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Postby claymore » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:44 am

Wandered through Easdale Sound yesterday returning to Kilmelford and saw a boat in the harbour on Seil - think it was a blue Fisher 30 something.
Is that a viable mooring spot or are you best anchoring in the Sound itself.
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Postby Aja » Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:17 am

Number of years since I last went through the sound. What is the depth like now?

We last anchored just off the pier and enjoyed coffee ashore.

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Postby claymore » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:39 pm

We got down to 4.4m about 1hr after HW (Oban)
We had breakfast once tied to the pier - I seem to think that if anchored it would be worth having a peep around as the tide turned- not sure that the CCC sailing directions say whats on the bottom.
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Postby Silkie » Mon Jul 03, 2006 1:08 pm

Bottom is mostly slate I believe. Some advice from our webmaster here. We anchored west of the slate wharf in a flat calm last year but were advised to use the mooring for an overnight stay and were glad we did when the wind picked up from the NW.
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Fischer on mooring near Seil SOund

Postby Nick » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:24 pm

It's a mooring - dropping the hook would be a bit pointless as I believe it's over 30m deep there - it's a flooded quarry. Also, I have been told it can be a bit gnarly getting in and out as they left a sticky-up bit when they dynamited the entrance.

Sound is filling up with moorings, but anchoring temporarily is OK - loose slate on the bottom, so not much good in a blow. MOre of a lunch stop than a cosy overnighter.

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Postby claymore » Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:18 pm

The guy definately said you'd drunk all the guests beer and as I'm a guest and you are a local - you've drunk my beer.
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