Ernie Lazenby wrote: ↑Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 pm
proved K7 runs well and indeed at a speed faster than the 100mph it was intended to be run at on Coniston.
I do urge evryone to read fully what is written in any public document. The figure of 100mph is stated in the Bye Law for the development runs. This is a 'control' figure that the LDNPA were content with during that phase of the programme. I have been told that they will have a radar gun available. The number of development runs that can be made has no limiting number applied to them. The crew could wear the boat out if they wanted to!
Following the development runs, the management of the boat undertaking the proving trial (note that it is a singular event - boring repetition I know, but the members voted me down on other running) - can then allow the boat K7 to undertake twelve (12) proving runs. There is no speed figure stated in that paragraph. Without looking back at the paper I know, because Bill and I wrote the words!
If my past involvement with Primetime and 'Vampire' is of concern to any of the BBP crew I will of course stand down from any further involvement. Bill has always been briefed on my CV and he sometimes looks at me in a surprised fashion when I open a discussion with the words "yes, I am the Malcolm Pittwood named in the HSE report of the crash of the jet car by Richard Hammond". The LDNPA senior officer noted my words in 2007 and we moved on to (eventually) obtain a Bye Law.
I get called out for 'semantics', but everything that is written down is put in black and white for a reason and in this case I view it as deliberate.