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Old 20 March 2016, 13:03   #1
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Largs to Tarbert video

another little jaunt with Last Tango yesterday.

we went to otter ferry after lunch in tarbert, but the camera batt died and i forgot the spare...doh!

was quite rough on way back but both boats punched through at 25knots plus....loving the ribcraft!

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Looks as if you had a great day out. Told you would like the RC


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to be fair Jambo, the coastline LT has was fine too.

weather permitting we are out again next weekend, shout if you are about.
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Nice, water looks calm...stuck in England right now, but will be back up in a couple of weeks if you guys want to take a ride out somewhere.
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One of my favorite jaunts ,,,, cheeky little dive on the moonlight before refreshments in Tarbert. No matter what the weather is on the trip ,,, the sun always seems to come out in Tarbert :-)
Shame I live so far away ,,,, you are a very lucky man
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Paul, we are usually out when weather permits. Drop me a line when you are back.

If you fancy it we are heading to Ireland in 4 weeks all going well, probably launching Loch Ryan.
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Paul, we are usually out when weather permits. Drop me a line when you are back.

If you fancy it we are heading to Ireland in 4 weeks all going well, probably launching Loch Ryan.
That sounds pretty cool. Let me know when you are going. I would come down from Port Bannatyne and meet you guys at Loch Ryan.
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I will drop you a line nearer time, however, if you are about then just shout and we can head somewhere.

TBH we are running out of places to go so open to ideas!
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Will do. You guys going to Easdale? I was going to go, but it's 112 nm each way if I don't go through the Crinan. I had thought about going through the canal which puts it down to about 50 nm, but I will be on my own and it seems a little too much drama negotiating all the locks on my own in a cabin boat.
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Paul as I said on the ERR thread leave the boat and come up yourself you'll always get a ride.


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Thank you sir, may do that.
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Will do. You guys going to Easdale? I was going to go, but it's 112 nm each way if I don't go through the Crinan. I had thought about going through the canal which puts it down to about 50 nm, but I will be on my own and it seems a little too much drama negotiating all the locks on my own in a cabin boat.
I am going yes.

The sail is doable but you are relying on a couple of good days of weather to go round the mull......dodgy.

Can you not trailer it up? Oban is quite handy from you.

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I am going yes.

The sail is doable but you are relying on a couple of good days of weather to go round the mull......dodgy.

Can you not trailer it up? Oban is quite handy from you.

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I have a nice trailer for it, but my Audi A6 will not tow it. Might look into renting a 4x4 though...worth a thought.
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If you fancy it we are heading to Ireland in 4 weeks all going well, probably launching Loch Ryan.
Guys that's a nasty piece of water you aim to cross. Its my home ground just down the road from Girvan. What exactly is your passage plan as there maybe better launching points than Loch Ryan
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We are atill looking at logistics but loch ryan because it is sheltered for launch and recovery.

Obviously this is completely weather depandant.
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Obviously this is completely weather depandant.
Yes understand that thinking but it not the Loch you have to worry about!!
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It is the same argument anywhere though. It is all about planning and being sensible on the weather like any jaunt out.
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Ok have a good one was only trying to offer local knowledge


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If you know of better places to launch then by all means do feel free to tell

I am not knocking good info and any you have would be gratefully recieved.
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Yes understand that thinking but it not the Loch you have to worry about!!
I take your point. I've done the 160mile run from Dublin to Dumbarton and the worst parts were by far, the last half mile into Port Patrick and, would you believe, the final stage from Gourock to Dumbarton.

Would certainly be shorter from Port Logan but we've got some reservations about launch, recovery and safe storage for the trailers there, and it's still not going to get round the local overfalls around that coast.

However......open to suggestions.
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