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Re: New Members

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:53 pm
by Renegadenemo
Hi Dean,

It was a pleasure doing a spot of plant-fitting with you the other morning, been many years since I messed with scruffy machinery. As you can see, they're all crackers in here.

Re: New Members

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:32 pm
by Dean Brown
Yeah mate they sound like a good bunch. If your needing a extra hand just give me a shout. Looking forward to coming along. Just give me a message :D

Re: New Members

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:57 am
by ExcelsiorUK
Hello, thanks for letting me in! As I'm sure is true for many others, my association with the Lakes started when it became the family's staple summer holidays location for many years. Up hills, on lakes, reading rings off swans' legs. Decades later I married in the Lakes, and we had part of our reception on SY Gondola on Coniston. We try and visit every time we come across.

I recall the news of Bluebird's recovery but until recently I wasn't aware of the restoration project. So why join now? I shall expand elsewhere if I can find a sensible thread, otherwise I'll start another if that's OK...


Bluebird visit

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:54 am
by Jeff.flindall
Hi, I grew up with this story from 4 years old and I’m so pleased that you are breathing life into her.
Is there any chance a friend of mine and I could come and see her?
I realise you’re busy and it’s a workshop but only being 49 mins down the road it’s too close not to if it’s possible?

Re: New Members

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:47 pm
by AGC
Hi All,

Short time lurker here, my name is Angelo and I am located in the West Midlands. I'm a 55 year old petrolhead with eyetie leanings.

After recently finding your site I have worked through all (I think!) the BBP website, updates, newsletter, You Tube etc. I am honestly astounded at your skills and unrelenting work, positivity and bloodymindedness to get this amazing and historic project to where it is. Well done all.

A few observations...

Bill Smith should get a gong for what he and his team have achieved through the years with this beautiful boat. They should all be very proud of their legacy to this country.

Yet another classic case of the bureaucrats versus the do-ers and visionaries, the same challenges that Brunel, Churchill and probably every great Briton had to overcome. Then there is the enormity of this engineering task with no multi million pound kitty.

It feels that DC and K7 have waited patiently for people of your skills and drive to continue the story of this vital part of our history.

You guys have done the impossible bits, let's hope the Coniston worthies wake up in time. At least our Scottish friends know a good thing..

Just my 10p worth,


Rule Britannia etc :D

Re: New Members

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:46 pm
by midlife
Welcome along Angelo, I couldn't have put it better myself[.]


Re: New Members

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:16 am
by Renegadenemo
Hi Angelo,

Welcome to the fold. You'd better not be good looking. It's well known that my wife has a thing for older Eyeties...

Seriously, though, thanks for the kind words but if there's any gongs going they'd better mint one for each and every member of the team. Fair's fair.


Re: New Members

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:26 pm
by AGC
Hi Bill and Wayne,

Thanks for the welcome.

Don't worry too much Bill I am more Danny De Vito than Danny Zuko these day...

Honestly I hope you ALL get the recognition you deserve.

I look forward to seeing her doing her thing whether its Bute, Coniston or wherever. Good luck and keep up the great work.

Re: New Members

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:23 pm
by MHanley

I've been following in the shadows for a good while, I saw Bill give a great lecture on the project back in 2011 when he visited Barrow in Furness. He even had a pizza delivered to the back of the theatre for afterwards!

I quite possible don't know the first thing about K7 but I am a Chartered Engineer working here in Barrow as a Submarine Systems Engineer for BAE Systems. I've certainly solved my fair share of Design, Build, Commissioning and Sea Trials issues over the last ~10 years mainly but not limited to hydraulic systems and other sneaky stuff which cannot be discussed.

I'm excited by the prospect of some trial runs in Bute and ultimately a run down Coniston would be right up my street.

Re: New Members

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:29 am
by Renegadenemo
Hi there...
Remember that gig really well as we all had pizza and finally had to stop in Glenridding on our way home for a glass of Coke because we were all car-sick.
Great evening out.