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by Renegadenemo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Return to the Water

One day they'll work out that if we get her out regularly and keep her live and in the forefront of the public's minds this will only benefit the museum and the local community in general while we do all the work. It's a no-brainer. That people are so blind to the bigger picture is an endless source...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 90
Views: 32579

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Surely it’s got to be cn7? Or finishing quicksilver We looked at the CN7 thing a long time ago but the trouble there is that it's owned by the Science Museum or some such and displayed at Beaulieu and whereas the NMM crew are all for seeing thngs live and breathe again the museologists mired even t...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 90
Views: 32579

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

No shortage of engines and l thought working with timber instead of metal would be interesting. I got some of the plans and a bunch of pic's but the idea didn't fly.
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 90
Views: 32579

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

I suggested to the crew a few times that we build a replica Crusader as a follow on project it alas, no takers.
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 90
Views: 32579

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Yes, he was the fruitcake we had appointed as a BBC approved diver because he used a rebreather like the rest of us ('breathers were frowned upon in those days) who then tried to take over the project, failed completely then told the world he was going to raise Crusader in an act of poorly researche...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Return to the Water

How about a change of scenery? Coniston has had more than its fair share, Dumbelyung is shrivelling before our eyes and I suspect Lake Mead is horribly deep in the middle... Loch Eck, anyone? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=loch+eck&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjq6YS35qncAhXRzaQKHfeiDlUQ_A...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 261
Views: 75502

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

Cant wait to see her fully painted up and finished . Don't be deceived - she's still a very long way from finished. There's many a fudge and a bodge to be cut back out and done to our usual, uncompromising standards and that will take time once we get back from Bute but she's going to look and work...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Return to the Water

I honestly don't get what all the fuss is about regarding Coniston. It's deep and dark with extremely unpredictable weather. The facilities are less than ideal and no one over there seems bothered anyway. If they don't pull out all the stops to host us it's a no-brainer, we run somewhere else.
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

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...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 166
Views: 18095

Re: Isle of Bute

FWIW, I personally hope that the LDNPA realise just how much of a balls-up they have made and recognise just how much of an "attraction" (and I use the term with reservation) they have missed out on due to their own short-sightedness and how much up their own backsides they have, so far, been. The ...