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Old 26 December 2014, 19:00   #21
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let s see, even tourist guide are saying bring you spray suit and boots ahahahahah wanna have the same musto dry suit you had. and i checked those marinas and it doesn t look that funny niether crowded niether easy to access ....potoons etc ....
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Old 26 December 2014, 19:02   #22
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we ll have to check if we re off the canal for several days to make sure we don t have to pay it again, was bit expensive ....to pay it twice !
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Old 27 December 2014, 04:52   #23
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Apparently both routes are Round Britain, so I'm told

I say RB via the Caledonian Canal, just to be on the safe side.
RB Via the Caledonian Canal was the powerboat wimps route. The real RB is all the way round.
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Old 27 December 2014, 05:03   #24
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I took part in the first Round Scotland in 1990 in a 5m Narwell with twin 40s
GPS was not available and everyone had to have a reasonable skill for real navigation. Wet weather gear was a plastic mac. 100 miles a day in 1990 was a true adventure where as now most boats could go around Scotland with one or two fuel stops. The Canal work was something that you do once in a life time then forget it. But, if you want to go round for the first time then it has to be done
Because of the long daylight hours there is always a good chance of getting round in between weather windows and it pays to drink with the locals for advice as most go out every day to earn a living on the water. A few of us have considered re running the original event as a 25 year anniversary but in the end we couldn't be bothered. The "Old Guys " are all still out there. Alan P
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Old 27 December 2014, 05:15   #25
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got it, 5 days this is not that much !
and a long road from belgium
IMHO whilst there is certainly some potentially challenging ribbing in fairly exposed locations, you'll be rushing through some of the most spectacular boating in the UK (Europe? World?) in order just to "get round". There will be a feeling of achievement having done the circumnavigation but I think you might feel you've missed out the opportunity to explore more on the spectacular West coast.

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we ll have to check if we re off the canal for several days to make sure we don t have to pay it again, was bit expensive ....to pay it twice !
The standard canal license is valid for 7 nights.

The canal is nice - but you've done it, its slow and moderately expensive I'd consider jumping on the bus at Inverness and retrieving the trailer by road?
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Old 27 December 2014, 05:35   #26
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IMHO whilst there is certainly some potentially challenging ribbing in fairly exposed locations, you'll be rushing through some of the most spectacular boating in the UK (Europe? World?) in order just to "get round". There will be a feeling of achievement having done the circumnavigation but I think you might feel you've missed out the opportunity to explore more on the spectacular West coast.
you WILL have missed everything
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[QUOTE=Poly;660757]IMHO whilst there is certainly some potentially challenging ribbing in fairly exposed locations, you'll be rushing through some of the most spectacular boating in the UK (Europe? World?) in order just to "get round". There will be a feeling of achievement having done the circumnavigation but I think you might feel you've missed out the opportunity to explore more on the spectacular West coast.


I agree with that totally.
Indeed thats the main reason (with the limited time constraints we all have)the "Round about" stuff has never really appealed ...far better IMO to pick the area,time,locations,and not least the company
Yourself!....and take what time you need to explore,and appreciate the truly amazing places the area has to offer...Rather than being in a dash regardless...to make miles and keep up with the itinerary.
I hear there are some hefty fee's for some of these "organised" events too...is that right?
For those who enjoy it,Great!...and power to you....(and I'll never say never)..but I'm yet to be convinced.

Going back to the OP it may be of interest to have a look at the Round Britain-via Cape Wrath
Videos and Blog by the "Contentment" crew a couple of years ago.Packed with info and hints...both Boats being Petrol Powered indicates it is totally doable.....without massive diesel range....even the long way round.
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Old 27 December 2014, 06:49   #28
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IMHO whilst there is certainly some potentially challenging ribbing in fairly exposed locations, you'll be rushing through some of the most spectacular boating in the UK (Europe? World?) in order just to "get round". There will be a feeling of achievement having done the circumnavigation but I think you might feel you've missed out the opportunity to explore more on the spectacular West coast.


I agree with that totally.
Indeed thats the main reason (with the limited time constraints we all have)the "Round about" stuff has never really appealed ...far better IMO to pick the area,time,locations,and not least the company
Yourself!....and take what time you need to explore,and appreciate the truly amazing places the area has to offer...Rather than being in a dash regardless...to make miles and keep up with the itinerary.
I hear there are some hefty fee's for some of these "organised" events too...is that right?
For those who enjoy it,Great!...and power to you....(and I'll never say never)..but I'm yet to be convinced.

Going back to the OP it may be of interest to have a look at the Round Britain-via Cape Wrath
Videos and Blog by the "Contentment" crew a couple of years ago.Packed with info and hints...both Boats being Petrol Powered indicates it is totally doable.....without massive diesel range....even the long way round.
I'm with Maximus on this one. Personally (& each to their own) I have never seen the point of the "Round xxxxxxx racesEvents" especially when it's somewhere like Scotland/Ireland. It's like necking a good beer/ wine/whisky. Some of the finest cruising, eating, drinking is to be had on the West Coast of Scotland & it needs to be savoured
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