Search found 177 matches

by Malcolm Ops
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

Not sure who will look in at this forum, but in the hope of getting co-operation rather than confrontation I will not post any of the correspondence sent directly to me during the period of time I was representing the BBP on the Coniston Event Working Group. I will not be attending the next programm...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 278166

Re: Isle of Bute

For those who (like me until early this year) know nothing of the Isle of Bute, here are a few early pointers. Rothesay is the major town closest to Loch Fad, but the Isle is 'compact' so you may enjoy a stay to the south - you could try Kingarth. As you come off the ferry there is an information ce...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

Farcical - I had to look up, to see what the adjective meant when used with a time element. I used to watch Brian Rix farces on TV. Perhaps the writer did want to convey to the crew that each one of us has become involved with an absurdly futile proceeding or a pretence. Lets be generous and accept ...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

Your turn. :lol: I feel like I should just sit here, be a grump (which it is said I am good at), shuffle some papers around and be totally non productive for a day. So no riposte at the moment. :evil: The temperature is rising on faceb******s initiated by our project historian. I might just use tha...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

Why would we waste another day ....... You listening, Malcolm? Made myself a coffee before hitting the keys! Bill, can I write to you in a condescending way? I just love the reaction that such paragraphs get! [Perhaps should have put this in a PM, as forum members will wonder what has been going on...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

The following is from the published minutes of the Coniston Parish Council meeting of 18th December 2017. I am posting it here as some of those following the BBP forum may not be used to Council matters. 351/2017 Bluebird Event Working Group To report on the meeting of the Bluebird Event Working Gro...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

There seems little chance of ever holding the proving trials on Coniston Water. Unless If I may add some back story, before setting out my thoughts on this statement. Even after the raising of the Bluebird and the recovery of the remains of DMC, the inquest, then the burial service, I did not take ...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 174527

Re: Return to the Water

Having recently drafted a lengthy document summarising the Coniston Water Byelaw process and the timing of the Proving Trial and because I am one of the Bluebird Project (BBP) representatives on the Parish Council Event Working Group formed in 2016 I will try to set out clearly why we have arrived a...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 1001665

Re: Technical Talk

One thing it did demonstrate, and I don't mean this to be be in any way disrespectful to our visitors who worked like devils at whatever we tasked them with, is that it did properly show what a polished and professional team of regulars we have in the workshop. We don't have to speak - everyone kno...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 1001665

Re: Technical Talk

My annual visit to the workshop coincided with this task. Whilst I learnt something about 'choccie' sauce mixing; cricket catching skills required at the changeover of tube time; spreading the brown stuff into the countersinks; setting rivets along the central join line; how John likes a clean floor...