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Old 09 May 2010, 09:28   #31
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Scottish Diver, if you are asking me............?

I am planning second half of June.
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Old 16 May 2010, 13:24   #32
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3 hangers on for the day?

If you still plan stoppin off in Leverburgh Harris, Very good chance off an extra 3 ribs to join you, if thats ok wi you?.
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creachan,

Still waiting for my crew member(s) to reply. He is currently rib racing or rallying as they call it (see this months RIB International for the full article).
If he joins me we will go (and it's "useful" to have a crew or two!).
If, and when we go, it will be a pleasure to have you along.

Otherwise, er, Plan B.
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An up date on our plan; we (4 ribs) intend launching from uig on the 17th June,the fairly flexible plan is to do a bit of exploring around the area during this day,tent it near leverburgh and set of weather permitting on the Friday morning for the run out to the islands. If others want to tag along great...however this is not an organised trip and if anyone is likely to sink it's going to be me...so self reliance is suggested.
Scottish diver....there has been talk about your heated cabin looking attractive.. if it get cold...
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just an up date for anyone looking for company. We will be leaving uig on the ferry up to tarbet cars/boats on thursday (17th June) morning,the plan is to tent it at leverburgh. Check on the conditions Friday morning and if favourable St Kilda..then back in the same day. anybody tagging along welcome....
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If you are tenting it near Leverburgh, there is a nice sheltered bay at Rodel with a couple of moorings. There is a hotel there and they let us camp at the rear of the hotel the last time we returned from St Kilda. The hotel was good for food etc too.

On another point, earlier in the thread it was mentioned that you cannot pass through the causeways linking the western isles, however you can get through between Eriskay and South Uist.

Good luck for the trip, weather looks not too shabby this week!

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bu**er i am still abroad or would have loved to tag along for the trip...was hoping it was later on in the season.....maybe next time...have fun!
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just an up date for anyone looking for company. We will be leaving uig on the ferry up to tarbet cars/boats on thursday (17th June) morning,the plan is to tent it at leverburgh. Check on the conditions Friday morning and if favourable St Kilda..then back in the same day. anybody tagging along welcome....
We're heading up to Plockton on Friday for the weekend. No plans to go to St Kilda again - no firm plans at all really, but intend exploring the Outer Hebrides so will keep an eye out for you!
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Should be in North Uist/Sound of Harris approx beginning to mid next week if any of you are still about. Call 'Coot' on VHF. St Kilda for me later on.
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We went out to St Kilda on friday....it was well worth the run out,..impressive is an understatement when it appeared out the mist. heavy weather going and coming back,this lead to the one concern I would mention from a safety point of view;fuel back up.
My DF150 typically averages about 0.8 ltrs per NM,the islands from Leverbourgh were 49.9 miles (not NM) so 100 ltrs excluding a back up should have been fine...I took 200 ltrs, overkill I thought however.... I used 220 ltrs. the weather was that bad, keeping the boat on the plane was near on impossible so spent most of the trip getting out of the hole. which in turn humped through the fuel.....

Well worth it though.
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