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Old 28 January 2013, 13:20   #21
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SPR's not so late - IFAIK, Caol Isla are the makers of Port Askaig (it's a label) - I have vague but fond memories of sinking a few at the hotel bar before donegaldan took over the navigation...
Suddenly the reason why you hang about with that tea-totaler has just become clear.
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Old 28 January 2013, 22:13   #22
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Planning stage

Thanks to all for the suggestions and the "Cead Mile Failte" looking forward to meeting up.

I like the suggestion of spending the Friday night at Port Askaig and meeting up with the others Saturday and travelling back to Easdale for "The Festivities", But having said that I will fall in with whatever the majority decision is.

As far as towing into Cushendall, last time I was there I remember coming into the Village near the hotel having come down a hill which would be an interesting road with the boat behind, is the better route Belfast, Larne, and the coast road to Cushendall as Wilk has said.

Has anyone any advice on the road from Larne to Cushendall looks to be approx 50kms. I assume the road from Belfast to Larne should be ok with all the traffic for ferries etc.
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The coast road from Larne is flat and only a little further. Quite twisty but good surface. The Glens road is a steep descent the last four miles. Would advise coast road with your rig.
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Good road from Belfast to Larne.
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Old 28 January 2013, 22:59   #25
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The coast road from Larne is flat and only a little further. Quite twisty but good surface. The Glens road is a steep descent the last four miles. Would advise coast road with your rig.
Thanks for info. coast rd. looks best option.
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Old 03 March 2013, 22:05   #26
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Nine weeks.

OK lads, nine weeks to go...

Still no concrete plan but I'm watching this space with interest. By the numbers:

donegaldan - Deep Six squared up and ready to go?

Portnahaven - care to check the tides for the Late Friday/Early Saturday thing? You're the wind over tide expert here!

tonymac - you bringing Cáit?

Ribliam - B&B at The Meadows. Top digs.

Ribochet - advisory passage plan?

Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Anyone Else - Very welcome. Speak up!
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Old 03 March 2013, 22:37   #27
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OK lads, nine weeks to go...

Still no concrete plan but I'm watching this space with interest. By the numbers:

donegaldan - Deep Six squared up and ready to go?

Portnahaven - care to check the tides for the Late Friday/Early Saturday thing? You're the wind over tide expert here!

tonymac - you bringing Cáit?

Ribliam - B&B at The Meadows. Top digs.

Ribochet - advisory passage plan?

Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Anyone Else - Very welcome. Speak up!
R. Remember to keep me informed. If your going Friday do you fancy meeting for lunch at Craighouse Hotel for lunch then round to PA we could do a wee distillery visit to set us up.
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Old 03 March 2013, 23:14   #29
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Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Still planning on making this. Fingers crossed. Had boat 15 miles off fanad head yesterday- almost as quick to go to Islay as back to Fahan!!
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R. Remember to keep me informed. If your going Friday do you fancy meeting for lunch at Craighouse Hotel for lunch then round to PA we could do a wee distillery visit to set us up.
All to play for yet, B., depending on WX, Ribnetters and the Lady.

My first "Want" is a weather window in and out of the Inner Hebridies.

Second "Want" is a sensible and economic routing that takes in the sights, whisky and you guys.

My guess is that if the WX is looking good, we assemble at some point on Friday and either depart Cushendall forthwith or hold off until early Saturday, depending. Time will tell.

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Had boat 15 miles off fanad head yesterday- almost as quick to go to Islay as back to Fahan!!
Aye, it's our backyard and we've forgotten it for far too many years.

You looking for Audacious?
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Wasn't looking for it..... Fishing over it some lovely pollock once we got away from the hoards of coalies....... Good days fishing
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Head north - keep Islay and Jura to port - keep her lit and stop after about 75 nm - simples

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Second "Want" is a sensible and economic routing that takes in the sights, whisky and you guys.
Whoops - Plan A needs a bit of further work - not simples

However definitely going - so will be in touch
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Maybe im blind,but i cant see dates or times for this trip,any specific details?
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Maybe im blind,but i cant see dates or times for this trip,any specific details?
This thread is for the "feeder" trip for the Irish gang to go over to the main event at Easdale 3rd - 5th May - everyone welcome

http://www.rib.net/forum/f18/easdale...3-a-52524.html
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AHH cheers,weekends clash we have a gang coming to Ireland from the uk for a classic boat weekend, would love to hear all the details of the trip from Cushendall over.
Have a blast!!
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[QUOTE=Ribochet;520313]Head north - keep Islay and Jura to port - keep her lit and stop after about 75 nm - simples

And there's me waisting all that money on silly plotters and radar.
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Head north - keep Islay and Jura to port - keep her lit and stop after about 75 nm - simples

And there's me waisting all that money on silly plotters and radar.
Ah but he gives himself away by the use of the word 'port' or maybe his left & right is 'port' & 'sherry'
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OK lads, nine weeks to go...

Still no concrete plan but I'm watching this space with interest. By the numbers:

donegaldan - Deep Six squared up and ready to go?

Portnahaven - care to check the tides for the Late Friday/Early Saturday thing? You're the wind over tide expert here!

tonymac - you bringing Cáit?

Ribliam - B&B at The Meadows. Top digs.

Ribochet - advisory passage plan?

Paulbryson75 - keep us advised

Anyone Else - Very welcome. Speak up!


OK I got me a crowd of drinkers - I mean a crew

So I'm in as long as you biguns don't mind
Should have her all squared up for the show
Now depending on ...........
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Nice one tonymac.

Remember that Deep Six is 6.1m, Jumping Jack is 6.5m, Ricochet and Portnahaven are 7.1m. I think Keamore is about 13.7m...

So while Cáit is at the shorter end of the scale, she's hardly dwarfed either.

I've promised donegaldan if he brings Deep Six and meself, he can be Admiral for the day
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