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by Renegadenemo
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bluebird Project Website
Replies: 17
Views: 14432

Re: The Bluebird Project Website

And therein lies the problem. If we archived the pic of the day people would only pop in now and then to catch up. We want the site to be part of your daily routine. If you're worried about missing any have all your friends and family watch it for you...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: K7's Wheeled Cradle
Replies: 30
Views: 19029

Re: K7's Wheeled Cradle

The caravan chassis' I've looked at have been of very light construction like the rest of the caravan. I'd be surprised if they'd be up to lugging 2.5 tons about. But the layout is good. We're looking at rubber tracks for traversing soft surfaces. What fun it would be to get stuck in mud or sand.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1180659

Re: Pic of the Day

Someone said, try to look thoughtful, when that floor was tried in place for the first time but the only thought that sprang to mind was that after weeks of mending it didn't fit. Thankfully it fits now.
by Renegadenemo
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: PLAN B
Replies: 7
Views: 6308

Re: PLAN B

The LDNP is a switched on group of people. They understand the pros and cons and are also duty bound to hear all sides of the discussion (as well as put up with the occasional idiot). All meetings and discussion has so far been very positive so there's a good chance we'll be allowed to run on Conist...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Quicksilver
Replies: 688
Views: 367196

Re: Quicksilver

He's a canny old fox, is that Mr Warby. He'll tell you that horizontal surface was up there just for show if you ask...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 227757

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

I keep getting asked about this so I've finally dug it out. In the NDT report carried out by the RAF in 1966 says the following. Engine pick up brackets:- Examined visually and by dye penetrant application. Port bracket found defective at weld near lower attachment holes. This item has been rewelded...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 227757

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

Keith,

Something horrible has happened to your boat in the above picture. It's turned green, the engine seems to be at the wrong end and the sponsons look slightly long and flattened. If it's been in an accident I'm sure we can fix it for you.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 227757

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

As it happens this is one of the reasons why we've pushed to run the boat in spring or summer. Spannering on two and a half tons of cold metal in January with short days and cold nights absolutely has to be uncomfortable and bad for morale and that's when concentration suffers and mistakes result.
by Renegadenemo
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Archive Photos & Films
Replies: 404
Views: 227757

Re: Looking Back In Time- Archive Bluebird Photos

Ken and Lew actually advised Donald against pushing K7 to 300mph. They suggested he went ahead with a planned trip to Australia and they'd design him a new boat in the meantime. He didn't go for it.
by Renegadenemo
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New girl with questions . . .
Replies: 34
Views: 23246

Re: New girl with questions . . .

no ashtray either...