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by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 31726

Re: The Australian Replica

I certainly agree, Malcolm. At present, a trip to the U.K isn't quite on my radar, but a road trip to Dumbleyung certainly would be.
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 31726

Re: The Australian Replica

Dragging this one back to the top, because I think this might interest a few people here.

https://thewest.com.au/news/narrogin-ob ... 881153596z
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

I can buy a car which is a write-off in the legal sense, or 'wreck' if you will. It might be as simple as replacing a radiator strut; fit a new quarter panel skin, and put a new engine in it to put it back on the road. Once the engineering has been signed off on the repairs, I can then register the...
by Filtertron
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

...in a legal sense, the wreckage of K7 now no longer exists (save for possibly a few small shards of twisted metal at the bottom of Coniston, and the corroded jet engine in the museum)... And yet, ironically, BBP has spent years trying to convince us of how much of the boat is original... I seem t...
by Filtertron
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

A few thoughts for you to ponder perhaps, Ernie. The Ruskin was deeded the wreckage of K7. However, in a legal sense, the wreckage of K7 now no longer exists (save for possibly a few small shards of twisted metal at the bottom of Coniston, and the corroded jet engine in the museum). The boat itself ...
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

Donald Campbell is known to have said “Donald and boat stay together.” Returning Bluebird to Coniston where Campbell is buried will ensure, as best we can, that those wishes are fulfilled. Indeed. He is known to have said it in Dumbelyung as folks tried to persuade him to leave for Blighty as a rec...
by Filtertron
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

Another odd spot on the Ruskin Museum's website - there is an icon for "News & Events". The oddity is that it depicts the BBP with K7. Clicking on the icon reveals this at the top of the page: Statement from The Trustees When the wreckage of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 (‘Bluebird’) was handed over...
by Filtertron
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

'Sometimes you gotta be an S.O.B if you wanna make a dream reality' Mark Knopfler

Boom, Like That.

Dunno if that really rings true here, Bill...Great song though.
by Filtertron
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

Signed contract = legally binding agreement between two or more parties to complete something. Verbal agreement, non binding often misinterpreted..... Promise , often broken or empty ie “the check is in the mail” or “I’ll pay you back next week” I guess there is a degree of schadenfreude in this fo...
by Filtertron
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215223

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

Signed contract = legally binding agreement between two or more parties to complete something. Verbal agreement, non binding often misinterpreted..... Promise , often broken or empty ie “the check is in the mail” or “I’ll pay you back next week” I guess there is a degree of schadenfreude in this fo...