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Old 18 March 2008, 12:51   #61
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Easter Week

I get back from work on the 27th and hope to be out on the river if the weather is half decent. Hope to see a few of you out there!
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Old 21 March 2008, 08:01   #62
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Boat hitched up and ready to go.
We should be out between Holy Loch, Cumbrae and Portavadie over the weekend Weather doesn't look so bad. (Fingers crossed)

Hope everyone has a good weekend and would be nice to ' bump into' other ribnet types.

mental note:Must remember the camera this time
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Old 20 June 2008, 07:44   #63
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Likewise.

I guess the river festival will be happening again this year. - They'll be expecting people in boats then, and there will be something to do (apart from walking up Union Street in your waterproofs!) when you get there!

I did research this last year and then moved house at the wrong moment, so abandoned the plan. Memory says there's a couple of 4(ish) knot limits round Bowling, King Geo V dock and up past the BAE yard. There's a leaflet that you can get in marinas with all the info on, but I've never been able to find an electronic version of it.

So, anyone up for a trip (assuming it's on?)
Just recieved poster on river Fest' details at www.glasgowriverfestival.co.uk

Anyone up for it - still not found best launch site, perhaps will contact organisers for recommended?

Any more ideas? (without hoofing it from Largs or Kip that is)
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Old 20 June 2008, 08:42   #64
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Aha, they've finally updated the site...... 4 weeks before it happens!

Yep, we are. The notional plan was to launch at Helesburgh / Rhu and motor up from there. Having said that, Largs probably won't be much longer in towing time for us as long as the good old Kingston Bridge / M8 @ airport aren't doing their car park impersonations...... I did a bit of research last year, and there's nowhere (well, nothing on the net) further upriver of the slip in Greenock that has been mentioned once or twice before!
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Old 20 June 2008, 10:58   #65
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I'll likely be taking a run up on the Saturday if the weather is good.

last year we laid alongside a very kind yachty for a few hours until a pontoon space became available.
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Old 23 June 2008, 07:30   #66
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Launch site

Helensburgh sounds ok, is it free, what facilities, exactly where?

I have fuel capacity issues, 25+20 litres, and a dodgy jerry can of 25 litres - if I fancy riding a petrol bomb! (ooh! can I say that on the net?). But helensburgh-city centre sounds do-able.

Largs costs (the Marina that is). We must get a regular ribbing group going - i'm loosing the justification with er indoors of having one! if its never out.
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Old 23 June 2008, 07:53   #67
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Right here:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.sr...=newsearch.srf

Facilities are basically a slip and a car park. There's public loos by the car park, but other than that the "facilities" are the local shops. There's a petrol station about 1/4 mile east along the main road. There's a pic on Boatlaunch. In the summer there is usually an ice cream van!

I know your fuel issue - I had the same problem last year, but for less than it costs to fill it, a Hulk 30L tank later, problem solved!

The petrol station is about a 50 yd walk form the beach if you need to stop to fill up mid trip...... if you have portable tanks!
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"Hulk Tank" wosat then, howz that work? sounds very interesting, I had wondered if post build installation to below deck was possible.

I have a mind to get a single 50 - odd litre tank (about 80) and put in place of the portable tanks, but then would want a side fill point/cap and need to find out about fitting, vents and that . . . . then worry about storing boat in summer high temps with fuel aboard . . . . . . am I worrying toooo much?
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At rik of going slightly (!) off thread........

one of these:
http://www.marinescene.co.uk/product...-30l-fuel-tank

I have 2 under the engine by the transom, with a short hose up to the engine. When one empties, swap the hose across, open the vent, & carry on! and they are portable which means you aren't limited to marina priced petrol when afloat!

I've never had one do anything nasty in summer sun, full or empty.
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Notice to Mariners from Clydeport-aparently its "invataion only". Not sure if that means that you cant go up in your own boat or just that you cant stay http://www.clydeport.co.uk/cms_uploa...r_Festival.pdf

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