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Old 28 May 2009, 17:39   #1
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Hi guys

I am considering going throgh Seil Sound this weekend.

Has anybody got any advice on same?
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Old 28 May 2009, 18:04   #2
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Hi guys

I am considering going throgh Seil Sound this weekend.

Has anybody got any advice on same?
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Go slowly.

I'm still trying to pluck up the courage. . I do know that the passage north of the bridge is almost solid with kelp and the tide runs very quickly. The north end dries out, so you need to pick the tides. There's a pool convenient for the Tigh an Truish, which to my mind is the best pub in this part of the west. South of the pub there's more water and it gets very pretty. Posh people live along the shores. Oban Lifeboat once went right through.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Have a good trip.
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We did it a couple of years ago in our rib. We went through on a rising tide from the North side of the island.

We went very slowly but had to tilt the engine up a good way, didn't hit anything but sucked up a few stones not really any damage caused.

Near to the bridge there is loads of kelp and so the depth sounder was pretty useless, but there should be a 'channel' defined on your GPS. It was great fun and in total took about 45 mins to go right round the island.

There is a picture somewhere of the local RNLI boat going under the bridge, so at high tide I would imagine it's pretty easy.

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Been through several times. Nice trip and no real problems if you're careful. My plan these days is time it to stop at the Tigh an Truish for lunch, then go through on the top of the tide. Haven't checked tide times for this weekend, but the trip isn't complete without the T an T stop!

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This http://www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgenetics/seakayaking_seil.htm may be of interest I have never done it before but would like to give it a try I think we would all be interested in how you get on

I had a quick look at the chart and there was one rock I would avoid although it is looks deep enough to miss

Have fun, take some photos if you can please.
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Many thanks for all the links, info etc.

I will let you know how I get on.

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Many thanks for all the links, info etc.

I will let you know how I get on.

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