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Old 30 April 2015, 02:16   #201
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Final update

Easdale RIB Rendezvous final update
I travelled through to Perth earlier in the week, no road works between Crianlarich and Oban.
The weekend forecast one has to admit is not great on the wind front. Overhead conditions are given as basically dry but cold. As the wind is from the east or ESE all is not lost. I certainly will be advising against heading to Colonsay/Scalasiag. Once you clear the shelter of Garvellachs/Jura the seas are likely to build and there will be rollers heading into Scallasaig.
As we claim there is always somewhere to go boating locally due to the number of island here current thoughts are a trip to the head of Loch Etive with stops along the wayat somewhere like Taynuilt/Bonawe. A visit to the furnace is worth the stop alone. I am attempting to seek information of whether we can tie up easily anywhere locally.
If there is anyone on the forum who ‘has the local knowledge’ I would be grateful if you could contact me on oban@seafari.co.uk or telephone the Seafari Ticket Office 01852 300003.
Your checklist should include
Have you booked your meals - The Puffer Bar (01852 300022) or The Oyster Bar (01852 300121)
The Puffer Bar will also have a pay as you go BBQ on Saturday
Seafari Ticket Office will not be listening on either CH 16 orCH77. You can book out/in with them by visiting the shop, use Stornoway Coastguard. Seafari’s boat Celtic Voyager (or Seafari) will be listening in on 16 and 77.
Organising Moorings.
With the forecast, I am of the opinion I will be keeping my RIBs in the harbour rather than bouncing about in theSound. It will be just a bit more crowded in the harbour and organisation required. For those with larger RIBs who would normally use a mooring, we will make provision in the harbour where you will not ground out. Smaller boats to the fore and aft moorings. There will be plenty of Seafari staff to assist.
With the tide heights given we as Seafari would expect to get our boats in/out of the harbour at all states of the tide.

We look forwards to meeting friends old and new

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Old 30 April 2015, 03:36   #202
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Tony, do you know the guys at http://www.taynuilt.net/business-and...s/attractions/ they operate from a pier at Taynuilt. I'm not sure who owns it, there's not space for forty boats but if there was a small number and the rest anchored off, or rafted up it could work. it's a short walk to the Bonawe furnace from there.
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Old 01 May 2015, 05:34   #203
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Baby asleep. I now have an hour to fit the new cable & helm then refit the battery..... hopefully no work to be done in the car park......
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Old 01 May 2015, 07:02   #204
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Ok the engine is going to have to come off. ... see you all later.
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Gorgeous day at easdale-rib-rendezvous.

Wee jaunt to corryvekyn under belt, amazing place.

Boat sitting back on trailer at puffin as they wouldn't let me leave it against wall to go get some kip, no sleep for 28 hours isn't ideal. I didn't have a dinghy to make use of the mooring so out she came.... Note to self, buying a sib.

Maybe see some of you tomorrow.
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Old 02 May 2015, 01:58   #206
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Saturday update

awoke this morning, blue skies, calm seas, all peaceful. Certainly not to forecast however the decision is to stick to Plan B. Loch Etive remains the decision.
0930 departure first boat away, 0945 last boat away.
Head north, I shall head up Kerrera Sound.
Out at the north end then hang a right, past dunstaffnage, under the Connel Bridge and into loch Etive.
Going under the bridge keep to the right hand side.
I shall stop at Kelly's Pier and visit the ironworks at Bonawe and probably walk to Robins Nest for coffee.
Then I intend to head right to the end of this spectacular glen, possibly land and go for a walk.

Back down the loch and depending on time some are thinking of heading up to Port Appin for tea at Pierhouse Hotel, around the north end of lismore then head back to Easdale under the bridge at Clachan Seil.

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Easdale RIB Rendezvous 2/3 May 2015

Blue sky over Seil!

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Why does the car always play up on the day that you need it. Hopefully get it fixed this morning and meet everyone on the loch.!!
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Another enjoyable ERR.

Its a pity the weather put paid to Colonsay, plan B was a good run none the less.

Good company, good food and a few drams, what more could you want.

Many thanks to Tony and Seafari staff.
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Another enjoyable ERR.

Its a pity the weather put paid to Colonsay, plan B was a good run none the less.

Good company, good food and a few drams, what more could you want.

Many thanks to Tony and Seafari staff.

Yep another big plus 1 from me thanks to all see you next year
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