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Draken Harald Hårfagre Sailing the worlds largest Viking ship from Norway to America

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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The Viking boat set sail from Norway to the US.





Draken Harald Hårfagre – the specifications

Measurements:

35 m (115 ft) long

8 m (26ft 2in) wide

24 m (78ft 8in) high

2,5 m (8 ft 2 in) draught

260 square meters sail

Materials:

Hull: Oak

Mast: Douglas fir

Sail: Silk

Rigg: Hemp

Draken Harald Hårfagre is a clinker-built Viking longship. She is not a replica of a known ship, she is a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a “Great ship”. Knowledge of history, and especially the Norse sagas, archeological findings and Norwegian boatbuilding traditions combined created the world’s largest Viking ship sailing in modern times.



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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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We shall repel the pagan invaders!



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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Good luck!




posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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I see that the mast is constructed from a Douglass Fir.
Where would a Viking find a Douglass Fir?



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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Heh, we laugh at a modern Viking invasion, but watch.. .several months from now they will have taken North America and be moving South... IT has begun!



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
We shall repel the pagan invaders!


No Chance..



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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i heard people are looking for volunteers to crew it ill go look for a link to see if i can find it again but it may be up some members alley so to speak


wavetrain.net... older link but i found it
edit on 30-4-2016 by RalagaNarHallas because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: PanPiper
youtu.be...



posted on May, 1 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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I wish I didn't work in contract law and instead was a sailor. I learned Old Norse in grad school (am fluent in German / dad is German) - but this is like bucket list material here...

Do they need anyone to recite runic poetry on the ride and row an oar??

Skål



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