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Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:39 am
by Renegadenemo
Try this one then


Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:20 pm
by rob565uk
That works and is absolutely fascinating

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:54 am
by Renegadenemo
Amazing day in the workshop today and another major milestone reached. The second, 20ft long floor panel went on without a hitch and with about 5000 rivets. Eleven people and six hours of non-stop graft following several weeks of preparation and Bluebird is watertight once again for the first time in almost 51 years.

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:57 am
by midlife
Awesome news Bill, congratulations to all involved [.][.][.]
Cheers
Wayne


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Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 am
by jonwrightk7
Fantastic news!! :D :D

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:12 pm
by Malcolm Ops
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 (which was soon covered with the 'spent' ends of the rivets from five 'guns'); how good a brew tastes; it was indeed an honour to be present when the hull of the blue boat became water tight once again.

Many thanks to the workshop 'regulars' who allowed me to join them 'in action' along the length of the boat.

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am
by Renegadenemo
Many thanks to the workshop 'regulars' who allowed me to join them 'in action' along the length of the boat.
It was as pleasure to have our op's team working on the tools alongside us. 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 knows what's to be done, how to do it, what tools and rivets are needed. If a rivet gun blocks its operator just calmly strips it, clears the problem and carries on. Cups of tea appear at the right time, they are amazing people.
For my part, I knew I was committed when we began drilling the floors off in 2005 or whenever it was and no way was I going to be the guy who took K7 apart and didn't put her back together again so a part of me has been holding its breath ever since and only took a gulp of air again on Saturday afternoon. Thanks, everyone, for a fantastic piece of work.
I'd post a pic' but Mike would go crackers at me ruining his POTD sequence so you'll have to wait.

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:44 pm
by Malcolm Ops
Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am
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 knows what's to be done, how to do it, what tools and rivets are needed.
I forgot to mention that the visitors got to clean away excess 'choccie' sauce, leaving a view of all those nice rivets in place. [".... not in any way disrespectful ....", have you been sniffing cleaning substances!]

Workshop regular choreography is almost as good as a well tutored Morris Dancing side, especially when places changed and some went under hoses whilst others went over! [Following the hoots of derision I do not expect anyone on the team to take up Morris Dancing. Although you should try everything in life once .........]

Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:21 pm
by Jordangbr
Malcolm Ops wrote:
Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:16 am
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 knows what's to be done, how to do it, what tools and rivets are needed.
I forgot to mention that the visitors got to clean away excess 'choccie' sauce, leaving a view of all those nice rivets in place. [".... not in any way disrespectful ....", have you been sniffing cleaning substances!]

Workshop regular choreography is almost as good as a well tutored Morris Dancing side, especially when places changed and some went under hoses whilst others went over! [Following the hoots of derision I do not expect anyone on the team to take up Morris Dancing. Although you should try everything in life once .........]
But there wasn’t any jangly bells and hitting each other with sticks. Only one person had a beard. [.]


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Re: Technical Talk

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:52 am
by Black Knight
What is the plan re finishing the fin? Is it going to keep all that original paint & flags on or will it get a fresh coat?