Thats true and I was aware of that but at least it is not open to anyone walking past and we would be on the ship.
It is unlikely that anyone would pay and get through the ship just to try and get on a RIB.
I would like to clarify who can give us use though as my conversation yesterday was pretty cut and dried with the ship manager.
The SECC one is really in non mans land as far as getting a bite is concerned. The only other alternative would be investigate the Braehead pontoon but I'll need to track down the owner.
My preference is to use the tall ship, we get a city centre tie up, tour round the boat and somewhere for a coffee and bun, and its relatively secure being off the side of the ship as I understand it away from the quayside.
I suppose I am spoiled now being able to tootle up to places and just tie up the boat and go for a wander without worrying about whether it will be there when I return