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Old 17 January 2011, 08:06   #1
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RIB trip and Camping plans?

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Has anyone got tried and tested plans for RIB cruising and camping (non campsite) for either the Clyde or Oban way.
And indeed any sort of methodology tent type and other stuff you carry on the rib. Lauchsites and routes etc.

I am not looking at pushing the envelope here either. Just a few days of safe cruising and camping.

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Old 17 January 2011, 10:09   #2
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Gary heres a thought why don't you join us on the esdale experienc( sorry in hurry but the thread is on here as started and run by Tony Hill) first weekend in May give you the chance in company and you will meet people that can give you ideas for the future.
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Old 17 January 2011, 14:04   #3
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Yeah - more options Oban than Clyde, and the Easdale trip would be a good one to fit into
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Yeah - more options Oban than Clyde, and the Easdale trip would be a good one to fit into
Indeed but there are still plenty of option in F. of Clyde to keep someone busy...

If you search here there was a thread I started roughly this time last year with similar thoughts and it got a few suggestions... ...got to do some work - but will find it later if needbe.
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THanks

I will look at Tony's Easdale thing. The Clyde I fancy as its where my mothers familty come from.

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Gary thats no problem there is as Polwart says plenty to do on the Clyde and as someone who hails from Bute I should be promoting it more. There are guys on here that can help you as to where to go for the best lunch & launch etc. Where ever you go in Scotland it will be good I guarentee it!!
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Old 18 January 2011, 15:00   #7
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Gary thats no problem there is as Polwart says plenty to do on the Clyde and as someone who hails from Bute I should be promoting it more. There are guys on here that can help you as to where to go for the best lunch & launch etc. Where ever you go in Scotland it will be good I guarentee it!!
Bute and the Kyles are where we are thinking about really. As my mum came from there and I spent many a summer there when much younger. I am sure there are places where you could pitch a tent.

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Gary,

There's details in here of a suggested route campsite at the south of bute: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=32881

In reality the access laws in Scotland mean you can camp virtually anywhere (so long as its not someones back garden etc!). [technically the access laws don't apply to motorised transport but the expectation is there that you can camp on open/wild land]. So you'd have thousands of options all over the Firth of Clyde.
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There are loads of places to launch from and camp all round the Clyde, plenty of places to go and get decent meals and stay in a B & B if you get fed up with the tent for a night as well. Bute and Arran in particular will serve you well.

Round Oban you are spoilt for choice, depends how far you are wanting to go every day.
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i took the rib from glasgow down the river to the estuary was going to go south towards bute or cumbrae but there was black clouds down that way and sunshine to the north so headed up loch long then up loch goil to loch goilhead. secured to a mooring buoy there and went camping in the woods. was one of the best trips i ever done!
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Thanks for the responses so far.

If you take your RIB up here and leave on a mooring buoy, then do you need an inflatible to get to the shore?

Or indeed if there is no mooring or pier. What do you do.

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Gary what particular area are you talking about so the right person can answer.
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I generally use a dinghy to access shore in the Oban area. If you are trying to get away into the wilds you may as well make a proper job of it........
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usually people hanging around areas of moorings, normally more than happy to help you ashore. always been fortunate like that, a couple of quid or beers will normally be payment enough!
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No moorings where I usually stay. Anchoring is usual around here. I take a dinghy. Some people swim ashore in dry suits

There are not many visitor moorings around here, most are private and I wouldn't trust my boat on any that I didn't know. Could be a chain of paper clips holding the buoy - or an enormous rusty fishing boat will pick it up at three in the morning, whether your boat is on it or not.
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Our regular overnight trips are usually Rum and Eigg, we take a great, dirty big anchor and chain and use that, for most day trips we use the same.
There are some visitor moorings around the coast but I wouldn't rely on -
a. finding one.
b. it being free and empty.

You coming to the Easdale Trip Tony?
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Hi gary as you have not answered my question re the location I take it was more of general query. I would therefore as I boat in the same area as Alystra and Bruce agree with both their posts. Where ever you finish up going have a good time and I hope you get plenty of good ribbing.There is an anchorage site that might help http://sailing.agurney.com/
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Our regular overnight trips are usually Rum and Eigg, we take a great, dirty big anchor and chain and use that, for most day trips we use the same.
There are some visitor moorings around the coast but I wouldn't rely on -
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b. it being free and empty.

You coming to the Easdale Trip Tony?
Yep! Fully intend to Bruce. Got my name down on the web site anyway, but it's very weather dependent.

Spot on with your comments btw. Cheers Tony
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Hi gary as you have not answered my question re the location I take it was more of general query. I would therefore as I boat in the same area as Alystra and Bruce agree with both their posts. Where ever you finish up going have a good time and I hope you get plenty of good ribbing.There is an anchorage site that might help http://sailing.agurney.com/
Sorry, the areas I am looking at are probably firstly around Bute and Cumbraes. I know the area a little. Secondly Oban, I don't know it at all apart from the sound of mull which is really only from a passenger point of view.

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have a look here for a start.

http://www.bluemoment.com/scotmoorings.html#Clyde
http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbou...thern-ireland/
http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/welcome_anchorages.pdf
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