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by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: K7 Display
Replies: 31
Views: 16206

Re: K7 Display

I don't normally have time to participate in the other threads, but felt I could and should contribute to this one this time. Steve was wondering where the CN7 spare parts went and mentioned a gearbox. I saw it quite a few times ... When I was working with Ken Norris there was a plan to build Quicks...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

The "dissimilar metals" problem don't just afflict restoration projects, of course. It is something any "new build" design team must constantly bear in mind, and accommodate with workable solutions, to avoid future problems with corrosion. Not only do many materials corrode, over time, just by being...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

I can answer that one right away, Mike, because it is a burning issue for a lot of people and a lot of folk have wondered if we are being blinded by technology and not seeing the grim truth - and that is that time is marching on and we have been at this a very long time! When I first started on what...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Reference Keith Mitchell's question in an earlier post ... "Also, I noted your comment about controlling fore-aft stability by designing a very forward CoG. Again, based on your illustration, the relatively small size of the sponsons in relation to the craft overall and the projected weight, how hav...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

I certainly chime with what you say, Bill. How many of you guys who are working on Bluebird almost as a way of life could ever have imagined that you'd be doing this a few years back? Fate took a hand, of course, but you also made it happen this way. You learn as you go along, and very often you lea...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Thanks, Malcolm. I'm happy to answer questions going forward, even though people may not always agree with my answers! One piece of information that may help with the understanding of the Dash 1/Dash 2 plan is that the time interval between us finishing our work on the water with Dash 1 and then goi...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Good points, Malcolm - and I fully take those things on-board. Just so no-one thinks I've never driven a powerboat; I have. I was fortunate enough to drive a powerful twin-engined craft that was not a racer, but a leisure craft and I enjoyed driving that at speeds of up to 70mph and didn't experienc...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Yes, Mike, I'll learn by driving Dash 1 - and if I'm not up to the job, then I'll not want to make a fool of myself and hold up the project ... I'll step down. But I've had my heart set on this for most of my adult life, so I want to have a decent go at it. Richard Noble, and Donald Campbell before ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

To clarify a bit more about our sponsons for those who have asked questions in previous posts ... Mike Bull was asking if our starboard sponson was made of MDF or cardboard. I know that Nigel-bashing was in full swing then, so fair enough, but if we had been out to con people we would have at least ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

"Polo" was asking in a recent post for clarification of what is carried in our sponsons. Quicksilver will carry a two-person crew in its low speed (Dash 1) format; one in each sponson. Once we have it turning and burning, getting onto the plane, not shipping water and a few dozen other targets accom...