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by Andrew453
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Bute - 30 days on (and counting)

I think we need a meeting to decide on the number of expendable youths we need to hold K7 as we start her. Should we accidentally kill the one we took last time and not have a spare the H&S wombles might stop us running due to the possibility of an unsafe release. All through the Bute fortnight, I ...
by Andrew453
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 36632

Re: Isle of Bute

Can I just say a big thank-you to all those - Mike, Malcolm, whoever - involved in keeping the Twitter feed going this last couple of weeks. It has been a real god-send for those of us unable to get to the Isle. Now looking forward to Bill's next diary - should be an entertaining read! But that's it...
by Andrew453
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 478600

Re: Pic of the Day

Would the old Fairy Liquid solution work? Certainly did the trick on my visor back in the day.
by Andrew453
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 488
Views: 107718

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: 6169

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: 2909
Views: 478600

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: 2909
Views: 478600

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: 2909
Views: 478600

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: 2909
Views: 478600

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: 2909
Views: 478600

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: