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by cpedw
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Oban Bay harbour authority

Gardenshed wrote:did anyone else who completed the questionnaire, get an email from the Oban Bay Harbour manager?

Yes, I got an invitation to give them a call to discuss things further. I'll see what transpires at Wednesday's meeting before I take up the offer.

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Public Meeting about Oban Bay harbour authority

Wed 18 Jul 6.00pm. Corran Halls, Oban Esplanade.

Oban Bay Management Group (another disguise of CalMac/CMAL) has organised a public (it was originally meant to be for local businesses only) meeting to discuss their plans for Oban Bay harbour authority.

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Oban Bay harbour authority

The RYA speaks: The link below is to an important survey by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding management of Oban Bay. CMAL, one of the partners of the Oban Bay Management Group, are proposing a Harbour Revision Order which would give them control over the whole of Oban Bay and its appr...
by cpedw
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Bay harbour authority
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Oban Bay harbour authority

CMAL (the corporation that owns CalMac) is looking to establish a harbour authority in Oban Bay. This is because of the heavy traffic in the bay. But many think that having CalMac running things is a bad idea; they want to keep the ferries running but aren't worried about any other users. They are c...
by cpedw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van

It's time to return to Nicola's embrace.
by cpedw
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Tobermory Fish and Chip Van

Cafe Fish on the Calmac pier is the place for a well heeled bus pass holder such as yourself.
by cpedw
Fri May 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: South and West this time
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: South and West this time

We went clockwise in June/July 2011. The east coast was dull with fairly rough weather. The rest was a gas, apart from 5 days stormbound in Fenit. Excellent shelter but not much by way of shoreside diversions. We rushed the last part somewhat. We intend to return to NW Ireland soon, though not this ...
by cpedw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: A Lesson for Nick
Replies: 0
Views: 556

A Lesson for Nick

I just passed an entertaining couple of hours trying to buy tickets on the Caledonian Sleeper.

I challenge all to give it a go. We had to resort to the telephone help line, which was exactly what it says on the tin.

If only Nick designed websites like that ... :wink:

Derek
by cpedw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New buoys for Oban Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: New buoys for Oban Bay

I thought they had changed the lateral marks to cardinal ones to avoid confusing the occasional visitor who doesn't understand the direction of buoyage in Oban, so this might be a retrograde step. They did indeed round the Ferry Rocks in the SOund of Kerrera. That helped to make things clearer ther...
by cpedw
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New buoys for Oban Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 827

New buoys for Oban Bay

This Notice announces Seasonal Port & Stbd buoys (one of each) in the North Channel. They are also shown on the Code of Practice where the chartlet illustrates the locations. Both these documents show them as unlit but an evening in Eeusk was slightly disturbed by feeble flashing lights from th...
by cpedw
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved

I knew a man who worked on her for a short period and he told a story about launching the buoys and their mooring gear. The buoy would be placed in the water and the anchor hung over the side with all the chain laid on the deck. The anchor would be released and as it and the chain accelerated, the ...
by cpedw
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Edinburgh's hotel bed shortage solved

According to YBW, the NLB's Fingal will soon be a hotel with character (and cost I expect) in Leith. There's a very strange photo accompanying the news item on the PBO page. It seems to show a semi-submerged boat. http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/03/PA-2...
by cpedw
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Oban Pontoons
Replies: 6
Views: 3477

Re: Oban Pontoons

So, is the transit pontoon still there or is it on the road after last nights breeze? 5 months on and the pontoons are still there. The lifeboat has been using the breakwater pontoon all winter as the lifeboat berth is undergoing reconstruction. I did expect that at least the inside pontoonery woul...
by cpedw
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Radio Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

Re: Radio Review

I got one like this from Tesco (not exactly the same) a few years ago. It's simple, it works, it's cheap, VHF, MW and LW. No DAB :thumbsup: :D .

Derek
by cpedw
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Gael Force own brand anti fouling paint

Prior to Geoff's bulk purchase, I used it for several years. Not being a super fast wave skimming sort, I found it was thoroughly satisfactory and, prior to Geoff's any-colour-you-like-as-long-as-it's-blue scheme, more economical than anything else I could find.

Derek

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