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Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:34 pm
by Malcolm Ops
Mike Bull wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Remembering Bute and some of the fantastic people there that helped us out, we've revamped our team page- check it out!

http://www.bluebirdproject.com/index.php?id=20
There are some pretty stern faces in the picture gallery.

I think most of us had a laugh and a smile at some time or another when on Bute. Especially when the photographer bounced off the spar fairing of a big blue boat and was later set adrift in 'number 27'.

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:38 pm
by Richie
Lots of serious faces there

There isn’t a serious one amongst us !!

Meeting could be good, as long as it is accompanied with pizza.

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
by Renegadenemo
I think we need a meeting to decide on the number of expendable youths we need to hold K7 as we start her. Should we accidentally kill the one we took last time and not have a spare the H&S wombles might stop us running due to the possibility of an unsafe release.

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:04 pm
by Andrew453
Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
I think we need a meeting to decide on the number of expendable youths we need to hold K7 as we start her. Should we accidentally kill the one we took last time and not have a spare the H&S wombles might stop us running due to the possibility of an unsafe release.
All through the Bute fortnight, I kept having a recurring cartoon image of that air hose having failed to release and John, his feet planted on a couple of gas bottles, getting the waterski-ing experience of his life. Ted was, of course, grinning manically from the cockpit. :lol:

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:11 pm
by Malcolm Ops
Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 pm
decide on the number of expendable youths we need to hold K7 …………………... due to the possibility of an unsafe release.
Meeting 1 - define what is meant by an 'expendable youth'.
Meeting 2 - define an 'unsafe release' (have you been watching the F1 pitlane footage :roll: )
Meeting 3 - define what number we will be talking about.
Meeting 4 - can a 'youth' be any of the following - L, G, B, T, Q, etc ????

............…. do I need to go on or do we require extra pizzas?? :lol: :lol:

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:18 pm
by Malcolm Ops
Just researched that we should now be inclusive in even more ways, so my question about the 'youth' that could be involved should have been:-

L, G, B, T, T, 2/T, Q, Q, I, A, A, P, A, GQ, B, GV, P,

(do look it up if after the first five you got as lost as I was ... :oops: :oops:

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:36 am
by JohnTheBikeMan
Richie wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Lots of serious faces there

There isn’t a serious one amongst us !!

Meeting could be good, as long as it is accompanied with pizza.
Pepperoni or Four Seasons? Damn! Another meeting required!

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:44 am
by Renegadenemo
We're all laughing about this but it actually happens. Groups of people sit around a table with no leader and no clue to decide upon absolutely nothing then fail to action any of the things they couldn't agree on before the next meeting. I'm not exaggerating at all. And that's without all the other rubbish that would end up tacked onto any decision that might one day be made. We'd have H&S wombles insulting our intelligence and our common sense and enviro-mentalists wibbling about the crested newts. That lot should have been in Scotland to see our ospreys nicking trout while we pumped kero.

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:11 pm
by SimonLester
Malcolm Ops wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:18 pm
Just researched that we should now be inclusive in even more ways, so my question about the 'youth' that could be involved should have been:-

L, G, B, T, T, 2/T, Q, Q, I, A, A, P, A, GQ, B, GV, P,

(do look it up if after the first five you got as lost as I was ... :oops: :oops:
Just read this. I know, I know, but I don't live in the "i"universe...

Ahem!
...To say nothing of the ageist connotations of "youth".

I rode 465 miles in one hit e/w from Exmoor to Bute on my mootersickle just to be there as part of my pre 60th birthday present to myself! I demand my application to be dragged up a lake by a jammed umbilical (and singed to boot), be taken seriously.

Yoofs, indeed, (excepting one in particular who, with his mother, was there) only good for pushing a broom. We have a saying - "pass me another boy, I've sp*** **** ***! You work it out.

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:16 pm
by Gareth Hayes2
Would it be fair to describe the Bute trials as a stunning success? Taking K7’s “temperamental” reputation into account, she did everything asked of her. She floated,planed,ran at speed,basically a total vindication of all your hard work. And the welcome you received from the locals, could not have been any warmer. Indeed, as far as I’m aware, the only major problem you had, was the canopy unexpectedly taking flight. But I’m sure even that has provided valuable lessons next time you take her out on the water. Whenever (& where ever!) that happens to be