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Old 18 November 2019, 15:58   #1
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No close season...

Anyone else still out and about? Took the Great White on L Lomond Saturday and we're one of only 3 boats launched. Cold enough that a pint in front of the fire at Ardlui was required at halfway

First winter rib trip and won't be the last.
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Old 18 November 2019, 16:46   #2
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Plymouth to Brixham via Dartmouth today. A few yachts still about but other than them very quiet.
Although the navy were busy outside Plymouth sound and I did hear one dive boat ask how many subs were active in the area!
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Old 18 November 2019, 18:43   #3
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I wasn’t out at the weekend but those that were had fantastic conditions, with the right gear and attitude some of the best on the water between October and March, just pick the right day and enjoy!
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Old 19 November 2019, 02:58   #4
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Yup..there are quite a few of us still boating away over winter in Scotland. Two weeks ago I was on Loch Etive for the day.. last week I was on loch Fyne and what a fine day we had

Here is a video of the Loch Etive trip ..and if you dress for the weather..its not cold at all

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Inverkip over the north channel to Ballycastle, Rathlin and back on Saturday
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Old 19 November 2019, 08:54   #6
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Out from Plymouth the past couple of weekends, calm but chilly. A few yachts out but hardly any power boats.
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Last two days has seen pleasant weather and flat water in Conwy Bay. Shame the council has not unlocked my local slip flood gates or I would have been out there in my new baby both days.
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Yup..there are quite a few of us still boating away over winter in Scotland. Two weeks ago I was on Loch Etive for the day.. last week I was on loch Fyne and what a fine day we had

Here is a video of the Loch Etive trip ..and if you dress for the weather..its not cold at all

Brilliant video, it looks beautiful up there, thanks for sharing.

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Yup..there are quite a few of us still boating away over winter in Scotland. Two weeks ago I was on Loch Etive for the day.. last week I was on loch Fyne and what a fine day we had

Here is a video of the Loch Etive trip ..and if you dress for the weather..its not cold at all
Stop at Cadderlie? Reckon I could visit with a 7m RIB?
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Old 01 December 2019, 04:02   #10
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Stop at Cadderlie? Reckon I could visit with a 7m RIB?

Sorry for late reply but I have not been around much of late.. too busy boating. Its been a smashing three days on the west of Scotland this weekend and I was busy breaking the ice on Loch Fyne on Friday

Assuming you can land on any tidal beach .. (you may use a tender ?) ..you should have no problem at Cadderlie.

Thanks for the kind comment on the video of Loch Etive Ribtecer ..here is the video from two weeks ago on loch Fyne. I will try to get Fridays one up when its made as it shows the wee F Rib crunching through sheets of ice..on the sea loch ..yu..its c..c..cold

TIP ..for winter boating .. I got some feet heat insoles out of Lidl the other day 1.25 a pair and they last 6 hours...put between two pairs of socks and in the drysuit and my feet and fine and warm.

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Good tip on the feet Gurnard. Mine were blocks of ice after 5 hours out of Loch Linnhe yesterday. Had to scrape the ice off the console and took 20 minutes to warm the engine up enough to get water out the pee hole! Worth it though.
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Loch Long today, from Largs. Perfect weather, not too warm.......



"Village Inn" in Arrochar was excellent....Nice place, good food and sensible prices...
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Loch Long today, from Largs. Perfect weather, not too warm.......



"Village Inn" in Arrochar was excellent....Nice place, good food and sensible prices...
Looks good. Good to know there's a pontoon up there.
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I love the winter boating, no having to wait at the slip. Lovely weather today in Poole yet only a handful of people enjoying the water.
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I couldn't agree more regarding the clothing, we get out more in the winter months than we do in the summer.
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I don't think boating in So-Cal in December is really considered "Winter" Boating but hey we were out there!
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I don't think boating in So-Cal in December is really considered "Winter" Boating but hey we were out there!
Looks like tapps AFF weather Surfnride . We don't get the big jaickit out until it's below freezing. But when we do, we go big....
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Old 02 December 2019, 14:01   #19
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Tens of thousands of pounds worth of boat lying under a hap all winter for the want of a hundred pounds worth of winter clothing.........just doesn't make sense.
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Yep.

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of boat lying under a hap all winter for the want of a hundred pounds worth of winter clothing.........just doesn't make sense.
Hey steady on .. my winter clothing cost half the price of my boat !!

And the heated insoles on the day were half the price of the fuel for this trip.

If you are not video'ed out yet ..you can see my wee boat breaking through the ice in Loch Gair ..around 5 mins into the video. It was great fun and I love hearing the ice crunch as the inflatable ploughs through it there have been more great days boating weather this winter than there was during the summer

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