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Old 18 January 2013, 08:47   #61
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Cheers. I'll get the second!


Thought for those arriving sometime on Friday-

I am giving serious thought to launching at Dunstaffnage. Theory goes that it means one less trailer along a narrow road, one less trailer to find somewhere to park... etc... You get the drift!

Cost difference wrt fuel (based on my setup) is negligible in the bigger picture, but the launch fee would be an extra. Having said that, it struck me that as I'll be spending between 24 & 48 hrs either in my waterproofs or in a tent, the use of the shower facilities might be worth that! Also tides should allow a bonus trip under the Atlantic bridge.

One for the thought pot!
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Old 18 January 2013, 09:10   #62
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Cheers. I'll get the second!

Thought for those arriving sometime on Friday-

I am giving serious thought to launching at Dunstaffnage. Theory goes that it means one less trailer along a narrow road, one less trailer to find somewhere to park... etc... You get the drift!

Cost difference wrt fuel (based on my setup) is negligible in the bigger picture, but the launch fee would be an extra. Having said that, it struck me that as I'll be spending between 24 & 48 hrs either in my waterproofs or in a tent, the use of the shower facilities might be worth that! Also tides should allow a bonus trip under the Atlantic bridge.

One for the thought pot!
Good thinking have you thought of Ardoran just round the corner in Feochan.

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Old 18 January 2013, 09:36   #63
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Yep. I just reckoned the Marina was easier driving, esp. for those with larger rigs who might have just traveled 300+ miles.

Nothing cast in stone, I even toyed with a Linnhe Marine launch, as the extra boat fuel is nicely offset by a much lower slip fee and what I reckon is an easier drive through Glencoe than the winding A84 behind the inevitable tourist bus....

Final decision may depend on the weather on the day!
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Old 18 January 2013, 11:37   #64
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Afraid we can't join you as we will be coming up on the water hopefully on Fri early pm if wx good we come up and meet you of Oban. We will keep the plans til we know the wx but keep in touch.

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Old 20 January 2013, 18:03   #65
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Hi folks, new member, and intending to be at the ERR. My rib is 8.5m Tornado, so from reading so far looks like best to launch elsewhere - near Oban etc instead of trailing down towards Easdale. Appreciate any advice on this, and of course looking forward to putting names to faces at the event.

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Hi and welcome. The Easdale road is ok for 10m ribs. But you could launch at Ardoran, C Haven or dunstaffnage. But if your ok trailing then go Easdale and launch at Cuan with the other big boys. See you there you enjoy. Look at the site for instructions for launching.

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Hi folks, new member, and intending to be at the ERR. My rib is 8.5m Tornado, so from reading so far looks like best to launch elsewhere - near Oban etc instead of trailing down towards Easdale. Appreciate any advice on this, and of course looking forward to putting names to faces at the event.

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Hi and welcome.
Look forward to meeting you at Easdale.
Perhaps indulge in a few "nippy sweeties"
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Hi and welcome. The Easdale road is ok for 10m ribs. But you could launch at Ardoran, C Haven or dunstaffnage. But if your ok trailing then go Easdale and launch at Cuan with the other big boys. See you there you enjoy. Look at the site for instructions for launching.
OK, OK.... I admit.... it's more a case of "tow boat or drive boat? - I know which I'd rather do".....

The rest you can work out!
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OK, OK.... I admit.... it's more a case of "tow boat or drive boat? - I know which I'd rather do".....

The rest you can work out!
Ok take your point and I agree but I was just trying to give alternatives.

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Old 21 January 2013, 07:24   #70
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Cool, - as was I... just more in a "drink fuel in the rib rather than the car" style!

Granted my thought is going to be as much use as a chocolate fireguard if you are in a B&B.
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