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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby Nick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:59 pm

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So we are heading up the Sound of Mull once more?

If not Mallaig then Muck or Loch Moidart? Or if Mallaig then why not the Old Forge?

Or if the weather is not good for Ardnamurchan then up Sunart? There's pontoons at Salen now . . .
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby claymore » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:17 pm

Try and keep up webbler
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby Nick » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:31 pm

claymore wrote:Try and keep up webbler


With all due respect Director, given a zephyr of a breeze we don't usually have a problem keeping up with your auld tub.

In view of the new plan we will intercept the fleet on Friday, which gives us an extra day to get Fairwinds ready for the water. Sadly this means we will not be rendezvousing at Ardfern with sleeping bags for the sub-tropical contingent, so perhaps someone else can provide the snugglies for Matt and partner?
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby claymore » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:49 am

And you cannot do this on Thursday, by car?
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby Nick » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:10 am

claymore wrote:And you cannot do this on Thursday, by car?


If no-one else is able to help then Of course I could. I just thought that someone else - perhaps the skipper of the vessel providing the accommodation - might be able to help and save us a trip, but if we are the only people who posess or are willing to lend sleeping bags then so be it.
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby DaveS » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:16 am

wully wrote:You can do Mallaig to Ardfern in one day. ( well, we did on our last boatie what was a wee bittie bigger with a 34 Ft LWL))


Checking back in the log I see that in 2005 we did 89nm from Puildobhraoin to Wizard Pool, South Uist in 14h 45m, but that was with a very favourable wind and with a real incentive to get across the Minch pdq (a severe gale approaching later). I wouldn't normally be planning a day passage of that length! I'm not sure what Avilion's waterline length is: LOA is 30ft so LWL maybe 27 or 28ft?
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby DaveS » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:30 am

Nick wrote:
claymore wrote:And you cannot do this on Thursday, by car?


If no-one else is able to help then Of course I could. I just thought that someone else - perhaps the skipper of the vessel providing the accommodation - might be able to help and save us a trip, but if we are the only people who posess or are willing to lend sleeping bags then so be it.


I might be able to help here, since at the moment I will be crew less on the Thursday so I could come up via Oban and call at Balvicar around 1200ish to pick up sleeping bags. My plan had been to walk over the hill from Craobh to the planning meeting / p!ss up and a largish rucksack could easily accommodate a couple of sleeping bags if not too big / heavy. Alternatively a preliminary visit to Ardfern by car is not adding too many miles in the great scheme of things. Claymore: when do you plan to arrive at Ardfern?
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby claymore » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:37 am

I shall consult with my crew and respond.
Not sure about having the Websters sleeping bags on ma fine shup. He does have some rather unpleasant habits and sleeping in one, there is a chance of the grumpy gene being transferred
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby tcm » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Planewise, i am due at Glasgie/ow at 1pm Monday...

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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby tcm » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:44 pm

Planewise, i am due at Glasgie/ow at 1pm Monday...

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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby DaveS » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:49 pm

tcm wrote:Planewise, i am due at Glasgie/ow at 1pm Monday...


Er, Monday 29 April (early) or 6 May (late)?
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Re: Centre of gravitas

Postby Nick » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:48 pm

DaveS wrote:
I might be able to help here, since at the moment I will be crew less on the Thursday so I could come up via Oban and call at Balvicar around 1200ish to pick up sleeping bags. My plan had been to walk over the hill from Craobh to the planning meeting / p!ss up and a largish rucksack could easily accommodate a couple of sleeping bags if not too big / heavy. Alternatively a preliminary visit to Ardfern by car is not adding too many miles in the great scheme of things. Claymore: when do you plan to arrive at Ardfern?


That would be most helpful Dave if you can be bothered to make a wee detour.

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