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Old 19 April 2014, 19:07   #1
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Massive thankyou

Left early this morning to head to Loch Creran (Oban) for the first dive of the season. Got to Crianlarich, (just past the bad S-bend under he bridge) and my offside bearings on my trailer decided to fail. Couldn't have been a worse location. I didn't have a spare and was snookered. Called Lix Toll garage at Killin to see if they could help, and they immediately sent a low loader.

In the meantime a chap in a dark silver / grey Discovery towing a Valiant 450 rib appeared and without hesitation gave us his spare bearings - massive thanks, he wouldn't take any payment or even an offer for me to send him a nice bottle of wine!

Lix Garage picked up the boat & trailer and replaced the bearings on both sides in under an hour.

Can I pass on my thanks to the anonymous Disco driver for stopping and giving his bearings, and to Lix Garage for their speedy resolution.

Brother in law and i had a great dive in Loch Creran and a nice pint in the Pier House, Appin!
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Old 20 April 2014, 03:28   #2
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Awesome
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Old 20 April 2014, 03:37   #3
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A great act - well done.

Guess you'll be getting some spares in now
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Old 20 April 2014, 03:42   #4
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Yep, 2 sets on order...and a new Dremel in case they decide to weld themselves to the axle!
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Old 20 April 2014, 03:53   #5
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Thats great

*wonders off to check bearings*
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Old 22 April 2014, 08:22   #6
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Wow. Not the first place I'd choose to loose a bearing!

Other good place for a scenic pint is the Huuuge balcony of the Cregan Inn on the North side of the loch, seaward side of the bridge. They have a couple of moorings & a dinghy but no idea what the arrangement is for that as I've only ever stopped there with a SIB or a bike!


Out of curiosity, where did you launch? If I'm up that way I usually use Linnhe Marine.
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The Cregan is a good place, been there a couple of times too. Stayed on Lismore a few times and love sitting out looking over the water from Peir House.

We decided to launch from Dunstaffnage, it has easy access for launch and recovery and if you're hungry is just next the Wide Mouth Frog.
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Yeah, That's my other usual place, but as I'm usually single handed the walk to / from the car park to slip gets annoying... especially if you realise you've left the boat keys on the pasenger seat of the car!
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