Bluebird Runs 2019

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polo
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Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

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K777 is alive and well and under wraps for the time being. As stated earlier she had problems with the intake which was too small and as was found out later the Orph wasn't delivering the power is should due to lack of air and minor mechanical glitches.

Due to the reception the Morris family received, they were /are reluctant to go back into the field of running her until K7 has done what needs to be done, they have no wish repeat the problems they received. They have absolutely no wish to detract from the K7 project or compete with it in any way. 777 is not on display anywhere, she is in sheds near Wharton.
At the present time I believe the Morris family are developing a car for the American market and as a result have no time to put into 777.
The connection between Longbow and 777 is Dave Aldred. Dave was 'in charge' of the project until about late 2017 [don't pin me down to accuracy on that], Unfortunately Dave left the project due to disagreements, he left the 'Endeavour' project at a similar time and set up 'Longbow' shortly after.
For those who don't know, I have worked with Jim Noone on several projects including Miss Windermere 6 which finally achieved 152mph before going into the science and industry museum in Manchester. I have contact with Jim at powerboat races and he keeps me updated as to what is going on. Jim has promised to be in touch with me if there is any movement in the project.
Malcolm Ops
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polo wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:44 pm Due to the reception the Morris family received, they were /are reluctant to go back into the field of running her until K7 has done what needs to be done, they have no wish repeat the problems they received. They have absolutely no wish to detract from the K7 project or compete with it in any way. I have contact with Jim at powerboat races and he keeps me updated as to what is going on. Jim has promised to be in touch with me if there is any movement in the project.
With K777 being a water speed record contender, eligible for Speed Records Week and K7 being rebuilt as it was on the morning of the 4th January 1967 and not eligible to run in November, I cannot see that the BBP would have or would ever give the Morris family any "problems".

A lack of Coniston Speed Records Week due to the Byelaw wording changes that are needed, may be the reason.

My personal thoughts and not those of the BBP.
Malcolm Ops

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Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

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Malcolm, I am sorry if I did not make it clear. BBP was not to my knowledge, involved in any way with what occurred. All I know is that the Morris family were subject to unfounded sustained abuse from several quarters and were very upset at this. I witnessed it!
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