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Old 26 December 2014, 18:50   #1
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Slipway near Lochgilphead

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Any recommendations for the nearest / best slip to Lochgilphead please?

I've two weeks at a cottage booked at Ederline late April, half way between Ardfern and Lochgilphead, and while I plan to go back to Ardfern and use the pontoons a fair bit, and try out Tayvallich (given the good comments here) I've never explored Loch Fyne so was looking for slip to trailer to for a day. Plus a better option if there's strong westerly's I guess?

Boat Launch shows the nearest to be the Scottish Canals slip at Ardrishaig but that sounds a bit busy / hassle and wondered what other options there were?

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Old 27 December 2014, 05:39   #2
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I'm sure there's a slip at Ardrishaig. Never used it because Loch Sween provides shelter in most winds. Tarbert also has facilities (not that much further towing).
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I'm sure there's a slip at Ardrishaig. Never used it because Loch Sween provides shelter in most winds. Tarbert also has facilities (not that much further towing).

Poly that's one Copinsay is talking about at canal. Tarbert has a good slip. There really is nothing else on the west side near Lochgilphead. Agree with you re Sween could also use Carsaig in an Easterly.


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we fequently used the ferry slip at tarbert just waited till ferry had left then quickly launcheddidnt ask or pay any fees
There is a yacht /boat yard in Ardrisaig with a slip and i think there used to be a small public slip north of canal lock
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I'm sure there's a slip at Ardrishaig. Never used it because Loch Sween provides shelter in most winds. Tarbert also has facilities (not that much further towing).
Definitely a slip at Ardrishaig....and a most helpful Harbour Master
.........And a Half Decent Pub too!
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Thanks for that Poly - I can see why most folk would keep going west to Loch Sween etc, and I would myself if I was coming from the south.

But with living in Orkney, a long sheltered sea loch makes quite a change and so keen to give that a go.

Just seemed a dearth of slipways on the west side of Loch Fyne

Is the one at Ardrishaig as busy as boat launch makes out do you know? Also while I don't mind paying a bit, with what Scottish Canals charge for a permit to use the canal, I'm guessing that use of the slip with be pricey? Or is it not their slip?

Do le me know and thanks again folks - as ever :o)

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Perhaps it is of no use to you Copinsay..as it is a beach launch point and I have no idea the weight of your outfit or whether you have a 4x4 vehicle. However a mate used to launch a muckle great Warrior 175 hardshell boat at Minnard with his 4x4. However you need high tide for the heavier boats as it gets too stony further down the shore
That is where I put in if I am wanting to explore Loch Fyne and there is good parking for three or four cars. I sometimes leave my car there overnight with no issues .. and it is not a busy spot as its easy missed.
Its easy to find .. the entrance to the car park is where the road narrows in Minnard and has traffic lights for single way traffic.
The beauty of Loch Fyne is the five or so hour difference in tides between there and the open sea at Crinan.. If the tide doesnít suit me at one place..I go to the other.
Its also why I prefer small boats
I hate busy slipways and will chose a beach launch if possible . The trailer is not far from high tide mark in this photo and the shore is quite firm.




I got this photo from the net...and I have never seen it this busy..however it gives an idea of the car park size..and that looks like a RIB half way down the shore..its low tide in the photo too


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That is where I put in if I am wanting to explore Loch Fyne and there is good parking for three or four cars. I sometimes leave my car there overnight with no issues .. and it is not a busy spot as its easy missed.
Hi there Gurnard

Many thanks for that - really helpful.

I have a Mitsubishi Shogun and a 5m rib so fine I think for using that access point. SKYLARK - Pleasure Craft: current position and details | MMSI 235091893, Callsign 2FJW7 | Registered in United Kingdom - AIS Marine Traffic

Like you I hate busy slipways, mostly due to being spoilt up here with usually having a slipway to yourself, even in the summer.

That looks a really handy option - the best thing is knowing from you that itís OK to use, as in the absence of something formally signed I'm always keen not to upset any locals or find my car blocked in :o)

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