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Old 26 April 2018, 03:39   #1
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Oban May/June 2018

Hi guys.

I'm planning a trip to Oban in the next few weeks and am bringing my newly acquired toy

For those of you who are veterans of these waters, I'm looking for any information with regards to places to go/visit that are relatively handy from Oban.
If anybody has any passage plans, routes, distances, waypoint info, places to berth for a quick cuppa and a bite to eat etc. that'd be great

I've seen some of the footage you guys have posted.....and I wanna go there

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers.

Matt.
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Old 26 April 2018, 04:47   #2
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Hi

Look up The Gurnards posts on some of the annual SIB/RIB trip threads he's put some route maps on, cracking videos too
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Old 26 April 2018, 05:21   #3
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Matt , can you get to the ERR , first weekend of May ? Otherwise rather than trying to plan everything yourself , try and hook up with any locals doing some cruising in your time frame . Given a good weather window ( and cruising in company ) I would definitely have Staffa and Iona on my list . There are many other destinations that are even closer..........
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Another must if weather permits is Muck...
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Old 26 April 2018, 05:54   #5
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If you're thinking of doing the "Round Mull" (around 100mls) I'd suggest you go clockwise.

That'll put you in the more sheltered waters on the return leg if the weather deteriorates. You really don't want to be south of the Ross of Mull if it's "blowing up a bit".
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Old 26 April 2018, 07:02   #6
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Hi guys.

I'm planning a trip to Oban in the next few weeks and am bringing my newly acquired toy

For those of you who are veterans of these waters, I'm looking for any information with regards to places to go/visit that are relatively handy from Oban.
If anybody has any passage plans, routes, distances, waypoint info, places to berth for a quick cuppa and a bite to eat etc. that'd be great

I've seen some of the footage you guys have posted.....and I wanna go there

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers.

Matt.
were up the may weekend and for a week either June July head for Tobermory good stopping off point and fionaphort is nice as well
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Old 26 April 2018, 07:23   #7
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Another good lunch stop-off....

Head up to Glencoe. There's a little friendly boat club just at the start of the village proper (not at the hotel) who have a pontoon they'll let you use for a small donation. Short walk from there to the Craft Shop restaurant and into the village.
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Another good lunch stop-off....

Head up to Glencoe. There's a little friendly boat club just at the start of the village proper (not at the hotel) who have a pontoon they'll let you use for a small donation. Short walk from there to the Craft Shop restaurant and into the village.
the oyster bar at Easdale as well we spent a fair bit of time in there last holiday
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Old 27 April 2018, 01:48   #9
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Trip down Loch Sunart to the Salen pontoons. You can walk up to the hotel for lunch, or I think there's a cafe at the pontoons now.
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Old 27 April 2018, 02:36   #10
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If you have the time drop in to Easdale for a chat. We operate RIBs in the area and are happy to offer advice depending on weather and the type of cruising you wish to do. Reviewing the ERR threads/reports on this site and on Easdale RIB Rendezvous - Home will give you a flavour of the possibilities

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