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by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: K7's Wheeled Cradle
Replies: 30
Views: 15430

Re: K7's Wheeled Cradle

I think we'll need something a little more involved than a straight copy of the original cradle if we're to be able to move the boat around safely. We'll be able to reproduce many of its features so things look as they should but we're currently investigating rubber, caterpillar tracks and hydraulic...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31067

Re: Out of this World.......

We played the tape in the workshop tonight, a first-generation copy of the reel-to-reel recording made by Corp. Evans on the morning of Jan 4th 67. Most of it is clear enough to be beyond question. Eight of us listened to the final few seconds and only one thought Donald said 'gone' to the open and ...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bye Law Amendment for K7
Replies: 35
Views: 25521

Re: Bye Law Amendment for K7

We were a little slow getting onto this because our chief moderator was moving house at the time but it's my understanding that the post has now been removed. Thanks for being so honest and up front everyone and let's face it, we don't want to cheat. We either achieve our goal fair and square or acc...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31067

Re: Out of this World.......

The bit before 'I'm going/gone' is fairly undisputed. My take on it is 'I've got the bows out' though some prefer, 'I've got the bows up'
by Renegadenemo
Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31067

Re: Out of this World.......

One day, when we get a minute, we'll upload a copy of the final words and the facility to vote on what you think you hear but this week we're ordering rivets. If you want to hear the end of the recording with the going/gone part just go to YouTube and look up Marillion's 'Out of this World'. It's th...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 187301

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

I especially like that photo. She's very new and untried in lots of ways in that picture but essentially the same old girl and that's what she'll be when next she slips into the water, which is why I have such an affinity for that image.
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 187301

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

I've no idea what caused the cracking of the main engine mount because although clear reference is made to it in the RAF report the ensuing repair has been very thorough and no evidence remains. The mount was tested before the boat ever ran so it can't have been the Orpheus that caused the damage. P...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 187301

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

Tony James came to see us not long after we recovered the boat but he didn't seem a happy chappy when it came to the broken engine mounts. One of the main mounts was found to be cracked and had to be re-welded before K7 even got to Coniston. It's documented in the 1966 NDT survey carried out by the ...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31067

Re: Out of this World.......

I'd say the original recording is honest enough. I've always been wary of 'cleaned up' data. I'm not saying it's necessarily unreliable. My flying headset is very good at cancelling out aircraft-type noises so I can hear my companions perfectly but I have post-processing software that can can clean ...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 187301

Re: A Picture paints a thousand words....

The pictures are fabulous, Neil. You have my gratitude too for sharing them. Interesting you should mention the fuel starvation problem too. When did the engine intake failure occur? I've often wondered about this because the intakes went for substantial modification following their failure, which w...