Ailsa Exped

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Old_Glow_In_The_Deep
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Ailsa Exped

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:02 pm

Just back-ish from our Ailsa Craig exped..... a hard beat for eight hours to get there.... but well worth it.... :D.... & only five hours return leg... :D :D

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I think we may have started something!

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Re: Ailsa Exped

Postby Telo » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:22 pm

Jings, never been in that close to the jetty. Well done! Bilge keels?

We've anchored off the jetty, but only in settled conditions; the holding didn't seem too good. Maybe next time... ;)

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Re: Ailsa Exped

Postby Telo » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:22 pm

Jings, never been in that close to the jetty. Well done! Bilge keels?

We've anchored off the jetty, but only in settled conditions; the holding didn't seem too good. Maybe next time... ;)

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Re: Ailsa Exped

Postby Arghiro » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:15 pm

I see you get an echo off the cliffs. :D

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Re: Ailsa Exped

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:47 pm

I can never say anything bad about a lad from the NW?

So I think it’s a “system mouse stammer”.... :wink:

PLUS!.... anyone who knows & likes Sir Mike Harding is a Pal by default.... :)

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Fatuous advice from the RSPB no. 1

Postby Nick » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:04 pm

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'Visitors who land are advkised to take care'


It's an HS (Haswell-Smith) that is definitely on my list. What was the 'anchorage' like?
- Nick 8)

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Re: Fatuous advice from the RSPB no. 1

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:01 pm

Nick wrote:.
'Visitors who land are advkised to take care'


It's an HS (Haswell-Smith) that is definitely on my list. What was the 'anchorage' like?


I think the bottom just off the jetty is pretty much shingle-ish like the beach, but we were on a Maxi 84 fin keel on a falling tide & we only just managed off the jetty at 0.8m reading on the echo sounder.
There are many publications and pictures of AC with some showing larger vessels on the opposite side, so it might be worth considering this, but well-fendered as it was tending to push you on.

And HS is definitely now on my Christmas list. :)


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