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by Old Troll
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: No diesel at Kerrera
Replies: 9
Views: 6858

Re: No diesel at Kerrera

Could the refusal in Tarbert be related to the paperwork, 60% - 40% et all now required by the Uk/EEC regulations. More bother than what it is worth. Anyways Tarbert Harbour should have a seperate fuel filling pump established for yachts if there is a demand for such fuels if they kept the price com...
by Old Troll
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: OK, who spilled the beans?
Replies: 9
Views: 6713

Re: OK, who spilled the beans?

Have any of you in your illustrious travels anchored inside Eileean Chalium Chille in Loch Hurista within Loch Erisort. Very sheltered in the easterly winds and also handy for Stornoway. We have never met anyone else at the location during our sailing, and wondered if it was much frequented. :oldtro...
by Old Troll
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Oban to Greenock
Replies: 12
Views: 4010

Re: Oban to Greenock

For your information we have caught the ebb tide by leaving from South of Oban at about 0700 hrs in the morning and arrived Crinan and through to the Ardrishaig Basin to exit at 1700 just as the canal closes. This has been acheived by us the last two seasons when returning to the Clyde. Speeds of up...
by Old Troll
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Rock hits boat
Replies: 10
Views: 4524

Re: Rock hits boat

I take it that the Rock was an Erratic. Its okay I am away back to the Bowmore.
by Old Troll
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Glasgow anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 4876

Re: Glasgow anyone?

The neccessity of a battle flag could become evident in certain parts of the city. :x :oldtroll:
by Old Troll
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Glasgow anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 4876

Re: Glasgow anyone?

The Pacific Quay next to the science centre ia a very large dock basin which can easily accomodate a large number of yachts including vessels of large size. To continue upriver from there is only suitable for motor boats, even then perhaps not suitable for those of high bridge deck height unless at ...
by Old Troll
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 44
Views: 15644

Re: Sad news

Very sorry indeed to hear this news.
by Old Troll
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Surge a coming . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: Surge a coming . . .

The effect of the recent high tides on Rothesay can be seen in a wee video on the "Buteman" newspaper website. :shock: :oldtroll:
by Old Troll
Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sailors and Moboists -- give and take
Replies: 7
Views: 3718

Re: Sailors and Moboists -- give and take

Welcome to the forum and just in time to awaken us from our winter habit of slowly sinking into our cups until after the New Year is over. Methinks that there is plenty of searoom for us all on the Clyde and West Coast other than perhaps the Kyles Of Bute and Sound Of Mull where I have noticed a pro...
by Old Troll
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Blow wind, come wrack
Replies: 45
Views: 14026

Re: Blow wind, come wrack

We had a good sail at the weekend with the wind force obtaining 49.7 mph on the wind guage during our passage from Ardrossan to Inchmarnock Island prior to going into the Kyles and then overnight in Rothesay. I was onboard Westbound Adventurer for the last wee sail of the season before being lifted ...
by Old Troll
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: So where are we all lifting out this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 10954

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Back up the River Clyde as usual for the Old Troll to the Dalmarnock bridge to winter onshore and under cover within our bespoke dockyard at Rutherglen. We have access to electricity,water and a workshop all for a very modest annual membership plus 30 hours club work from each member. The downside i...
by Old Troll
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Electric fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 5282

Re: Electric fishing

Yes. Gott Bay, nice sandy bottom in shallow water and the tides being among the lowest of the year with the big springs would indeed suggest razor fish. The sorry thing to say is that these people have fished out the razor fish beds inshore indeed have exterminated the creatures in more sheltered wa...
by Old Troll
Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New marina for Mallaig
Replies: 18
Views: 10848

Re: New marina for Mallaig

We enjoyed our visit to Mallaig last week. The "new" marina of good quality and large spacious pontoons was excellent and a good stopover. The harbour was quiet with only a small number of fishing boats in comparison with its hey day and we never heard them leave in the early hours. As pre...
by Old Troll
Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Establishing Of New Buoy-Portavadie
Replies: 0
Views: 3399

Establishing Of New Buoy-Portavadie

In Position Lat 55degrees 52'.65 North and Long 005 degrees 19'.10 West.

Characteristics:- Red Can. Flashing Quick Red (F.Q.R.) Range: 1 Mile.
Mariner are advised that as of today a permanent new buoy has been established on the approaches to Portavadie.
by Old Troll
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A wee question
Replies: 7
Views: 3467

Re: A wee question

And no signs of getting any warmer in the cauld east wind. The ice bergs are still with us in the upper reaches of the Clyde. :nod: :oldtroll:

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