Cuan Transit Poll

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How many times a year do you transit Cuan Sound?

Poll ended at Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:16 pm

Never
9
26%
1-2 times a year
10
29%
3-5 times per year
8
24%
5-10 times per year
1
3%
More than 10 times per year
6
18%
 
Total votes: 34

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Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Nick » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:16 pm

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The RYA are trying to estimate the number of yacht transits of Cuan Sound per year. I thought we could perhaps conduct our own poll on here.

For purposes of the poll a transit is any single passage through the sound in either direction.
- Nick 8)

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Rowana » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:28 pm

I have to admit being one of the two who voted "never". This is not because I have any aversion to the transit of Cuan sound, but it's just a wee bit far from Peterheid for me to use it on anything like a regular basis.

Now, if I ever come to the west, I would most likely pass through if only to see what all the fuss is about. Perhaps there should be a category "Once every 10 years", in which case I might just come over for the hell of it !
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Arghiro » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:28 am

:D I'm another "never" as I am a few days sailing away & SWMBO doesn't do passages if she can help it! My 30 year old son has a painting he did for his A-levels from a photo we took in the mid 80's when he was a wee lad. He was well impressed with the yachts bouncing up & down thro the overfalls.

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby little boy blue » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:30 am

the two replies above may indicate that the inclusion of a simple " never " category may skew the outcome of the poll. there must be millions more people who could answer " never " than all the other questions put together.
it would perhaps be better if the category was read as and answered on the basis that -
" i sail in the area BUT never use the sound ".
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Rowana » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:20 am

little boy blue wrote:the two replies above may indicate that the inclusion of a simple " never " category may skew the outcome of the poll. there must be millions more people who could answer " never " than all the other questions put together.
it would perhaps be better if the category was read as and answered on the basis that -
" i sail in the area BUT never use the sound ".
hth :umbrella:


You're quite correct, but nosey bu99ers like me have to put something in before we can see the results. Perhaps we need a category for - "I never use it as I'm too far away, but I want to see the result"
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Alcyone » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:55 am

Well, I didn't vote as, even though I've been through there a couple of times, as a visitor, rather than a local, it doesn't seem fair.

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:27 pm

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The poll is designed to help get a rough idea how many transits of Cuan by yachts there are in a year. Voting 'never' doesn't skew the result in any way and gives people who don't use Cuan a chance to see the result of the poll. Obviously there should only be one vote per boat . . . I can let you know now that there is one vote too many for the 10+ category because the 1st mate of Fairwinds voted as well as me, so there are only two boats so far showing 10+ transits in a season.
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby aquaplane » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:46 pm

I just realised that I don't get out much. My one and only trip through Cuan was last year and I've only been through Pladda 4 times.

I didn't vote.
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby sahona » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:02 pm

First time we 'did the Cuan' was before I knew about tidal gates. (must've come out through Crinan)
You've already guessed - we were the only ones going out!
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby ash » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:32 pm

Rowana wrote:but nosey bu99ers like me have to put something in before we can see the results.

Unlike some other Fora, I find that that I can see the results of this poll without having to vote first.

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Rowana » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:34 pm

ash wrote:
Rowana wrote:but nosey bu99ers like me have to put something in before we can see the results.

Unlike some other Fora, I find that that I can see the results of this poll without having to vote first.

Ash


Strange !

I can't see the results unless I vote. I wonder why :?: :?:
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Falkirkdan » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:14 am

I have passed it quite a few times but never been through. I have even stood on the shore watching boats go through.

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Aja » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:07 pm

I've only been through twice. Once each way and about twenty years apart. Never did like the sensation!

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Bodach na mara » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:19 pm

I am another occasional user. I do not get through from the Clyde every year but I usually go through Cuan in one direction or the other on the years when I am out there. As that has not been for over two years now I felt I had to vote "never" but should really be counted as someone who would object to the closure of the passage.
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby little boy blue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:51 pm

well - about 110 transits per annum so far, and almost a third of voters never use the sound.
i wonder what that tells us :?


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