Thanks for your comments on my photos puffer.
Re your thoughts on Loch Melfort into loch craignish ..my advice would be...no no no !
The reason is ... you will go through some of the strongest tidal flows on the west of Scotland on this route. The Dorus Mor flows past Craignish point ..and can take the unexpected sailor straight across the sound of Jura and into the Corryvrechan ..third biggest whirlpool in the world
Of course it is possible in a 3 meter inflatable..but make sure you know the tide flows..times and directions of flow .. your main engine is very reliable.. and you have an auxilliary engine too.
I would advise you to keep clear of anything shown on charts as Sound of Jura ..until you have a lot of experience. However that is only my opinion.
But dont let that put you off boating in Loch Craignish or Loch Melford..just keep away from their sea entrances. Loch Craignish is another favourite of mine.
I often launch at a layby near Kirkton chapel..room to park two cars and it has an easy beach launch. However at low tide..its a muddy walk back to the hard shingle shore.
From there I explore round the two large islands..then by keeping close inshore on the east coast of the mainland at Island Macaskin ..I avoid the start of the Dorus Mor ..and go all the way down to Crinan and Duntrune Castle ..I do it in my 2.6m seago with a 3.3 mariner..so no tidal problems in that part of the loch