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    Posted: 01 Feb 11 at 4:01pm
Hi all,
Happen to be visiting Loch Sunart on the Ardnamurchan in April for a family break and was considering taking the old boat (GP14) for a bit of day cruising.  

Any locals have grip on local conditions like what water temperature I can expect?

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a fek of a lot warmer than east coast , west of scotland sea temps are relatively warm due the gulf stream .
 
Lochs with rivers running into them during times of heavy rain can drop a wee bit where the cold fresh water runs in .
 
Like anywhere in west coast expect 4 seasons in a day :) , if you don't like the weather wait half an hour and it will change !
 
 
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In April!!
Really bloody cold or really really bloody cold!
Seriously though depends on  the wind direction - if much north in it keep your feet dry! We spent a family holiday there about 10 years ago in glorious weather but as above it can be variable, I would be a bit wary of sailing a dinghy without rescue cover at that time of year towards the mouth of the Loch but if you are inshore a bit with care it could be good.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kfz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Mar 11 at 5:15pm
Andy,

Right up the other end Strontium end, in fact probably from the slip there.  

Still undecided, its a long way to haul the boat and if none of the family can join me, not really going to be worth it.

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remembering a bit more about it now - the advantage of going to that part of the world in April as opposed to summer is the local midge population has not properly established itself. It is a long way to haul a boat but if you do get 'the week' of the year when the weather is perfect you will regret it forever if you don't have it!!
 
We took a laser with us & also hired a small motor boat when we were there for fishing & rescue if needed, it is a fab place for crusing around in the right weather.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kfz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 11 at 11:27am
Originally posted by andy101

but if you do get 'the week' of the year when the weather is perfect you will regret it forever if you don't have it!!


Your no doubt correct there....

til ldont know what to do. bought the lad (first mate) a new wetsuit so not sure now, may take the old tub.
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