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Old 07 June 2016, 06:48   #121
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hi poly/all

posted on the 4th but its not here, but really sorry i have a problem with a wheel bearing on my truck so going to have to bail out cant get it done till the weekend.hope you all have a good & safe time look forward to the reports.

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posted on the 4th but its not here, but really sorry i have a problem with a wheel bearing on my truck so going to have to bail out cant get it done till the weekend.hope you all have a good & safe time look forward to the reports.

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Jeff, it's all about weight distribution - you can manage with three wheels just fine if you are careful ;-)
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Jeff, it's all about weight distribution - you can manage with three wheels just fine if you are careful ;-)
mate if i could i would, spent a lot of time getting the boat sorted after a few trips this year i found things needed changing so i was well up for it especially since I've not sailed the area & was looking forward to putting faces to names still there will be others.

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Sorry to hear you cant make it Jeff..was looking forward to meeting you. Give us a yell if you are heading up this way later on..and perhaps we can tie up for an extended adventure somewhere
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Sorry to hear you cant make it Jeff..was looking forward to meeting you. Give us a yell if you are heading up this way later on..and perhaps we can tie up for an extended adventure somewhere
thanks gurnard i would love to meet up gutted i cant make it i thought work was going to get in the way but got that sorted then this happened bugger.

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thanks gurnard i would love to meet up gutted i cant make it i thought work was going to get in the way but got that sorted then this happened bugger.



cheers

That's a shame Jeff. You would have enjoyed this trip lovely part of the country but I'm biased as I belong to that area 👍👍
Keep well and I'm sure you'll head north again soon.
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thanks billy starting to dry out so a trip got to be on the cards soon,mind got a few trips out after ERR when the weather turned nice so not complaining.
i will post some pics of the gath helmet when the visor comes it's been delayed coming from Germany.
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Hello Poly and all ,
Matt here , is there room on your Scottish Quest for 2 more boats and 2 people
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Moosecat, certainly. Details are still as per the pdf at the start of the thread. I believe everyone is planning to wild camp. The Gurnard and I have been discussing campsites this week as the wind is blowing the wrong way for plan A - if the forecast remains constant for the next day or two I will share plan B! 10am depart from Largs (either be there early or pay to use the marina slip if your boat is on a trailer). The way the tides work this weekend it makes sense to aim for recovery mid-late afternoon at largs.

We have quite a few more boats coming than last year. I'll file a "plan" with the CG again, but it would be useful if each boat could confirm via PM: (1) its VHF call sign (boat name) (2) your mobile number (3) boat type and colour. Just in case we loose anyone! Let me know if you aren't happy with me to share this info with all the participants.
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I assume there are no parking restrictions or any admin restrictions shoreside we should worry about?
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Old 07 June 2016, 21:29   #131
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I assume there are no parking restrictions or any admin restrictions shoreside we should worry about?
You should be able to find some parking relatively close to the public slipways - especially at that time before most of the weegies have woken up and invaded for the day!
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OK cool...

Would i be right in assuming Avon Skin So Soft may be required? Still nursing 30+ bites from a battalion of soft southern lakeland midges from last week...
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Would i be right in assuming Avon Skin So Soft may be required? Still nursing 30+ bites from a battalion of soft southern lakeland midges from last week...
It won't do any harm to pack it (Gurnard suggests they've been vicious up in the NW), but there is a reasonably breeze forecast and the midge forecast is as low as it goes in the Firth of Clyde this weekend.
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Sadly...I need to pull out...boat is having a new engine fitted and it's not looking likely that it will be back in the water for Saturday
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Just noticed I was still on the roll call on the 6th June.
Sorry but myself and my son won't be able to attending this year. Life has got in the way!
I had sent a message earlier Neil! Just a short note so you don't look for me.
Enjoy the trip Everyone and I'll look out for photos!

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Marc, thanks you are absolutely right, the thread is quite long and unwieldy, the moderators should do a better job at cleaning it up! ;-) Abram no worries, hopefully see you around some time with your extra horses...
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What's with the Largs weather, every time I check it's changed wind speed and direction by at least 90 degrees and evolved from scattered clouds to rain... which I'm sure means it will be no wind, sunny and 25 degrees by 9am Sat...
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What's with the Largs weather, every time I check it's changed wind speed and direction by at least 90 degrees and evolved from scattered clouds to rain...
Welcome to Scotland! Unfortunately accurately predicting weather here is hard more than about 72 hrs in advance. Sometimes its obvious - there is high pressure and everything is stable, but when fronts are moving around predicting exactly where and when that lump of air will be in 4 or 5 days time is hard. The good news is even the worst forecasts I've seen are not bad enough to put me off. A brief Gurnard and I discussion earlier this week was leaning towards camping in Loch Fyne* on Sat night, but I expect it will be tomorrow afternoon before we feel confident enough to say where. As always a final decision will depend on what we see on the day.

* potentially this might be more miles than people planned - but there is on water fuel available at Portavadie so I hope that is good news rather than a problem. Those of us with trailers are trying to delay recovery until the tide is a bit further in - so mid rather than early afternoon!

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which I'm sure means it will be no wind, sunny and 25 degrees by 9am Sat...
I could live with that! Although its Scotland so it could be that and snowing by tea time!
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I've been asked to clarify where we are planning to launch.

Its a while since I've been to Largs, so perhaps someone with recent knowledge will chip in. There are as I recall 3 options:

(i) The lifeboat slipway (towards the North of the town). It should be usable until about 0930 ish. Beware it has a drop at the end of the concrete. Obviously don't block the side that is painted with yellow box junction for the lifeboat! I don't know what parking will be like, but at the time of the morning shouldn't be too bad. You'll not be able to recover here until after 2pm on Sunday.

(ii) Public slipway just North of the marina (next to Sailing Club) - this should be fine for those of you on transom wheels I expect. It is right off a big car park so should have no problems parking. if you have a "big" trailer, its a narrow slip onto relatively soft sand, so may not be ideal; there are conflicting reports about how much of the tide it is useful for. I expect it is fine till 0900.

(iii) The marina slipway (Largs Yacht Haven) is usable at all states of tide, but of course comes with a fee.

As far as I know the Calmac slip is not permitted.
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I'm afraid I'm going go have to bail out on this trip.
I've been nursing a neck injury for some weeks.
It hasn't got any better so I'm not willing to risk making things worse by getting battered around in my Sib.
If it was guaranteed to be mirror calm and glorious sunshine I would stock up on the pain killers and tag along.
Anyhow i hope everyonr enjoys their weekend.
I look forward to seeing the pics and reading Gurnard's interpretation.
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