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Old 24 October 2004, 05:21   #1
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Corrywreckan anyone?

Hi folks

We crossed The Pentland Firth in my 3.4m SIB in 2003.

How about tackling one of the world's 5 permanent whirlpools, the Corrywreckan in 2005?

Any takers please?

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CORRYWRECKAN FACTOID NUMBER 1

It's dangerous

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Suposed to be quite an interesting dive too

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Is it as bad as people say?

Would love to try it - hope next summer to visit the West Coast - lived all over the world and never been to Scotland......(other than day trip to Edinburgh)!!!

Long way to tow an 8.5m boat but what the hell.
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Is it as bad as people say?
Some of the time. At other times it can be quite disappointing! Definitely worth a look though

The Grey Dogs tidal race nearby can be fun too

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What all this about tow???
From where you are it is a mere hop, skip and a jump to rib it up there!! And a jolly sight more fun as well.
Suggest Swansea to Bangor (or Pwhelli if you dont fancy going as far as Bangor). Then up to the Corry the next morning. Easy-peasy.
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What all this about tow???
From where you are it is a mere hop, skip and a jump to rib it up there!! And a jolly sight more fun as well.
Suggest Swansea to Bangor (or Pwhelli if you dont fancy going as far as Bangor). Then up to the Corry the next morning. Easy-peasy.
Petrol - that's what it's all about - and our stupid disgusting levels of tax!!!

Couldn't afford a diesel boat so have gone for a 225 2 stroke!

Discovery towing - about 20mpg - boat about 3mpg???

Would be great fun though and a lot less stressfull - who knows maybe if business picks up a little.
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Hi folks

We crossed The Pentland Firth in my 3.4m SIB in 2003.

How about tackling one of the world's 5 permanent whirlpools, the Corrywreckan in 2005?

Any takers please?

Keith Hart
It would be lovely

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http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/jou...ll_page_1.html

Very interesting article on the Corryvreckan!!!

Am determind to give it a go but plenty of places much nearer to home to try first such as "The Bitches" etc.
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Just read ALL the article - VERY interesting and mentions the other 4 whirlpools - the most famous being the Maelstrom off Norway - never guessed such a common word was a real whirlpool - learn something new every day!!!
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