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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 12:54 Thread Starter
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Paddler's Meet

Another thread that's running on here about canoes/kayaks has got me thinking.....

Anyone fancy an informal 'paddler's meet'? All canoeists, kayakers, paddleboarders, boaters etc welcome!

As a starter for ten, I'm thinking Milarrochy Bay C&CC site at Loch Lomond might be suitable; You can launch direct from the campsite (about 10 feet from your van in some cases). It's free to launch kayaks, inflatables and the like. There is a charge to use their boat ramp though if you're launching your boat.

http://www.campingandcaravanningclub...ge=search.aspx

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Dates, potential venues etc?
I'm thinkg some weekend from mid September to mid October.

Of course anyone who doesn't have watercraft would be more than welcome to come along too. And it goes without saying that all water based activity is done at your own risk.
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This sounds like a damned good idea!

We wouldn't be able to make Sept / Oct this year, but I'd definitely think about next year. All I have to do is to work out how to get the thing on the roof. Either that, or buy an inflatable

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That's a good idea, though it's a long way from Cornwall! We will probably going to Ireland about then but could head that way instead.

We have our own kayaks (obviously!) but is there anywhere to hire canoes and kayaks on the loch for those without them?

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Paddlers meet

We'd be up for it
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I would as well dates would be a big thing but would love to take a few "me days" l will know more about dates l will be available on saturday if that is ok.
I am possibly taking a 7on 7off job

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Re: Paddler's Meet

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Another thread that's running on here about canoes/kayaks has got me thinking.....

Anyone fancy an informal 'paddler's meet'? All canoeists, kayakers, paddleboarders, boaters etc welcome!

As a starter for ten, I'm thinking Milarrochy Bay C&CC site at Loch Lomond might be suitable; You can launch direct from the campsite (about 10 feet from your van in some cases). It's free to launch kayaks, inflatables and the like. There is a charge to use their boat ramp though if you're launching your boat.

http://www.campingandcaravanningclub...ge=search.aspx

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Dates, potential venues etc?
I'm thinkg some weekend from mid September to mid October.

Of course anyone who doesn't have watercraft would be more than welcome to come along too. And it goes without saying that all water based activity is done at your own risk.
Great idea

Sadly for me it's too far to come, plus I just can't seem to find a way to transport my Canadian or singles?

But for anyone that attends, I hope you all have a great time

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Looks like there may some interest in this type of meet.

If we can get enough (maybe 3 or 4?) to make it worthwhile we could do a meet Sept/Oct time this year (appreciate it's quite short notice).

Other than that, next year would be fine too - may give people a bit more time to plan.

Not sure if anyone does hires on the Loch, but I believe TISO in Glasgow hire out canoes/kayaks for the weekend.
They are just off the M8, which is en route to Loch Lomond (depending of course on which direction you're coming from);

http://www.tiso.com/content/tiso/doc...0for%20web.pdf
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i have just googled"where to hire kayaks in loch lomond" a few options came up.going to france 15 sept fo 3 weeks so if its not on these dates its a poss. for us.there is always the cc campsite near oban and there is a good kayak shop in oban who hires out
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Good idea,

Shame my canoes are too long for my van, does anyone want to swap some slalom canoes for some bath trainers?
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I was told that some people open the back window and slide their equipment in there could be a plan for those with long ones? Course width may still be a problem.

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