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Old 06 December 2008, 10:36   #1
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Loch Lomond trip Sun 28th Dec 08 ?

I am considering a trip up Loch Lomond on Sunday 28th December (subject to weather etc.).

The plan would be to leave the Public Slipway at Balloch (Duncan Mills) in time to reach Inversnaid for Lunch, have lunch at the Inversnaid Hotel and return to Balloch before it gets too dark.

Anyone fancy joining me? All welcome (but normal RIBnet gathering/cruising philosophy applies).

I think that its about 1.5 hours from Balloch to Inversnaid (allowing for speed limits etc). So my plan would be to arrive at Balloch for 10am to allow a 10:30 departure. It will be getting dark by around 3:30pm so that should allow reasonable time for lunch and return.

My cruising speed is typically 15-20 knots depending on conditions, so other small/slow boats needn't worry about holding me up! Bigger - faster boats are of course welcome too - first to the bar has to get a round in .

Anyone who fancies it and hasn't registerred to use the Loch - will need to do so, its theoretically free but in practice will cost you about a tenner for the number plates etc. (Details here: http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/...ault.asp?p=222). The slipway is free.
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Old 06 December 2008, 12:08   #2
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Count me in!

Excellent - am selecting the appropriate comedy fur-hat even as I type. . .

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Old 06 December 2008, 13:26   #3
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Excellent - am selecting the appropriate comedy fur-hat even as I type. . .

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Dont pick the one that says "Max 5 Knots" on the inside then
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Anyone fancy joining me?
az itt appuns i amm upn ther forr de pigmanay

i wud bee intrestid inn cumin butt wott abowt dem fkin moskeetows

an wot abowt dat monstir. iz hee stil abowt?

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az itt appuns i amm upn ther forr de pigmanay

i wud bee intrestid inn cumin butt wott abowt dem fkin moskeetows

an wot abowt dat monstir. iz hee stil abowt?

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I thought Garfish were strictly saltwater?
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I thought Garfish were strictly saltwater?
I cooked and ate him in public last year but it still didn't shut him up. Don't think a lack of salt will bother him much
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Old 06 December 2008, 18:24   #7
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I cooked and ate him in public last year but it still didn't shut him up. Don't think a lack of salt will bother him much
I should have realised he is immortal! In which case Garf you are more than welcome - its probably just cold enough to keep the midges at bay and I don't think Nessie is holidaying in Loch Lomond this year...
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There's one too many of the letter T in that sentence
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I don't think Nessie is holidaying in Loch Lomond this year
i noe dat yew nobbur

i woz reeferin too biggmuz

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