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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am

Try this one then

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by rob565uk » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:20 pm

That works and is absolutely fascinating

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:54 am

Amazing day in the workshop today and another major milestone reached. The second, 20ft long floor panel went on without a hitch and with about 5000 rivets. Eleven people and six hours of non-stop graft following several weeks of preparation and Bluebird is watertight once again for the first time in almost 51 years.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by midlife » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:57 am

Awesome news Bill, congratulations to all involved
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by jonwrightk7 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 am

Fantastic news!! :D :D
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:12 pm

My annual visit to the workshop coincided with this task.

Whilst I learnt something about 'choccie' sauce mixing; cricket catching skills required at the changeover of tube time; spreading the brown stuff into the countersinks; setting rivets along the central join line; how John likes a clean floor (which was soon covered with the 'spent' ends of the rivets from five 'guns'); how good a brew tastes; it was indeed an honour to be present when the hull of the blue boat became water tight once again.

Many thanks to the workshop 'regulars' who allowed me to join them 'in action' along the length of the boat.

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am

Many thanks to the workshop 'regulars' who allowed me to join them 'in action' along the length of the boat.
It was as pleasure to have our op's team working on the tools alongside us. One thing it did demonstrate, and I don't mean this to be be in any way disrespectful to our visitors who worked like devils at whatever we tasked them with, is that it did properly show what a polished and professional team of regulars we have in the workshop. We don't have to speak - everyone knows what's to be done, how to do it, what tools and rivets are needed. If a rivet gun blocks its operator just calmly strips it, clears the problem and carries on. Cups of tea appear at the right time, they are amazing people.
For my part, I knew I was committed when we began drilling the floors off in 2005 or whenever it was and no way was I going to be the guy who took K7 apart and didn't put her back together again so a part of me has been holding its breath ever since and only took a gulp of air again on Saturday afternoon. Thanks, everyone, for a fantastic piece of work.
I'd post a pic' but Mike would go crackers at me ruining his POTD sequence so you'll have to wait.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:44 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am
One thing it did demonstrate, and I don't mean this to be be in any way disrespectful to our visitors who worked like devils at whatever we tasked them with, is that it did properly show what a polished and professional team of regulars we have in the workshop. We don't have to speak - everyone knows what's to be done, how to do it, what tools and rivets are needed.
I forgot to mention that the visitors got to clean away excess 'choccie' sauce, leaving a view of all those nice rivets in place. [".... not in any way disrespectful ....", have you been sniffing cleaning substances!]

Workshop regular choreography is almost as good as a well tutored Morris Dancing side, especially when places changed and some went under hoses whilst others went over! [Following the hoots of derision I do not expect anyone on the team to take up Morris Dancing. Although you should try everything in life once .........]

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Jordangbr » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:21 pm

Malcolm Ops wrote:
Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am
One thing it did demonstrate, and I don't mean this to be be in any way disrespectful to our visitors who worked like devils at whatever we tasked them with, is that it did properly show what a polished and professional team of regulars we have in the workshop. We don't have to speak - everyone knows what's to be done, how to do it, what tools and rivets are needed.
I forgot to mention that the visitors got to clean away excess 'choccie' sauce, leaving a view of all those nice rivets in place. [".... not in any way disrespectful ....", have you been sniffing cleaning substances!]

Workshop regular choreography is almost as good as a well tutored Morris Dancing side, especially when places changed and some went under hoses whilst others went over! [Following the hoots of derision I do not expect anyone on the team to take up Morris Dancing. Although you should try everything in life once .........]
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