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Old 08 December 2010, 17:38   #1
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cruising through Forth & Clyde canal

Has anyone on here taken a RIB through the Forth & Clyde canal lately? i am looking to go through at the beginning of next season and was wondering if anyone has any advice?
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Old 09 December 2010, 04:50   #2
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http://www.waterscape.com/media/documents/20717.pdf

http://www.waterscape.com/canals-and...-canal/boating

As a start.

I would suggest some form of toob protection like a sheet of ply to dangle over the side for the locks, as they are mostly original stone built, or a good replica of same for those they had to move out the way of a road.


These guys
http://www.forthandclyde.org.uk/
have a fair few photos to give you an idea of whats out there. Probably be able to give you some advivce as well.

Food wise, There's an Italian by a saith in Falkirk (Forth side of the wheel), and a reportedly good Restaurant at Auchinstarry Marina. There's a Weatherspoons (along with lots of other stuff) in Kirkintilloch & about 20 mins of motoring later the Stables Pub by the A803 bridge. Not so sure about facilities further into Glasgow, but the F&C bods should be able to help.
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Old 09 December 2010, 11:52   #3
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thanks for the info......I did the Caledonian canal this year and found the waterscape info for it excellent.

I was hoping someone had been through the canal as I have heard some horror stories of dodging bricks and stones from the restless natives and hitting submerged shopping trolleys en route. ?It cant be that bad....can it?
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I think mdt on here might have done it in a yacht. Not seen him post on here for a while - might be worth pm'ing him...
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I would suggest some form of protection like a sheet of ply to dangle over the side
I thought you were going to say the ply was to fend off the natives. (I lived in Scotland for a while )
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went thru 3yrs ago on previous rib launched at Edinbuugh stayed overnight at falkirk wheel the along union canal for a few miles it is shallower and we hit a car next night stayed a Applecross Basin getting out at Bowling next morning Tides at both end have to be worked out. No probs from any one but we did it mid week and not during school holidays would have been crap if it had been raining Would suggest teaming up with a yacht or barge Canvas or tarp over side as fenders get very slimey
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you hit a car??? was this submerged in the canal???
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you hit a car??? was this submerged in the canal???
That part of the world, anything is possible
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or was it just tossed at you as you sailed by..................
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