Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 14 October 2008, 17:49   #11
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: 5,786
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoo View Post
Thanks Jambo... Killarney is a beautiful area. Quite different than here in Tobermory in terms of the rocks... Ours are limestone, sharp and pink. Theirs are granite and smooth and pink! Our water is nicer though...!

We do hear comparisons made with Scotland and Ireland from visitors, so there must be something to it!
You never know maybe sometime you will make it over and see the other Tobermory on Mull and compare for yourself.
Cheers
B
__________________
jambo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14 October 2008, 17:53   #12
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
It's on the list! So far the closest I've come is a bottle of Tobermory Scotch!
__________________

__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 October 2008, 17:57   #13
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
Great pictures - lucky sod.

The Solent is a little more, how can I put it - crowded

Nasher
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 October 2008, 18:05   #14
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasher View Post
The Solent is a little more, how can I put it - crowded
I've commented on that before... whenever I look at photos of your "parts" there is frequently cities and boats all over the place, although that is typical of parts of the other lakes...

Just to rub it in, on this entire cruise... 155 miles over 2 1/2 days... we saw no more than 4 boats moving... one in Tobermory and three little put-puts in the village of Killarney. Once we headed off to the area where we camped, human contact consisted of seeing a float plane passing overhead...

The downside is of course, that if you have a problem on the lake, you had best have a good radio and a spare or two, and be prepared for a long wait for help! I am always careful to tell friends where we are going and when we'll be back. I don't suppose it does any good mind you...
__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 October 2008, 21:26   #15
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newmarket
Boat name: ELA
Make: METZELER
Length: 4m +
Engine: 20 Suzuki
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 157
2-3 day

Telling friends and making a trip plan is always good but itís the 2-3 day wait tell someone actually misses you that is a bummer.
__________________
dverstege is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 October 2008, 22:30   #16
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
Quote:
Originally Posted by dverstege View Post
Telling friends and making a trip plan is always good but it’s the 2-3 day wait tell someone actually misses you that is a bummer.
We're off to dive in the St. Lawrence River next weekend so it wil be a very different situation there... Lakers, Saltys, bass boats, poker runs...
__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 October 2008, 08:18   #17
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stoo View Post
We're off to dive in the St. Lawrence River next weekend so it wil be a very different situation there... Lakers, Saltys, bass boats, poker runs...
Here's a few pics from last weekend on our busy St. Lawrence! It was another fabulous weekend, but the markers were missing from the wreck sites which required a little sonar searching...

The first two pics are of Boldt Castle... Some interesting history here: http://www.boldtcastle.com/history.html

The second two are active lighthouses, but being uses as private homes or cottages.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 001.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	59.4 KB
ID:	38373   Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 002.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	67.9 KB
ID:	38374   Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 004.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	45.8 KB
ID:	38375   Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 008.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	52.4 KB
ID:	38376  
__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 October 2008, 08:23   #18
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
Still no other boats though!

I expected it to fairly busy down there, but just a few big fellas going past. Some of the areas we dive are right under these guys in narrow, fast channels... A fella needs to be careful where he surfaces!

And a gratuitous shot of my toy (with shiney new 150!), Mrs. Stoo and our Best Girl!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 007.jpg
Views:	114
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	38377   Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 012.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	67.8 KB
ID:	38378   Click image for larger version

Name:	St Lawrence 021.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	93.8 KB
ID:	38379  
__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 October 2008, 16:22   #19
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: 5,786
RIBase
As usual Stoo tremendous pics what glorious scenery!! The last pic of your 'baby' is that a black metal box you have welded to the A frame for your aux tanks?
Keep ribbing
Billy
__________________
jambo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23 October 2008, 18:47   #20
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Tobermory, Canada eh
Boat name: Verius
Make: Zodiac Hurricane 590
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha F150
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,345
Send a message via MSN to Stoo
That's correct... I had them added when the frame was being built. My boat has a 131 litre inboard tank and with about 50 litres in the aux tanks, I have a range of about 180 miles... which comes in handy on occassion. I don't tend to leave them full since its a bit of weight back there, but if we're heading out for a few days it's nice to have the extra.

I've considered having a second set of tanks back there... One lager and the other ale...
__________________

__________________
Pump it up and RIDE!

www.wetspotimages.com
Stoo 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 13:11.


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