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Gareloch and brief notes on Loch Long and Loch Goil

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Admiralty, 2000 (Gareloch), 3476 Loch Long, Loch Goil

Rules & Regulations

Whole raft of rules and regulations, the Lochs described are "Dockyard Ports" & controlled by the Royal Navy...see text and links. 7 knts speed limit in the "restricted" areas. Outside Loch Long and the Gairloch the Clyde is governed by Clydeport (a civilian company) and the only rule you really need to know is that the navigation channels from the Cumbraes inwards are Rule 9 ie everything gives way to ships whose movement is considered restricted by draft.


Submarines and Navy Vessels

Tidal Data Times & Range

+0110 Dover, MHWS 3.4m, MHWN 2.9m, MLWN 0.9m, MLWS 0.3m   (links)

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General Description

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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

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Your Ratings & Comments

Lochgoilhead May 2024
Written by Kamina 7 | 31st May 2024
Little has changed since the previous review. There is no detail on what size boat or weight the visitors moorings will take. Speaking to a couple of local chaps they think they are the same as at Carrick Castle and will take up to 15 Tonnes. Kamina 7 is 12 Tonnes and has sat quite happily overnight in a breeze. Boats 10m and under can moor on the new walk ashore pontoon, £20 per night. Short stay 4hrs £10 or day rate £15. There is space for 8 to 10 boats on the pontoon.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 29th Jul 2022
I revised these notes in July 2022' It looks as though they have replaced the pontoon at Lochgoilhead but I've yet to get details on that. Otherwise most is as it was.
Update Early Summer 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 24th Jun 2021
I reviewed these notes in June 2021. Where I can I've revised prices. Ardentinny Hotel has deployed its mooring buoys. I've seen a recent photo showing the Lochgoilhead pontoon on the beach, looking sad. You can pay on line for the Carrick Castle Moorings. The Arrochar pontoon has proved a popular addition.
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 10th May 2019
These notes were reviewed in May 2019. Prices in the Gareloch have increased across the board. The Ardentinny hotel has buoys out again this summer. There is a new pontoon going in at the head of Loch Long and further details are expected idc. New charts
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Written by Don Thomson | 17th May 2018
The Ardentinny Hotel has laid visitors' buoys
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Apr 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2015. I'm afraid I was unable to clarify the state of play on the Ardentinny Hotel moorings in Loch Long; any information from members this summer would be welcomed!
Changes at Rhu Marina.
Written by Porthandbuoy | 28th Oct 2011
Rhu Marina has been enlarged with new floating breakwaters to the West and South. The new entrance is on the West side of the marina. The caution regarding the small green conical buoy marking a submerged rock still holds true though, so take care.
The toilet and shower facilities have been greatly improved this year (2011) and a small café, open 7 days/week, can provide you with a hot meal.
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Moorings Loch Goil
Written by MissMack | 21st Aug 2011
"Just to advise you that the Carrick Castle Boat Club provides two 15 tonne blue visitor's moorings one cable north of the castle with free WiFi in Loch Goil, Argyll. There is a charge of £10.00 per night per mooring.

See www.carrick-castle-boat-club.co.uk for information on the visitor's moorings and there is plenty of local information there too."
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