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Old 30 August 2007, 06:30   #11
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Jon and Louise (but not together!)

Jon
Going great - wont stop now, psot moore later/speak when back.
One thing is absolutely certain a cabin (of sorts) has been essential. Every one says what good weatehr we have had. well its rained every day so far!
After hours of driving rain (yesterday) we were imaging what it would have been like in teh Humber....
Bryn types
Hi Jon its Bryn. it was very rough to day in the sound of sleat
,I helmed all day it was so fun see you soon.

Louise
Thanks for comments, many phots will look the same, Grey. yesterday we had hoped to see Ben Nevis but we could',nt even see both shores in Kyle Rhae when it is 400m wide!

catch you later on
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Old 30 August 2007, 13:11   #12
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Fantastic afternoon Best day so far

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We had entered the cafe/internet at Tobermoray in drizzle and exited 10 minutes later the sun had comer out - and we have had a spendid afternoon. The very best ribbing so far.
Went via Oban round Kerrera Island . Through the sound of Inish and down the sound of Luing. tides were doing 7.5 knots against us here! wirl pools everywhere.Past Scaba and Jura turning to Crinan. Arrived at 3pm to be locked in for a secure overnight stop. When the sun is out these islands come alive.
Tomorrow to Cambletown at the least.
Now for a pint and a decent meal.
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Old 30 August 2007, 16:28   #13
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Glad to hear you have enjoyed the trip. Looks like you have made good mileage most days. Hope the boat performed has as you hoped. Have a safe journey back. Keep in touch next time you are up this way.

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Old 31 August 2007, 11:49   #14
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Rough return around the Mull of Kintyre

Friday 13.0 arrived Cambletown.
Very rough passage down from Crinan (depart sea lock at 9.15) Fine until past Jura and the seas built and built and were huge. Running across to waves and quite uncomfortable. Running at 11Knots in semi displacement mode during worst 1 hour period. waiting to turn left and run with the seas.Couple of stuffs and testing the windcreen! Water pouring in everywhere. Even Bryn thought this was was worst than the Lizzard (last year)! Quite releived to get in the shelter as we finally rounded and ran between Sanda Island.
Thats nearly it weeks up.
Return to Largs tommorrow - good to have met lots of people (ribNet and otherwise). Will post images when back home. and when reviewed routes from plotter witll give mileages/fuel used etc.
Tomorrow if weather brightens may go up loch Fyne.
Bye for now.
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Old 31 August 2007, 12:01   #15
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Glad to hear you made it safely round the MoK again - apparently it was gusting F7 today. Sometimes it sounded like winter here with the wind whistling round the doors

Enjoy your run back to Largs - at least you know the scenic route now
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Old 01 September 2007, 05:44   #16
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We were out doing survey stuff yesterday and it was a good NW7 during the squalls-great for the inner Clyde as loads of shelter from the hills, not so good for going round the Mull.
Been round the Mull in a NW 7-8 in the 11m and got a bit of a doin' so it must have been "fun" in a 8.4 .
Totally agree the scenery from Jura to Oban is fantastic and the Cuan sound are certinaly something with the tides.
Glad you have had a great trip-so was the Redbay the right choice?
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Old 01 September 2007, 11:33   #17
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Hi Paul,

It was nice to meet you and Bryn last week, glad that you are both back safely. Sounds like you had a great adventure, I do hope that the bilge pump problems did not spoil the first day's ribbing.

I've been out in the 8.4 in some bigger seas and although it is not as sure footed as our big Humbers, it is certainly a lot drier!

Hope you are pleased with the Redbay when she arrives, I'll look forward to your reports of how she performs.

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hope you had a great time guys!
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Old 04 September 2007, 16:29   #19
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Mileage and consumption +other

Hi There

Mileage confirmed at 583Nm Fuel used 726 litres.
consumption 1.24L/Nm (redbay 8.4 with Yamaha Me422 245Hp)

Jim good to see your post.
The only issue after the bilge pump and the bicycle inner tube repair patch to the manual bilge pump gaitor was that there was always a little water in the bilge. This water in rough conditions would jump up on to the drive belts and then be sprayed around.
Bryn was helming around Ardnamurchan point, when he said 'Dad the steering has gone heavy'. with a lee shore and rough conditions not what was needed.
It cleared after 10 seconds but it left that doubt in your mind...

photos of trip
I have got he images all saved for each leg. will download them when I have reduced their sizes.

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Bryn and me talk more now about the full cabin....

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