Isle of Bute

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:36 pm

Hopefully Coniston and the Ruskin will make contact and give us a clear indication of where we stand for the next 12 months or so... out of profesional courtesy of course.

Have you had ANYTHING at all from either party since we got back From Bute Bill ?
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:28 pm

Have you had ANYTHING at all from either party since we got back From Bute Bill ?
All I've had, and it was second hand anyway, is that they were waiting on me to agree dates, except that they haven't proposed any. I did say to one of their Festival Coming Home Bluebird Heritage Committee, or whatever they call themselves, that the last two weeks in July would be acceptable but no word on that either. Nor has there been a squeak out of the LDNPA either. Dates are academic if they can't clear a course for us to run on. Still waiting...

In the meantime, the post-Bute inspection and rebuild is going well. Got some new kero-proof paint coming for the interior of the hull and we've learned lots of new and important historical facts about what the fuel tanks and hoses get up to.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Scots Pine » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:48 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:13 am
Very, very tentative at the mo, but supposing that Coniston needs a little extra time to get things into place, how about we do another week on Bute next year with lots of extra activities, talks, a dinner or three, get the kids and parents along to get hands-on, do some properly planned display runs so people can arrange to be there and feel, taste and hear what Bluebird is all about, organised visits to the boat house with one of us to talk about K7 and answer questions, that sort of thing? Coniston can set up there too with us to promote the village, sell their merch and local produce and afterwards we'll all be in the bar for a beer and a natter?
Our strip inspection and rebuild will take us comfortably to the last week in July 2019 and that happens to end with a live music festival on the island and we might just be able to tempt some of Marillion along to perform Out of This World if we ask nicely. What does everyone think?
Really good idea! With the success of the first outing would one week be long enough? I'd anticipate considerably more public interest & expectation...
Would be cool to bring along those lovely Marillos peeps. Wonder if they would do a slot at the music festival...might make a nice feature in the Web magazine, if it *ahem* hasn't already been done 8-)

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:48 pm

...and yet, just today, someone at the Ruskin Museum saw fit to 'share' one of the more wibbly bits of recent social media 'discussion' to their Facebook page. Obviously, they weren't sat anywhere near a telephone at the time, though. :roll:
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:05 pm

My only thing with Bute is, it isn’t long enough for us to push the boat on a bit and learn more about her, unless we are happy to cap at 130mph ? I can’t imagine in all fairness why there would be any need to go faster than that, thinking about it.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:14 pm

The course length to be made available on Coniston Water is three (3) miles (say 5km), according to the byelaw. The K7 craft does not have to go to any particular speed, but doubling the length of the waterway will mean expanding our whole operation. I would think that to do justice to the Proving Trial (should we get that far), a further period of crew training will be needed on a suitable long straight stretch of water. There are some choices overseas of course :D :D .
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by ted.walsh » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:37 pm

it’s not t that we are in need of a cap, we have the technique now to show her nicely without to much excitement. The pictures look pretty good, you just need a blip of speed to get her going nicely. the majority of the display runs we did were around the 130 mark...just no need for radar hitler thank you 😉 ;)

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Scots Pine » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:21 pm

Richie wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:05 pm
My only thing with Bute is, it isn’t long enough for us to push the boat on a bit and learn more about her, unless we are happy to cap at 130mph ? I can’t imagine in all fairness why there would be any need to go faster than that, thinking about it.
Thought that too. But a longer loch does give rise to the temptation to push it a bit more and a bit more and a bit more. Pretty soon your in a whole new ball game...

Depends what the aim of the BBP is...

Thought you got over 150 on some of the runs?

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 pm

We don't do temptation. We now know a great deal now and how to please the crowds whilst remaining nice and safe. Would be good to try out our fixes somewhere we know then maybe relocate to a longer course to train ourselves in comm's and safety boat procedure.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:26 pm

I would advocate that we need the boys and Sally / dive team to get some tank time during the winter months... drill drill and drill some more, submersions, inverted submersions and so on. If we’re gonna do it, lets try and be the best we can be :) we were ok on Bute but I reckon we need to polish what we have learned until we are super slick.

Not sure what you think ?

I am back in the tank myself tomorrow for more ecoustic testing !
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