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Old 23 August 2008, 11:03   #21
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Do you know anyone that would take you along? I would offer but I suspect my other half is thinking of asking her mother along which fills me with deep joy
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Old 23 August 2008, 12:10   #22
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I suspect my other half is thinking of asking her mother along which fills me with deep joy


trying to get one of the guys i work with to lend me his disco 3 .......he hasnt replied as yet


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Old 23 August 2008, 17:10   #23
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Can we make a muster point then on the exit of Kip as you come out of the marina on the right hand side, on the Cloch side, for everyone for 10:30 Am
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Old 23 August 2008, 17:40   #24
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I am going to PM for mobile and MMSI numbers early next week so we all can keep in contact but it can wait till nearer the time and a better idea of who is coming. Numbers should have firmed up by then when weather etc is more readable to everyone and folk decide if they are coming.
That muster point is OK with me so just outside the marina entrance to the west? I am planning to leave Dunoon at 10:15 or so and should be swinging around the corner towards the marina entrance just before 10:30.
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Old 25 August 2008, 02:10   #25
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I donít know if this will help your communications on the day but Ribnet apparently has a Group MMSI number, the post I found it on is from 2004 so it will need checking.


RIBnet now has a group MMSI

The number is 023200057

Let's see if anyone can work out how to use it!

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Old 25 August 2008, 16:13   #26
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I'll be there with the wife and two saucepan lids.
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Old 25 August 2008, 17:23   #27
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I donít know if this will help your communications on the day but Ribnet apparently has a Group MMSI number, the post I found it on is from 2004 so it will need checking.


RIBnet now has a group MMSI

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I haven't even got round to putting the CG in yet never mind a group MMSI.......
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Old 26 August 2008, 16:58   #28
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Well at the pontoon outside the SECC there is a beautiful and very large motor cruiser berthed there on a long term basis. No problems yet.

Glasgow gets a bad name for "if you go there you will get your wallets nicked, your motor torched and a knife in the back for good measure" even some Glaswegians are of the same view but let me assure you that as someone that has 6 boats berthed on the Clyde in the city centre just down the river a bit we have not experienced any trouble at all. No one has vandalised or stolen any of our boats Neither has anyone who has berthed at the SECC pontoon. (So far, never say never)

Regarding the Tall Ship Pontoon, we are long term tenants there, we pay for use of the pontoon. We use it every day of the year virtually. That's the position. Sure anyone is welcome to use it we have welcomed MANY visitors to the pontoon.

From what you write I think you have probably been told by Tall Ship management that you will have to raft up. We will have to assist you with that. As mentioned previously we have a very busy weekend with passengers coming and going all day on the pontoon and it will have to be worked out so that we can get about our business withour delays and also so that the visitors can berth without us asking them to move their boats every 5 minutes.

I wouldn't worry about it we have had many visitors over the years and it usually works out fine. The only isssue we have had with visitors is that a few of them have crashed into the rear of our boats and done substantial damage...simply through poor boat handling.

1. Bent outboard engine mounting saddle bracket cost of repair £1700
2. Smashed mariner 90hp engine hood ...cost of new hood £1100
3. 1 Smashed Honda 130hp engine hood and cowling cost of repair £2190

All of the above repairs I paid for myself but that won't be happening again.

This is why it obviously is of benefit to all that it is organised in such a way as to make berthing as easy as possible for all concerned. In any case there will be a couple of my lads on the pontoon all day to assist.
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As someone who lived in Glasgow most of my life, and not in the "nice" parts either, I would say I feel much less safe there than in Oban.
However its all relative, I feel considerably less safe in places like Birmingham and London. I would go to say even that the further south I travel the less "safe" I feel from random attack and theft. Bear in mind this is a personal opinion rather than stating fact before objecting about your town!
On the pontoon I was told as you say we would need to raft, obviously this will depend on just how many folk are coming as it more than three of four come we will need to go elsewhere just for practical purposes.
I would say that I don't intend to ram your boats and I don't suppose anybody else does? I would also have thought it fairly hard to bend a saddle with a RIB unless you sunk the RIB but hitting it at full speed? What sort of boats did all that damage? and how? Surely coming alongside should be easy given that there is a relatively strong current along the pontoon length?
I would imagine we would be there for long, in fact if you PM me a phone number we can chat about how we can work out the least inconvenient way to do this.
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