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Old 02 October 2013, 16:44   #1
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cruises 2014 - Scotland

Hi All,

looking to organise promote a few cruises in 2014.

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Largs to Portavadie - Weekend

Loch Lommond

A cruise maybe from St Andrews along the cost or somewhere

Anybody up for any of these or suggest alternatives...and suggest some dates - Portavadie one I will talk to Matt for a good weekend for the Marina...

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I'd be up for St Andrews trip. Beautiful Fife coastline, especially if you could get out to the Isle of May from Elie. Plenty slips at Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail, etc. Dates wise, some Saturday in April would suit.
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I'd be up for St Andrews trip. Beautiful Fife coastline, especially if you could get out to the Isle of May from Elie. Plenty slips at Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail, etc. Dates wise, some Saturday in April would suit.
No problem - will work something out hopefully we get good weather - Anstruther is closer to May Isle and not so far to travel and get Bass Rock too if weather fine. Also has few good foodie places & b&b 's if folk needed.

Has pontoons for overnighting if needed to.

I was thinking St Andrews to Kingsbarns or Crail with blast around to the St. Andrews bay.

IF IF IF weather is good window Bell Rock...
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Sounds great. Having just done the Portavadie trip, i think it is fantastic, and there is so much to do in the area. The Dolphin show is the best of course

Should be the ERR in May as well.

What about a Scotland-Ireland trip. Trailer down to Portpatrick or ?? and head over to Ireland. Could invade Redbay at Cushendall
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Sounds great. Having just done the Portavadie trip, i think it is fantastic, and there is so much to do in the area. The Dolphin show is the best of course Should be the ERR in May as well. What about a Scotland-Ireland trip. Trailer down to Portpatrick or ?? and head over to Ireland. Could invade Redbay at Cushendall
Yes -EER is there , just trying to think of other thinks and to co-ordinate .

We also have opening of helix and Glasgow 2014 games flotilla - I need to ask if plans are coming ...

Ireland Sounds good - I haven't got boat to do that , but can be added to mix.

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Grangemouth - Sea locks with the kelpies - been re-engineered to miss the pipes and bridges and take away air draft issues.


talk about another cruise to the new pontoons at Stirling back to Grangemouth Helix
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I'll be interested with the Loch Lomond trip, any details regarding this one please.
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What about a Scotland-Ireland trip. Trailer down to Portpatrick or ?? and head over to Ireland.
Port Logan easier launch from beach. Plenty of parking.
I'd be up for Ireland trip.
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I have recently taken over the running of a marina and watersports centre on Loch Tay and will be looking to organise some sort of event on the loch for next season.
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What about a Scotland-Ireland trip. Trailer down to Portpatrick or ?? and head over to Ireland. Could invade Redbay at Cushendall
You should do that - we'll see you right!
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Stew, where abouts is your new operation? Am likely up there end of next week doing a bit of kayaking so may stop in for a look.

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Subject to being available- all of them! (but if doing portavadie why not keep going & aim for the top of Fyne?

Have they installed a slip at Grangemouth? If not you are we not realistically talking port ed to launch a small fleet?

How's about a trip up the Tay to Perth? Its a navigable channel so should remove the launch timing problems by not needing to be high tide at Perth.
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Subject to being available- all of them! (but if doing portavadie why not keep going & aim for the top of Fyne?

Have they installed a slip at Grangemouth? If not you are we not realistically talking port ed to launch a small fleet?

How's about a trip up the Tay to Perth? Its a navigable channel so should remove the launch timing problems by not needing to be high tide at Perth.
Yes - has been done by RIBS before a few years back...will ask anybody has local knowledge of this water?

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Sounds like a Good one to do sometime!.....reckon I'd get let in??
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According to my plotter charts it's a full buoyed channel up to the harbour in Perth. Having been toying with this for a while & used the highly scientific method of getting out the car & looking at the river at various states of the tide whilst passing the town. If we get there at a high spring tide, it's likely you could PROBABLY get up to & beyond the North Inch under all the bridges, where if you didn't mind hanging around for a few weeks could likely get quite a lot further! Problem might be getting back to the channel if you miss-time it!

Re Launching there are slips that I reckon would be OK for the top half of the tide at both Brouighty Ferry & Tayport (From memory the boat club of the same name in the harbour owns the Tayport one?) All from memory, but the Tayport slip had more free parking and was a LOT easier to get to from main roads

Have a stroll up the river on the google satellite images - they seem to have been taken at low tide & show the channel quite well. (also shows roughly how close you might get to the railway bridge in Perth at a mid tide!)


And we might be able to wave at Davie on the way past!
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yes - I hear it'd been silting up at Newburgh

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Been up to Perth many times from Broughty Ferry on the rib, boat and jet ski, best to go up a couple of hours before high tide and choose a day when it's a big tide.
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Even the Forth isn't bad for a potter around - just finished this video from Jan this year - great weather (for a few hours at least!!) :-)

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