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Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:56 pm
by Fingal
Alan_D wrote:
DaveS wrote:Avilion should be there - with all the usual attached caveats. Lots of expressions of interest - could be quite a fleet.

What kind of knot do you use to attach your caveats? Or can you get specially-designed caveat clips?

Those new-fangled plastic caveat clips are totally f*****g useless. They decay in UV light, crack and break, and your caveats disappear beneath the waves, leaving you defenceless against criticism. I always fasten mine with traditional natural fibre spliced caveat danglers tied to my excuses with clove hitches. That way you can adjust the caveats and keep the excuses in their correct place.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:15 pm
by Telo
Duncan Yacht Chandlers sell stainless steel caveat clips.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:06 am
by Fingal
Well I am happy to report that Cherry Ripe may well be ready. New engine mounts and oil cooler pipe have been fitted, at considerable expense, the Eberspacher only needs a new exhaust and some dodgy wires fettled. The electronics are another story but we have a Walker log and a compass.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:46 pm
by wully
I have no idea if the dreaded 'W' word will knacker my plans but I fully intend to attend.

Wee boatie is ready to go.

As long as I'm not in Tasty Pastry land we'll be there.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:56 am
by DaveS
Alan_D wrote:
DaveS wrote:Avilion should be there - with all the usual attached caveats. Lots of expressions of interest - could be quite a fleet.

What kind of knot do you use to attach your caveats? Or can you get specially-designed caveat clips?


I find an emptor quite suitable.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:28 pm
by lady_stormrider
Dave - I'd beware of that emptor if I was you, try renting one rather than buying one.

BBC Ten-o-Clock news was showing some lovely scenes of Ayrshire with snow on Arran

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:17 am
by aquaplane
Has the Cruise Director had a think about a venue and date for the opening meet/drink?

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:39 am
by claymore
Plenty of thoughts but nothing committed to paper or web. I find its best like that. A fixed plan tends to have a very negative influence and discourages the organic chaotic culture the event has come to enjoy.
There was a time when we planned it to leave Colonsay and be flushed along up to Ardfern on a series of connecting favourable tides. It was a truly remarkable day and Silkie himself commented on it - that was the year of "Be kind to Silkie" - I think planning peaked that year and has never quite been the same since.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:53 pm
by aquaplane
I only ask because I have seen 30th April mentioned and no matter where the venue is, other than maybe Tayvallich Inn, we won't make it.

Somewhere South of Oban, or maybe even the WMF, is doable for Friday night the 1st May, if we take Friday off and travel up Thursday after work.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:10 pm
by Fingal
Well wherever it is I hope there will be sufficient ships. We spent a couple of busy days fixing stuff and tidying up, launched on Tuesday and picked up our mooring at Dallens Bay on Wednesday. I was surprised not to see more boats, only about 4 moorings occupied.
I have recruited adequate crew for the weekend and am looking forward to, among other things, giving the fine new mainsail a proper airing.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:39 pm
by claymore
No access to a tide table for another week or so - anyone feel like posting Oban HW times for Friday?

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:57 pm
by ash
claymore wrote:No access to a tide table for another week or so - anyone feel like posting Oban HW times for Friday?

16.27 GMT

http://marine.meteoconsult.co.uk/shippi ... _135_1.php

Ash

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:23 pm
by claymore
Thanks Ash
So HW Oban about 17:30 BST.
Cuan Pladda and Dorus Mor will turn about 15:30 ish.
So we could wander down southwards from Mid Afternoon Friday which would fit with Aquaplane.
Would that suit the Dallens Bay and Dunstaffnage contingent?
Obviously if we have Southerlies blowing that wouldn't be as attractive as wandering Northwards and if we do get a Southerly then perhaps Aquaplane could catch us sometime later on Saturday?

Too soon to call yet but thinking caps on chaps. ( Called them Chaps, good for morale and by God, they loved me for it...)

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:10 pm
by aquaplane
If it's blowing from the South we can head North on Friday to rendezvous between somewhere Crinan and Oban. I'm warming to the idea of tagging Friday on to the holiday.

Re: CC2015 1st-4th May 2015

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:24 am
by Fingal
If it's Southerly on Friday I doubt if those leaving Appin on Friday will get very far before dinner time. It's more than two hours from Dallens Bay to Oban in the most favourable conditions.