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Old 09 April 2008, 07:21   #11
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Whats it like towing a big rib into Findhorn? Towed my 6m cat to the SC there several times and remembered how tight it was getting in if it was a nice day and there were cars parked along the road. The cat weighs about the same as the fuel I now carry so it wasn't a problem to unhitch and push. With this new boat - no way.

Nearly took the rib there 2 weekends ago but chickened out since I was by myself and would not have had any one to guide or push.

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Old 09 April 2008, 10:55   #12
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Hi Richard,

The road is a bit narrow but you should manage without any problems. The tight turn at the PUB is the worst bit. (especialy if you stop for one!!)

If you have any worries give me a shout beforehand and I will be there to guide you or push.

Hope this is of intrest.
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Old 09 April 2008, 15:21   #13
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Know the pub well. Stayed there several times. Findhorn's a great place.

I pull the boat with a navara pick which so far has turned out to be excellent but its about 13 metres from bumper to prop and tight turns are difficult. I have a front ball so could probably go backwards. Could also sneak up the wrong way round the one-way system!

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Old 09 April 2008, 15:58   #14
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I went up the wrong way with an Isuzu Trooper and a 7.3m Northcraft, everyone was very understanding
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Old 09 April 2008, 16:14   #15
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I went up the wrong way with an Isuzu Trooper and a 7.3m Northcraft, everyone was very understanding
They wouldnt have had much choice
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Whats it like towing a big rib into Findhorn? Towed my 6m cat to the SC there several times and remembered how tight it was getting in if it was a nice day and there were cars parked along the road. The cat weighs about the same as the fuel I now carry so it wasn't a problem to unhitch and push. With this new boat - no way.

Nearly took the rib there 2 weekends ago but chickened out since I was by myself and would not have had any one to guide or push.

Richard
It is pretty narrow at the best of times coming through findhorn but you're right, when its busy it becomes a bit daunting. I normally bump up on to the pavement if am at all unsure although i dont think it will bother me in future. Below is the boat myself and minimerc brought to findhorn a couple of weeks ago!





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Hear there is a Invergordon trip soon. You going?
Not to invergordon, but to Portmahomack a week on saturday (the 19th) you bet your ass i'll be there! I want to get a decent run!
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So do you recommend turning right at the Crown & Anchor then left at the Chip shop or continue on to to the RFYC car park before heading to the boatyard?
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Old 10 April 2008, 08:52   #18
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Yes thats the best way as the turn at the SC is a bit tighter, as alant says though, vehicals going the wrong way up the one way system is fairly normal here. Thats how we get artics with yachts to the boatyard.

If any on has any worries I will meet at end of Findhorn and tow through with the Marina vehicle. (FOC)

Alant - you coming out ribbing next weekend either on your wee one or on one of ours?
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Yes we will come the next weekend, no time to get little boat finished as to busy with uni work (Boring) So will have to scrounge a lift

I am going to Inverness next Wed 16th so will try to pop in past.

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Hi alan, you are very welcome to "scrounge" a lift. Have a look at the FMBC forum for full details. Look forward to meeting you!
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