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by Andrew453
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 486
Views: 103416

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Another volunteer-led project success story that will see an historic paddler, laid up since 1981, returned to service. And I'm old enough to remember school trips on the Maid back in her 1960s heyday. http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/16081653.Maid_of_the_Loch_restoration_given_huge_boost_wit...
by Andrew453
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Press Release
Replies: 24
Views: 5100

Re: Press Release

The boat looks simply brilliant...as Novie says above, the dog's danglies. Well done team!
by Andrew453
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458172

Re: Pic of the Day

It was a passing phase, Richie, part of a mis-spent, wind-assisted youth. I've been all internal combustion for several decades now! :lol:
by Andrew453
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458172

Re: Pic of the Day

Ah Graphspeed - I remember covering the bottom of GP14s with it back in my rag and stick days (a very long time ago). Expensive stuff, and I don't recall it making a whit of difference.
by Andrew453
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458172

Re: Pic of the Day

Just to echo what Nigel and Jon have said above, to those of us watching progress from afar this seems like a defining moment. There are doubtless several mountains yet to be climbed, but it must have felt good when you stood back to admire your work. It is a fantastic achievement. Very, very well d...
by Andrew453
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458172

Re: Pic of the Day

Another excellent POTD today - starboard side looks great now and it really gives a sense of the progress being made. Brilliant stuff, team.
by Andrew453
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458172

Re: Pic of the Day

A wiper...nah! Much better with one of the old Kent Clearview Screens...an age appropriate one with a hefty electric motor screwed down above the instrument panel and the whirly bit driven by a worn old link belt. A thing of beauty and a joy to behold. :lol:
by Andrew453
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 458172

Re: Pic of the Day

The inlet trunk in today's pic of the day is a thing of beauty and a joy to behold. Well done! And it must give you a real lift, connecting up the noisy bit to the rest of the boat.
by Andrew453
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 486
Views: 103416

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

look up the story of Capt. Fogarty Fegan VC and the Jervis Bay He'd be a good candidate for Monty Python too. And, from the same convoy (HX84) and the same encounter with the Admiral Scheer, there is the remarkable tale of Second Officer Arthur Hawkins, Chief Engineer Arthur Pollard and the crew of...
by Andrew453
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 318
Views: 60771

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Richie wrote:Yes please, that one is a Canadian mk2 :-) always nice to see other carriers
PM sent.
Andrew