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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sahona
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby sahona » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:46 pm

The mention of mermaids and thinking Cuan in a kind of roundabout way, it struck me that 'Lorelei' might be a good name for a boat that had a habit of sitting on rocks.
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Double_Ender » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:47 pm

I think all local clubs especially should do everythig possible to ensure the proposal to put a low bridge or causeway accross the Sound never gets off the ground.

Happy Transits for 2010
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LEAF slates causeway plan

Postby Nick » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:06 pm

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Local lobbying group LEAF (Lorn Environmental Action Forum) have come out firmly against the idea of a solid causeway across Cuan as the worst of all possible options. There is an excellent article HERE which includes a report of the meeting on the 17th Feb in Oban.

(And for those of you interested in goings on in Argyll I cannot recommend ForArgyll.com too highly - a very informative site that would seem to be cast in the mould of the West Highland Free Press)
- Nick 8)

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby ash » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:01 pm

He He, can I revive an old thread cos I've now been through Cuan. I shouldn't be too cocky as I have still to get back.

The revival of an old thread might annoy Nigelm if he looks in here.

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Silkie » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:42 pm

Just don't cut the corner going back. One of our senior members could probably give you more detailed advice.
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby ash » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:45 pm

Silkie wrote:Just don't cut the corner going back. One of our senior members could probably give you more detailed advice.
:goatd

Are Antares really going to call it Cl**m*r*s Rock?

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Aja » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:51 pm

I've been through both ways. To the north of the Rock and also to the south - just for interests sake, you understand :nod:
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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby wully » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:30 pm

ash wrote:
Silkie wrote:Just don't cut the corner going back. One of our senior members could probably give you more detailed advice.
:goatd

Are Antares really going to call it Cl**m*r*s Rock?

:roll:

Ash


There are many,many more that have experience of that wee Rock....

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Double_Ender » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:56 pm

We transit the Cuan about 10 times each year but if there are strong winds SW round to SE the anchorage right down in the elbow near the passage through to Ardinamir is excellent and not difficult to enter especially if you have Antares Charts.

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby ParaHandy » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:37 pm

I've sailed with someone who's had afternoon tea sitting on the rock? Does that count?

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Re: Cuan Transit Poll

Postby Shuggy » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:56 pm

Double_Ender wrote:We transit the Cuan about 10 times each year but if there are strong winds SW round to SE the anchorage right down in the elbow near the passage through to Ardinamir is excellent and not difficult to enter especially if you have Antares Charts.


Yes - but just watch out when you're anchoring. Last year we anchored there (which we'd done a few times before) and picked up something nasty on the bottom. When we eventually got the anchor up, having tripped the windlass a few times, we found a string of abandoned pots on the tip of the Rocna. The only thing I could do was to attack the nylon line with a bread knife as we couldn't get the up any further. They're just east of the channel to Ardinamir.
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