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Re: Quicksilver

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 22, 2009 12:59 pm

I'm always reluctant to say anything negative about anyone's project because running something like this is such a monumental and often soul destroying task. 99% of it is never seen by those who follow from a distance and it takes a huge toll but for the life of me I can't see what the QS lot do from day to day. Are they building a boat or are they not? One man working on his own could have finished it by now. It's such a shame.
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Re: Quicksilver

Post by rob565uk » Fri May 22, 2009 2:02 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:Tell me I look like Ken Dodd and you can build your own blue boat!
Being likened to Ken Dodd is a compliment surely..? After all, he is one this country's greatest comedians :|

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 22, 2009 5:58 pm

Can't imagine that's what any comparison would rely upon...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Quicksilver

Post by Mike Bull » Fri May 22, 2009 8:17 pm

Saddest part for me is the tale related by Thrust 2 designer John Ackroyd in his book 'Jet Blast', where he tells of how Ken Norris was used for his name and initial designs, when all along a separate team was issuing drawings of a different design for the frame that was eventually built. Ken never received a word of explanation or apology for that, yet to his day his name is to be found on the QS website. :(

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Re: Quicksilver

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:48 am

As Mr Warby himself has just pointed out over on the SRG, it's now a full year since the last update on Nigel's website!!! :roll:

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Post by rob565uk » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:54 pm

Mike Bull wrote:As Mr Warby himself has just pointed out over on the SRG, it's now a full year since the last update on Nigel's website!!! :roll:
In my view, either he has been working frantically behind the scenes in order to suddenly reveal the completed boat to the world and simultaneously confound his critics......... or significant sponsorship has finally dried up and the project is dead. Unfortunately, the latter seems more likely to me, given that nothing apart from a model has actually got wet in the last 10 years. I think it's a tragic waste of resources and a poor reflection of the undoubted talent, vision and ambitions of many of those involved with QS from the start. I am also saddened that the UK cannot seem to mount a credible challenge to the WWSR record of some 31 years' standing. Mind you, Russ Wicks has gone very quiet too......

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Re: Quicksilver

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:09 pm

Personally I don't think it's the UK that is lacking in mounting a challenge, I think it's Nigel...

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Re: Quicksilver

Post by thewrightstuff » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:06 pm

Fast Ken has been posting on SRG again re Nigel
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Re: Quicksilver

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:14 pm

Indeed-

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/ ... =MacKnight

So, there'll be a hacked-about frame and some engines for sale then?! :lol:

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Re: Quicksilver

Post by ace_chris » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:24 pm

STOP PRESS!!! UPDATE ON QUICKSILVER WEBSITE!

Bit like busses, nothing for ages then loads at once, except it looks like stuff has been added retrospectively...Still, good to get some updates! :D

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