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by rich1608
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 10700

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

Renegadenemo wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:20 pm
The hovercraft museum had a few last time l looked...
I hope they get round to restoring one of the giant SRN4 hovercraft. Last I heard was that one or both were due to be cut up for scrap to make space for housing. :evil:
by rich1608
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 22
Views: 15148

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: 915
Views: 526986

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: 915
Views: 526986

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: 915
Views: 526986

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: 282425

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: 134005

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: 134005

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: 17280

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: 5715

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.