All of the above makes complete sense to me, Bill.Renegadenemo wrote:We never did get a full set of drawings and, ironically, the missing ones all came from the pointy end where we most needed info. The first drawing Ken ever sent was for the recovery cradle. That was early 2001 and discussions about rebuilding the boat started in November 2002 so the sponson drawings arrived around that time. The rest we were sent by John Norris in 2006.
It did occur to me when writing my last post that maybe you never did get a full set. There is a huge time gap there between Ken asking me if I would donate my set to you and you actually getting drawings.
It was all such a pickle, the situation with Ken.
Remember that at this time - early 2001 - I was moving away from Ken. The fact that K7 was about to be raised had nothing to do with the timing of this (John Ackroyd's book is wildly out on this point, as on so many others) but the upshot of all of this - "the Quicksilver affair", as you call it, plus K7 being raised, plus big changes going in Ken's situation down at Bournemouth, as well as his health issues - was that the drawings were not handed over cleanly to you as one full set, which they should have been.
I was having a sort-out a few weeks ago and I came across a list of all the K7 drawings, and design calculations too, that I secured on six-month loan from the Science Museum back in 1992 or '93. Would it help now if I found that list, or is it too late now in the restoration process?
One way of still getting access to the drawings themselves is to get permission to photograph them in situ at the Science Museum.