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Old 24 June 2008, 14:01   #71
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I read that notice as meaning you can only pass through the even area under advisement, not that you can't at all.
Nothing stopping anyone having a run up, just that you will not be able to berth in the event area.
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Old 25 June 2008, 04:48   #72
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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!
I keep my rib at sandpoint marina dumbarton and they have a great slip can be used 1.5hr either side of lw 01389762396 be carefull going out from river leven to clyde as Clyde Port are dredging and have removed port hand entrance bouy i will be going to river fest both days may see you there
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Old 25 June 2008, 06:22   #73
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I keep my rib at sandpoint marina dumbarton and they have a great slip can be used 1.5hr either side of lw 01389762396
Interesting, when we brought our Hardy off the water for the last time we asked Sandpoint if they had a slip and they said they didn't so had to trundle the boat and trailer from Port Glasgow.


Unfortunately we cant go as im off doing my ski instructor award
Dont they realise summer is for melted water, winter is for frozen water activities lol
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Old 25 June 2008, 07:35   #74
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Interesting, when we brought our Hardy off the water for the last time we asked Sandpoint if they had a slip and they said they didn't so had to trundle the boat and trailer from Port Glasgow.

Helensburgh pier has a free public slip i used for many years Tell sandpoint youre a friend of mine and would it be ok
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Clyde River Fest, Ribnet-wise

As the due date gets nearer - can we have a role call of who is all up for this?

Sandpoint-Dumbarton, looks to be the best (secure-est)bet, I'm going to give them a call during the week.

Anyone have have tide details that may dictate launching and return times?

Plan (Sat or Sun, I'm easy) to run up river en convoy? float about for a bit, test the water for officialdom (berthing by invite only - apparently)and depart. My own hol of last week took in the Rouen L'Armada (French Tall Ships meet) - they seemed to have no such limitation!

If all else fails - will just head up to Loch Lomond!
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I doubt I'm going to be ribbing to this one after my thermostat housing gasket let go & dumped a load of warm salty water into my lower cylinder's coil on Saturday! Took the thermostat housing off & discovered the thrermaostat was stuck half open! Probably explains a lot of the strange effects I was experiencing........ oh the fun of a classic engine..... Replacement parts on order, expected delivery Friday

I phoned the number to enquire, and was told that day visitors should be OK as long as you don't mind mooring alongside something else, and promised not to spend the night! Apparently event control is on CH10, and to call them on approach. He asked for some vessel detials so they had a better idea where to tell me to tie alongside.

I'll keep an eye on the post, and if the bits arrive in time, maybe see you on the water.
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Sandpoint-Dumbarton, looks to be the best (secure-est)bet, I'm going to give them a call during the week.

Anyone have have tide details that may dictate launching and return times?
my calc shows low tide sandpoint 0730 so launch should be ok by 0900 approx.
did you contact sandpoint office
if dry i will be leaving at 1000
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Clyde River Fest, Rib-wise

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Helensburgh pier has a free public slip i used for many years Tell sandpoint youre a friend of mine and would it be ok
Well, thats that then!

Called Sandpoint today - no public use of slip, at all, even for a fee! Berthholders only. Sumink about trailers left on slip damaging their plant - perhaps some wing mirrors then?

Looks like boringfreshwaterfreelaunching Loch Lomond for me then - Glasgows Smiles Better? Aye, if you like to travel over 40 miles by RIB there and back to be there - i'm not bitter.
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Sumink about trailers left on slip damaging their plant - perhaps some wing mirrors then?
Probably their prize aspidistra loosing a couple of leaves.......
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Well, thats that then!

Called Sandpoint today - no public use of slip, at all, even for a fee! Berthholders only. Sumink about trailers left on slip damaging their plant - perhaps some wing mirrors then?

Looks like boringfreshwaterfreelaunching Loch Lomond for me then - Glasgows Smiles Better? Aye, if you like to travel over 40 miles by RIB there and back to be there - i'm not bitter.
there is always port glasgow.
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