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by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

There is a bit of a mix-up occurring, Mike, in that no-one should think that Quicksilver is "computer-controlled" just because it has a computer on it. I have complete control, as driver. The computer doesn't drive the boat, I do. Using electronic controls for the throttle, steering and water-brake ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

Your comments about the Quicksilver website are correct. I agree that it looks pretty good, presentation-wise, but could do with more depth and more regular updates, and I think those things have begun to be addressed over the past few months. Our graphics specialist, Richard Ainge - one of our many...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

I think I might take your advice, Bill, and ask if help is available. The people who have contributed to our website over the years have done a good job, but they have all had a lot of other responsibilities that took up most of their time and as a result Quicksilver has not had the best presence on...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

We have tended to neglect our website, Mike, over the years. There have been little flurries of activity here and there and then it's put to one side - out of sight, out of mind. Lately, there's been more of an effort made, in-house, to think about the website and the impression it conveys to the ou...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

Greetings of the Season! I’ve been snowed under – with work, not snow – but hope to start catching up with responses to comments raised lately. First of all, though, I’d like to add my voice to the chorus of appreciation and approval which followed the successful conclusion of a great year’s restora...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

A nasty, but thankfully brief, bout of flu has kept me from responding to the points and queries kindly raised by Bill, Steve and Mike. First off, Bill, your query about how Ken Norris proposed to run sponson-arms through boats that would have their sponsons at the back. The engine and/or jet-pipe g...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

Hello, Steve - good to have your feedback. A bit of a mix-up has crept in there, though. Re-reading my earlier post, I see that it's as much me wording things in a way that can be misinterpreted as it is you grabbing the wrong end of the stick, so apologies for that. If you look again carefully at w...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

First of all, let's clear up (a little bit) the issue of whether the boat designs inspired by Ken Norris, post-Donald Campbell, were or were not four-pointers. I am emphatic that they all were four-pointers, and this is certainly how Ken himself defined each and every one of them, and it was a reall...
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 311485

Re: Quicksilver

I was glad to be invited to put the record straight on certain things, because there is disinformation circulating that makes no-one look good - neither me nor the people who are generating it. In some ways I have been an easy target, partly because my project has taken an awful long time to come to...