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Old 23 January 2019, 13:24   #71
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Old 25 February 2019, 09:41   #72
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report with some info for those who haven't been there

well put the engine through its paces at loch feochan last week & all's well now i'm glad to say.
a short vid and a couple of pics the vid is a bit naff some good footage of the bow but i was paying more attention to the channel markers and the engine than the camera.
i launched out of ardoran marine with big tides starting, the slip is good and goes onto hard sand so no problems there but it's advisable to be out or in no later than 2 hours before or after low water tide times are 2 hours after Oban due to the loch filling through a narrow channel. the channel is marked but not easy to see the markers especially if the tide is running ebb and flood if you haven't a chartplotter they do a small map showing the markers, at low water there's about 1m under the keel and a sharp turn towards the bank going out not far off a large rock so look out for that.
in the pics show the slip and the cottages they have 3 in all the web site has all the info.
launch fee was £15 with ample parking for cars and trailers small chandlery on site as well as toilets, showers and of course marine maintenance.
in the summer months there's a pontoon also so great for all craft not far from Oban for petrol too.


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Old 25 February 2019, 22:17   #73
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Jeff,
By the looks of the video, you carry a lot of gear! Lucky are those that travel with you and need a tool!

She seems to perform well with your load.

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Old 26 February 2019, 03:17   #74
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Jeff,
By the looks of the video, you carry a lot of gear! Lucky are those that travel with you and need a tool!

She seems to perform well with your load.

Kurt
hi kurt

i know it looks a lot but all up it's probably 15 kg /33 lbs i have anchors x 2 50 m of rope, 30 m spare in a bag, plus the bucket, the grey bin is tools and spares, the yellow safety kit first aid, hand warmers survival bags & blankets that type of stuff, the other bag is spare prop and fishing reel. behind that a 43lt fuel tank with spare fuel lead. other than that i have knives in the small console with spare handheld gps, phone, electronic compass with anemometer fire extinguisher. the biggest lump is me but the Suzuki handles all that with ease.
its funny when i took the boat out one of the guys remarked on my kit asking what i did for a living because i have my bags labeled up which he thought was a good idea in an emergency but it seemed a lot of kit i explained in almost 50 years of boating i ve never needed it but i will still carry on doing the same better looking at it than looking for it to coin a phrase from pikey dave on here.

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