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Old 09 January 2008, 12:43   #31
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Yes i believe it is very soft and steep, I would imagine we would like to approach local groups first to provide the required expertese in things of this nature. Apparently SAMS now have a a new side scan sonar which i would hope they would love to use as much as poss. I know we will be trying to get them for some work for the Isle of Kerrera community.
I would imagine that initialy we would be looking to poss remove the pontoons each winter, however having worked for a number of years on the fish farms i have seen what those systems can stand up to and i would imagine with the right ground gear and proper instalation there wouldnt be to many problems.
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Old 09 January 2008, 15:57   #32
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Deeper water though where the tidal range is easier to allow for in the anchor lines and where wandering about a few metres here and there isn't important. You also don't have the ground effects as the waves hit the beach buiklding up and speeding up the waves coming in.
I am away from home at the moment but leaving town this morning the seaweed was all over the road on the esplanade so obviously the tide was high and waves were breaking onto the main road last night, will post a piccy on sunday.
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Old 10 January 2008, 05:41   #33
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I think Oban is crying out for something like this. We keep our rib just down the coast at Ardoran and spend a lot of time ribbing in the area. We often head along to Oban but it seems pretty much impossible to tie up and go for a meal or a wander in the same way that you can at Tobermory or Craobh Haven. Apart from the yacht traffic i am sure there would be lots of motor boats who would be delighted if there were pontoons where they could leave their boats for a couple of hours or more.

Petrol and diesel would be a big plus too - we have a big thirsty outboard and puffin is the only place in the area where you can fill up. Very happy to write a letter of support if it helps
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I see that this month's "Sailing Today" has an article about loadsamoney about to be spent at Tobermory and somewhere else (if I'd bought the mag rather than just flicked through it at the shop I might have remembered where!). The whole area seems to be taking off
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All aspects in obtaining permission for our proposed Short Stay Pontoon Development within Oban Harbour have now been concluded.

- Detailed planning consent from Argyll and Bute council

- Dredging consent from FRS Marine Lab. In Aberdeen

- Marine navigation and safety from Marine Coastguard Agency (Scottish Ex.)

Work continues to source funding for the project, and they seem pretty confident with that.
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