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by Malcolm Ops
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 192
Views: 96278

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Many people want to see K7 run on Coniston Water. I admit that would be cool but speaking only for myself here and not necessarily on behalf of other team members, it doesn't bother me one way or the other. Scotland is just as good. It's running the machine and working with the team that does it fo...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Water Byelaws "2019"
Replies: 3
Views: 3888

Coniston Water Byelaws "2019"

Keeping up to date with the Byelaws for the 'home water' of K7. The LDNPA have apparently submitted the proposed Coniston Water 2019 Byelaws to the Secretary of State for approval and comments. There is no indication (that I can find) as to when there may be a response from that person. There will b...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun May 31, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 185771

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

K777 was an entrant in the organised Speed Records Week event, piloted by Jim Noone, to attempt jet powered speed records in a specific weight class. On the first visit the team based themselves at Pier Cottage. On both outings there were problems with getting the craft on the plane. Bluebird K7 no ...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: It takes how long to assemble a blue boat?
Replies: 0
Views: 4478

It takes how long to assemble a blue boat?

You can now try to 'assemble' Bluebird K7, with Stew at the controls, in under 15 minutes. :roll:

On facebook go to the Speed Record Club site and find Easter Sunday's jigsaw puzzle. The picture is from Loch Fad 2018.
by Malcolm Ops
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 363
Views: 429994

Re: BBP Diary

Good to read the diary pages in 2020. My first visit to the Isle of Bute was on the 8th January 2018, with a follow up in June. Today's diary piece has filled in all of the missing pieces of the transport journey from North Shields of K7. These were missing because at the start of August I was alrea...
by Malcolm Ops
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Christmas 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 12035

Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to the Team and the Bute Crew along with others who have been part of this project. [If you haven't looked at the Team 'tag' lately do so] from one member of 'Operations'. This is the first year that I have failed to get to the workshop for my usual one day! Have a good time with fam...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 76539

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

As the days rush towards the end of the year, I for one had hoped that there would be some positive news from Cumbria. Nothing has been published on the final version of the "updated and future proofed" Bye-Laws, which will need Secretary of State sign-off. It seems that the revisions to t...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 76539

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Mid month update.

The LDNPA members on the Authority Committee will next meet in October, at which time there may be more news on the discussions on the proposed Bye Law updating for Coniston Water.

My diary says that there are 50 weeks until 'summer 2020'.
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 76539

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

The NWEMail newspaper has run a recent story on Coniston Water Bye Law changes. The LDNPA are having to make changes because the RYA no longer governs powerboating and the National Water Speed Records. The Authority Members are being asked to accept and adopt 'future proofed' Bye Laws, which means t...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 76539

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

Even with those characters called "e m o j I s", that try to convey the context of comments and the emotion of a statement, what does upset me most is how the selective use of parts of comments made on forums, such as this one, are reproduced to convey 'the whole story'. Even publishing a ...