The Sponsons Thread

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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Mentallica » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:51 pm

Renegadenemo wrote: there's a big diary update in the pipeline. Won't be long.
YES PLEASE!!

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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Piston Broke » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:59 am

Renegadenemo wrote:So, with that in mind, there's a big diary update in the pipeline. Won't be long.
Oh No hours of resizing and renaming photos :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:39 pm

Absolute soul-destroying, sponson hell tonight and yesterday! We took a sponson to MKW to try on the wedges and shoes and discovered that it was a smidge to wide where the spars attach so the sealing strip that runs down the side wasn't going to fit as it should. Now you know how those toast racks have about a billion parts and they're all riveted together? It wasn't funny finding out that we had to lose an eighth of an inch off them. Nightmare!
Good news is we've bottomed the problem but the danmed things can stay locked away in the dark until the weekend now. I'm sick of them.
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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by bluebirdsback » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:46 pm

It'l Fix
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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:01 am

Oh, it fixed. But as Richie put it, those sponsons are like the irritating kid at school who you'd slap for his cheek then he'd run to the far side of the yard and put two fingers up at you.
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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:01 am

I reckon the sponsons are like a pair of angry, slavering pit bull terriers, snarling and snapping away, straining at the leash to have your hand off at every turn.

I was totally beaten by them yesterday, and just didn't want to know...sick of the things...however, it was soon coming good again and Saturday is another day. Plus, Lefty still looked bloody great when sat on the wedge up at MKW. :D

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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by rob565uk » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:24 pm

Sounds like the sponsons are going to be a major challenge to the very end. I have contributed precious little to them bar a handful of spacers, but the Team overall must already have sunk a few hundred hours into them plus lots of blood, sweat and tears. With MKW's contribution also factored in, the total could well be over a thousand hours and many thousands of pounds in cost if everyone was changing for their time, material and MKW's state of the art CNC equipment.

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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Richie » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:50 pm

We (the entire team) have invested so much time into these things that as tempting as it would be to simply clash them together (and the outsider would know no different I might add) it will be done at a pace set by Bill and to his usual high standards, be patient folks they will come good in the end
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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by rob565uk » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:14 pm

Richie wrote:We (the entire team) have invested so much time into these things that as tempting as it would be to simply clash them together (and the outsider would know no different I might add) it will be done at a pace set by Bill and to his usual high standards, be patient folks they will come good in the end
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Re: The Sponsons Thread

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:23 pm

Good news... Al and me have been back up to MKW today with a sharp pencil and a slab of plywood and taken a perfect template off one of the planing shoes so we can set up the toast racks at the pointy end to within a squillimetre of a smoot.
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