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Old 11 January 2016, 13:42   #21
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I am going to try and attend. Anyone taken/taking the trip up the Crinal Canal, can't decide if I would trailer from Bute or just take the boat through the canal.

Thoughts?
Having Ribbed the Forth & Clyde Canal, if you do go that way find a friendly yacht to tie to or take some protection for your toobs - Lock walls arenlt the most "gleaming rib friendly" pieces of marine architecture!

I did a basic Speed-Time -D istance calc a few years ago or a fair weather cruise - Plan was Rhu to Dunstaffnage, back on the train for the trailer & go fetch the boat back (theory being that the weather never seems to stay good for long enough when I'm out! I ran the guesswork on the canal as I also have never travelled it, and reckoned that decent weather on the Mull was likely not to repeat in a hurry!

Anyway, cost wise the extra fuel per mile you drink at canal speed added to the fees make it as cheap and as quick (based on 20 knots estimated on my prehistoric 5m) to go either way.

I thought of turning it into a loop, because my toobs (as anyone who has seen them knows) don't show up canal abuse!



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Oh my goodness..... proof I did actually get the boat afloat and out there!


I think I've registered..... if not will do it later tonight.....
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Old 11 January 2016, 16:10   #22
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Also good to see some new names on the registrations - everyone is welcome, old and new so don't be shy and get in touch with us if you have any queries - we're a welcoming bunch !
Carolyn/Tony - we've signed up (it coincides with a School long weekend so will be on Seil for longer than previous years!). Its very unlikely I'll be taking the wee Funyak all the way to Oronsay, but Tony has previously encouraged smaller boats to join the fun and revert to something more local depending on the weather so that is our expectation. We will join the general camaraderie anyway. If anyone else in tiny boats fancies that we can try to coordinate a plan.
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Old 24 January 2016, 19:24   #23
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Looking forward to it this year. I will be there if it's sunny or force 8 lol long over due as I've missed the last 2😢 Hope it's a good turn out.
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Old 24 January 2016, 19:35   #24
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Looking forward to it this year. I will be there if it's sunny or force 8 lol long over due as I've missed the last 2😢 Hope it's a good turn out.

Good. Glad you're looking forward to it. It's always a great weekend on and of the water and yes it will be well attended. Look forward to meeting you.


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Old 24 January 2016, 20:40   #25
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Thanks mate. Look forward to seeing all there. Can't wait to feel that wind in my hair😊
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If anyone else in tiny boats fancies that we can try to coordinate a plan.
I may also throw the SIB into the car boot..... just in case!
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Old 29 January 2016, 22:06   #27
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Hi guys,

This is something I've wanted to take part in but never had the chance as we have always headed to Cornwall, ( dive fest) that weekend, however the wife fancies a change to this year.... So before phone calls are made does anyone thing there may be accommodation left in easdale before I do register ? I am new, and a stranger to the rib.net cruises but not to the area for crushing.

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Hi Phil. Hi go for it. You'll have to go on the site and do some phoning around the b&b's And let's. If you camp it's no problem. There's also the hotel at the Clachan bridge if you have the car. Hope to see you.


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Digs shouldn't be an issue, the only niggle is you will likely need to pay upfront with no refund option so make sure you are 100% going.

I've booked the full week off to hang around a bit maybe.
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Accommodation in the area

Carolyn who organises the event on behalf of the area is currently in Cambodia, returning Easdale circa 16th February. Following last year we placed a note on file to contact the local accommodation providers early March to see what availability remained for ERR and to publish. Oban will have loads of accommodation but it's a fair way to Easdale.
Take a look under accommodation on
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Or Eilean Eisdeal - the Easdale Island Community Development Group.

Sunnybrae caravans on nearby Luing is run by Mike Barlow. The site has its own pontoon and is just 5 minutes away by RIB.

Accommodation update in due course

We have had a bit of a battering from the recent winds with forecast speeds of 75mph. More to come on Monday. To date all the boats afloat in the harbour have been fine which demonstrates the sheltered offered by this superb (if old) harbour.

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Accommodation -double room at Garragh Mhor B&B

I have just been told there is a double room available at Garragh Mhor B&B.
This is the only B&B at Easdale. Excellent accommodation run by Trish and her husband Steve who is a skipper for Seafari. They are used to water sport enthusiasts. Drying room etc

see Bed and Breakfast accommodation near Oban, Scotland - Garragh Mhor.
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Excellent. I'll do some phoning round. I've launched from the cuan ferry a few times when diving down that way.
The caravans could be a good option.
The wife is off for a week to.
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Accomodation booked and just registered.

Looking forward to it.

Anyone stopping abit longer ?
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Well done you will enjoy the weekend on and of the water. There is usually a few that stay on or go up early and I'm sure they will contact you. Look forward to seeing you.


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I might be out, just sold the rib. Does anyone turn up with hard boats? I guess it is a Rib Rendezvouz so I am guessing not, but if there are any small cruisers showing up, I would still come.
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i'm planning on being there wed-wed, not sure about digs yet but perhaps the caravan at sunny or my old man can take his tourer up.
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I might be out, just sold the rib. Does anyone turn up with hard boats? I guess it is a Rib Rendezvouz so I am guessing not, but if there are any small cruisers showing up, I would still come.

You'd probably be the only one but I'm sure you'd be made very welcome. You will obviously get the piss taken out of you for your poor choice of boat, but unless you are particularly thin skinned then go for it and have a great weekend!
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You'd probably be the only one but I'm sure you'd be made very welcome. You will obviously get the piss taken out of you for your poor choice of boat, but unless you are particularly thin skinned then go for it and have a great weekend!
LOL, I could glue some inner tubes on the side.
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LOL, I could glue some inner tubes on the side.
Paul come up there is always some spare seats going if you want to spare your blushes.
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Nice, I will be up...gonna drive my boat up and hide it in a bay...be our secret.
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