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by Renegadenemo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Had an interesting day trip yesterday. It began as the remnants of what was supposed to be a proper meeting. The Hooray Hoopla Coming Home Committee assured me via telephone that the bureaucracy was all dealt with and all we had to do was pitch up and run at an event they could put together in time ...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Since Bill Smith is now claiming North Shields as Bluebird's spiritual home, maybe he should also offer to move DMC's grave from Coniston to the back yard of his workshop.
Heaven forbid! Imagine how many committee meetings THAT would take! :o
by Renegadenemo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

If the Type lV exists it will be truly terrifying. Seen some worrying signs around the Murley Moss burrow but no confirmed diagnoses as yet...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Not Pier Cottage then? Not a chance! It's a poky little privately owned caravan site that would be totally overrun and you'd never get a close up look. We want to tell you to stow your caps and coffee cups ahead of a static engine run so you don't FOD the engine - just as we did on Bute. That's how...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

It is anticipated that the LDNPA and the Bluebird Event Working Group will both make public statements regarding July 2019 quite soon. From the top - after months of offering totally useless dates, depths of winter, kids in school, no weekends or running after 4.00pm, the Coniston Hooray Hoopla Com...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Approximate time scale???? Some time after agreement has been reached and contracts signed to ensure unhindered future running, touring, conservation, maintenance and anti-det measures for the boat as we're yet to meet anyone who thinks it's a good idea to leave 15 years of hard work to gather dust...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

The berthing of Bluebird in the dedicated wing of the Ruskin Museum built in 2008 has nothing to do with the Proving Trial of K7 as defined in the Coniston Water Bye Laws. Nor will she be going in there immediately following any proving trial as she will have to return to her North Shields home for...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 1051
Views: 210862

Re: Technical Talk

It doesn’t take a genius to work out what caused one of the splashes
Not sure what is meant by that but the major splashes were the front spar, the steering box and right hand cockpit rail and the left hand cockpit wall in that order.
by Renegadenemo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Yes Scots Pine, I saw that too. Seems like there was something in place after all, £580,000 worth. Either that or they have thrown it all together in the last few weeks. 500k of that was a grant from Cumbria Vision using money left over from the foot and mouth crisis to put up a building but as of ...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251465

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I would think the reheat could be persuaded to throttle up progressively with the engine rather than coming in with a big horrible thud.