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Old 02 July 2017, 16:39   #1
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Oban - new pontoons open yet?

Anyone know if the new pontoons in Oban Harbour are open yet? I know they are in situ, but heard a rumour that there was a delay/unhappiness about trading?
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Anyone know if the new pontoons in Oban Harbour are open yet? I know they are in situ, but heard a rumour that there was a delay/unhappiness about trading?


No still in the process of building according to the sailing forum.
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No still in the process of building according to the sailing forum.


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Had a "drive-by" yesterday looks as though the ramp up to the car park ends in a fenced building compound but there are a couple of comercial boats on what looks like the floating break water.
I'm going to take a run round with the boat today, have a proper look and I'll post an up to date report tonight.
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Looked a fair way off when we were there recently ....but will be a real boon when complete
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I'm going to take a run round with the boat today, have a proper look and I'll post an up to date report tonight.
Cheers ears. Don't forget yer camera

I'm probably up that way Wednesday and was looking for handy overnight berth - looks like Kerrera again. No harm but extra faffing about.
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I'm probably up that way Wednesday and was looking for handy overnight berth - looks like Kerrera again. No harm but extra faffing about.
We had a run over there today. Pontoons definitely not ready. We had a chap on the construction barge get quite excited jumping up and down and waving his arms about as we approached. It looks like the breakwater is out and the main pontoon arms but with no berthing fingers yet.
They'll no doubt get it finished for the end of the season and by the start of next season it will be fully taken up by local charter boats, fishing boats and assorted rotting hulks they couldn't find anywhere else to put. any remaining space permanently "reserved" for the cruise ship tenders that'll turn up once a month.
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We had a run over there today. Pontoons definitely not ready. We had a chap on the construction barge get quite excited jumping up and down and waving his arms about as we approached. It looks like the breakwater is out and the main pontoon arms but with no berthing fingers yet.
They'll no doubt get it finished for the end of the season and by the start of next season it will be fully taken up by local charter boats, fishing boats and assorted rotting hulks they couldn't find anywhere else to put. any remaining space permanently "reserved" for the cruise ship tenders that'll turn up once a month.
Hmmm, well, despite the outcome, many thanks for swinging by. Kerrera it is!

I should probably have just asked were the best fish dinner and boozer is!
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hmmm, well, despite the outcome, many thanks for swinging by. Kerrera it is!

I should probably have just asked were the best fish dinner and boozer is!
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Hmmm. I had a VERY hit or miss experience there last year. Mainly due to the chaos caused by fresh fish (hired for the season). I wouldn't rule it out for lunch on the return leg though. Sea miles are hungry miles
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