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Old 17 January 2012, 16:26   #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, 16:48   #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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