Steve Kelvin has retired so no cranage on the eastern end of the F&C.

 

On no account contemplate using an SC crane pad and bringing in a crane – the costs at all stages of the exercise are prohibitive.

 

By all means PM me for further details as I have brought my own boat up to Scotland and assisted with several others. Amongst other things I have a list of suitable boat transport companies for quotes.

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4 minutes ago, Up-Side-Down said:

 

There is useful info on the IWA site: https://www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/forth_clyde_canal/forth_clyde_canal_navigation_tips

 

Latest info is that Steve Kelvin has retired so no cranage on the eastern end of the F&C.

 

On no account contemplate using an SC crane pad and bringing in a crane – the costs at all stages of the exercise are prohibitive.

 

By all means PM me for further details as I have brought my own boat up to Scotland and assisted with several others. Amongst other things I have a list of suitable boat transport companies for quotes.

 

The request was 4 years ago, so I'd guess the enquirer either found someone or gave up on the idea.

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18 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

I don't think they did, if they had called it the M6 (MVI) that would have been 1006

I haven't seen a Mivi in years................ probably about 50 (or should that be L)

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1 minute ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

The request was 4 years ago, so I'd guess the enquirer either found someone or gave up on the idea.

But I realised that it has just been resurrected ...........

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5 minutes ago, Mike Tee said:

I haven't seen a Mivi in years................ probably about 50 (or should that be L)

The Co-Op sell their version called fruit-splits (fruit flavoured ice around an ice cream centre).

Box of 6 for about £1.20

 

I just happen to have a couple of boxes in the freezer - they are quite nice !!!

5 minutes ago, Up-Side-Down said:

But I realised that it has just been resurrected ...........

I too realised that, I was simply pointing out that the enquirer you replied to was from 4 years ago, and not the one who re-opened the thread.

 

You obviously realised the same when you reposted.

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15 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

....bad idea to wear sandals?

I hear he was a socks and sandals chap, in which case he deserved it

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6 minutes ago, tree monkey said:

I hear he was a socks and sandals chap, in which case he deserved it

There is nowt wrong with socks and sandals! 

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7 minutes ago, system 4-50 said:

There is nowt wrong with socks and sandals! 

As wrong as pineapple on a pizza

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17 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

....and it was far more than 60 years earlier than Harold got it in the eye.

No

17 hours ago, rusty69 said:

I thought someone stepped on his toe! 

No

16 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

....bad idea to wear sandals?

No.

 

I meant Harold Steptoe. Aka Hemel.

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10 hours ago, Mike Tee said:

I haven't seen a Mivi in years................ probably about 50 (or should that be L)

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7 hours ago, rusty69 said:

No

No

No.

 

I meant Harold Steptoe. Aka Hemel.

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Hang about. 

Nowt wrong with Hempel paints!

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9 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

Hang about. 

Nowt wrong with Hempel paints!

Hempel Hempstead! 

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9 hours ago, Dr Bob said:

Hang about. 

Nowt wrong with Hempel paints!

Nowt at all - £1600 of Hempel paint and good stuff it is as well !!

 

Shane I didn't get the boat finished before daytime temperatures and humidity meant it was damp all day. Still there is always this Summer to finish it.

 

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Shane & I didn't get the boat finished before daytime temperatures and humidity meant it was damp all day. Still there is always this Summer to finish it.

Is Shane the name of the dawg?

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4 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

Is Shane the name of the dawg?

Yes - if he'd pulled his paw out he could have got it done before Autumn arrived, but you know how it is , even at his age he's always off sniffing other's behinds.

 

As I have a picture of you and your wet-suit, that blue coat is his wet-suit. He suffers badly from heat so that is a 'cooling coat'. Wet it and as the water evaporates he is cooled down.

You could be like twins !!

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5 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

You could be like twins !!

Are you saying I am P-ugly?

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1 hour ago, rusty69 said:

Is Shane the name of the dawg?

I went to the dawgs a long time ago.

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