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by f1steveuk
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 8442

Re: Blue Bird K4

Cheers, that's the list as I have it. What puzzles me about Du Cane is WHEN did he get time to study boat design? Joined the navy as a boy seaman at 14, then went on to the RAF as a pilot, then taken on by Vospers in the commercial department, and then as a director, his main job being go ensure a f...
by f1steveuk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 8442

Re: Blue Bird K4

It is all interesting stuff!! Sea Sled, I was informed that it was more to use the air cushion between the two hulls, maybe I have been mis - sled!!? It is pretty safe to say, whenever you think you have found the origin of something, you find some bugger did it 20 years before the date you thought!...
by f1steveuk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 8442

Re: Blue Bird K4

I'd refute canard or reverse three pointers are "bad" design or unstable. Ones without dead rise do have problems though, but there are many that have been successful, even going around corners!! Ted Jones DID invent prop riding, he approached Sayres with the idea before he had built a boat to test ...
by f1steveuk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 74
Views: 8442

Re: Blue Bird K4

Sorry, been reading through the thread before I joined in! K4, I had nearly all the drawings of her at one time, not vastly different to K3 to be honest in general construction. I worked with Doug Nye, Hothouse Models and Jerry Judah on replica for Goodwood, now at Holker, and that was from those ve...
by f1steveuk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 4381

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Mike Bull wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:57 pm
You're easy beat, Steve! :lol: ;)
I fight like a girl!!
by f1steveuk
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 4381

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Absolutley no chance of getting the R going, especially R37. There was only one full tool kit, which got lost when George Eyston had it (after Leo returned it after the demise of K4). I made loads of tools at Filching, but I only did a partial restoration. She turned over ok, but sounded very gritty...
by f1steveuk
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 83343

Re: The Sponsons Thread

Weird how these things work out!!! I'll pm you my email address. Have a few drawings and peoples recollections that may help you.
by f1steveuk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Sponsons Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 83343

Re: The Sponsons Thread

Sounds right Cookie! I was going out with Kim Evenden, who went to Willingdon School, Broad Road, and I did my apprenticeship at Caffyns 507 Seaside, and I am going to guess you're talking about John Cook? Such a small world
by f1steveuk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames
Replies: 23
Views: 4381

Re: Blue Bird K3 Henley on Thames

Yes, Paul was like that, and you'd do the work while he lent on something!

I can go one better, I did a lot of work on K4, but it was the Goodwood replica, with Jerry Judha and Hothouse, and they are a very clever bunch of blokes!!
by f1steveuk
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 186
Views: 71526

Re: Across The Lake

I was present at the filming and the screening. I was involved, through Ken Norris in the construction of the mock up, as the production company had sent Jack Lovell a hotch potch of very poor photocopies depicting K7 in various forms, and poor old Jack didn't know what he was supposed to be buildin...