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by sam
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Leaving the boat near Mallaig
Replies: 8
Views: 4304

Re: Leaving the boat near Mallaig

Arisaig doesn't actually have any visitor moorings, all the moorings are permanent berths. When you visit you are given a berth of someone who they know won't be coming back that night. But still worth a phone call. Another option could be Skye Yachts at Armadale, they'll do you a deal and are right...
by sam
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Campbeltown
Replies: 18
Views: 14727

Re: Campbeltown

Telo wrote:
sam wrote:
Telo wrote: Just a shame about the name though......


MacDonald I presume! :)


I could not possibly comment......

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Oh I do! :)
by sam
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New places visited this season.....
Replies: 16
Views: 15884

Re: New places visited this season.....

I like Loch Mariveg, quite quick to get into and then lots of options where to anchor.

Were you rafted up in Rona on Thursday night to two other boats, if so I was the boat anchored behind the island.
by sam
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Campbeltown
Replies: 18
Views: 14727

Re: Campbeltown

Telo wrote: Just a shame about the name though......


MacDonald I presume! :)
by sam
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Berthing west coast June?
Replies: 18
Views: 6657

Re: Berthing west coast June?

The visitor moorings at Lochcarron, Broadford, Plockton and Arisaig all do weekly rates, but perhaps this is too far north?
by sam
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Caledonian Canal - transit time?
Replies: 12
Views: 7018

Re: Caledonian Canal - transit time?

The last two posts is the Caledonian Canal at it's best ! :)
by sam
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Canna questions........
Replies: 8
Views: 4198

Re: Canna questions........

There's ten moorings in a horseshoe shape around the outside of the anchorage. They didn't have pick ups last year. Should they all be taken, there's still plenty of room to anchor, last time I was in, they were 20 other boats, 10 on moorings and 11 anchored.
by sam
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: For the older sailors amongst us...
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Re: For the older sailors amongst us...

Love it!
by sam
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Top three (or more) anchorages
Replies: 58
Views: 42680

Re: Top three (or more) anchorages

Yes, excellent shelter in Loch Scadabay. Depth is the problem. There is limited swinging room. At the deepest place to drop anchor I was swinging into depths of 1.4 metres. Was the swinging room limited due to depth or moorings? The pilot book says that the mud is soft and that a keel would sink in...
by sam
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Top three (or more) anchorages
Replies: 58
Views: 42680

Re: Top three (or more) anchorages

Yes, excellent shelter in Loch Scadabay. Depth is the problem. There is limited swinging room. At the deepest place to drop anchor I was swinging into depths of 1.4 metres. Was the swinging room limited due to depth or moorings? The pilot book says that the mud is soft and that a keel would sink in...
by sam
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Top three (or more) anchorages
Replies: 58
Views: 42680

Re: Top three (or more) anchorages

Limiting myself to places I visited in 2014 I offer; Loch Scadabay, Harris for the excitement of entering in SE5 Tanera More, Summer Isles for the perfect shelter from a prolonged gale Village Bay, St Kilda for the pleasure of arriving just before a perfect sun rise and leaving before the islands w...
by sam
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Water supply in Arinagour
Replies: 11
Views: 5192

Re: Water supply in Arinagour

Someone tried to charge me £5 for water this summer in Plockton. When I told him I'd changed my mind because of the charge, he said he was very disappointed with my attitude!
by sam
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Top three (or more) anchorages
Replies: 58
Views: 42680

Re: Top three (or more) anchorages

Oh so difficult, so I'm going for four

Loch Mariveg
Scavaig
Rodel
Canna
by sam
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Glenuig moorings
Replies: 7
Views: 4727

Re: Glenuig moorings

Thanks for the warning, it does look bad in the photos and a boat could quite easily just go directly from one mooring to the next. On Antares charts, it's quite obvious, but would you think of using these charts when going into Glenuig?
by sam
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: VIC 32 a bit of a thug?
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: VIC 32 a bit of a thug?

I once came across the VIC 32 in the Caledonian Canal in the Muirton basin, we were both going to be heading in the same direction, and I was advised by canal staff to keep well clear!

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