Doirlinn Tobermory update

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cpedw
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Doirlinn Tobermory update

Postby cpedw » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:49 pm

I have been reliably informed that the two marks that showed the shortcut into Tobermory have been replaced. Unfortunately the concrete bases that some of us used as an impromptu tide depth gauge are no more, but that's a small price to pay for the new poles. It's possible that some paint may be added to serve that function.

I have also been told that, although the sides of the channel are decidedly rocky, the bottom is soft sand so if you're early there shouldn't be any harm. If you're late (or the tide is early) it may not be so benign.

Derek

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Re: Doirlinn Tobermory update

Postby wully » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:31 pm

I've never managed to work up the courage to go through there... :roll:

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Re: Doirlinn Tobermory update

Postby cpedw » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:52 pm

wully wrote:I've never managed to work up the courage to go through there... :roll:

I've found Antares charts give a great boost to the bravado level.

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Re: Doirlinn Tobermory update

Postby aquaplane » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:59 pm

I never gave it a second thought with the Centaur (3' draught) but I'll have to pay more attention in Seminole (5' 4" draught).

We usually got there towards high tide, having caught the flood up the Sound of Mull.

Or left through there at about high tide, to catch the ebb down the Sound of Mull.
Seminole.
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Re: Doirlinn Tobermory update

Postby wully » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:08 pm

cpedw wrote:I've found Antares charts give a great boost to the bravado level.


I've found Antares charts to be great in general !

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Re: Doirlinn Tobermory update

Postby claymore » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:05 pm

aquaplane wrote:I never gave it a second thought with the Centaur (3' draught) but I'll have to pay more attention in Seminole (5' 4" draught).

We usually got there towards high tide, having caught the flood up the Sound of Mull.

Or left through there at about high tide, to catch the ebb down the Sound of Mull.


You can always jump off and walk in front, Robertio :mrgreen:
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