Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 January 2013, 07:20   #21
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
SPR's not so late - IFAIK, Caol Isla are the makers of Port Askaig (it's a label) - I have vague but fond memories of sinking a few at the hotel bar before donegaldan took over the navigation...
Suddenly the reason why you hang about with that tea-totaler has just become clear.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2013, 16:13   #22
Member
 
Ribliam's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Boat name: No name
Make: Redbay 650
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 89
RIBase
Planning stage

Thanks to all for the suggestions and the "Cead Mile Failte" looking forward to meeting up.

I like the suggestion of spending the Friday night at Port Askaig and meeting up with the others Saturday and travelling back to Easdale for "The Festivities", But having said that I will fall in with whatever the majority decision is.

As far as towing into Cushendall, last time I was there I remember coming into the Village near the hotel having come down a hill which would be an interesting road with the boat behind, is the better route Belfast, Larne, and the coast road to Cushendall as Wilk has said.

Has anyone any advice on the road from Larne to Cushendall looks to be approx 50kms. I assume the road from Belfast to Larne should be ok with all the traffic for ferries etc.
__________________

__________________
Ribliam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2013, 16:48   #23
Member
 
Portnahaven's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: belfast
Boat name: portnahaven
Make: Red Bay Boats
Length: 7m +
Engine: yamaha 245hp diesel
MMSI: 235089641
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 345
The coast road from Larne is flat and only a little further. Quite twisty but good surface. The Glens road is a steep descent the last four miles. Would advise coast road with your rig.
__________________
Portnahaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2013, 16:51   #24
Member
 
Portnahaven's Avatar
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: belfast
Boat name: portnahaven
Make: Red Bay Boats
Length: 7m +
Engine: yamaha 245hp diesel
MMSI: 235089641
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 345
Good road from Belfast to Larne.
__________________
Portnahaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 January 2013, 16:59   #25
Member
 
Ribliam's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Boat name: No name
Make: Redbay 650
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 89
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Portnahaven View Post
The coast road from Larne is flat and only a little further. Quite twisty but good surface. The Glens road is a steep descent the last four miles. Would advise coast road with your rig.
Thanks for info. coast rd. looks best option.
__________________
Ribliam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2013, 16:05   #26
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,089
RIBase
Nine weeks.

OK lads, nine weeks to go...

Still no concrete plan but I'm watching this space with interest. By the numbers:

donegaldan - Deep Six squared up and ready to go?

Portnahaven - care to check the tides for the Late Friday/Early Saturday thing? You're the wind over tide expert here!

tonymac - you bringing Cáit?

Ribliam - B&B at The Meadows. Top digs.

Ribochet - advisory passage plan?

Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Anyone Else - Very welcome. Speak up!
__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2013, 16:37   #27
Member
 
Ribliam's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Cork
Boat name: No name
Make: Redbay 650
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 89
RIBase
Nothing like a deadline to get me going ..

Finish fitting Scanstrut
Full Service (diesel filters x 2, oil filters x 2,oil change, air filter,impellar, serpentine and compressor belts)
Drive up the road..
__________________
Ribliam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2013, 16:56   #28
RIBnet supporter
 
jambo's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
MMSI: ex directory!!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,846
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
OK lads, nine weeks to go...

Still no concrete plan but I'm watching this space with interest. By the numbers:

donegaldan - Deep Six squared up and ready to go?

Portnahaven - care to check the tides for the Late Friday/Early Saturday thing? You're the wind over tide expert here!

tonymac - you bringing Cáit?

Ribliam - B&B at The Meadows. Top digs.

Ribochet - advisory passage plan?

Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Anyone Else - Very welcome. Speak up!
R. Remember to keep me informed. If your going Friday do you fancy meeting for lunch at Craighouse Hotel for lunch then round to PA we could do a wee distillery visit to set us up.
B

Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
__________________
jambo
'Carpe Diem'
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club
Member of SABS ( Scottish West Division)
jambo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2013, 17:14   #29
Member
 
jumpinjack's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Derry/Southampton
Boat name: Jumpin Jack
Make: Redbay
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 200 Opti
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 410
Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Still planning on making this. Fingers crossed. Had boat 15 miles off fanad head yesterday- almost as quick to go to Islay as back to Fahan!!
__________________
jumpinjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2013, 17:15   #30
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,089
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jambo View Post
R. Remember to keep me informed. If your going Friday do you fancy meeting for lunch at Craighouse Hotel for lunch then round to PA we could do a wee distillery visit to set us up.
All to play for yet, B., depending on WX, Ribnetters and the Lady.

My first "Want" is a weather window in and out of the Inner Hebridies.

Second "Want" is a sensible and economic routing that takes in the sights, whisky and you guys.

My guess is that if the WX is looking good, we assemble at some point on Friday and either depart Cushendall forthwith or hold off until early Saturday, depending. Time will tell.

r.
__________________

__________________
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.