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Old 17 April 2013, 09:06   #121
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Elo - i'm a newbie to the ERR. Planning to launch at Puffin Divers on the Friday morning and get round to Easdale. Got a 8.5m RIB - what's the situation about mooring - does everyone just raft up in the small harbour, or use moorings or ? Just wondering what the score is.
I took a 8.5m into the harbour in 2011. It's OK and Tony has an "island pontoon" for tying up. The entrance is narrow but clean shingle and no rocks. It is NOT accessible on the lower part of the tide - I'd guess about 1 1/2 hours either side of low? Tony Hill will advise better...
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For once this year's event occurs during Neap Tides so Wilk you are safe!
I am currently in Glasgow - oh joy! so am not exactly sure of tide heights but we would expect to be able to move our Seafari RIBs (11m) carefully from pontoon to sea at any stage.
There are no issues with a load of moorings outside in Easdale Sound.
Just give the office a call when you depart Oban and call us on Ch 77 - Seafari base when you are nearing and someone will be on hand to help you.
There may be sufficient water to tie alongside the wall inside the harbour as well.
If it blows up then everything comes inside but it may be a bit messy and time consuming clearing lines in the morning.

OK weather has broken this week so that may mean sunshine and calm seas are on their way for early May. Keep the jetstream over London/Paris, suits us fine

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I took a 8.5m into the harbour in 2011. It's OK and Tony has an "island pontoon" for tying up. The entrance is narrow but clean shingle and no rocks. It is NOT accessible on the lower part of the tide - I'd guess about 1 1/2 hours either side of low? Tony Hill will advise better...
"Remember that Deep Six is 6.1m, Jumping Jack is 6.5m, Ricochet and Portnahaven are 7.1m. I think Keamore is about 13.7m..."

As Willk hs pointed out "Keamore" is 13.7m will she fit in
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"Remember that Deep Six is 6.1m, Jumping Jack is 6.5m, Ricochet and Portnahaven are 7.1m. I think Keamore is about 13.7m..."

As Willk hs pointed out "Keamore" is 13.7m will she fit in
Liam they'll be plenty of room outside in the Strait. Contact Tony to arrange a suitable mooring for your rib. Dont worry Easadale can cope.
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Liam they'll be plenty of room outside in the Strait. Contact Tony to arrange a suitable mooring for your rib. Dont worry Easadale can cope.
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Looking forward to the trip and meeting up .. still can't figure out if the venison burgers are to be avoided though
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Looking forward to the trip and meeting up .. still can't figure out if the venison burgers are to be avoided though
Yea will be nice to meet for the craic on Fri ask Willk re the V burger especially at the Antler!!

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Any room for a little one?

I'm still debating whether to throw the rib in at Dunstaffnage or tow to Easdale.

How many are likely to launch there? It strikes me that arriving by sea may help to reduce congestion on the beach somewhat.

Question is will the battery in my hammer drill last long enough to get all the tent pegs in?

Burgers & banter sounds like a plan to me!


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Burgers & banter sounds like a plan to me!
Ah yeah - don't be so secretive this year - please Identify yourself on site!
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Ah yeah - don't be so secretive this year - please Identify yourself on site!
Yep I'll second that reveal yourself and break cover Ralph!

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You obviously weren't looking hard enough! - My stealth rib with it's super quiet engine and perfect camouflage obviously worked!



OK, fess up time. I wasn't there last year. Rather unfortunate incident on the Friday. Long story....





PS, wee grovel. Anyone got a Merc 14 or 15" (x 10.25-ish dia) 13 spline "pin tabwasher locking" prop they could bring along & I could borrow for 10-15 mins?

(...I may of course find my new leisure battery solves the over revving problem nicely with it's extra weight! )
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