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Old 20 July 2008, 21:04   #81
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River Fest'

Did i miss much, did anyone ?


Would much rather have been on the water today than skiing, hey ho....


and the next clyde meet will be ..............?

Would really like to meet up / go for a trip in company at some point - Will the RNLI fundrasing trip happen again this year ?
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and the next clyde meet will be ..............?

Would really like to meet up / go for a trip in company at some point - Will the RNLI fundrasing trip happen again this year ?
Aye... come on Grocer, Amber1, Craig C, Paul.. lets get it on boys, need a good out me.. still away for a week then lets get it sorted .. Grocer has his new rig to splash us with <<< hint avatar on left ... (go on Grocer take your doggy biscuit btw )
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Old 20 July 2008, 22:09   #83
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I am up for this in a few weeks, If I launch at Dunoon I am only minutes away from Kip.
In the next couple of weeks the boat will be usable, if not finished, and I want a few trips out before the summer goes!
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I went shore side. It was OK, won't plan to go back specially next year - but if it turns out I have nothing else to do I would pop along. There was quite a lot going on - although not necessarily particulalry obvious what was happening (commentary was focussed on the stage (radio clyde?) rather than the water). The main crowds weren't really focussed on the water side activities either - probably just as well as there is a limit to the number of people who can see that from the shore. Freestyle jet skiing - very impressive. Zap cats at close range - very tempting. Sea plane - attention grabbing (I think they landed further upstream than normal). Tried to go on the tall ship, and possibly to take a short rib trip but after queing for 15 minutes and only moving 1/4 of the way to the entrace we abandonned that plan.

The site actually has some real potential for spectator based water sports - 3 bridges across the river and both sides to view from means you can get closer to the action than in most places.

However the main draw back was its location: Glasgow (I am a born a bred Weegie - but Glasgae's population were doing little to present the city in its best light yesterday!). This problem is probably exacerbated by it being free and there being free busses from across the city to get there - so every bored ned in the city seemed drawn to it! All IMHO of course.
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and the next clyde meet will be ..............?

Would really like to meet up / go for a trip in company at some point - Will the RNLI fundrasing trip happen again this year ?
hope to make at least one this year too .....have kept looking at dates and i always seem to be offshore for them .....hopefully doing a tarbet run from Kip in the next few weeks ....i spoke with portavadie marine on friday and they now have dockside petrol (1.30 litre) and deisel.

maybe someday

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Old 21 July 2008, 17:41   #86
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i spoke with portavadie marine on friday and they now have dockside petrol (1.30 litre) and deisel.

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Thats good to know, thanks for posting.

Ok, we will be out and about on the water next week based at Holy Loch anyone else out that week ?

We leave for dunoon on Friday so will keep an eye on this thread until then .

Fingers crossed

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river fest

we had invite and had a berth alongside pontoons plenty security took food and beer and it ended up a great weekend need to arrive early to avoid queues for boats more ribs needed as lots of yotties etc. some ribs/boats launched at renfrew ferry north slip vehicle security could be prob.
organising cruises from holy loch 30/31 then up to oban 1st to 6/7aug 6 ribs for oban
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I wouldn't leave a car on the north slip of the renfrew ferry if you paid me. I still remember getting robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight on the slip afer getting off the ferry when I was about 11 or 12.
Yoker hasn't improved much since then
There is more parking on the other side and I would be slightly (only slightly) more relaxed about leaving the car and trailer on that side.
Wouldn't you know it though, I am in Orkney when folk are visiting the area......
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I wouldn't leave a car on the north slip of the renfrew ferry if you paid me. I still remember getting robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight on the slip afer getting off the ferry when I was about 11 or 12.
Yoker hasn't improved much since then
There is more parking on the other side and I would be slightly (only slightly) more relaxed about leaving the car and trailer on that side.
Wouldn't you know it though, I am in Orkney when folk are visiting the area......
that how i get the petrol money
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and the next clyde meet will be ..............?
Seaforce is organising a trip for Powerboat Scotland in association with the RYA in a couple of weeks time

http://www.ryascotland.org.uk/powerb...e%20Clyde.aspx
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I see there is a cruise from Lochinver the 2/08/08.
I am not sure I would take a jetski out there, its fairly exposed.............
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Seaforce is organising a trip for Powerboat Scotland in association with the RYA in a couple of weeks time

http://www.ryascotland.org.uk/powerb...e%20Clyde.aspx
considering its only 2 weeks away its distinctly lacking in information - like where they are planning on leaving from (the clyde is a big place) and likely to visit...
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Hi,

We are all meeting up at Glasgow Harbour on the Clyde there are launching facilities at the renfrew ferry which is about 10 mins away.
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Where's "Glasgow Harbour?" Glasgow is a big place!
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considering its only 2 weeks away its distinctly lacking in information - like where they are planning on leaving from (the clyde is a big place) and likely to visit...

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Summer Isles
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I wouldn't leave a car on the north slip of the renfrew ferry if you paid me. I still remember getting robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight on the slip afer getting off the ferry when I was about 11 or 12.
Yoker hasn't improved much since then
There is more parking on the other side and I would be slightly (only slightly) more relaxed about leaving the car and trailer on that side.
Wouldn't you know it though, I am in Orkney when folk are visiting the area......
Didny they read the earlier parts of this thread? YEELL GET CHIBBED !
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Aye... come on Grocer, Amber1, Craig C, Paul.. lets get it on boys, need a good out me.. still away for a week then lets get it sorted .. Grocer has his new rig to splash us with <<< hint avatar on left ... (go on Grocer take your doggy biscuit btw )
I'm still here - just that life and I are having disagreements on priorities

However, things are sort of coming together (cross fingers, turn round 3 times and spit). Tuesday - wee jaunt from Lamlash down to the south end of Arran in the murk. I had to wear the Gecko to stop my eyes hurting (I was lasered about 6 weeks ago - not for vanity reasons, I assure you); it must have worked 'cos I didn't mince the kayakers off Pladda

Wednesday - over to Largs at lunchtime, Mrs. G. found a nice surveyor (hello Paul!), got the VHF fixed (corroded power lead - ta young James @ DDZ), refuelled (that smarted) then home for tea and book-keeping

2215, back on the water leaving Lamlash for a trundle around Arran spotting the lighthouses (hey, if it's good for royalty...), back on the mooring at 0115. Away to Scotland c/o CalMac on the 0820, back on the 1230. I think I've spent more time on the water than on land in the last week - bits of me are still wobbly (NO! NO! NO! not those bits ).

Anyway, Mrs. Grocer fancies a jaunt round the Kyles in the dark (she says the scenery's better at night). Who's up for it next week? Tuesday's good for us - the Met is looking good for most of the week.

We've got some spare seats if anyone is prepared to rough it/take their chances - all donations gratefully received (bring a scrubbing brush...)
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Anyway, Mrs. Grocer fancies a jaunt round the Kyles in the dark (she says the scenery's better at night). Who's up for it next week? Tuesday's good for us - the Met is looking good for most of the week.

Hi, yes were up for that Tuesday is good for us

Which way round are you going, where would be best to meet etc
(We are going to be based at Dunoon all next week)
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first time i'm at home for a clyde meet and the bloody landrover has thrown the towel in ....head gaskets away which means i'm stranded at home....gutted







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what about wed 30 we are based at sandbank 4 ribs leaving 1030 round kyles to otter ferry etc
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