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Old 26 August 2016, 11:18   #21
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We were also able to observe the frequent visits of the Redbay Stormforce craft that seemed to be attracted to the pontoon. There was the regular Jura Ferry, the Venture West trip boat and a very muted grey version from the Ardfin estate on Jura. I did wonder if I caught a glimpse of the somewhat controversial estate owner who is said to be one of the richest guys to retire from the city at only 41 with a near half billion pound fortune!.....

....There was also a lovely looking open Redbay RIB around 6.5m with bright green tubes... that's the one we should have the Mrs says!
Yeah - you were deep in the heart of Redbay Country and they do love a nice pontoon. Possible you spotted the Wizard of Oz - but he keeps himself to himself, nice RIB though. We gave Sandy a wee race last time we were in there. Twin 315hp didn't cut it
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Old 27 August 2016, 05:10   #22
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Cheers guys. Simon I might be picking your brains over the SW... next year we hope to take a slightly out of season holiday back in Scotland plus a couple of weeks in the SW... having not been there for over 40yrs.


>>>Wizard of Oz - but he keeps himself to himself

I guess so... as far a we could see the boat was being used as a taxi to the pub!


Anyway a few holiday stats...

We put 15.5hrs run time on the outboard and covered 135Nm. Fuel used was 34l so the fuel consumption has been our best so far at 0.25l per Nm... probably as the engine is fully run in and we did have the opportunity for longer periods at an economical cruise than our days out back home.
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Old 27 August 2016, 08:26   #23
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Sounds like a lovely place to visit, great write-up Dave
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Cracking write up Fenlander, loved the photos. Been to Crinan a few times but never down that way. One for the future me thinks.
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Old 28 August 2016, 04:32   #25
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Cheers guys... a pleasure to share.

>>>loved the photos

What does frustrate me a little is I resize them all to 1130 wide but when you click to expand from the post they are all soft... yet they're pin sharp on the PC in the original folder. Odd.
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What does frustrate me a little is I resize them all to 1130 wide but when you click to expand from the post they are all soft... yet they're pin sharp on the PC in the original folder. Odd.
I assume, although I don't know for a fact that when you upload a picture to the site the server automatically applies some image compression. i. to reduce the amount of server space required; ii. to reduce the bandwidth demands on the server; iii. to make the site load quicker for people who aren't on super-duper broadband. I'll do some investigating.

If you want to post images in "pristine" form then it might be better to host them on flickr or similar and link to them rather than use the convenience of uploading directly here.
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Yep I'd guess you are right Poly... the only reason I don't use hosting is that when you look at old threads it's very annoying if the images have been deleted from the host site and you just get placeholders.

As a matter of interest in Stevem's thread on Fidden his look sharper to me.
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Wow. Looks like an epic trip.

I keep thinking about a 2nd SIB and wondering if I should step up to a Rib. Then a post like this comes along and shows just how versatile SIBs are for the investment.
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