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Old 30 August 2017, 13:59   #1
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Petrol for the easdale gathering

I have been wondering for years how those that attend the annual gathering at easdale do for petrol especially those that travel by boat from afar. I.e the Irish crew. Do they bring enough fuel for the entire weekend including the trip back or do they top off the tanks before returning to Ireland?

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sorry just re read and your coming from oversea by boat with no trailer .maybe pop into oban with jerry cans
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I'm in Ardfern this week.
The Marina, Hotel, location all perfect........ 32mile round trip to Lochgilphead for petrol not ideal.
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TSM - by Irish Crew, do you mean us?

If you launch in Ballycastle there is petrol and food at the 40Nm mark in Port Askaig on Islay. It is another 40Nm to Easdale. It's an excellent stopover. The petrol is about 100m from the boat.

There is petrol at Puffin Divers in Oban - itself a 10Nm lick past Easdale. They are eyewateringly expensive but it's on the water and your time will be limited. What is your cruising range if you include deck stores?
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Lt is that trip on the water? Or is the trip by car?
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At present 140 lts. Say 140 nm to be conservative. But this figure I would expect to be cicra 175 nm to 180 nm. This could easily be increased by changing two 22 lt hulk's for two 30 lt hull. This would increase the conservative range to 160 nm with an expected range of circa 205 nm

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Lt is that trip on the water? Or is the trip by car?
By car.

I suspect the nearest I could do by boat is Oban and that would entail a bit of a walk from their new pontoons lugging jerry cans.
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At present 140 lts. Say 140 nm to be conservative. But this figure I would expect to be cicra 175 nm to 180 nm. This could easily be increased by changing two 22 lt hulk's for two 30 lt hull. This would increase the conservative range to 160 nm with an expected range of circa 205 nm
I don't think you have any concerns so. There's also petrol handy to the boat on Mull and Colonsay, so no matter where the pack goes on day one - you should be able to top up enroute. Top up on the way home later at Port Askaig. I generally take my fuel where I find it...
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Also Craighouse at the old ferry pier only problem is key is at Hotel. Only marker for Colonsay is may sure the man is in as he has a tendency to close at lunchtime, best check first.
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There is petrol available at Craighouse (Jura) it's not pontoon convenient but isn't too bad.
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