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Old 25 April 2013, 05:10   #151
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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......
Why don't you come via Lochgilphead and maybe use ardfern, loch melfort or crobh?

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Old 25 April 2013, 08:23   #152
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Why don't you come via Lochgilphead and maybe use ardfern, loch melfort or crobh?

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I attack the west coast Via Crianlarich along the A85 & can get to Oban in ~ 2 hrs, Citylink & assorted 40 tonners permitting. Heading that way adds a fair bit of time to the tow. (if I do the "coast road" I might as well chuck it in at Easdale)


....and thre R&BT hasn't had a lansdslide for a while, so one must be iminent!
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Old 25 April 2013, 08:38   #153
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Jura - Fuel for RIB and Body

In the course of my inquiries, I have given the hotels in Port Askaig and Craighouse a headsup regarding demand for fuel. Ribbers take note that there is a wedding being held in the Jura Hotel on Saturday but food/drink/fuel will still be available. Port Askaig open and expecting a few ribbers...
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Old 26 April 2013, 11:46   #154
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OK, Arrival plan finalised.

Will be launching at Puffin Unless the weather is totally sh!te, in which case will launch at Easdale simply to stand half a chance of keeping the sleeping bag dry.

So, any Friday afternoon launchers- there's a possible precipitation permitting cruise in company for 20 mins or so!

Failing that, see you all in the pub!
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Old 26 April 2013, 11:52   #155
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OK, Arrival plan finalised.

Will be launching at Puffin Unless the weather is totally sh!te, in which case will launch at Easdale simply to stand half a chance of keeping the sleeping bag dry.

So, any Friday afternoon launchers- there's a possible precipitation permitting cruise in company for 20 mins or so!

Failing that, see you all in the pub!
What time do you reckon you will be dunking?

We are planning heading home each night back to the Fort by pickup and leaving the boat at Easdale, we were thinking about steaming all the way from the Fort but if we have a problem/breakdown we have no way of getting back, also the pickup is handy for storing fuel and kit.
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....and thre R&BT hasn't had a lansdslide for a while, so one must be iminent!
Nah we've spent millions opening up the old road as a temporary relief road if there is another landslide. As a result there will be no more landslides.
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What time do you reckon you will be dunking?

We are planning heading home each night back to the Fort by pickup and leaving the boat at Easdale, we were thinking about steaming all the way from the Fort but if we have a problem/breakdown we have no way of getting back, also the pickup is handy for storing fuel and kit.

Alan bring a tent, going home every night means you'll miss out on the craic!!
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Alan bring a tent, going home every night means you'll miss out on the craic!!
Il maybe stay the Saturday night, it'll probably be detox though, I've nearly drunk Jersey dry of Bombay Saphire this week! Fishing was cancelled today so went for some liquid refreshments.

The liver is evil and MUST be punished!
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What time do you reckon you will be dunking?
Right now "afternoon" is the best I can come up with, although realistically not before 2:30, probably nearer 4...

Meander back Sat eve "after the food / banter".

As you can see split second timing will be top priority for my weekend!
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Weather Update and further info

RIBs have already started arriving for ERR 2013. Bex at the Seafari Ticket Office was taken rather by surprise. Better to be 7 days early rather than 7 minutes late. We have had a blustery day today (Monday) but things are looking to pick up. As we have watched the long range forecast it has shown everything from Force 2 and blue sky to Force 6 and snow showers for this coming Saturday. Long range forecasts are difficult to interpret however things appear to be settling down and if I take a personal view ( and there is still 5 days to go) I believe Friday may not be the greatest day. The wind will be dying through the day but the rain has to go through first. From late Friday the wind will drop with Saturday perhaps overcast to start but winds light. Sunday is to be a blue sky day.
Where we are fortunate, assuming the forecast is correct, is that the winds Thurs and Friday will be from the N/NE so this means the sea will flatten. Whilst there may be a bit of residual swell on the way down to Loch Tarbert it will be fine inside the Loch.
Returning up from Craighouse should be relatively easy in these conditions.

I will update the weather on Wednesday when Ted will also send out final information update.

Here's to sunshine and calm seas.

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