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by Renegadenemo
Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Dead Metal
Replies: 109
Views: 67579

Re: Dead Metal

Don't worry, you'll be able to get properly close. I even wanted to get some dusters and have the museum hire them out so the public could keep K7 shiny but they're worried about the pait wearing out. They're no fun those museologists. But dent one of our panels and we'll be after you with a rivet g...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 50130

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

You lot need to get your business heads on...

Radio would cost us a fortune and be a pain in the whatnots to orgasnise / operate. Not only is the SMS infrastructure already in place we can use it to generate some ££ to help run our boat. Tough if you're on Orange, go get a Vodafone pay as you go!
by Renegadenemo
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 50130

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

I like this - keep the daft ideas coming. Sooner or later there'll be a stroke of genius amongst them. We all know about the blind squirrel... it'll always find the occasional acorn. I like the idea of disseminating info via SMS with the recipients paying for the privilege. Running this machine is g...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 50130

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

Mike has given me another idea. The sort of PA system needed to inform the whole valley would cause the anti-noise protestors to soil their free-range underwear but is there an IT geek out there who can specify a means by which we can keep the crowd up to date by SMS and charge them for signing up? ...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 50130

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

Just in case someone
by Renegadenemo
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Active support at Coniston
Replies: 99
Views: 50130

Re: Active support at Coniston 2010

As we say in the workshop - if you can boil a kettle and operate a sweeping brush you can help. At least if someone else is doing it one of the tin-bashers can keep cracking on. I assume Malcolm is building a database of those who offer to help so the upshot may well be that you find yourself sweepi...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: How fast?
Replies: 2
Views: 6785

Re: How fast?

According to the Norris Bros. thrust / drag / speed curves the boat ought to climb out of the water at around 65mph using 2400lbs of thrust, which is good for more than 200mph once she unsticks. But that was in record breaking trim with a forward CoG so we can bring the planing speed down somewhat a...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31998

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

I love this argument. I came back to the workshop when we were painting the walls to find ten guys in two separate camps daubing the transcript on the walls in trade emulsion and ready to set about one another with paint-laden rollers. We quickly painted over the lot to diffuse the situation and res...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31998

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

'galloping over the top'... Not heard that before. My take on it is, 'can't get over the top'. And as for the going/gone argument, I firstly don't accept that Donald, the eternal optimist, would shout that he'd gone when he'd not quite gone at all - it's not a natural thing to say. You'd far more li...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Out of this World.......
Replies: 46
Views: 31998

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

Steve,

what did you quote in 'Leap'? Can't seem to find my copy...