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Old 17 January 2012, 15:26   #1
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Stirling Cruise - June 2012

Hi All,

Just been emailed about about a planned cruise to Stirling at beginning of June.

don't know if anybody is up for it? I have two people who know the water.

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Old 17 January 2012, 15:48   #2
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Scott,

I would definitely be interested - my diary is a bit mad at the end of may and beginning of june right now but if I am free i'll be there.

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How deep is it then
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The problem is its not charted! they planning taking yachts too! but airdraft is only 4metres! So for RIB it's ok, Yachts need motor up...but need to balance depth and airdraft!


http://www.fyca.org.uk/Cruising/Crui...ruisingP17.htm

Is a tail of going up a few years ago.

I been told by the guides, it's possible they taken up small yacht up, but need to know the channel!

Once I get more details I will post...
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If you get it wrong you may need to wait till the next spring tide...
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would be keen on that one if possible
can tick it off bucket list
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I'm in a similar proverbial boat to Pol - V. busy round then so not sure if I will be free. If I am, I'm definetly up for it. Any idea of the planned date?

Regarding navigation, WRT ribs, Up to the railway bridge shouldn't be an issue. I have been plotting this cruise for a while, and reckon if you could arrive at the railway bridge 20 mins before a high spring tide there is a half a chance you might get through the old arched bridge and onward to the tidal limit. But as said, it's high risk WRT geting back in time, so you probably want to take the "I wuz 'ere" pic & turn round. One other option is take your SIB dinghy, anchor the rib off the rowing club & do the last half mile in something you could "shoot the rapids" with in a worst case.

I reckoned last week as I drove over the M9 bridge at high tide you could have motored all the way to Doune on the plane!
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I think the weekend 2nd or/and 3rd, they talking to Stirling Council to see if they will put on a civic reception for us!

In very early planning stages right now, need to get numbers to make worth while.

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Oops. For those not familiar with the area, I was meaning the railway bridge in Stirling, and not a certain more famous Railway bridge over the Forth furthwer downstream, which is of course navigable at any time of day!
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Oops. For those not familiar with the area, I was meaning the railway bridge in Stirling, and not a certain more famous Railway bridge over the Forth furthwer downstream, which is of course navigable at any time of day!
lol - yes the one bridge i been told that is the lowest is the road bridge pass Alloa.. 4 metre air clearance.

for people who listen to football scores - Alloa is the same as Alloa Nil!

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You mean the A91 (Stirling bypass)? There is also a Footbridge between Stirling & Cambuskenneth that must be on a par with the A91 bridge.

Methinks depth of water is likely of more concern to us ribs!

Anyone got a forward firing sounder?
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yes - A91 road bridge is the one, our forward facing sonar is aka as a keel yacht

It's about 11 miles, from the clacky bridge to Stirling rowing club. So should be easy done at right tide!

I think the idea of the cruise is to try to get the area dredged etc, proving boat would use it...alot of the boats are coming out of the canal at Grangemouth.

might have boats from Anster and us from Elie.

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Been up to rowing club twice before no problem with high tide.

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I think this is to shallow for our shetland 610 but happy to provide any help we can i.e. food and drink at the end?

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I think this is to shallow for our shetland 610 but happy to provide any help we can i.e. food and drink at the end?

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no problem - I will pass your offer to the organisers ( I think, I am getting dragged in to this lol)

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It's about 11 miles, from the clacky bridge to Stirling rowing club. So should be easy done at right tide!
....or 3 miles as the crow flies....


Also might be worth having a word with the Forth & Clyde Canal Soc. - They took their scaled down puffer up there last (last again?) year.
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It is them that is organising it! Seagull Trust & FYCA inland waterways Convenor.

We might be able to get safe haven in the canal system for people coming by sea.

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Hi,we would be keen to join this cruise and will follow post for more info ( don't know how diary is for June yet but will try to make time) thanks for now,Alan
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Sounds like fun depending on the weather. But the brown water puts me off.
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Sounds like fun depending on the weather. But the brown water puts me off.
it's just a bit of mud and we will going at high water ...
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