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by Renegadenemo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11471

Re: Return to the Water

Perhaps the under cover of darkness Ninja thing could be saved for sneaking K7 into the Ruskin? That's another matter altogether. The boat can only go in there once the contracts and agreements are set in stone so we can be sure of getting her back out whenever we like for anti-det work, charitable...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The One Show
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

Nice piece on Radio Bore yesterday with our mate Kersh.

Starts around 11.45

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p064y241
by Renegadenemo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11471

Re: Return to the Water

Sounds like a plan then Bill, hehe! Frankly, it's sad as sad can be if we have to creep up on running on Coniston to satisfy those with a rose-tinted view of it all behind the backs of those who ought to have the balls to facilitate it in the first place. Far better that we work with deserving comm...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2786
Views: 416505

Re: Pic of the Day

The phrase 'solid pipe' is used frequently by those working with sewers I think you mean 'solids' pipe, Malcolm. I was born into the building trade and ran a mile in the face of so much dust, mud and outside work rather than take on the family firm. So much nicer in a warm machine shop in January w...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2786
Views: 416505

Re: Pic of the Day

I am sure that when on static display and any panels are off, the team could change that solid pipe for rubber. First things first. I got into endless trouble from the engineers at Rolls-Royce for calling such things 'solid' pipes. They rightly pointed out that were it solid it wouldn't be a pipe a...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11471

Re: Return to the Water

That leaves the BBP to go it alone - have you dates in mind for this 'festival event' Bill? [Hmm ....... who is going to organise and manage the proceedings?] What we need is some resourceful folks with a great sense of mischief. Launching undetected from a wagon with a good Hiab at 03:00am would b...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1133
Views: 193169

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Not really technical talk at all but we don't have a common sense thread. Those who know me will groan when they read this... https://www.gov.uk/government/news/deposit-return-scheme-in-fight-against-plastic Next, some government think-tank will host a consultation on putting milk in bottles then, w...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11471

Re: Return to the Water

Their biggest problem seems to be that either they actually have no authority whatsoever, or, if they do, they don't have the balls to wield it. Same thing at the end of the day, which is why it's so unlikely they'll ever sort themselves out to the point where Bluebird can actually run on Coniston W...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 50
Views: 6204

Re: Isle of Bute

Hi Andrew, The team have their accommodation sorted, thanks, but I'm sure there will be many more people wanting to book up between now and Aug so we'll point them at those who've offered places to stay. Mike, I wonder if this needs its own thread so these offers don't get bumped ever further down t...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 932
Views: 162595

Re: Technical Talk

Don't forget also that we haven't filled the sponsons with expanding foam, which saves about 36 kilos at the front end. Plus, we have the option to tweak the thrust line a little in our favour by adjusting the angle of the engine. Only a degree or two before the inlet trunk becomes the limiting fact...