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Old 08 July 2012, 22:42   #1
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Slipways on Arran


Towing the RIB over to Arran for a week's holiday at the end of July.

Planning on mainly using the slipway at Lamlash (may also use Brodick), but I was wondering if there is a slipway I can use up the North end of the island, is it possible to use the Lochranza ferry slipway?


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Old 09 July 2012, 06:57   #2
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In relation to all things 'Arran' you would be PMing The Grocer

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Old 09 July 2012, 09:29   #3
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If you are staying at Lamlash there is an argument that says (Assuming yo uare not holidaying solo) speak to the rest of your team and meet them at Lamlash pier - the cost of taking a rib over on the ferry (you have just increased your deck usage by about 110%) why not thow it in at Ardrossan or Largs marina and motor it across while your other party members take the car? Unless yolur O/B is particularly thirsty it is (certainly was) cheaper to burn the fuel.

If you are staying at Lamlash you would be 100 times quicker motoring round to Lochranza - it's an hour top to bottom of the island by car, regardless whether you go via east or west roads. Then add trailer......

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