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Old 24 April 2013, 03:45   #141
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I've been sitting at home wanting a holiday for ages, now I'm sitting on the shore front of St Helier Jersey in nettles to get home and get the Rib ready for ERR!

For those of us that are maybe less adventurous and don't fancy the full circumnavigation of Jura, are there any boats doing a smaller jaunt?
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Old 24 April 2013, 04:06   #142
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I've been sitting at home wanting a holiday for ages, now I'm sitting on the shore front of St Helier Jersey in nettles to get home and get the Rib ready for ERR!

For those of us that are maybe less adventurous and don't fancy the full circumnavigation of Jura, are there any boats doing a smaller jaunt?
Hi Alan hope you are enjoying your break. I wouldn't worry they'll be boats doing smaller runs even down to the Loch and back the same side. Cu there.
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Old 24 April 2013, 04:10   #143
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If you are planning on coming under the Bridge over The Atlantic you might be a bit short on depth where you enter the sound at the north end (well before you get to the bridge) as it is neap tides, depends what time you would be planning on coming through.

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That was on the radar, but TBH I haven't actually worked out my actual (road) arrival time yet. Will probably make a L/R decision based on my passing time at the southern point of Kerrera.
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Old 24 April 2013, 05:47   #144
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Smaller RIBs

We have a healthy collection of 4m RIBs registered.
The target is Loch Tarbert only for many. If its too rough for the west side then we intend to alter to the east side - MacCormaig Isles, Craighouse KD etc. There are places like Crinan, Carsaig so there is no reason not to come and join us. Its a cruise in company event and skippers will decide relative to weather and experience nearer the time.
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Old 24 April 2013, 06:49   #145
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Puffin,

I just had one of those "D'oh" moments. My "Use Dunstaffnage" theory was because of the atrocious fuel consumption of the car over the hills to Easdale. You are the "right side" of those hills, and I hadn't realised how far down the sound you are... (Thus almost allowing me to do the whole trip on what I can carrry. D'staf would mean borrowing yet another tank.....


Whats your launch / recover / park fee? (It's the one thing I can't find on your price list!) And are the showers open "after hours"? (I'll be recovering sometime on Saturday evening after the food).
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My Forum name Puffin relates to the name of our RIB "Puffin" chosen by our two daughters. No connection to the Puffin divers I'm afraid! From personal experience however I would launch at Dunstafnage, its a wide and easy slipway with plenty parking and last time I checked their costs seemed reasonable.

I personally restrict going through under the bridge over the Atlantic to an hour or so either side of high water, the top end starts to get a little shallow before or after that. Others with more bottle than me may say differently!

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I just had one of those "D'oh" moments. My "Use Dunstaffnage" theory was because of the atrocious fuel consumption of the car over the hills to Easdale. You are the "right side" of those hills, and I hadn't realised how far down the sound you are... (Thus almost allowing me to do the whole trip on what I can carrry. D'staf would mean borrowing yet another tank.....


Whats your launch / recover / park fee? (It's the one thing I can't find on your price list!) And are the showers open "after hours"? (I'll be recovering sometime on Saturday evening after the food).
I think they charged me 8 last summer for launch/recovery.Not sure about showers.Its still a fair run down to Easdale from Puffin divers.
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My Forum name Puffin relates to the name of our RIB "Puffin" chosen by our two daughters. No connection to the Puffin divers I'm afraid! .
OOps! Sorry. I'll give them a phone & ask the Qs!


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I think they charged me 8 last summer for launch/recovery.Not sure about showers.Its still a fair run down to Easdale from Puffin divers.
Last time at the marina I was charged 18. I assume that's the Puffin Price?

Agreed it's still a fair run from Puffin, but it's almost half the trip form Dunstaff, and the road is much flatter - it's the hills that kill the car's MPG.
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Old 25 April 2013, 04:35   #150
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The high level idea was to get off the road and into the boat ASAP!

I did at one point toy with using Taynuilt, but low tide recovery gets interesting in the absense of a 4x4......
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