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by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 5802

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

Funny you should mention the hovercraft that ran between Largs and Rothesay (I believe it was a trial thing and then ended because as mentioned, it was extremely loud), there is also a hydrofoil that runs most summer weekends in Largs. Video of it here:

https://youtu.be/tQTzT9-q7mI

It seems we have all the fun stuff in Scotland 😜
by pumpkinboy1991
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 56247

Re: Return to the Water

Just noticed in other posts actually that "scots pine" has good links to Loch Eck so he would be the man to ask for info. Nonetheless, quite willing to gather intel as mentioned or help in any other aspects where possible.
by pumpkinboy1991
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 56247

Re: Isle of Bute

Some nice ideas but if Cumbria drops the ball we're looking at Loch Eck. Made the preliminary enquiries and it's all very positive... Happy to assist if you are going down the Loch Eck route. Can make the short trip across within the next week or two, to scout potential launch locations and report ...
by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Managed over today just in time to see Stew's run and stuck around for Ted's later too. Will come to say hello to the team at the highland games as you were all more than adequately occupied with interested parties and maintenance tasks! Did you manage to clock Ted's quick run? I think you might hav...
by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Cheers Mike! Just noticed the launch update- at the ferry terminal now... hopefully we'll see something!
by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Hoping to head across to Rothesay around lunch time... rather blowy here in Greenock though! Will the wind have much of an effect on today's "schedule"?
Cheers, Ollie
by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Hi Bill, I have yet to meet you as hoped back in April, but it is obvious you are a very busy man and I'm sure the rest of the team are very busy also :D . Hopefully that can happen during the event (and/or at the pub!) It sounds like you have everything you need in place, but as previously mentione...
by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Thanks Mike! :) Yes, it will take a bit of thinking and planning to establish the best place to attempt it. I did watch the episode of speed with Guy Martin's attempt at breaking the record - I have no idea why they used the design of hovercraft that they did, I can only assume it was due to budget ...
by pumpkinboy1991
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Which 'craft' holds the WIG speed record (is it the Ekranoplan) and who will acknowledge your achievements as being a new World Record. Perhaps that would be Guinness World Records? Just interested and if there is any 'downtime' in Bute something we can perhaps chat about? More than happy to chat a...
by pumpkinboy1991
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 86486

Re: Isle of Bute

Hi Ollie, Sounds to me like you'd be good guys to have along. I'm back on Bute for a week in April so maybe we could meet up along the way. PM me and we'll get some comm's going. Bill Thanks Bill, tried to PM you but it seems I am too new on the forum to send you a PM! My very professional email ad...