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by Renegadenemo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 1638

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Ted in donalds book ‘ into the water barrier’ he said k7 pulled to one side when putting on the power due to the gyroscopic forces of the engine spinning, can you tell me if you experianced this your self? There's two effects from the spinning engine. One is the precession of the rotatives such tha...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

K7 in 1960 was on display at Goodwood, is there any plans to revisit during one of its festivals?
Not at present though don't rule it out. If Gina wants to do it we'll get the boat there.
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

Bill, that’s nearly as bad as your rib mate !
It's worse! It's awful...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

Last I heard was that one or both were due to be cut up for scrap to make space for housing. One was scrapped, the other is still around with a fair chance of surviving. I looked into where to get Prot spares when we offered to strip and rebuild CN7 but the proviso was that we got all her systems u...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

The hovercraft museum had a few last time l looked...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

We're all laughing about this but it actually happens. Groups of people sit around a table with no leader and no clue to decide upon absolutely nothing then fail to action any of the things they couldn't agree on before the next meeting. I'm not exaggerating at all. And that's without all the other ...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 1638

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Not wishing to court any controversy, was it the result of an over enthusiastic application of the loud pedal or a trait of the engine that the throttle response wasn't as expected? It was nothing to do with the throttle response - it was a disturbance on the water through the narrows, most probabl...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Tales from The Cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 1638

Re: Tales from The Cockpit

Joking apart - you can talk to yourself all you like Ted... it takes some proper planning, preparation and “right stuff” to do what you and Stew did, and I expect a fair amount of wear to the seat of your pants. Hats off to you both! Hi Stuart, Was great to have you along for a day and to see the b...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Thanks Renegadenemo, do you ever have visitors to the North Shields workshop? Sadly, no. Only exceptions are sponsors and generous donors. We struggle for space, time and the place is a death trap for the unwary. We'll get her out again next year for some more running, probably back in Scotland and...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

I think we need a meeting to decide on the number of expendable youths we need to hold K7 as we start her. Should we accidentally kill the one we took last time and not have a spare the H&S wombles might stop us running due to the possibility of an unsafe release.