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Old 07 May 2012, 03:30   #1
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Clyde BBQ Saturday 16th June

Anybody fancy a BBQ on saturday the 16th of june?

Not sure of location yet but im sure well find somewhere suitable!
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Old 08 May 2012, 06:35   #2
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I like the idea, will need to get back to you on availability tho'.....
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sounds good let me no when you have more info cheers billy
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Old 16 May 2012, 07:21   #4
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I'd be up for that, got a few mates with ribs who'd probably be keen too.
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Good stuff, I was trying to think of possible places to go.

If people have a small tender wreck bay in the kyles can be good.

Otter ferry has a nice pontoon for ribs but I imagine they won't want 5 boats rocking up and just having a BBQ on their beach!

Any other suggestions?
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True, but if it's p-ing down a bar & some pub food might be a good option.....

No idea where people are launching / moored, but what about a day trip to the Fyne Brewery? Only real down side is the RSPB might complain as you wake the sparrows on the way out - It's a 120 odd nautical mile round trip from Largs and probably a 3 hr run each way @20 knots....

Plenty of places round Arran, although a dinghy might be useful? Not checked the tides but are there not a few beaches in Loch Gilp & up the shores of Loch Long? Top of Loch Goil has a sandy beach and a visitor's pontoon to prevent a long wait!

I'll happily run with whatever the majority wants, as I still don't know if I'm free or not!
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Craig, why not millport, you can use the pontoons at the training centre free. Barby on the beach.
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Sounds like a plan!

Easiest for people to get to as well
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Craig, why not millport, you can use the pontoons at the training centre free. Barby on the beach.
Are you talking about the Place 200 yds from the ferry terminal, or is there somewhere new in Millport? (not been there for about a year)

Anyone launching from Largs won't get their engine up to working temp if it's the first one!

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You're not kidding - you could do it by aux from the marina!



All joking aside, as I said I will roll with what the massive decide as I still don't know if I can escape that day. I may however change my slippage plans!
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Are you talking about the Place 200 yds from the ferry terminal, or is there somewhere new in Millport? (not been there for about a year)

Anyone launching from Largs won't get their engine up to working temp if it's the first one!



You're not kidding - you could do it by aux from the marina!



All joking aside, as I said I will roll with what the massive decide as I still don't know if I can escape that day. I may however change my slippage plans!
I would like to tag along if thats okay. What is largs like for launching as I normally go from kip?
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I would like to tag along if thats okay. What is largs like for launching as I normally go from kip?
Fine. was £15 for a launch/ recover, more if you want them to do it for you (I say was as it may have gone up?).

Concrete slip usseabe by a family car @ all states, plenty of pontoons to tie to once you are afloat, plenty of places to park car & trailer in amongst the empty yacht cradles. Toilets etc always clean. Hose & jetwash (jetwash only if staff present) available once you recover.




If we are seriously talking Millport I may throw the boat in at Helensburgh / Rhu just to get some running in & warm the engine up! Unless anyone fancies a lap of Arran / Bute or something else first?
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At least going there it's got a decent sized pontoon that costs hee haw and it's got a beach!

Think with this number of people interested it will be more of a get together than an expedition.

Plus after a few beers Millport to kip seems like a nice journey!!!
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Fine. was £15 for a launch/ recover, more if you want them to do it for you (I say was as it may have gone up?).

Concrete slip usseabe by a family car @ all states, plenty of pontoons to tie to once you are afloat, plenty of places to park car & trailer in amongst the empty yacht cradles. Toilets etc always clean. Hose & jetwash (jetwash only if staff present) available once you recover.




If we are seriously talking Millport I may throw the boat in at Helensburgh / Rhu just to get some running in & warm the engine up! Unless anyone fancies a lap of Arran / Bute or something else first?
Thank for the info, it sounds a lot easier than kip which is a struggle at low water . Should we not go round bute for a blast to work up an appetite before cumbrae?
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Inchmarnock island has good beach for BBQ I also carry tender for ferrying
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Sounds good to me or we could go to ettrick bay on Bute as it has a safe beach, facilities for the fairer sex and nice ice cream. I am happy wherever on the Clyde as it will be a damn site better than the beating we took out on the Forth yesterday....it was fun but brutal. I even managed to crack the gel coat on the transom after some really big hits. At least we didn't stuff the bow.
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Craig,

looks like the 16th is increeasingly unlikely for me.

If any of you are still on the beach on the sunday......

Have a good one.
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ettrick bay sounds good. never been there so would be good to go somewhere different
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AS someone who was born in Bute you could not pick better although there are many nice beaches around the island. It is safe plenty of room and has facilities there tearoom and toilets.
Hope you have a nice one
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Old 11 June 2012, 13:10   #19
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Ok so who's still up for this???
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I am still up for it just name time and place and what to bring will try and bring along another couple of ribs
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