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Old 10 May 2008, 04:50   #11
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Ok - update on Portavadie

Still no petrol - No fuel available for the Scottish Series.
Back to jerry cans
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Old 10 May 2008, 06:51   #12
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See you at the Scottish Series, I'll be there with Spitfire as Medic 2 this year. With a 600 litre tank, I don't plan to refuel!
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Old 10 May 2008, 07:10   #13
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Hi, We saw Spitfire out on the water last Monday - Looks really good on the water.
600l of fuel makes our ' petrol bomb' look like a damp sqib lol

Fingers crossed for good weather and a decent breeze.
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Old 11 May 2008, 11:58   #14
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know of the availability of petrol near Crinan?

Thks
Well. I'll try to answer the question.
The nearest petrol to Crinan is at Lochgilphead.
The next nearest is in Oban.
Both are a long walk.
You could shorten the walk by entering the Crinan canal and motoring towards Ardrishaig. About 3 or 4 miles from the other end, where the canal is on an embankment next to the main road, you will be able to moor. The petrol station is just across the road and I think there are some steps down the embankment nearby.
The only waterside petrol availability I know of anywhere locally, is Puffin Divers, Oban. (Bruce, I'm pretty sure Kilmelford, Ardoran and Dunstaffnage don't have it. Ardfern and Craobh don't.)
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Old 11 May 2008, 16:36   #15
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Well. I'll try to answer the question.
The petrol station is just across the road and I think there are some steps down the embankment nearby.
Its a fair old hike to that petrol station, even with our sack cart it took a while to get all the fuel we needed.

Also it will take a fair while to motor from Crinan to the petrol station - we found BW staff aren't the quickest at getting you through the canal - sure its a nice journey but when time is tight you just want to get on.
I took us almost 2 full days to get from |Ardrishaig to Crinan and the same going the other way. Plus its not a cheap fee to use the canal ( ok, i know it probably works out cheaper than going the 'long way')
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Old 12 May 2008, 06:57   #16
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Its a fair old hike to that petrol station, even with our sack cart it took a while to get all the fuel we needed.

Also it will take a fair while to motor from Crinan to the petrol station - we found BW staff aren't the quickest at getting you through the canal - sure its a nice journey but when time is tight you just want to get on.
I took us almost 2 full days to get from |Ardrishaig to Crinan and the same going the other way. Plus its not a cheap fee to use the canal ( ok, i know it probably works out cheaper than going the 'long way')
Yes, you're right. Perhaps I should've stuck a few in there. It is the nearest 'waterside' petrol to Crinan and I was in a flippant mood.

Of course, if one's coming from Ireland the Firth of Clyde, Ardrishaig, Crinan, west coast route would not be far out of the way. But, like you say, it costs a bomb, takes a while and you might have to return before you arrive. It's very pretty in places though.
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If you are stuck you could stop at Gigha on the way past. There is petrol available (via jerry cans) from the petrol pump at the village stores, about 300m from the jetty. The only thing is the price. Its likely to be at least 10-15p more expensive than on the mainland.
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I took us almost 2 full days to get from |Ardrishaig to Crinan and the same going the other way. Plus its not a cheap fee to use the canal ( ok, i know it probably works out cheaper than going the 'long way')
It took us 6 hours from Ballachulish to Arran round the MoK this time. Mind you, 'Er Indoors drove from Ballachulish to Easdale, then Sanda to Arran. She likes to get a wiggle on
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Old 12 May 2008, 10:20   #19
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It took us 6 hours from Ballachulish to Arran round the MoK this time. Mind you, 'Er Indoors drove from Ballachulish to Easdale, then Sanda to Arran. She likes to get a wiggle on
Thanks for posting that Groccer, good to know.
We fancy doing that trip some time. Now that we can get places faster than 8knts p/h its a real possibility.
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