Originally Posted by Paul_S
I am going to try and attend. Anyone taken/taking the trip up the Crinal Canal, can't decide if I would trailer from Bute or just take the boat through the canal.
Having Ribbed the Forth & Clyde Canal, if you do go that way find a friendly yacht to tie to or take some protection for your toobs - Lock walls arenlt the most "gleaming rib friendly" pieces of marine architecture!
I did a basic Speed-Time -D istance calc a few years ago or a fair weather cruise - Plan was Rhu to Dunstaffnage, back on the train for the trailer & go fetch the boat back (theory being that the weather never seems to stay good for long enough when I'm out!
I ran the guesswork on the canal as I also have never travelled it, and reckoned that decent weather on the Mull was likely not to repeat in a hurry!
Anyway, cost wise the extra fuel per mile you drink at canal speed added to the fees make it as cheap and as quick (based on 20 knots estimated on my prehistoric 5m) to go either way.
I thought of turning it into a loop, because my toobs (as anyone who has seen them knows) don't show up canal abuse!
Oh my goodness..... proof I did actually get the boat afloat and out there!
I think I've registered..... if not will do it later tonight.....