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Old 27 February 2012, 16:33   #51
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I been told there is a weir at some point up river after the railway bridge - I can ask the rowing club for more info - I know at high water we have about 2.4 metres at rowing club...
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Old 28 February 2012, 16:06   #52
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Port Edgar should be ok I think for parking up your motorhome, once boat is launched your wife could get in the boat from one of the pontoons just a bit over from the slip. I would be happy to help you with launching your boat etc.

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Cheers Kev that would be a great help to us. We are realy looking forward to this trip (just hope the weather is ok)
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The weir is waaay past the railway bridge - but you need to get under the "original" bridge first.

As Kev says, probably only doable at high tide, will expand the thought more tomorrow....
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I been told we can get up to weir by rowing club! I am not local to that neck of woods...only been in Stirling 5 times in my life! Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle , Stirling Management Centre, Dads Graduation and Last Friday !

Has anybody use South Alloa Slipway?
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Bearing in mind their average scull probably draws about 6" on a bad day.....

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Streetmap.co.uk- search results for 278882,694995
Ignore the arrow, it's just there to make sure everyting I'm about to talk about is visible!

You can see the railway crossing the river north of the station. There are two road bridges upriver of the rail bridge. The first of these is the "new" bridge carrying the A9. At high tide there is plenty of water to get a rib through both it and the rail bridge. Note the gothic script describing the furthest upriver bridge. This is the one you see on postcards (and the location of a famous battle for the historians amongst you). At low tide you could probably "white water raft" it in an Avon Redstart, high tide I think could be done with outboard fully down.

The weir is somewhere around the island NNE of Jn 10 of the Motorway above Old Mills farm (there's a clue in the name! ) . If you zoom down a level the 1:25K shows it better.
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I been told we can get up to weir by rowing club! I am not local to that neck of woods...only been in Stirling 5 times in my life! Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle , Stirling Management Centre, Dads Graduation and Last Friday !

Has anybody use South Alloa Slipway?
I have used the slip at South Alloa a few times, but is only useable about 2-3 hours before high water and only for about an hour max, after high water as tides goes out fast.
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Sounds like it will be a good trip. We regularly take the Maid of the Forth up as far as the Spingkerse bridge. Water depths shouldn't be a problem - we have found the shallowest bit is between the new Clackmannan bridge and Alloa. - stick to the south bank most of the way up here. Lowest tide I have been up there is about a 4.0m and there is at least 2.5m of water right the way up. Beware though when the tide starts going out it runs like a burn!! We have an evening folk music BBQ cruise heading out from Alloa on the 13th May if anyone wants a chance to see the river before heading up on your own. - and you can have a few pints while 'researching' the route!!

If in doubt about water depths - take it wide on all the corners - a good tip we were given by the local fishermen!! - Enjoy your trip
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had meeting with organisers today - I am now point person ...more details will follow very soon

I have attached picture from the 2009 cruise.

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Hi

there are some big boats on there. maybe my shetland 610 would make it.

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PS will defiantly be there and happy to help in any way we can so please feel free to call/ pm me.
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some more - poster will follow in soon! you see quite big boats !

thanks Dave will call Monday

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