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by Blackplate
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 105274

Re: Isle of Bute

It looked like you needed a longer lake. But I'd have to bug out on Aus. Too expensive to justify to the rest of my little gang who would want to come along. I'm the only bread winner.
However I'm sure the authorities over there would be welcoming & I'd wish you good luck on such an adventure.
by Blackplate
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 105274

Re: Isle of Bute

I've just returned from Bute. I spent the week there with my two lads. It was beyond what I expected. The boat looks fantastic, sounds great & goes better still. If we'd seen it wobble about under it's own power it would have been enough. This boat is no museum piece. It looked capable of going for ...
by Blackplate
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 988327

Re: Pic of the Day

Looks [email protected]@dy great...misted up? What have you been up to in there??? Is there a 'first' you have to confess to? 8-)
by Blackplate
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 156
Views: 67482

Re: Return to the Water

Bonny Scotland it is then. Happy days, less grockles tutting about the noise distrurbing the shell ducks. I'm 'in'. I'll bring my dry bag & help fish out dropped spanners if you want (HSE1 lisence). Got more exact dates this August or have I missed that info?
by Blackplate
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 988327

Re: Pic of the Day

Cool picture today. Love it.
by Blackplate
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 988327

Re: Pic of the Day

Bugger all the comedy 'gongs'. The boa's looking fantastic. That's all.
by Blackplate
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 404437

Re: Technical Talk

Yes, the Igniter Module is a Trembler Coil, where the applied 24 Volt DC input is continually and regularly interrupted by a solenoid and the resulting pulses transformed up to HT by an associated coil. Simple but effective! I was discussing this with a colleague who does special effects and roboti...
by Blackplate
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 404437

Re: Technical Talk

Oh right, I was having a bit of a think about this after my last post and thought it may be a resistor and capacitor circuit generating its own natural frequency through a low tension side of the coil, I am pushing my old physics O level here! (with a higher resistance 'before' the capacitor than th...
by Blackplate
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 404437

Re: Technical Talk

Thanks for the input Rob, I'm not that up on how that is done but doesn't it need to be converted from your DC battery to a AC signal somehow to 'shake' through the coils to keep them contiuous? (Those rebuilds by Mr Hares are beautiful). Thanks all for taking the time with me I really do appreciate...
by Blackplate
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 911
Views: 404437

Re: Technical Talk

Once again, many thanks! I get it all so much clearer now. I thinks it's fantastic that the boat would be close-on competitive today with the speeds achieved in those days before digital control of engine, boat systems and CAD modelling. It's designed the old way, through intelligence, experience & ...