Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 December 2009, 10:40   #81
Member
 
Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Belfast
Make: Ribcraft 585
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 140 4/stroke
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 181
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonymac View Post
OK I'll look at both this week. There had been some talk of increased fees in Ardglass bit I'll check it out.

As for what shed Willk - you'll be lucky!! Have you counted them all? I'll give you a clue - it's white!

BTW there'd be a greater chance of getting the TV license - an that's slim!



.
Used Ardglass marina slip during the summer for a trip to IOM if memory is right about 6 or 7.00 for launch + recovery
__________________

__________________
parm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 December 2009, 16:44   #82
RIBnet supporter
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,510
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
What's your experience of it been like, Brian?
Went there earlier this year.
Seemed a nice place. Small, friendly. Only charged me a 1 for every hour I stayed. V. adequate launching facilities. Car/trailer parking outside Marina office. See couple of photos I took................
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ardglas5.jpg
Views:	214
Size:	259.4 KB
ID:	48267   Click image for larger version

Name:	ardglas4.jpg
Views:	223
Size:	212.9 KB
ID:	48268   Click image for larger version

Name:	P4190022.JPG
Views:	205
Size:	270.7 KB
ID:	48269   Click image for larger version

Name:	P4190023.JPG
Views:	232
Size:	273.6 KB
ID:	48270  
__________________
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2010, 16:16   #83
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Miss Isle
Make: Solent 6.9
Length: 6m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewy View Post
Anyone else going from Whitehaven, looks the shortest distance from up North?
Hi Chewy, if this comes off I may well be up for it, happy to launch at Fleetwood, Whitehaven
__________________
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2010, 16:17   #84
Member
 
neil.mccrirrick's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Miss Isle
Make: Solent 6.9
Length: 6m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewy View Post
Anyone else going from Whitehaven, looks the shortest distance from up North?
Hi Chewy, if this comes off I may well be up for it, happy to launch at Fleetwood, Whitehaven or wherever
__________________
neil.mccrirrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 January 2010, 17:29   #85
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
I walked the town and port as part of a Maritime Archeology fieldtrip once upon a time..
Rockin'.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 2010, 08:18   #86
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Darlington
Boat name: Dory
Make: Crompton Seasprint
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mariner 200 outboard
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by neil.mccrirrick View Post
Hi Chewy, if this comes off I may well be up for it, happy to launch at Fleetwood, Whitehaven or wherever
Hi, if I am going I will launch from whitehaven also.
Drop me a pm closer to the time and we can go together.

Lee
__________________
Silent but deaf-lee
diverdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 February 2010, 23:45   #87
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
I will be looking at booking B&B soon for the Isle of Whithorn launch site. Has anybody else decided to launch from there for the IOM trip. By that time it is possible I will be coming from either Oban or Inverness as a start point so meeting up would be handy rather than going the whole way both on the road and by sea myself.
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 February 2010, 21:16   #88
RIBnet supporter
 
tonymac's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Belfast
Boat name: Cait
Make: Humber
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Opti
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 909
RIBase
One thing after another and I only got to Ardglass and Killough today to have a look.

Killough is out. Slip very short and heavy weeds and some rock after the end of the slip.

Ardglass is a possibility. No one at the Marina today to talk to but a friendly fisherman working on his boat gave me the run-down. The Marina can launch you by forklift for 5-10. (and no doubt same for recovery too). I will phone them this week to discuss.
As Brian has shown in his photos there is a slipway. Friendly fisherman says he would not use it - but I think he may have been thinking I was going to launch a bigger fishing boat. Slip is very steep. 4x4 use only I would suggest. No parking at the top of the slip - public road. Slip has a slight turn on it but does launch straight into the harbour and is a long slip.
There is plenty of parking at the Marina and other public car parks nearby. The harbour is well marked and well used by the small fishing fleet. Many boats fish IOM waters.
Ardglass is only approx 45mins from Belfast on good access roads.


Some photos taken today - hence the snow!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	21022010037.jpg
Views:	171
Size:	57.6 KB
ID:	49322   Click image for larger version

Name:	21022010039.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	79.5 KB
ID:	49323   Click image for larger version

Name:	21022010043.jpg
Views:	170
Size:	72.4 KB
ID:	49324   Click image for larger version

Name:	21022010044.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	64.9 KB
ID:	49325  
__________________
-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**-**
Any meaning read into my message is the product of your own mind...
tonymac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 February 2010, 21:40   #89
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14,419
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonymac View Post
One thing after another and I only got to Ardglass and Killough today to have a look
Good man! Well, we have a BFO 4x4 so no worries there. The forklift thing might be good for a laugh though - especially if they keep the rigs parked somewhere?

