Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

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Post by JfromJAGs » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:58 pm

Ah, now I got it. Guess it'll tyek a while until Ah understand tha..

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:57 am

Ah, now I got it. Guess it'll tyek a while until Ah understand tha..
Ha ha, good effort... This is almost as much fun as when we tried to teach Geordie to our old friend Zaid Al-Obaidi - our beloved diving friend from Baghdad. I mean,how do you explain 'Why aye, man' to a bloke who rides a camel to work? :lol: :lol:

Have to say - it was the best fun to have a laugh and and a beer with our German brothers. Same time next year, meine herren?
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Post by longarmedgibbon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Just let the ruskin have it for 3 - 4 months of the year keeps everyone happy then. Ian lazenby

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Post by rich1608 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:44 pm

longarmedgibbon wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Just let the ruskin have it for 3 - 4 months of the year keeps everyone happy then. Ian lazenby
And they can have the Titanic (K777) for the other 8 months. Problem solved!! :lol:

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:27 pm

We've always said, no problem displaying the boat in the museum when she's not being maintained, conserved or run. At the very least, and this goes back to day-one, she would have to be taken out periodically to have her engine fun and systems cycled to keep her tip-top. Now Gina wants her run at other locations that's a straightforward enough bolt-on that the museum could join in with to promote themselves and the village - it's a win-win and a no brainer.
All we need to do now is agree terms and sign contracts. I've asked them on several occasions to offer proposals to this end but had no response.
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Post by Richie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:37 pm

On the venue front, what about Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham ?

2 miles of shallow man made venue ? Used to race hydroplanes there I believe ?

Loads of infrastructure for crowds
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Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:07 pm

The regatta lake is only two (2) kilometres end to end. If there had been two miles I would have been to see them before Bute, because it is so close and I could have slept in every day!.

The powerboat racing did take place there, but not so much during the last decade. Jim Noone showed of Miss Windermere Vi to the racing audience at one event.
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Post by ted.walsh » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:17 pm

umm, i raced there a few times and although i like the venue a lot and you could get het up an trottin’ there would be no way you could get her round at eaither end short of shutting her down and being repositioned then run back the other way. no room for wiggling your way out eaither😜

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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Richie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 pm

‘Twas just a thought Gruber.
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