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Old 15 December 2008, 13:50   #21
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ardlui does have petrol - but might be worth a phone call to check someone will be around if that is the plan.

tarbet - do you mean the esso garage at arrochar or is/was there one in tarbet too? If you mean arrochar its quite a walk (especially with 30L of fuel!). It was open this summer, but is not a 24h job and so on a Sunday between christmas and new year may not be open (I found it shut at 8pm on a friday night to my surprise - which then resulted in a long drive with fingers crossed).
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Old 15 December 2008, 17:16   #22
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ardlui does have petrol - but might be worth a phone call to check someone will be around if that is the plan.

tarbet - do you mean the esso garage at arrochar or is/was there one in tarbet too? If you mean arrochar its quite a walk (especially with 30L of fuel!). It was open this summer, but is not a 24h job and so on a Sunday between christmas and new year may not be open (I found it shut at 8pm on a friday night to my surprise - which then resulted in a long drive with fingers crossed).
Guys as someone who travels the road regularly I can tell you the tarbet garage at the junction has been gone for awhile!
Hope this helps. Enjot your day.
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Guys as someone who travels the road regularly I can tell you the tarbet garage at the junction has been gone for awhile!
Hope this helps. Enjoy your day.
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Yip - was over in Kintyre at the weekend so up & down the Lochside and definitely no fuel in Tarbet, and "bit of a walk" to Arrochar.
That's good advice to check on personnel availability at Ardlui - once sat for nearly three hours waiting for a chap who was "on his way". . .from Inverness presumably , and even when he got there wasn't exactly Captain Helpful (or maybe that's just the effect I have on people )

Still up for the 28th though! Both Elder Boglet & gf now fully kitted with "quilts with sleeves & legs" for the sake of their warmth and my sanity. . .

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I'm not sure if Inversnaid Hotel serves meals to non residents.
They did when I was there in the summer, but launching at Ardlui was nowhere near as good as the Duncan Mills slip at Balloch
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Yeah, now you are all reminding me, the garage I'm thinking of is probably quite a hike........ I had it in my head it was almost sat on the junction.....

Depending on what happens at the weekend I may chuck in a few extra gallons in along with a bottle of oil & a filler funnel! I am also aware I'm running 1" down on pitch compared to the old Yam that used to drink 30L between Largs & Helendburgh (one way) at 4500rpm, but that Yam was a thirsty machine, and I have no idea how the merc is geared compared to it...

I'll put the extra fuel plan into operation (or not!) after the "economy test" run on Sat.
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but launching at Ardlui was nowhere near as good as the Duncan Mills slip at Balloch

Echo this!
Was at Ardlui few months ago - would struggle to launch with a full-size 4X4 let alone a two-wheel drive. Half of it was crumbling and potholed.

Whereas Duncan Mills. . .well. . .bliss
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Old 23 December 2008, 14:04   #27
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I'll put the extra fuel plan into operation (or not!) after the "economy test" run on Sat.
How did your testing go? the weather is currently looking good for the 28th - dry, very little wind, but it will be a little chilly!
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Just to let you know that I almost certainly will not be joining you on Sunday - other events have taken over and I can't see me being able to make it - I hope those of you that do go have a great time - and be sure to post the pictures.
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sorry to hear you cant make it.

who else is still planning to go? the weather looks like it could be not to bad.
I will be there 10-10:30 at Balloch.

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Hi Kev,

Having problems with the vehicle but hopefully may have a new one for Sunday (fingers, toes, fuel lines crossed etc.)

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