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by Andrew453
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 178
Views: 19811

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Eerily, for some reason my Youtube home page suggestions this morning included an item on fixing Qualcasts - still, thats Google algorithms for you! I cannot comment on other aspects of this sorry tale beyond saying that I have been lucky enough to have seen at first hand the results of the extraord...
by Andrew453
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 127807

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Absolutely brilliant team, and thoroughly well deserved! Onward and upward... :D
by Andrew453
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 22
Views: 18779

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

I think we need a meeting to decide on the number of expendable youths we need to hold K7 as we start her. Should we accidentally kill the one we took last time and not have a spare the H&S wombles might stop us running due to the possibility of an unsafe release. All through the Bute fortnight, I ...
by Andrew453
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 167859

Re: Isle of Bute

Can I just say a big thank-you to all those - Mike, Malcolm, whoever - involved in keeping the Twitter feed going this last couple of weeks. It has been a real god-send for those of us unable to get to the Isle. Now looking forward to Bill's next diary - should be an entertaining read! But that's it...
by Andrew453
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1446298

Re: Pic of the Day

Would the old Fairy Liquid solution work? Certainly did the trick on my visor back in the day.
by Andrew453
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 282761

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Another volunteer-led project success story that will see an historic paddler, laid up since 1981, returned to service. And I'm old enough to remember school trips on the Maid back in her 1960s heyday. http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/16081653.Maid_of_the_Loch_restoration_given_huge_boost_wit...
by Andrew453
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Press Release
Replies: 21
Views: 21502

Re: Press Release

The boat looks simply brilliant...as Novie says above, the dog's danglies. Well done team!
by Andrew453
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1446298

Re: Pic of the Day

It was a passing phase, Richie, part of a mis-spent, wind-assisted youth. I've been all internal combustion for several decades now! :lol:
by Andrew453
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1446298

Re: Pic of the Day

Ah Graphspeed - I remember covering the bottom of GP14s with it back in my rag and stick days (a very long time ago). Expensive stuff, and I don't recall it making a whit of difference.
by Andrew453
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1446298

Re: Pic of the Day

Just to echo what Nigel and Jon have said above, to those of us watching progress from afar this seems like a defining moment. There are doubtless several mountains yet to be climbed, but it must have felt good when you stood back to admire your work. It is a fantastic achievement. Very, very well d...