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Old 08 May 2008, 18:05   #1
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Petrol availability near Crinan

Hi guys,

Does anyone know of the availability of petrol near Crinan?

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Old 08 May 2008, 18:51   #2
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I know that there used to be petrol at Puffin Divers.

Have a look at the link for more details.
http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/default....redfilterid=10
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Old 09 May 2008, 03:20   #3
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Puffin is about 30 miles north of Crinan.
You would need to call the various marinas for "on water" petrol availability.
Melfort, Craobh haven and the other one just north of Craobh whose name escapes me at the moment are the best bets.
Just out of curiousity when was Ardnamurchan moved south?
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Old 09 May 2008, 04:59   #4
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Are you going to Crinan by water or launching there? If you are going up Loch Fyne there is a new marina at Portavadie that has a petrol pontoon
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Are you going to Crinan by water or launching there? If you are going up Loch Fyne there is a new marina at Portavadie that has a petrol pontoon
The portavadie marinas a beauty ....I watched them building it over the last few years .....shudder to think what it cost ....all on spec as well ....the ladies were saying they are possibly putting a hotel , helipad there as well as the cottages ......the only pity is if you have to come by road its a bit tricky on the single tracks ....yet the ferry traffic seem to manage ok.........when i was last there there were just getting fueling systems ready so i now presume its all up and running

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The portavadie marinas a beauty ....I watched them building it over the last few years .....shudder to think what it cost ....all on spec as well ....the ladies were saying they are possibly putting a hotel , helipad there as well as the cottages ......the only pity is if you have to come by road its a bit tricky on the single tracks ....yet the ferry traffic seem to manage ok.........when i was last there there were just getting fueling systems ready so i now presume its all up and running

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Well will be able to give an indepth view as have rented one of the new cottages overlooking the marina (free berthing for the RIB) when I am up there covering the Scottish Series (Scottish equivalent to Cowes Week) at the end of May
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Well will be able to give an indepth view as have rented one of the new cottages overlooking the marina (free berthing for the RIB) when I am up there covering the Scottish Series (Scottish equivalent to Cowes Week) at the end of May
you wont be dissapointed with the marina or cottages and the scenery is stunning as is the fishing.......i presume you are trailering up from london and not coming in by boat .....like i said the roads in are a bit tricky ....quite why the government spent tens of millions building the basin as an oil rig yard but it never actually built a rig. I reckoned the roads were too tricky for big or wide loads.

Looking at their website it now says they should have petrol and diesel facilities for may 2008
if going by boat i would phone ahead to see if its available
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Portavadie

Thks.

Only problem is Portavadie is in the Clyde. We will be on the Western Isles side.

Further suggestions welcome.


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Are you going to Crinan by water or launching there? If you are going up Loch Fyne there is a new marina at Portavadie that has a petrol pontoon
Hi, i know it does'nt help you Ezgoing but just to let others know - we were at Portavadie last weekend ( 3rd & 4th May) and sure the tanks are in (and maybe full) the pumps look all nice and shiny new - only problem is there was no hoses or pipes

We had to scoot over to Tarbert and lug fuel down to the boat from the petrol station.

That will teach me for taking the word of their adverts on Yachting life and their web site.

Were off to Portavadie again 20th - 26th May will go phone them now and check to see if they have fuel available now and get back to you all.

Anyone else going to the Scottish Series?
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As for Fuel between Oban and Crinan i'm affraid i cant help much , when we did that journey last summer in our Hardy Pilot. We ended up carrying enough fuel for the journey (approx 5 jerry cans and 3 full plastic tanks) which was a hell of a weight and felt like we were driving a floating petrol bomb. you can imagine we feel a hell of a lot safer in our rib with a proper fuel tank and the ability to get to places quicker.
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