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by stevepick
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Oban pontoons
Replies: 8
Views: 3579

Dave I am slightly more optimistic than Nick. The community company website is here . They are trying to model it on the Tobermory setup, which ( whatever sailors think) has been very succesful for the town of Tobermory in getting people to visit by sea. Its not just yachts, the small liners that sa...
by stevepick
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Craobh Haven Petrol.
Replies: 10
Views: 4156

Re: Craobh Haven Petrol.

aquaplane wrote:Help!

is there any petrol near?

Same for Dunstaffnage?


Dunstaffnage doesn't have petrol, but there is an Esso garage about a mile from the marina towards Oban.

Steve
by stevepick
Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: The Weatherman
Topic: Weekend Weather Forecast 3/4/08
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Excellent stuff

Thanks Simon,


This forecast is always a welcome point in the week. I also like the idea of F 8) - especially in scotland! Greamlins in the Greamlins! 8)
by stevepick
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Food, Glourious Food
Replies: 19
Views: 6419

Re: Food, Glourious Food

I'm thinking of things that can be concocted in 2 pans at the most, and possibly also using the grill. I like to cook stuff up from fresh(ish) ingredients, at the end of a days sailing I think something good really finishes the day of. So firstly fry some good sauasage in your pan, I use the slight...
by stevepick
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Are you a Northern sailor, or a Southern one?
Replies: 22
Views: 7110

I was lucky growing up in aberdeenshire Discuss... erm , well , yes :lol:. I was at school there 76 - 84. The skii/ice climbing seasons were always long. The hills were an hours bus ride away, and thanks to an enthusiastic teacher I got into sailing at stonehaven. I was a kid, it seemed great at th...
by stevepick
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Are you a Northern sailor, or a Southern one?
Replies: 22
Views: 7110

Its an interesting question, and post, although I would dispute the word "bleak" in Purves' quote. :D I was lucky growing up in aberdeenshire I came to sailing, mountaineering and skiing young, and weather has never really factored in outdoor decisions for me , other than how many layers t...
by stevepick
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Tough Decision
Replies: 14
Views: 4119

Tobermory race disaster

Thats very sad you will not get the use of your boat this year. Does it mean the Tobermory race will not finish? I have been on a couple that seemed like they were never going to finish, I remember anchoring in the bay near midnight one time Not having a finish to the race may add some extra spice, ...
by stevepick
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Sottish placenames in songs
Replies: 57
Views: 13284

tut ,tut

What about the real ones?

Kilmarnock blues
Sunshine on leith
by stevepick
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Well I never
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Well I never

Argyll has a longer coastline then France. These figures always surprise me, but they shouldn't. I guess Mull, Skye , Lewis etc all have coastlines longer than the south coast of england ( IIRC Mull's coast is 400 miles long), yet I still wonder where all the boats are, why the anchorages are empty...
by stevepick
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: yot charter for CC08
Replies: 18
Views: 6583

Rowana wrote:I heard somewhere that Alba had either changed hands recently, or is up for sale.

Any truth in this ??


No indication of this last time I was in the "shop" ( 2 saturdays ago) - certainly not changed hands.
by stevepick
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Calendar for October
Replies: 4
Views: 2356

Thanks Nick, I know you don't get feedback on this , but I really like the calendar, and it is appreciated. Is it the sound of seil?

Steve
by stevepick
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Basically Boaty
Topic: Oh Really?
Replies: 9
Views: 5741

Donald , I saw this too, not quite as cynical as you ( possibly cos I am based in dunstaffnage, and not the clyde!), but several points came to mind: 1. They surely can't intend to do a "tobermory" and plant 10 berth fingers in half a dozen sites around the clyde? That would cost too much ...
by stevepick
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: New hazard in Oban Bay
Replies: 14
Views: 7304

Derek Your pics are fine. Thanks for the warning about boats - flying or otherwise. Its not like I have enough to look out for whenever I sail up the SOK! Still it looks impresive, and might be good for crew transfers! I think if you hit CTRL and the "reload" button on your browser that mi...
by stevepick
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Season off to a good start, mostly
Replies: 5
Views: 3953

Loch Creran

Hi Thought I would chip in here - I saw this too, its mentioned in the new pilots (CCC I think) and also I think on the new leisure folios ( I need to check these edit - nope I remembered wrong ) The details are at http://www.clyde.org/www2/dir_Kintyre.pdf page 3 of the pilot updates. Its not quite ...

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