A Conversation for The Boat Yard
AEndr, The Mad Hatter Started conversation Sep 24, 2000
Do we have punt hire here, for the students of the h2g2 university as well as others?
If not, shall I start one up?
For those of you who are unfamiliar with punting - a punt is a long flatbottomed boat, about 10-15 feet long, 2-3 wide, propelled with a pole 15-18 feet long. They are used today for fun and light passenger traffic but used to be used for transporting goods locally.
They are common in Oxford and Cambridge, England, and occasionally appear elsewhere. They're great fun, although novice punters have great difficulty going in a straight line, getting the pole stuck and falling in ... all adding to the enjoyment of the trip. Experienced punters make the job look really easy - deceivingly so.
The Fish Posted Oct 25, 2000
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