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Old 20 January 2012, 08:45   #11
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Geoff - Thanks for the pics, looks good. Boats should not confuse Salen - Loch Sunart with Salen - Mull
Pics and facilities are Salen LOCH SUNART
Hang on a mo.....

I thought we were going to Sunart? Can you confirm which is the planned destination - my fuel management strategy may change somewhat depending on your answer!
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Old 20 January 2012, 12:35   #12
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Saturday day Cruise

The intended target is
SALEN Which is half way up LOCH SUNART at position 56 42.7N 005 46.6W

see website Salen Jetty - Salen Bay - Loch Sunart - Ardnamurchan - Argyll - West Scotland

I can see some boats heading out to Ardnamurchan if it is a bright sunny and calm day, As with last year some RIBs will do their own thing. My 'suggestion' and it can only be a suggestion would be to keep to Loch Sunart with its user friendly reception. Once boats start heading for Eigg etc the whole ballgame changes but we need to provide some options for those who want to 'burn even more petrol'on a bright sunny calm West Coast day.We do get them and you know my threat. If its that calm I am going to use the wife's Humber SeaPro 3.4m with 10HP engine for the event.

My calculations would be
Easdale to Salen and then have enough on board incase I fancy a whizz to Ardnamurchan.
Should I go to Ardnamurchan then I will call in Tobermory for a fuel refresh on the way back ready for the second day. If I don't go to Ardnamurchan I will return to Easdale with enough fuel for the second day.

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Old 22 January 2012, 16:13   #13
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We would love to get involved in somthing like this but as we are new to ribbing (searider 4m not yet ready for the water) I think it would be better if we get to know how our rib "Glenna" handles and how much fuel the 25hp mariner uses per hour.
We have been using a 17'6" Shetland Family Four with a Suzuki DT55 untill a couple of years ago (must get round to selling it one day) so I expect the searider will be a bit more lively so we need to get on one of the loch's and get to know how she handles before going on the open sea. However we would be interested in joining in next year.
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Old 22 January 2012, 16:35   #14
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We would love to get involved in somthing like this but as we are new to ribbing (searider 4m not yet ready for the water) I think it would be better if we get to know how our rib "Glenna" handles and how much fuel the 25hp mariner uses per hour.
We have been using a 17'6" Shetland Family Four with a Suzuki DT55 untill a couple of years ago (must get round to selling it one day) so I expect the searider will be a bit more lively so we need to get on one of the loch's and get to know how she handles before going on the open sea. However we would be interested in joining in next year.
I am new to a rib as well and want to go on this trip to gain experience of the others and safety in numbers is what I'm thinking.
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Old 22 January 2012, 17:23   #15
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We would love to get involved in somthing like this but as we are new to ribbing (searider 4m not yet ready for the water) I think it would be better if we get to know how our rib "Glenna" handles and how much fuel the 25hp mariner uses per hour.
We have been using a 17'6" Shetland Family Four with a Suzuki DT55 untill a couple of years ago (must get round to selling it one day) so I expect the searider will be a bit more lively so we need to get on one of the loch's and get to know how she handles before going on the open sea. However we would be interested in joining in next year.
I'm up for this cruise next year as well looks like a great cruise
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Old 22 January 2012, 17:27   #16
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As both my wife and I are disabled I would feel a lot safer getting to know the searider on the top end of Loch Lomond on a calm day as I can tow it up there behind the mtorhome in a couple of hours. We do plan on going up to Port Ban at Kilberry (just up from Tarbert) later in the year so we might take the searider with us as you can launch off the beach on the campsite.
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Old 23 January 2012, 05:54   #17
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We would love to get involved in somthing like this but as we are new to ribbing (searider 4m not yet ready for the water) I think it would be better if we get to know how our rib "Glenna" handles and how much fuel the 25hp mariner uses per hour.
If it's any help as a going in guess - my old SR4 / Suz 25 used about 0.8 L / nautical mile if I took it easy at 18-19 Knots, and 0.95 L/ n -mile if I thrashed it @ 21 knots (WOT) for the whole trip.
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Old 02 February 2012, 15:50   #18
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Hi Tony
just wondered how the responses have been and if it looks like the same scale as last year which would be great. Destination cruise plans look good and is an excellent week end for people who have never been around these waters to come and sample in company as well as the number of us who know the waters and the general area.

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Old 05 February 2012, 14:56   #19
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Apologies the post has been a bit quiet of late
Farmerrenton who does the website Easdale RIB Rendezvous | Rib Adventure weekend in the west coast of Scotland has moved house and is getting his new business going. The Seafari ticket office opens next week so things should ease.
Things looking promising and I will try and list the RIBnet members coming. The aim as last year is 30+ RIBs. There is an article going in RIB Magazine March issue which should generate more interest.

Will get back up to speed shortly

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Old 05 February 2012, 18:37   #20
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Will see - I only got a small 5.5 metre rib bombard DB with a 50 HP, so feel like a poor relative!

Boats a great training boat and fun boat...cruising speed 20knots in good weather...

RYA Powerboat Scotland is looking to talk to you !

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I took a 5.3m from Oban all the way out to Coll once diving, its doable depending on weather. Length just affects how fast you can go!

Except in certain winds the biggest part of the trip within the Sound is pretty sheltered.
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