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Re: Heading west

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Nick wrote:.
The bay is a bit congested for anchoring, but if it is reasonable weather you can anchor up at the top of Seil Sound just before it narrows into Clachan Sound in 6-8 metres. Exposed SE to SW, otherwise OK.

Nearer the pub - you can take the dinghy up.


Nick, is there any visitors moorings in the bay?
I guess not or someone would have said.
Then again there will possibly be 5 boats now, so no chance of 5 moorings.
I guess it will have to be Puilladobhrain.
Thanks C_W

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Re: Heading west

Postby Nick » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:16 pm

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The boatyard usually has a few moorings free - I think it is still £10 a night, and they used to give the first night free.

Mike and Morag McSweeney. Tel. 01852 300557
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Re: Heading west

Postby sahona » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:22 pm

OOdles of yellow mooring buoys in 2008. £10 pn.
Don't get into the locals car even if they offer sweeties, you get pished.
Don't even think about going under the bridge, I've done it in a mobo. not for keelies (Glasga or otherwise) certainly not for masties...
Don't want to seem negative, it's a good bay with a good shop within walking distance.
http://trooncruisingclub.org/ 20' - 30' Berths available, Clyde.
Cruising, racing, maintenance facilities. Go take a look, you know you want to.

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Re: Heading west

Postby Silkie » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:43 pm

You're better off anchoring in PD since the pub is closer than it is from Balvicar Bay.
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Re: Heading west

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:11 pm

Silkie wrote:You're better off anchoring in PD since the pub is closer than it is from Balvicar Bay.


Thanks Dave, but we were hoping to stay on the inside for the first night, as realistically we wont get to Tober the first day and want to put off going out until heading across.
Thanks Nick for the Ph No.
Agree about going under the bridge Bill, my madness doesent stretch quite that far, and I dont fancy removing either mast or keel, besides I wouldent to leave Nick stranded out there :lol:
Thanks every one again, btw how many pints is that I owe you Nick down at the TaT?

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Re: Heading west

Postby sam » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:13 pm

Promted by this tread, I bought The Scottish Islands by H Haswell-Smith from Amazon, arrived this morning. What a first class book, only just managed to put it down to come to the computer to post this. The cost, the incredibly low price of £13.50 for this fine book. :D :)

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Re: Heading west

Postby Silkie » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:57 pm

Hope you clicked through from the link at the top of this page. :)
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Re: Heading west

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:14 am

sam wrote:Promted by this tread, I bought The Scottish Islands by H Haswell-Smith from Amazon, arrived this morning. What a first class book, only just managed to put it down to come to the computer to post this. The cost, the incredibly low price of £13.50 for this fine book. :D :)


Yes me too, as I am now the proud owner of this excellent hardback and at the same price as yours, thanks to the advice from some of the forum readers.
I have also now got myself a folio set for the west coast, SC5611, to add to my Clyde set, which I think are really handy for boats with smaller cockpits like mine, and much easier to use for short passage planning and navigation.

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Re: Heading west

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:17 am

Silkie wrote:Hope you clicked through from the link at the top of this page. :)


Can you run me through this Dave?
Thanks, C_W

While on here, say we were to anchor/moor in or around Balvicar bay or Seil sound, would it be possible to motor up to the TnT in our dinghies, (all inflatables,)?

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Re: Heading west

Postby Silkie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:47 am

CW,

If you click through to Amazon from any of the links on any of the BM pages (like the one at the top of this page labelled amazon.co.uk) the site will earn a few pence commission from whatever you buy. This does not affect the price you pay and helps to defray Nick's costs in providing this forum.
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Re: Heading west

Postby cpedw » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:05 am

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:While on here, say we were to anchor/moor in or around Balvicar bay or Seil sound, would it be possible to motor up to the TnT in our dinghies, (all inflatables,)?


I think you can get an inflatable to the TnT at any state of the tide and it's only a bit of a scramble from the water's edge to the pub. In round numbers it's about a mile from Balvicar Bay . The quality of the return trip will depend a bit on how much you enjoyed the TnT's fare.
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Re: Heading west

Postby claymore » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:26 pm

The perfect combination for any boat going through the Crinan is 3
The skipper needs to be on shore doing all the work with the lines and opening and closing all the gates.
One crew member needs to glue themselves to the steering device - wheel or tiller and develop a set of white knuckles to communicate to the others that this job is not about to be relinquished.
The other just needs to stand there, they need a fat arse and it always needs to be in the way. They should regard each and every lock as if it were the first they had ever encountered and never develop skill, competence or intelligence.
They then need to wrestle the steering device from Crew 1 once in the bottom basin prior to the sealock.
They must then pay no attention to what is going on and T-bone as briskly as possible the biggest motorboat in the area.
It helps if the 2nd crew can be called Parahandy....
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Re: Heading west

Postby claymore » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:33 pm

http://www.yotblog.com/index.php?u=Claymore

My definitive tidal gate table is excellent and indicates the absolute first moment when one can get through Dorus Mor et al
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Re: Tidal gates

Postby ljs » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:09 pm

As an aside, when I was young and holidaying in Scotland, there were lots of notices saying, 'SHEEP SHUT THE GATE.'
I never saw a sheep shut the gate once. Is it the same with tidal gates?

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Re: Heading west

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:04 pm

Silkie wrote:CW,

If you click through to Amazon from any of the links on any of the BM pages (like the one at the top of this page labelled amazon.co.uk) the site will earn a few pence commission from whatever you buy. This does not affect the price you pay and helps to defray Nick's costs in providing this forum.


Thanks for that Dave, will remember it for the next time.
C_W


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