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by rich1608
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 22
Views: 10281

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Mike Bull wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 pm
There really aren't the words for the welcome we got on Bute- it was very humbling.


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(Pic- Phil Evans)
Think how much money that lot spent in the local shops, hostelries, B&Bs etc... Well Coniston and the surrounding area would get that many times over. We live in hope!
by rich1608
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 377618

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Excuse my ignorance but I take it the Orph' had to be shut down for refuelling for obvious safety reasons? Next job is to see if we can get a new pair of properly safe and tested start bottles to go on board so we can really see what it can/can't do. I'm a little confused here Bill, does this mean ...
by rich1608
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 377618

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Excuse my ignorance but I take it the Orph' had to be shut down for refuelling for obvious safety reasons?
by rich1608
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 377618

Re: Triumph to Tragic in one fell swoop.

Did he have an Engine Flame Out at just the wrong time - yes - and then lost the very useful downward force on the bows, due to Engine Thrust - yes. What else could he have then done...? Probably nothing. Could that and previous flameouts have been caused by a missing clamp screw in the battery con...
by rich1608
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 163762

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

The great thing is we realised that we can put on a proper show with only a mile and a bit of water That includes Bewl Water near me on the Kent/Sussex border. Yes it's an odd shape but given the turn Ted put in at the end of that video I'm sure he (and Stew) could pilot K7 from one corner to the o...
by rich1608
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 97145

Re: Isle of Bute

So it is, channel 233. Thank you!
by rich1608
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 97145

Re: Isle of Bute

I would love to see this Mike but I don't have Sky! :cry: Will it be going up on the BBP Youtube channel like the One Show clips?
by rich1608
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston - Spiritual Home?
Replies: 31
Views: 11384

Re: Coniston - Spiritual Home?

I hope an agreement with the Ruskin can be reached which will allow the boat to be taken out at any time for demonstrations, touring, maintenance or whatever. If it can't, is there anywhere else in Coniston where the boat can live when not in use? If there isn't, and her 'base' ends up being somewhe...
by rich1608
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake Soundtrack CD
Replies: 2
Views: 4620

Re: Across The Lake Soundtrack CD

Will the soundtrack CD to Across The Lake ever be available again? I would love to get hold of a copy.
by rich1608
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 377618

Re: Technical Talk

The modern high capacity bilge pump and modern radio got me thinking... does K7 have an engine-driven generator or is she entirely dependent on fully-charged batteries in good condition? Actually, thinking about it the modern radio probably uses less power than the original.