Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 August 2008, 06:48   #31
Trade member
 
speedy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Tornados etc
Length: 6m +
Engine: O/B
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 95
Hi BruceB believe me when a 5.4 metre Northcraft on its berth is rammed in the rear by a very large Redbay cabin RIB attempting to park up it does a lot of damage, the result was a boat that constantly wanted to turn to port! I will not say who done it on here as you would be very surprised! I will tell you when I see you.

Unfortunately it has happened 2 often as the pontoon is not that long. You may find this hard to believe but a lot of people are not very good at berthing boats. We generally hide our boats away somewhere when it gets busy but that weekend we are busy too.

Our favourite mishap is people tying their boats up and them ending up on top of our engine hoods. I dunno about you but if i berth in a marina or anywhere else I use springs and give the boat a good ol tug one way and the other to make sure that if there is any wash or wind that my boat does not end up on top of someone elses.

The hardest part to accept is that when people do this they seem to think not a lot of it whereas if it was say their shiny new car that was parked upon they would go berserk. Im too soft you see!

Anyway theres no real problems, as I say we get loads of visitors and as long as a bit of thought goes into the berthing it works out well.
speedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 August 2008, 09:22   #32
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 379
I have worked in Motherwell, Greenock and Gourock and a few other places around the Glasgow area. Never had a problem in the day apart from the usual anti English feeling from a minority of small minded people, however once the night arrived it did get a bit lively, plenty of drinking on the street's and gangs of neds' stone throwing mixed with a few fights between drunks.
Felt safe (in the day) but coming from a big city, Birmingham, perhaps you would expect that.
Pre-concieved ideas on areas are often wrong, even the nice ones.

PS for a sample of Glasgow watch 'Still Game', classic Scottish comedy
__________________

__________________
Big waves, small boat ;)
tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 August 2008, 17:22   #33
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Theres a big drilling rig tied up next to the casino atm last time I was over the Kingston, maybe we could tie up to that
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 August 2008, 17:59   #34
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
I am not really worried about it at the moment, depending on numbers at the beginning of the week I will make arrangements to get us all a berth. With just a few the preferred berth is the tall ship but I have contact names and numbers for the owners of both the SECC and the Braehead pontoons. I will put up a message probably tuesday and PM the known attendees to get names and numbers so at least we have some contactability on the day via phone and radio in case of delays etc. I will also need to have some idea of boat details in case estuary tower asks at the reporting points.
I have two more boats also possibly coming from Oban, will know by around Tuesday but I suspect most folk are hedging their bets until the weather situation becomes more clear.
Unless it is really howling that day we are definitely on, rain or shine..........
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 August 2008, 18:49   #35
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
but I suspect most folk are hedging their bets until the weather situation becomes more clear.
Agreed .. its usually the case .. I'm somewhat on that one but somewhat with it as well .. fingers crossed
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 August 2008, 06:58   #36
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Largs
Boat name: Pinto
Make: Zodiac 4.7 Pro 9
Length: 4m +
Engine: Evenrude 40 e-TEC
MMSI: 235055258
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 68
Hi

Count us in - we will be heading up from Largs Marina.

Anyone any ideas for fuel along the way?

Viviene
__________________
Pinto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 August 2008, 07:33   #37
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
Can't think of anywhere offhand other than finding a petrol station near the river. I think everyone so far was intending to do it all in one hop.
What range do you have?
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 August 2008, 10:29   #38
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: glasgow
Boat name: arriba
Make: marlin
Length: 7m +
Engine: suzuki 300
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 311
morrison petrol station across road from tugs harbour (is it east india dock) greenock
__________________
never miss an opportunity
dougcrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 August 2008, 15:12   #39
K&S
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: Riberty
Make: xs 650
Length: 6m +
Engine: suzuki 175
MMSI: 235063328
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 377
Hi, we will be there, fingers firmly crossed for sun.
We will be launching @ Largs Yacht Haven, time still to be calculated.
Looking forward to it.

Kim & Susan


PINTO Have sent you a PM re: fuel

BRUCE B Have sent you a PM with contact details
__________________
K&S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 August 2008, 16:11   #40
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Well the drilling rig I was thinking of tying up to,.. is now in the middle of the river so that's that one out of the equation.

Whats the vibe for when we get to the top of the river , anyone got any suggestions ? The Casino aint open where do we all want to trot to, in full RIB gear ? A beer and a sandwich would go down well
__________________

__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.