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by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 361462

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

I didn't say it was easy - I said you don't have to be an experienced powerboat racer.

As just proved by Stewart.

If the truth gets up your nose, go and see a doctor.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 361462

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

To the 2 pilots, Well Done ! It must of been daunting to take on something that nobody really knew much about and take it safely to what is on water quite a speed. Speaking of the two "pilots" - not a word I use in relation to boats: prefer "driver" myself ... For me it was a hoot to see one of the...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

There's an Obituary on the Quicksilver website marking the life and long career of our engine man Graham Pool, who passed away earlier this week ... http://www.quicksilver-wsr.com/teamwork/biog-graham-pool/ Graham's role in the project was taken-up on Wednesday by Ian Allaway - another Spey veteran ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

Whoops! Then maybe I'm confusing you with someone else. I had rather formed the impression you were somewhat 'anti' ... But, then again, I'm paranoid! If you have made a donation in the past, Chris, please PM me, as that entitles you to our monthly newsletters and what-have-you: both retrospectively...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

Hi Nigel, Ive been following your project for years and have to say that is the biggest single update - "from the horses mouth" - so thank you. Could you consider Twitter/Facebook for more frequent updates? Yes, social media is b@*((Ocks to most people but it can't have harmed the BBP in terms of t...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

I think it was Hemmingway who as challenged to write a novel in only six words... For sale, baby shoes. Never worn. So, Nigel, in six words - what's the latest news on your project? Hello again Bill, I seem to have inadvertently answered your question, whilst actually responding to the photo Mike p...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

That's the one, Mike - and thanks for posting. It's saved me the trouble. And what's shown there is ... Spaceframe (high-tensile steel tubing; modified to new design) Three of the four upper-hull 'hoop' structures (6-series and 7-series aluminium sheet, at T6) All of the engine-mountings (steel, alu...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

Nigel, A perfectly well intentioned question for you. We all want to see you succeed. We have our boat on the water - in fact we now have to get half of Loch Fad back out of there again. The Warbys are warming their Orph' on a regular basis. We all want to see Quicksilver coming along so where exac...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

I had a friendly Jet Provost pilot fly me at 300 mph at zero feet on one occasion, just to see what it's like. A sand-quarry.

I'm inclined to agree.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 292545

Re: Quicksilver

What would potentially be quicksilvers max speed nigel? And would it need its max speed to get the record?. Ian lazenby Hi Ian, Maximum design speed was one of those things that had to be decided upon early-days, when Ken (Norris) was in charge, and the figure he came up with was 400 mph. And that ...