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Centre of gravitas

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:54 pm
by Silkie
Where will the Thursday night passage-planning/p*ss-up be held this year?

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:14 am
by Nick
Silkie wrote:Where will the Thursday night passage-planning/p*ss-up be held this year?


I have been asked to deliver sleeping bags to Ardfern . . . .

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:05 am
by tcm
ardfern, then?

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:35 am
by claymore
Sounds like a plan

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:47 pm
by Mme Telo
We'll be joining on the Friday (starting from Dallens Bay) so we'll probably head south on the afternoon tide. Let's hope there's some wind so we can catch up.

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:37 pm
by Silkie
The way things are going I too might not be able to sail south until Friday.

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:14 am
by sahona
Mme Shard wrote:.... Let's hope there's some wind so we can catch up.


I assume that's not a gob-stopper in your cheek. We're just paying one bill and requesting another visit from the roofers.

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:23 am
by Nick
What is the plan and, in the light of said plan, is Ardfern a sensible starting point? Does the Director plan to turn left or right at the bottom of Loch Craignish?

If right then we may well join the party on the Friday. If left then it is a long haul for Silkie and Shard to catch up.

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:06 am
by claymore
Quite right, it would make sense for us to take the flood tide on Friday morning and turn right once through Big Doris, if you'll pardon the expression.
It will of course be blowing from the North.
Perhaps a rendezvous on the Bono Rk if it looks fair for a circumcision of Mull or adjacent to Loch Spelve entrance if we favour Mallaig?

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:51 am
by DaveS
Mallaig? :shock:

Isn't that a bit, well, far away? It could be done in 4 days, but it doesn't give any margin (and I've a plane to catch on the Tue morning...)

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:53 am
by claymore
Blue sky thinking, My Boy.

It sounded more ambitious than LochAline

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:28 pm
by DaveS
Reflecting a bit, the above is maybe a bit pessimistic. It would be nice to visit the new facilities in Mallaig, and the tides on Sunday and Monday are good for heading south, so if the forecast is half reasonable, why not?

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:32 pm
by wully
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))

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:46 pm
by DaveS
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))


Aye, I wis thinkin mair along the lines o the pack runs at the pace o the slowest... That and the fact that some head winds are almost inevitable.

Re: Centre of gravitas

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:09 pm
by claymore
Arisaig is pleasant of course but the wee Hurley must be considered