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Old 28 March 2007, 13:01   #71
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Corryvreckan DVD

Hi guys

I have just got the Corryvreckan DVD and it is super. A definite must as part of the preparation.

It has a lot of tips about local navigation.

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Old 28 March 2007, 13:21   #72
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Agreed. There's easier ways to get to the Tigh an Truish. I keep thinking I ought to try the passage from the south but so far chickened out. Perhaps when I've saved up enough for a plotter, though GPS is probably not accurate enough to do the passage at speed anyway.
I have a plotter but still wouldn't try it, these inshore non navigable parts of the coast are not particularly well charted to the level of detail that I would rely on what the screen is showing.
I realise larger boats are driving up but for the small boats is there a single place everyone is launching from or meeting up?
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Old 28 March 2007, 17:41   #73
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Blue Ribbin will most likely launch from Craobh around midday, stay over Saturday nite - home Sunday late on.

Single handed, at the moment.

Hope most "tow-ers" will be doin the same.

Whats the latest eta's on those ribbin all the way?
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Old 29 March 2007, 16:46   #74
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Did anybody get launching fees for Craobh, I normally use the slips in the area where I know someone (ie free) but if its not too expensive I might launch at Craobh to be sociable...........
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Old 29 March 2007, 17:19   #75
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Did anybody get launching fees for Craobh, I normally use the slips in the area where I know someone (ie free) but if its not too expensive I might launch at Craobh to be sociable...........
IIRC they charge per m. Something like £2/m. Can't remember if that is each way or in and out.
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Old 30 March 2007, 18:05   #76
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Hmm, either £12 or £24. methinks I'll launch elsewhere and run into join up. I know of two launch sites within a couple of miles.
S'funny now thinking about it, in four years of RIB use up and down the west coast up as far as Cape Wrath I've never had to pay to launch the boat.
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Old 30 March 2007, 19:14   #77
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Boatlaunch.co.uk has launching charges at £18+ for a RIB.
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Old 31 March 2007, 04:04   #78
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I'll be staying in Craobh marina for most of the preceeding week, will see/or look out for you all when you arrive on the Saturday (Black Rib, Raven)





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Hi guys

I am going to stay in Craobh. Any one know of some good accomodation?

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Craobh accom

Try colin@lunga.com or call 01852500237, he's the Laird doncha know!

£28 pppn, only a short walk from Marine - i'm told.

Jim Berry at Marine recommended, accom pretty thin on the ground in immediate vacinity, from web searches.

if no good try Ardfern or Kilmartin both less than 10 mmiles away.
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