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by polo
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 119121

Re: The Barracuda Project

surprised that no one has been in touch re all this, they know the Hoo Har this has caused
by polo
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 73023

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

There is a cheat for upside down buoyancy. Put ankle weights on, they're a pain in the neck and when you get to depth they flap about and get you stuck on things or slip onto your fins stopping you finning properly. Put lead in the bottom of your boots. Use flat roofing lead cut to your foot shape, ...
by polo
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 119121

Re: The Barracuda Project

Just been on the RNAS yeovilton website. It's still bragging that the Barra is still with the BBP. Perhaps a phone call to them to have it removed ?
by polo
Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435994

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Just seen a photo of Glenn Leashers crash for sale on ebay.
Ye gods no wonder he didn't survive, there's bits of the car all over the show !
by polo
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435994

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I have been informed who the 'project-leader' is, I have also been told that a 'usual' is an adviser to the team. The closed forum I mentioned wasn't Facebook by the way.
by polo
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435994

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

curious !
There has been a lot of activity on a closed website re a new boat in the last few days, I'm just wondering if the person responsible is known to us ?
by polo
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435994

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

White Hawk, Hydrodome 4 and a raft of other hydrofoils! Some one wrote a paper on the super cavitating foils which goes into reams of calculations and hundreds of pages which 'proved' that the limit is around 88mph for a hydrofoil. As I have said previously there is an American boat that has apparen...
by polo
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 195689

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Richie, the mere fact that your wary of using the kit tells me with the training [Bill has offered !] you would do it safely. Its the gung ho's that scare the living c**p out of me !
by polo
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435994

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Treble 7 had a nice little run out on a Scottish Loch Yesterday. I am told she still didn't plane correctly. They had a full day of testing 'in preparation' for records week, but it is now doubted it will be there as they are still trying to get her on her points and won't go until she does. Apparen...
by polo
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 435994

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Guy Lombardo had Tempo-Alcoa, a jet hydroplane that was radio controlled in 1960.

It Crashed and sank