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by rich1608
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 373116

Re: Technical Talk

@conistoncollie - Thank you. I am ex-RR - mainly Marine - so Olympus, Tyne & Spey - for various Frigates & Destroyers, UK & overseas. Only did about 30 knots, but.... they were over 5000 tonnes..... Did you have any involvement with the RR/BS Marine Proteus engine used in the giant SR-N4 hovercraft...
by rich1608
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 915836

Re: Pic of the Day

My views on the air start. If it were down to me I would either forget about using the onboard system and stick with off-board air permanently as is happening on Bute, or have two new spheres made from scratch. As you said Bill no-one knows how many cycles the originals have been through and no amou...
by rich1608
Thu May 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 95543

Re: Isle of Bute

hope you have his mascot with you, our thought will be with you No thanks, the furry little sod is a jinx!!! :lol: Was the furry little sod in CN7 when Donald came unstuck at Bonneville? If it was, and Donald had had second thoughts about the bear's role in subsequent record attemps then history mi...
by rich1608
Mon May 21, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 194
Views: 146972

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

I take my hat off to you guys with what you have achieved, this is simply awesome! It's only when you see all the photos in these videos that you can really see the amount of work that has gone into rebuilding the boat. I guess it won't be long before an Orph' is lifted into her, will you be doing a...
by rich1608
Fri May 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project Online Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 43884

Re: Bluebird Project Online Shop

Thanks Mike - I'm sure everything will run smoothly without a hitch :)
by rich1608
Fri May 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project Online Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 43884

Re: Bluebird Project Online Shop

Will you be making a DVD of the crew training on Bute in August? I guess there are many people like myself that can't make it up there and I think a DVD showing K7 firing up on water and moving under her own power for the first time since 1967 could be quite popular. Just a thought.
by rich1608
Sat May 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 915836

Re: Pic of the Day

I have a couple of questions regarding today's POTD and the one on Wednesday. Firstly, is the new seat and harness a permanent installation or will Donald's original seat be going back after the proving trials? And secondly, seeing the unfinished tail fin in the background on Wednesday's POTD made m...
by rich1608
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 403420

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Wow!! Some serious progress there Bill, it can't be long before an engine goes in and stays in. When you say 'get an engine in ahead of some full power tests to be sure we're getting 100% when we want it' do you mean 100% as Bristol Siddeley intended or 100% as in derated for the rebuilt K7?
by rich1608
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 61789

Re: Return to the Water

Quite simply, if the LDNPA and Coniston don't get their act together and welcome Bluebird with open arms they will be the laughing stock of the whole planet if the proving trials take place elsewhere. They will have egg on their face for many years to come for throwing away the opportunity of the ce...
by rich1608
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New book for you guys
Replies: 10
Views: 8380

Re: New book for you guys

I was thinking of getting this but if it's been done without the involvement of the team then I won't bother. Will there be an official book on the restoration when the boat is finished?