New Bluebird restoration project?

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Re: New Bluebird restoration project?

Post by bluebirdsback » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:28 pm

Wait till you get to my age. Still have the canons from the Boer war ringing in me ears.
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Re: New Bluebird restoration project?

Post by rob565uk » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:41 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Aye you're right Bill. My memory is going at 33...
You wait 'til you get to Checkie's age!
It's not wise to wait THAT long :-)

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Re: New Bluebird restoration project?

Post by Jordangbr » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:35 am

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Charge for the guns' he said:
Into the valley of Death
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Re: New Bluebird restoration project?

Post by bluebirdsback » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:09 am

Ah, right Jordan. I think you might find it was only five hudred and ninety eight. When me and my pal saw the name of the place we got a tadge suspicious and rode the other way. Had our tabs, and found Sunderland got beat 3-0. Still we did manage to beat the Germans 5-4 Christmas day 1914.
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Re: New Bluebird restoration project?

Post by Alacrity » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:41 pm

In the Classic Motor Boat Association (see here) we have a few Jetstars, none of which are, to my knowledge, 2 strokes. That doesn't mean this one isn't of course as there were a few boats built with the V4 OMC powerhead driving a pump or a shaft. Never great - a heavy lump for its power & a gas pig to boot. The V4 & V6 Ford powered boats were much better & what we see still running at our rallies. We had a nice one at the Beaulieu boat jumble last year alongside K3 on our CMBA stand.

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Re: New Bluebird restoration project?

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:02 am

In the Classic Motor Boat Association (see here)
I'm sure I did a talk for you guys some years ago, somewhere way down south at a boat museum. I met up with an old diving pal and stayed on his boat in Plymouth and we decided to go for a beer but the best pub was on the other side of the river about a mile away so we took a tiny semi-rigid inflatable and bimbled over there in the pitch dark.
That part was easy - it was the tipping out having imbibed eleventy-six pints of ale and trying to return by the same method. We did it eventually after getting lost on the river and being almost unshipped by a dozing seal that we piled into at full speed - poor beast.
A memorable night out, though.
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