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Old 04 January 2012, 08:28   #21
Country: UK - Scotland
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Hi Tony
hope you had a good new year
We are organising our cruise 1st week Oban 2nd week Clyde
Our last day oban is 5th May so if ok with you we could RV with you
So far we have 12 ribs but hope no more than 15
will keep you posted with our plans

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Old 04 January 2012, 14:55   #22
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Easdale has been a windy place these last few weeks - you may have seen some of the storms in Glasgow etc on the TV. Easdale Harbour has been fine thankfully, we have a boat on the water!
Some responses to questions raised
Fuel and length of trips. If you opt on a sunny day to go around Mull its about 100 miles. Say 50 miles max on day 2 although many stay closer to home. Its a bit of a balancing act.
Lagnakeil Chalets - Phone/email Colin Mossman (owner)who came in his RIB last year, launch at Ardorran Marine - concrete slip
Dougcrock - happy to meet up/join in. If you are passing Easdale during your stay call into the harbour. Island side best VHF Ch 77 Seafari or ask ferryman. Need info just e mail.

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Old 05 January 2012, 14:36   #23
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Originally Posted by MikeH View Post
Well that's done it. We were planning to be up @ Kyleakin for the week before so it looks like we'll have to head back to Easdale to join in this again since we had such fun last year (Hornet)
Accommodation booked - we're coming. Looking forward to it.
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Old 05 January 2012, 14:37   #24
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Hi Tony, looking forward to it, was great last year,will plan to be there the both days this year.( Its amazing where you can go in a 4 mtr rib)
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Old 05 January 2012, 16:22   #25
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I'm putting it in my diary!

As a fairly inexperienced RIB skipper, but a sailor who knows the waters around Mull quite well, I'm hoping to borrow my older son's new RibCraft 5M. with 90hp Yamaha 2 stroke. Boat has still to have engine and steering fitted, but expect to be on water in mid-April at Melfort so will try to visit if weather OK. Will try to get younger son along as crew.
You looked after them both in their schooldays, so I trust you to organise a safe and exciting trip round Mull - or wherever the weather dictates!
But I will be in touch.
Best regards,
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Old 06 January 2012, 04:16   #26
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I have confirmed I'm free that weekend, so will see you there.

As a high level thought to save clogging the wee roads round Easdale with trailers, anyone fancy launching at Dunstaffnage or Linnhe Marine & motoring down on the Friday afternoon / evening?

I doubt I could do Sunday as well, so a wee cruise in company after the BBQ is also a possibility.

I now have a deadline to fit my new toy!
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Old 06 January 2012, 10:13   #27
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What was the distance from redbay to eastdale?

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Old 06 January 2012, 11:05   #28
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Hi tony

have put this one back in the diary. Majic!!

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Old 06 January 2012, 11:41   #29
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Originally Posted by two stroke mick View Post

What was the distance from redbay to eastdale?

If memory serves, the passage was planned at 77Nm. We ran up to the mull and ducked behind Gigha. It was fairly choppy with a beam on sea for a good bit, which slowed us down. A good afternoon's cruise!
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Old 06 January 2012, 17:38   #30
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HI Tony just confirmed with my son and yes we will be there so add our names to the growing list.
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