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Old 24 January 2017, 16:38   #1
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Winter boating Loch lomond



Little trip with last Tango and breezeblock
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Old 24 January 2017, 17:13   #2
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love these vids that's my boating fix for today many thanks .I'm not jealous at all honestly
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Old 24 January 2017, 17:38   #3
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And we take this place for granted, we even have a moan about it with a few disparaging nick names for the loch.............but I suppose it is quite picturesque.
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Looks great guys. I'm heading up this weekend hopefully
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I'm hopefully going out on the Loch on Sunday to try out the new outboard on the SR4,launching from Duncan Mills Slipway at Balloch.
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it was flat calm but cold with a dash of rain for good measure
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Just the same today, zero wind and glassy water. Tad nippy though!!
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Just the same today, zero wind and glassy water. Tad nippy though!!
did you do any video its cracking up there
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A few short ones I'll post them when I'm back, were up here for a few more days yet, forgot the video cam today. Took a trip upto the island Nr Ardlui today with the ruin and dungeon on. Then stopped at Ardlui marina hoping for a drink in the pub but it's closed for renovations . Wind was bitter today though!! Click image for larger version

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brilliant vid and pics, been visiting the Loch for more years than I can remember, brings back happy memories of our boating trips
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Hello all

That video has inspired me. I live in the East Anglia in the UK I was wondering what the rules are about towing a boat to Loch Lomond and also what launching and the costs are. Also do you need any sort of licence on the Loch
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That video has inspired me. I live in the East Anglia in the UK I was wondering what the rules are about towing a boat to Loch Lomond
I'm not sure what you mean? The rules on towing a boat to L. Lomond are the same as anywhere else in the UK. Your best launch point would probably be Balloch, which has a very good slipway, and the rangers' office that handles registrations. It is not far off Motorway all the way from East Anglia to Balloch.
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Have a look on. L. Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority website

Theoretically registration is free, but in practice you have to pay for the actual numbers you put on the boat (unless you can be bothered to paint them the right size etc yourself)! So it costs about 6 IIRC. Launching/recovery is 15 for a day - or you can get a "season" for a sensible price if using it a lot. Any other charges they propose are voluntary (they encourage a donation to support the ranger service).

Main slipways are: Balloch - rangers' HQ, very good slip, showers etc, can process card payments etc.
Millarochy Bay - about 1/4-1/3rd of the way up the east side, slip quite shallow, more of a trek for you on narrow road, don't think they do first time registrations there and only handle cash.

If by license you meant qualification - none required. Carrying lifejackets is mandatory. I don't think insurance is mandatory - but obv. a very good idea.
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That video has inspired me. I live in the East Anglia in the UK I was wondering what the rules are about towing a boat to Loch Lomond and also what launching and the costs are. Also do you need any sort of licence on the Loch
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Just go for it.....There's no Border you know!
You can sort the rest out when you get there...the wardens are most helpful.
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You can sort the rest out when you get there...the wardens are most helpful.
I think you can buy the backing boards for the registration numbers at the Balloch slipway now, makes life a lot easier, just need a few cable ties to secure them to your a frame etc
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It was 25 I think on Sunday, and that was day launch including 2017 numbers and backing board. That said I appear to have lost half a board when windy on Monday
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It was 25 I think on Sunday, and that was day launch including 2017 numbers and backing board. That said I appear to have lost half a board when windy on Monday
1st time we registered they told us the adhesive strip was designed to stick to the rib tubes .............. after about a hour we were stopped by the Rangers, still don't know where they appeared from, think it was a submersible rib!! anyway, the numbers on one side had disappeared, so then it was off to find somewhere local that could sort us 2 backing boards, then a new set of registration numbers etc but being fair, ever since its just been a case of renewing the annual mark which is FOC, no doubt the reminders will be in the post soon enough for '17
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Any of you chaps got any recommendations for places to stay such as Static Caravan parks or similar near the loch


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Any of you chaps got any recommendations for places to stay such as Static Caravan parks or similar near the loch


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single launch and retrieval is 15 and for the year its 55 just had my renewal drop thru the letter box I am sure theres a caravan site up near luss and there is log cabins at the hotel further up at the east side of the loch they have there own slipway
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friends of ours stayed at this site last May, excellent facilities etc

https://www.argyllholidays.com/parks...d-holiday-park
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