Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 March 2010, 09:53   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Little Red
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Hp Suzuki 4 stroke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 17
Anyone cruised Loch Sween

Heading over to Loch Sween in May would welcome any comments on cruising this area
have attached recent picture of 'Little Red' tied up at Loch Sunart last september.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1000753.jpg
Views:	186
Size:	69.6 KB
ID:	50064  
__________________

__________________
Euan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2010, 10:44   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Euan,

I've done a little - but the user "Jambo" is your man for questions of that nature. I'm sure he'll be along shortly to comment - but what in particular do you want to know?
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2010, 12:11   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,787
RIBase
Tx for the vote of confidence Polwart!!
Hi Euan Tayvallich is may home port so ask away what in particular do you wish to know?
Either on here or PM me and I will get back asap. I will be up there at various times during May so maybe able to meet up for a natter or a cruise somewhere, that depends on wether I get my baby back in the water!

J
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2010, 16:17   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Little Red
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Hp Suzuki 4 stroke
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 17
Hi Polwart and Jambo
Just wanted to know how tidal the area around Tayvallich is and if there are any spots to avoid ie shallows, rocks etc
Will not be venturing too far. Mainly fishing and day cruising weather permitting.
Euan
__________________
Euan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2010, 17:04   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,787
RIBase
Hi Euan
well normally there is 2 highs and lows and with a drop of 4 feet but in 'springs' and with a south westerly swell that can increase. But the slip at the post office is usable at all states of tide and is free. There is a 5mile max speed limit within the reef and you cannot leave your rib on the pontoons over night you will be charged. Get on to the yachting Life site and d/load a copy of Anchorages 2010 and it will give you detais. There are not too many nasties around the Loch except Coffin rock at the bottom of the Loch in the middle stay clear. do not try to go into taynish you will come a cropper. Scotnish watch the reef about 100yds at entrance on the right stay just to the left of it for safe passage but take it easy as there is a submerged reef on the left so you go between them. All the dries are marked in the bay either with crdinals or individual marks. Fairy Isles are lovely just go in middle then slow all way up you will see all the shallows and it is tidal. Just beyond the FIs about 200yds on left of Loch there are a couple of dries so keep out to middle. I could go on but there is no big dangers just use common sense. Give me a PM when you are going and if I am up I can meet you for chat. When are you goin and for how long, are you staying in village?

J
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2010, 17:10   #6
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,114
Quote:
Originally Posted by Euan View Post
Hi Polwart and Jambo
Just wanted to know how tidal the area around Tayvallich is and if there are any spots to avoid ie shallows, rocks etc
Will not be venturing too far. Mainly fishing and day cruising weather permitting.
Euan
I can't tell you if there are any uncharted rocks etc - only that I haven't found any! As I recall there are some rocks on the charts / pilot books which are worth checking out depending on where you go. As for the tides - forget everything you thought you knew about tides... the tidal range doesn't seem to be particularly high (or at least not on the occasions I've been there) but it has a "double high/low tide" - perhaps Jambo can explain it - but in essence the tide come in, goes out a little way, comes back in, goes out all the way, comes back in a little then goes out again before the process begins again.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 March 2010, 17:56   #7
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Funny how it varies .. with us in the North west coast .. a 3 meter range is ordinary, but in Islay 1 meter is more the norm IIRC or should that be metre ?
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 March 2010, 04:19   #8
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigmuz7 View Post
but in Islay 1 meter is more the norm IIRC or should that be metre ?
This arrangement is the result of intensive negotiation between the Islay Whisky Commission and the Admiralty in 1951. The 1 meter/metre range is to faciliate those Distillery Visitors who had previously tended to "miss the step" and fall the last 4 meters/metres when returning to their craft in "quare form".

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 March 2010, 21:18   #9
RIBnet supporter
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: West of Scotland
Make: humber
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 92
loch sween

hi Jambo, must try and catch up this season - boat currently on the drive, but was out at the garvellachs sunday night - nice - but cold!!

loch Sween - I used to work on it for a lot of years, canoed and p/boated lots of it, - I'll have a think and get back to you.


C.
__________________
eilean mor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 March 2010, 02:38   #10
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polwart View Post
user "Jambo" is your man
He clearly was in Star Trek character mode there .... he could have been more logical and referred to you as user 2438 .. but preferred the curious human phenomenon of using a name
__________________

__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.