Submitted: 08-26-2005 by greenarrow
I would have given the old barge a '10' but my wife knocked a couple off because she still doesn't forgive me, or it , for those couple of hundred yards she helped my son and I carry it from our tent to the edge of Derwentwater (Cumbria, England) each morning last week. Can anyone tell me just how heavy these old (10yrs +) 17 footers are? The new ones are listed at about 37kgs (whatever that is).
My son's only 15, but he's a 2nd Dan black belt and I thought he'd be all I needed to hold up the other end, but we had to rope in 'her indoors' to help and were so exhausted by the time we reached the lake I had to drink half the beer that should have lasted the whole expedition.