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by Filtertron
Thu May 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 288
Views: 142635

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

I have signed it too. If anybody knows the bloke who started the petition, may I suggest that the title is changed from 'Bill Smith' to 'The Bluebird Project'? Don't get me wrong here - I have the utmost respect for Bill, who I think is a top bloke, but the restoration and the running of K7 has been...
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 4079

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

According to the dreaded Google, it's a 34 hour drive for me at nearly 3300km distance. I'll quite happily drive it if you can get K7 here. There is also the appeal of replicating it's 1964 tour. K7 must have been landed in Melbourne, as there is footage of it passing through Kaniva on the back of a...
by Filtertron
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 4079

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Those metal flowers look terrific, and I agree that they look better painted. I'd love to buy one of your spoon frogs, Bill. I quite like frogs, and used to be able to rattle off the scientific names for a lot of Australian frogs too. I'm not really a craftsman of anything, but I don't mind taking t...
by Filtertron
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 457
Views: 195936

Re: New Members

the Ruskin Museum will receive the parts of K7 that they own...delivered in a skip. Maybe you can help Ads and me build his guitar then. He wants to make a bass and I've always fancied a stab at a guitar but apart from that our experience amounts to zero. that said, our jet hydroplane experience wa...
by Filtertron
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 457
Views: 195936

Re: New Members

Seems I haven't posted here yet, as I find it awkward posting about myself. I became captivated with K7 when a friend shared a report on her return to the water on Loch Fad. I did know what K7 was previous to this, and had seen the footage of Donald Campbell coming to grief when I was about six (I'm...
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 38
Views: 25627

Re: The Australian Replica

I certainly agree, Malcolm. At present, a trip to the U.K isn't quite on my radar, but a road trip to Dumbleyung certainly would be.
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 38
Views: 25627

Re: The Australian Replica

Dragging this one back to the top, because I think this might interest a few people here.

https://thewest.com.au/news/narrogin-ob ... 881153596z
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 146865

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

I can buy a car which is a write-off in the legal sense, or 'wreck' if you will. It might be as simple as replacing a radiator strut; fit a new quarter panel skin, and put a new engine in it to put it back on the road. Once the engineering has been signed off on the repairs, I can then register the...
by Filtertron
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 146865

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

...in a legal sense, the wreckage of K7 now no longer exists (save for possibly a few small shards of twisted metal at the bottom of Coniston, and the corroded jet engine in the museum)... And yet, ironically, BBP has spent years trying to convince us of how much of the boat is original... I seem t...
by Filtertron
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 146865

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

A few thoughts for you to ponder perhaps, Ernie. The Ruskin was deeded the wreckage of K7. However, in a legal sense, the wreckage of K7 now no longer exists (save for possibly a few small shards of twisted metal at the bottom of Coniston, and the corroded jet engine in the museum). The boat itself ...