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by Malcolm Ops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 37330

Re: Isle of Bute

The course length to be made available on Coniston Water is three (3) miles (say 5km), according to the byelaw. The K7 craft does not have to go to any particular speed, but doubling the length of the waterway will mean expanding our whole operation. I would think that to do justice to the Proving T...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

The regatta lake is only two (2) kilometres end to end. If there had been two miles I would have been to see them before Bute, because it is so close and I could have slept in every day!. The powerboat racing did take place there, but not so much during the last decade. Jim Noone showed of Miss Wind...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

JfromJAGs wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:23 pm
You guys use way too many words I need to look up in a dictionary
Always keep a dictionary beside your desk, especially when dealing with BBP crew (I do) ;)
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 am
'Right, settle down class. Come on, it's your own time you're wasting...' ;)
I guess it did sound like this on the slipway. Because I kept being called the school teacher by a certain Mr A Kershaw of the One Show. :oops:

I don't do conundrums, they are too hard! :lol:
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Along with any other insults, according to the Oxford English dictionary I may now also be a "Flatterer, toady, parasitic person". The 'toady' bit I had to look that up - many interesting insults - "detestable or disgusting person"; "obsequious (obedient or fawning) parasite" [and as an aside it doe...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

proved K7 runs well and indeed at a speed faster than the 100mph it was intended to be run at on Coniston. I do urge evryone to read fully what is written in any public document. The figure of 100mph is stated in the Bye Law for the development runs. This is a 'control' figure that the LDNPA were c...
by Malcolm Ops
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

semantics "relating to meaning in language" So 'anyone' will know more than the person in control of the crew training exercise. Your view may not be that of others who watched what was happening on Loch Fad. The crew and her pilots were learning each time K7 took to the water; was started; moved u...
by Malcolm Ops
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

there has been a proving trial location- Bute. That being so the original purpose of the Coniston Bye law has passed. To run it there now is beyond a proving trial is it not. Demonstration run. Does the bye law allow for multi runs or the one proving trial? Plans can be flawed. The hamster and Elvi...
by Malcolm Ops
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Malcolm. When that bye law was approved there was no intention of taking K7 to Bute or anywhere other than Coniston Wrong! Even when the Bye Law was 'approved' the BBP still had a number of alternative options in mind for the Proving Trial location. The LDNPA members did not approve any other runni...
by Malcolm Ops
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 17643

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

The Coniston Institute and Ruskin Museum, Report and Accounts, has always spelt out their 'ownership' since 2007. I quote, "The Trust owns the wreck of the Bluebird". What this thread should be looking forward to is the one off Proving Trial for Bluebird K7 as is defined in the Bye Laws for Coniston...