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Old 09 May 2012, 14:58   #81
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Likewise,we to are concerned about recovering rib at pe.We have in the past ran out of concrete and found the big step a problem.Without teaching my grannie how to suck eggs,should we not be going up the river on the rising tide and reaching Stirling just after high water leaving a good window for a safe stopover in Stirling and a safe return past Alloa and back into deep water.Alan
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ok - let me know your plans - I don't know port Edgar ! If most are coming back in one day let me know...I will let Stirling rowing club know.

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Likewise,we to are concerned about recovering rib at pe.We have in the past ran out of concrete and found the big step a problem.Without teaching my grannie how to suck eggs,should we not be going up the river on the rising tide and reaching Stirling just after high water leaving a good window for a safe stopover in Stirling and a safe return past Alloa and back into deep water.Alan
Alan you are bang on and as long as there is a decent 2m at PE we will all get out. I Will put the drysuit on and help everyone to recover. I think we should depart stirling by 16.30 at the latest to get depth down the shallows. We can always trim up and its only mud...it will be an adventure
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I plan to use the aux if it looks precariously shallow- the prop shaft is slightly above the height of the keel (so will reduce draught by about 6"), and at least it will be thrusting forwards rather than pushing the stern down...

So is nobody up for a food finding mission to let the tide come in a bit further?
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what about the lifeboat slip is that public?
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That was my first thought - there is a pub/ restaurant right across the road, (the Hawes Inn) and from memory about 3(?) years ago when I went to PE and they were re-concreting the slip they sent me there and told me to keep off the left hand side, 'coz thats the side the lifeboat uses. I checked with the Lifeboat bods in the shop and they said no problem, just keep the ramp clear. I would imagine rafting up on the side or all mooring off & someone shuttle us in one boat that we leave off the side shouldn't cause too much hassle. As my toobs are past their best I don't mind leaving mine alongside - another scuff or two isn't going to matter. Alternatively if anyone has a dinghy, only one of us needs to row ashore & park the dinghy out the way - if we even need to anchor off?

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Alternatively is there not a cafe / pub in North Q'ferry where you don't have the lifeboat blocking problem?
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That was my first thought - there is a pub/ restaurant right across the road, (the Hawes Inn) and from memory about 3(?) years ago when I went to PE and they were re-concreting the slip they sent me there and told me to keep off the left hand side, 'coz thats the side the lifeboat uses. I checked with the Lifeboat bods in the shop and they said no problem, just keep the ramp clear. I would imagine rafting up on the side or all mooring off & someone shuttle us in one boat that we leave off the side shouldn't cause too much hassle. As my toobs are past their best I don't mind leaving mine alongside - another scuff or two isn't going to matter. Alternatively if anyone has a dinghy, only one of us needs to row ashore & park the dinghy out the way - if we even need to anchor off?

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Alternatively is there not a cafe / pub in North Q'ferry where you don't have the lifeboat blocking problem?
the lifeboat station has been extended ,so they might use the left hand side of the slip (looking towards the water) they were still working on the building last time I was there in march.
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Or we could moor up at Port Ed and it's only a short walk to the first few pubs in the village.
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I think parking the cars and trailers at the lifeboat slip for launching will be hard as every time i go to south Queensferry its mobbed on a Sat with bikes and tourists. I would be happy to go for food after we get out at port edgar or moor up at south queensferry or PE until tide starts to come up again in the evening. I'm easily pleased...I am even tempted to take an overnight mooring at PE and then I can have another run down river on Sunday.
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I'm moored at PE until July so will parking up there anyway. Do we have a RO time yet?
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