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by Malcolm Ops
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300447

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

I do not know where you get your information from Jett or who you talk to either in the family or the village. You could come and talk to me in an unpatronising way and learn how the history of running K7 came about some years before the foundations of the Bluebird Wing were laid down. All I have do...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300447

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

Well done Bill, we now can read diary entries on the Bluebird Forum! What would be the situation if I had not told Bill that you can't just rock up and run a boat on Coniston Water? What if he had not challenged me to come up with a solution - which was a Bye Law specific to the Proving Trial. Would...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 632551

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

What was the 'Think Tank' in Birmingham has the Cobb driven Railton, which of course was the first 400mph timed vehicle. With the closure of the Motor Boat museum at Pitsea the only other water record craft may appear in the Windermere Steam Boat museum when it re-opens. Whilst only available for pr...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 34145

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

... please remind me how the fudged Windermere/Coniston documents played out last Christmas. Uncle Bulgaria left that out of his bottom-covering spiel on Wednesday. Perhaps he forgot like I have... This is a period with the project that I would rather forget. The 'timing' of the Proving Trial had n...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 34145

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Given the refusal to open up co-operative lines of communication over the course of the past 10 years - as opposed to sneering salvoes from an internet forum- that is effectively how long Coniston has had to prepare. As I have been heard stating at de-briefing meetings - "no profanity and no sweari...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 34145

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

midlife wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:09 am
After all this time has a date actually been agreed?
It is anticipated that the LDNPA and the Bluebird Event Working Group will both make public statements regarding July 2019 quite soon.
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 34145

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

as of today there is still nothing in place to host any sort of a homecoming event. Maybe that is about to change. When did you last speak to CPC or the Business Forum or the people of Coniston? When we have a date we can confirm and book everyone ......Coniston can throw a party! The writer of the...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 34145

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

If I sound like a stuck record then so be it. It is probably better than being identified as the school teacher that always told you that you were wasting your own time until you stopped and listened. The berthing of Bluebird in the dedicated wing of the Ruskin Museum built in 2008 has nothing to do...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 632551

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I still think that for value for money, power and weight an afterburning Viper would be the best option. The setup on the car is crude but effective with little, if any, weight penalty. Although Craig Arfons spoke of adding an afterburner to his J85 powered jet hydroplane, this form of power enhanc...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 140767

Re: Isle of Bute

The course length to be made available on Coniston Water is three (3) miles (say 5km), according to the byelaw. The K7 craft does not have to go to any particular speed, but doubling the length of the waterway will mean expanding our whole operation. I would think that to do justice to the Proving T...