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by ted.walsh
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 228
Views: 29084

Re: Isle of Bute

Ummm, no such thing as an easy record. Mincing along at 130 in something verified capable of double that is one thing, trying to nail an elusive long standing record where everyone who has tried has eaither failed or died at over 320 is another.
but i wouldn’t disagree that the combined experience of buildinding and operating such a craft shows the team is very capable of an attempt indeed.😎
by ted.walsh
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 11
Views: 819

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Yeah! looks pretty sweet to me. bet it makes a cracking racket when sitting in the pilot seat. let me know if they need a relief pilot at any point 8-)
by ted.walsh
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 466877

Re: Pic of the Day

I can't help wondering if that canopy misted up on that cold January morning. i can absolutely guarantee you without any shadow of a doubt that on a cold morning unless the pilot space was heated before an attempt the canopy would of steamed up even as it was drawn shut. The big fan behind may of h...
by ted.walsh
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 20665

Re: Return to the Water

Interestingly when I looked at https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Las+Vegas,+NV,+USA/@36.125783,-115.1310902,120135m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80beb782a4f57dd1:0x3accd5e6d5b379a3!8m2!3d36.1699412!4d-115.1398296 I see that the Americans call their premier lake facility for the area the 'National Rec...
by ted.walsh
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 262
Views: 77481

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

What I find particularly fascinating are the stark differences in the videos of just a year ago and so seeing her emerge from a pile of bones and bits into the craft that she was back in January 67'...truly a landmark restoration project. :D
by ted.walsh
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 20665

Re: Isle of Bute

you prep it, ill press it! :D

especially with the Italian lakes, its fair to say you haven't really been boat racing until you've been to Italy. They are properly mad for it... :P

slightly off topic methinks, sorry Mr Administrator...
by ted.walsh
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 20665

Re: Isle of Bute

Techteam wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:56 am
I fear the time has come to embrace the alternatives.
Lake Mead, Las Vegas?..... ;)
by ted.walsh
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 226483

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

ummm re-porpoising...very symptomatic of the DAC hull but straight forward enough to drive through with the correct technique....just wait till they get to 135 (snicker🤪)
now who do i know with that sort of thing experience... :ugeek:
by ted.walsh
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1224
Views: 226483

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

does anyone know what it weighed in at? or what it’s rpm’s were?
the picture looks like it’s set up a bit heavy but you never know where in the run the pic was taken or the drivers preference for that matter...
by ted.walsh
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 228
Views: 29084

Re: Isle of Bute

No bear or other superstitious ornaments, adornments or paraphernalia will be carried by this pilot... magazines excepted...