Keep me in the loop.

(BTW, saw this post after the PM, so there's one for you )
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 February 2010, 09:37   #90
RIBnet supporter
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Isle of Man
Town: Peel, IOM
Length: no boat
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,510
RIBase
Dont forget to let me know if/when you are coming.
Would never do NOT to have a welcoming commitee would it?
__________________
Brian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 February 2010, 10:54   #91
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14,419
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
I walked the town and port as part of a Maritime Archeology fieldtrip once upon a time
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Rockin'.
Just saw this. I'll translate into Layman's Terms for you:

Maritime Archaeology = Shipwrecks, Sunken Treasure & Hard Hat Diving
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 February 2010, 14:17   #92
Member
 
ScotSeats's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Boat name: Scot Seats
Make: Revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mariner 150 Optimax
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
I will be looking at booking B&B soon for the Isle of Whithorn launch site. Has anybody else decided to launch from there for the IOM trip. By that time it is possible I will be coming from either Oban or Inverness as a start point so meeting up would be handy rather than going the whole way both on the road and by sea myself.
Bruce what is your plans over and back in a day or staying over night? If staying over night camping or b&b?
__________________
Jonathan Young
www.scotboatseats.co.uk
like us on www.facebook.com/scotseatskpmmarine
follow us on www.twitter.com/scotseatsmarine
ScotSeats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 February 2010, 19:58   #93
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
Jon,
we are staying the night before in Whithorn and coming back that night as it is only about an hour across. It should be easy with reasonable weather to have a full day and be back at a reasonable hour and back up the road to put everything to bed nice and washed down before going back to work monday.
I will be looking at booking very shortly as it getting near enough that we should be starting to do detailed planning.
We will be B&B in whithorn
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 February 2010, 20:20   #94
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
...... Shipwrecks, Sunken Treasure & Hard Hat Diving
Don't worry, I'm with you. I've been away on a few trips of a similar nature myself. It must've been rough to require a hard hat though.
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 February 2010, 10:57   #95
Member
 
ScotSeats's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Boat name: Scot Seats
Make: Revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mariner 150 Optimax
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
Jon,
we are staying the night before in Whithorn and coming back that night as it is only about an hour across. It should be easy with reasonable weather to have a full day and be back at a reasonable hour and back up the road to put everything to bed nice and washed down before going back to work monday.
I will be looking at booking very shortly as it getting near enough that we should be starting to do detailed planning.
We will be B&B in whithorn
Sounds like a good plan to me, i just need to decide whether to drive down to whithorn early in the morning or stay down there. Let me know when you are booking b&b and i will look into it.
__________________
Jonathan Young
www.scotboatseats.co.uk
like us on www.facebook.com/scotseatskpmmarine
follow us on www.twitter.com/scotseatsmarine
ScotSeats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 22:31   #96
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,816
Should be taking a boat over to the IoM from Whitehaven next week. I'll scatter some bread crumbs behind us so you lads can follow them when you go. Mind you thats assuming we actually find it ourselves
__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 February 2010, 22:38   #97
RIBnet Supporter
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Length: no boat
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 14,419
Quote:
Originally Posted by wavelength View Post
Mind you thats assuming we actually find it ourselves
Easy peasy. Broadcast your intention to make a Large Deposit and they'll turn on the landing lights for you.

Leave us a few Wets, pls.
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 March 2010, 23:27   #98
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Inverness
Boat name: none
Make: none
Length: 5m +
Engine: none
MMSI: none
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,908
I have sent a query to the steam packet inn for accomodation the night before, will let anybody coming to whithorn know the details when I get a reply. I will be booking in the next few days.
__________________
BruceB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 March 2010, 10:21   #99
Member
 
ScotSeats's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Boat name: Scot Seats
Make: Revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: Mariner 150 Optimax
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
I have sent a query to the steam packet inn for accomodation the night before, will let anybody coming to whithorn know the details when I get a reply. I will be booking in the next few days.
Thanks Bruce
__________________
Jonathan Young
www.scotboatseats.co.uk
like us on www.facebook.com/scotseatskpmmarine
follow us on www.twitter.com/scotseatsmarine
ScotSeats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 March 2010, 21:43   #100
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,816
for those going from whitehaven whitehaven sea lock
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	whitehaven lock.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	122.8 KB
ID:	49633  
__________________

__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 20:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.