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Old 22 October 2013, 16:38   #11
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What about a Scotland-Ireland trip. Trailer down to Portpatrick or ?? and head over to Ireland. Could invade Redbay at Cushendall
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Old 23 October 2013, 10:50   #12
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Stew, where abouts is your new operation? Am likely up there end of next week doing a bit of kayaking so may stop in for a look.

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Subject to being available- all of them! (but if doing portavadie why not keep going & aim for the top of Fyne?

Have they installed a slip at Grangemouth? If not you are we not realistically talking port ed to launch a small fleet?

How's about a trip up the Tay to Perth? Its a navigable channel so should remove the launch timing problems by not needing to be high tide at Perth.
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Subject to being available- all of them! (but if doing portavadie why not keep going & aim for the top of Fyne?

Have they installed a slip at Grangemouth? If not you are we not realistically talking port ed to launch a small fleet?

How's about a trip up the Tay to Perth? Its a navigable channel so should remove the launch timing problems by not needing to be high tide at Perth.
Yes - has been done by RIBS before a few years back...will ask anybody has local knowledge of this water?

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Sounds like a Good one to do sometime!.....reckon I'd get let in??
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Sounds like a Good one to do sometime!.....reckon I'd get let in??
In? Definitely!

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According to my plotter charts it's a full buoyed channel up to the harbour in Perth. Having been toying with this for a while & used the highly scientific method of getting out the car & looking at the river at various states of the tide whilst passing the town. If we get there at a high spring tide, it's likely you could PROBABLY get up to & beyond the North Inch under all the bridges, where if you didn't mind hanging around for a few weeks could likely get quite a lot further! Problem might be getting back to the channel if you miss-time it!

Re Launching there are slips that I reckon would be OK for the top half of the tide at both Brouighty Ferry & Tayport (From memory the boat club of the same name in the harbour owns the Tayport one?) All from memory, but the Tayport slip had more free parking and was a LOT easier to get to from main roads

Have a stroll up the river on the google satellite images - they seem to have been taken at low tide & show the channel quite well. (also shows roughly how close you might get to the railway bridge in Perth at a mid tide!)


And we might be able to wave at Davie on the way past!
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yes - I hear it'd been silting up at Newburgh

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Been up to Perth many times from Broughty Ferry on the rib, boat and jet ski, best to go up a couple of hours before high tide and choose a day when it's a big tide.
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Even the Forth isn't bad for a potter around - just finished this video from Jan this year - great weather (for a few hours at least!!) :-)

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