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Old 02 August 2016, 13:01   #1
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Hello from Gwynedd

Long term reader and one time poster. Now back having bought my first rib!

Very excited to get out there and join in the fun. Most likely around Tremadog Bay and the Menai Straits.

So finally, hello!!
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Long term reader and one time poster. Now back having bought my first rib!



Very excited to get out there and join in the fun. Most likely around Tremadog Bay and the Menai Straits.



So finally, hello!!

Enjoy your rib Archie but I believe Menai straights can be tough to master...... Maybe wise to get some hours in the new rib before tackling this..... Pics of the new toy please 🛥
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Old 02 August 2016, 15:06   #3
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Hi!

Yes certainly not to be played on without prior knowledge. I have done most of my PB training and Dayskipper on the straits and got my intermediate PB there later this summer so should get to know it quite well.

I have only ever crewed through the Swellies so will need a cool head the first time I attempt that one!

Pics to follow!!
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Yes certainly not to be played on without prior knowledge. I have done most of my PB training and Dayskipper on the straits and got my intermediate PB there later this summer so should get to know it quite well.



I have only ever crewed through the Swellies so will need a cool head the first time I attempt that one!



Pics to follow!!

Sounds like you've done your homework....... So enjoy the straights 👍

Menai looks amazing but I'm not experienced enough to try .... Yet
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It certainly is!

I had the pleasure of going through the Swellies at 4am in May. It was stunning, the boat was parting the mist and the water was silky!

I have also sat and watched big rollers blasting through. It keeps you on your toes but well worth the effort of the forward planning!
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It certainly is!



I had the pleasure of going through the Swellies at 4am in May. It was stunning, the boat was parting the mist and the water was silky!



I have also sat and watched big rollers blasting through. It keeps you on your toes but well worth the effort of the forward planning!

Sounds amazing.....
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Archie, have a look at the link below, worth studying the chartlet and keeping a copy with you when passing through The Swellies, but don't be too worried about straying out of the marked channel, there's plenty of other options and loads to see and explore between the bridges

Caernarfon Harbour Trust Passage Through The Swellies
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Archie, have a look at the link below, worth studying the chartlet and keeping a copy with you when passing through The Swellies, but don't be too worried about straying out of the marked channel, there's plenty of other options and loads to see and explore between the bridges

Caernarfon Harbour Trust Passage Through The Swellies
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Archie, only my opinion of course, but you can't beat launching at Ty Calch, go to be one of the best slips around, and then planning a passage to take you from Pilots Cove on Llandwyn Island, over Caernarfon Bar, check the buoy positions on the Caernarfon Harbour Trust website!! then past Caernarfon castle, through Port Dinorwic and The Swellies, then on past Beaumaris castle and out to Puffin Island, if you're very lucky you'll see Snowdonia from both ends of the straits, 2 historic castles, and plenty of seals and bird life, and even the possibility of porpoise and dolphins, what's not to like
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Sounds great Chris! Definitely one for the list.

What governs your timing the bar or the Swellies or both?

I am going out of Pwllheli this weekend to go to Tudwalls and have a look at the seals.

Id like to make it over to Henllwyn on Bardsey too at some point. Have you been over to Bardsey?
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