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Old 28 September 2008, 14:39   #31
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Hi

Just to say a huge thanks to Bruce & Kim for making it such an enjoyable time last night.

We would not have had the confidence to go over so close to the fireworks in the first place - so thanks Bruce for taking us over! It was also good to catch up with everyone else which we would have difficulty doing if we stayed on our own boats.

Also the journey back was fantastic, again I simply would not have the confidence to go at that speed in the dark if I hadn't been following you Kim - I dread to think how long it would have taken otherwise. The biggest difficulty was when we got back into the marina - the floodlights totally blinded you, so trying to dock was difficult.

Overall a fantastic trip out - thanks for making the suggestion in the first place Kim.

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Old 28 September 2008, 16:59   #32
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We have the opposite problem, all the slips are unlit and there are no lights anywhere
The small spotlamp I have on the front isn't for show as I needed it to find the slip when we got back to Tarbert and not ram any of the moored boats on the way in
I think we'll stick it in the calendar again for next year, the fireworks were quite good and its always good to meet up with folk.
We probably won't be down on the Clyde now till Nov/Dec when we go back up the Clyde for the illuminations and hopefully a bite to eat.
I'll need to check tides etc to see when this is likely to be, looking for LW around 5-6pm probably on a spring to make sure all the garbage is aground on the mudflats
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:14   #33
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Good to see you all again and thanks for coming

Pinto, its great to see you all getting a lot of use from your boat. If we can help you get more or help in anyway don't hesitate to get in touch.

Perhaps we could help by carrying fuel for you if you wanted to venture a little further sometime the offer is there.

I'm off to Portavadie next weekend, powerboating, work sucks ....
should be back at Largs around about 4pm (ish)

Anybody going out to chase the QE2 down the clyde for the second last time or should that be the second last time ???

I missed last years last ever trip dont want to miss this last ever trip as there might not be a third last ever trip

(I think there is suggested meet at Mountstuart at 10am, there was a poster in LYH posted by pilots.
Anybody know what time she trundles back down at ?)
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:21   #34
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I thought the QE2 was in the middle east being used as a floating hotel?
When is she coming up the Clyde for the last time? again........
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:34   #35
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Bruce i believe she comes up passing Mountstuart at 10am - all boats to be, oh how was it put on the poster ..... something like dressed for the occasion....

What i don't know is when she departs.
Unfortunately i cant be there for the up river trip but would love to get to see her.

Coming back down from Greenock at night??? I recon that be worth staying out on the water for.
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:52   #36
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Old 01 October 2008, 15:42   #37
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It was a good firrework display at the weekend, good to see so many boats out.

Thanks for the positive comments about Amber, and the way looked after her.

We've had a lot of additional work commitments in the last few months, illness in the family, and a new arrival, so that's why we've been away from the forum and local trips for a good while.

We really enjoyed the boat, and the local RIB community made us feel very welcome.

Amber is a great boat, and we are sorry to see her go, but it was always our intention to move to something with weather protection when the wee one came along, and we want to be able to overnight, and not have to run back to the marina after each outing. Unfortunatley we're not in the market for a Redbay at the moment!

The new one's called Cirrus, and we'll keep her just as good as the old one!

Hopefully we might still be welcomed along on the odd trip as 'ex-ribsters'. We could carry the rolls, and bring up the back!

Maybe see some of you out on Sunday


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It was a good firrework display at the weekend, good to see so many boats out.

Thanks for the positive comments about Amber, and the way looked after her.

We've had a lot of additional work commitments in the last few months, illness in the family, and a new arrival, so that's why we've been away from the forum and local trips for a good while.

We really enjoyed the boat, and the local RIB community made us feel very welcome.

Amber is a great boat, and we are sorry to see her go, but it was always our intention to move to something with weather protection when the wee one came along, and we want to be able to overnight, and not have to run back to the marina after each outing. Unfortunatley we're not in the market for a Redbay at the moment!

The new one's called Cirrus, and we'll keep her just as good as the old one!

Hopefully we might still be welcomed along on the odd trip as 'ex-ribsters'. We could carry the rolls, and bring up the back!

Maybe see some of you out on Sunday


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Hi, we used to have a Hardy Pilot and totally understand your reasons, we went to a rib as Hardy Pilots are a bit slow.

Unfortunately we haven't won the lottery yet and not in the redbay market either

To us a boat is a boat whether it's sail, human or fuel powered i'd like to think were all out for similar reasons and would be glad of your company.

Millport bay seemed a little bit quieter this year but we could put that down to bad weather in the afternoon.

See you on the water,

Kim, Susan and the weins....
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Thanks for the positive comments, it's always good to get a few boats together, and we'd be happy to travel in company again.

The new one is happy to cruise at 18 knots, and will do 24 knots, and with the engine we expect to get similar fuel consumption as long as we don't go everywhere at full throttle!

I would agree that what matters is being out and about, enjoying the scenery, being on the water and good company.

Hope to see some of the old faces out on Sunday, hopefully it won't be as rough as last year.....


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Delighted to see this thread, if a bit late

Hi folks, glad you all enjoyed the Millport Illuminations, they are getting better each year IMHO. Am just disappointed I didn't see the thread before the event, have been shore bound for the last wee while and could have helped you out with times etc, I spend majority of my time on Cumbrae (Fantasy Island LOL) and generally know whats happenening when.
Anyway, enjoyed the show from the esplanade, if I'd seen the thread I would have wandered along to the pier and said hello. Did hear there was a bit of entertainment/drama with passengers nearly not getting back on the Balmoral though hehehe the perils of drink!!
I will pass on the news to the local organisers that the illuminations are attracting Clyde ribbers !
Anyway, there's always next year!....by the way..IBWET, I need beer!
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