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by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Good points all round, Mark and Mike. I must say that I got a bit of a shock when I learned some time ago that Wikipedia could be abused in the way it is. I had assumed there was much greater oversight to prevent abuse. It is a pity, because the idea behind Wiki is brilliant and it could be such an ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Thanks, Mike - and Mark. I see the image now. I didn't realise that you needed to be logged-on to view attachments, but it makes sense.
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Hello Polo, it's nice to hear from you. I can't view your attachment at present, unfortunately, so I'll have to ask Mike nicely if he'll change my authority so I can access images? I am loath to have a dig at other challengers, either past or present, as I know from experience that getting the desig...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Hello, Mark - and thanks for your comments, which I will try to address. I'll limit it, for now, to the web link you mentioned. I have known about the piece on Wiki since it was posted last summer. The marketing manager of one of our sponsors e-mailed me to point it out, but I have done nothing abou...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

I can solve that conundrum for you, Bill. The cast resin model you refer to was one of a batch made commercially by John Shinton, with our permission. In fact, we provided some funding for the initial mould-making, and John produced a super model that impressed everyone who saw it (only a tiny numbe...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Bill, I'll get to your question while I have a minute (will get to the other queries shortly) ... A word about Lorne Campbell. Lorne has been a mainstay of our project, and I was with him in deep discussion at his design studio in Poole as recently as last month. Lorne first got involved back in 199...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Hello, Keith. Regarding your question about fibre-optic-based controls, the answer is that we have not gone that route - although "fly-by-light" would certainly be an interesting route to take. One of our team members, Dr. John Challans, has considerable fibre-optic experience and expertise. However...
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Reference your point, Mr. Mitchell, about Quicksilver appearing to have a rather narrow "stability triangle" - I can only agree. However, a lot of careful thought was put into it and we decided to narrow-down the boat a little at the front when we finally froze the overall boat design (geometry) in ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

Thanks for all the advice, guys. I suggest that you all stick to directly accessing the Quicksilver website, as there's no point in using dud links that have passed their sell-by date. I'll pass all your info to Richard Horsfall, who has been doing some good work lately to improve our website. When ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 341037

Re: Quicksilver

There's a lot of good responses there, chaps, so many thanks and I'll try to get onto them one by one as time allows. The easiest one to deal with for now is the website issue. I've heard of this before - that there is an ancient version of our website out there somewhere. I will ask someone to look...