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Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:51 am
by cpedw
Apparently, even though the Crown Estate organsied a tidy-up a couple of years ago, there's still a bit of rogue chain waiting to catch you in the Otter's Pool. See WHAM news http://www.whamassoc.org.uk/html/news.html

Derek

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:29 am
by aquaplane
Yep, that was Ivor a bloke I know who keeps his boat in Tarbert.

I did make me wonder about using a tripping line but we stay way from that area and park in the shallow end.

We were in there on our own last Tuesday night, first time ever.

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:49 pm
by mm5aho
Getting snagged on something can be a real big problem.
We anchored off Carrick castle last year (ignorant of their visitor moorings), and managed to not only drag a little when it blew up hard, but snagged some almighty trash on the bottom there.
It was quite an effort to raise it all, and wind it all about our anchor chain, unthread it etc, and then dump that lot back from someone else to find, and get freed ourselves with anchor and chain undamaged. Took perhaps an hour.
Took about half an hour to clean the deck of all the mussels we'd "harvested" in the process.

In Puilldobhrain I'm not sure the mussels would be edible? Its a busy place and those little critturs must get fed very well by Messrs Jabsco and Co.

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:36 pm
by voyager35
we were in Puilladob Monday night and didn't realise that the other boat(a nice little motor sailer )had a problem until a Rib with four divers turned up on Tuesday morning just as we were leaving
they only seemed to take a few minutes to release the anchor
the yacht was anchored just south of the island in the widest part of the pool

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:26 pm
by Silkie
This can surely only have been abandoned there since the end of last season?

Why wouldn't you get the divers to recover or at least buoy it while they were there?

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:29 pm
by aquaplane
The nice little motor sailer is an LM27.

He had a Centaur but swapped it last year ( or maybe the year before) after a wet and windy trip round Ardlamont.

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:35 pm
by cpedw
Silkie wrote:This can surely only have been abandoned there since the end of last season?

That could be - maybe Crown Estate made a good job but someone's been back to mess it up for them.

Silkie wrote:Why wouldn't you get the divers to recover or at least buoy it while they were there?

I know that when we recently got tangled up with an abandoned creel and rope (no floaty bit) in Lochaline, the relief after a half hour fight to get free was such that we just went. Only later it occurred that it would have been community-spirited to lift the lot and dispose of it thoughtfully. Apologies to whoever catches it next. If it's me, I'll do the decent thing next time...

Derek

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:37 am
by claymore
Shame on You
Get yersel back an get snagged up asap :lol:

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:35 pm
by Silkie
I see that the position given on the WHAM page is wrong and actually lies outside the anchorage.

The abandoned chain noted earlier has not yet been 'rediscovered' despite a brief search by NW Marine. It has resunk in the primeval ooze! More information from the diver who freed the yacht caught on it is awaited but note this was a shoal draft vessel and the position 56° 19.85’N/005° 35.185’ close to the wall and well inshore should continue to be avoided. As soon as more info is to hand NW Marine will remove the offending object.

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:05 pm
by cpedw
Silkie wrote:I see that the position given on the WHAM page is wrong and actually lies outside the anchorage.

Some people pay too much attention. The latitude currently given by WHAM is different from what was previously quoted. It used to be 56° 19.48N which is in the otter pond. I will check what's correct and try to sort it out.

Derek

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:56 am
by Silkie
Even that is quite a bit north of the feature I thought meant by "the wall" at 56°19'23.65"N 5°35'13.54"W

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:24 am
by aquaplane
Ivor said it was "about 150 metres SW of the island on the left as you get into the pool".

If the distance was guessed right it would put him half way between the wall and the island.

I'll stick to the shallow end.

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:21 pm
by cpedw
aquaplane wrote:Ivor said it was "about 150 metres SW of the island on the left as you get into the pool".


That is I think consistent with the original WHAM quoted position (now restored on their website) of 56° 19.48’N/005° 35.185’. It's not especially close to the wall but it's in the general vicinity.

Who's Ivor? Is he a more authoritative source than WHAM?

Derek

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:12 pm
by aquaplane
Ivor is a mate of mine. He keeps his boat in Tarbert, it was him who got stuck.

Sat outside the TnT with him having a cold drink with him one afternoon in June, a bloke came and offered to do some laundry for Ivor, it turns out the bloke is a local diver who was the one who retieved his anchor. Nick probably knows the bloke.

Re: Small problem in Puilladob - you know where I mean.

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:28 pm
by sahona
We were there yesterday, and noted there was a mooring installed with what I think was a nic on it. Is this the start of the ruination of yet another anchorage?