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by Renegadenemo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Well, my wife has been asking the museum for Answers with regards to the “decommissioning” side of things The decommissioning thing was a knee-jerk reaction to a misleading press release. The original release saying that we'd be running the boat in July was passed over my desk before it went live -...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

That's the plan but Bute is there no matter what...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Following a meeting last Sunday with the powers on the isle we can at least confirm our permission to return to Bute so if Coniston can't get their event signed off by LDNPA and the organising in process within the next few weeks Bute will certainly be available to pick up the baton.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Thought I'd quote the exact wording of the deed of gift. 'Property' the Bluebird K7 as recovered from Coniston Water in or around 2001, the associated parts of the vessel both recovered and unrecovered and all other associated items and objects so recovered and/or recovered to include, but without l...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Bit that made me chuckle was that they didn't include a link to BBP. Oversight? Pretty basic, I'd have thought. Deliberate omission? I guess it would keep the unwary from learning about the real situation. One thing they really must get on to is sorting the ongoing running and touring contract or we...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1052
Views: 243477

Re: Technical Talk

Fab little doco / interview here with the genius behind the Orph', amongst his many other achievements. Not to be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by4lH2whhjk
by Renegadenemo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

In fairness to all there actually isn't a row. We've put the teddy together again (I like that analogy) and want to access to our hard work but no one has drawn battle lines or dug trenches. We've not even sent our draft proposals over to the museum yet where, you never know, they might just say, ye...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I keep my fingers crossed that a compromise will be found. There's no doubt about that. It's just the latest instance of having to overcome the old inertia via apathy thing. The irritating thrush-like, 'can't be done' condition flaring up again. Too much work and effort to push to the next level bu...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Right now it seams as if the other side just has no understanding for what great deal you are offering them. Two problems there. Yes - they have no clue as to what has been done and what they stand to gain nor how appreciative they ought to be to the dedicated team who have done this for them. Then...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43493

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

If I was offered that deal, I would bite the BBP's hands off. It is a complete and utter no brainer. Of course it is, especially when they can roll into the deal that they have to accompany us to wherever we go with their merch and promotional machinery to swell the coffers and raise awareness of t...