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Old 28 August 2016, 10:12   #1
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Tighnabruaich Pontoon

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Had a we trip through the Kyles with Dubrus yesterday and discovered Tighnabruaich has a 100mtr pontoon.
We didn't land as we assumed it was private but no,.......public facility paid for by the locals without outside funding so we'll be stopping by there next time and making a point of patronising one or two of their businesses.

Well done Tighnabruaich hopefully a few others will take a leaf out of your book.

http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/sailors-in...abruaich-23063
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Had a we trip through the Kyles with Dubrus yesterday and discovered Tighnabruaich has a 100mtr pontoon.
We didn't land as we assumed it was private but no,.......public facility paid for by the locals without outside funding so we'll be stopping by there next time and making a point of patronising one or two of their businesses.

Well done Tighnabruaich hopefully a few others will take a leaf out of your book.

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Yes that's excellent news, well done indeed and I agree with your comment. Hope they get the return they deserve
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Hi there, it's been there for about a year, iv'e stopped at it quite a few times, really good, but watch the tide.
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i will take a trip in tomorrow and see what is at end of pier, never set foot there so worth a look.
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Yeah it's a great facility and well used. As I'm local to the area i'm going to use it more. One of the guys I work with bought a pontoon block, I believe that's how a lot of it was funded by individuals.

There's also one at Strachur Bay as well on Loch Fyne, again community based.

https://explorecowal.com/2016/08/06/...o-otter-ferry/
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Never actually stopped there so thanks for the post. Been past it loads of time on the way to Arran and Loch Fyne!
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I went to look at it but wind was blowing right up there so was too rough to tie up.
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I went to look at it but wind was blowing right up there so was too rough to tie up.
That's the trouble with the floating block type pontoon its susceptible to the elements mainly the chop and swell
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Probably better just using a single line and let the boat drift off it.

I am out tomorrow but wind looks same so probably won't get on it again.
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