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by f1steveuk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 433806

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

No problem Nigel. I was on the periphery of all this anyway. The talk was being filmed by David I think, so I was there in my "TV" capacity. I just recall taking a snap of DDL with the big white boat. My other role was supplying Ken with copious amounts of stat's, speeds, names and dates. I recall w...
by f1steveuk
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1086
Views: 433806

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Jog my memory, I think I posted a picture of the big white model of the befined, CN7 based boat, somewhere on her, with a young looking Davis de Lara standing next to it, when the three of us (Ken, David and myself) gave a talk at Southhampton Uni'. I also posted a picture of the yellow, four point ...
by f1steveuk
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 853
Views: 357195

Re: Bluebird Models

Ernie is quiet good isn't he!!
by f1steveuk
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 17
Views: 12310

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

This picture puzzles me, because it shows the scoop, but no skeg, or skeg mounts, and Corlett is showing the modified prop.

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by f1steveuk
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 17
Views: 12310

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

Hi Ernie, I guessed it would be the original 1939 spec, and for this, I only have drawings, which show a K3 type pipe and scoop mounted on the transon, just to the left of the rudder post. The only photo I can find at present is the prop rider and that is no use at all. I have some colour ones of th...
by f1steveuk
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 17
Views: 12310

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

To the left (as you would sit in her) of the rudder post Ernie.
by f1steveuk
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 17
Views: 12310

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

Good to see you feeling on form Ernie. If it were me? Well, it's not ever going to be used for it's purpose again, so I would give it a good clean (Naptha, or even WD40), which will clean a keep it fairly preserved, maybe a mild abrasive, so that you can see the metal, and not the rust, and then mou...
by f1steveuk
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 374657

Re: Technical Talk

I'll have to check my K3 folder, though I was going from memory re Ryland on K3. Maybe just drop the "RY" and coat it in "LARD"!!?? I know the finish on the bottom of K3 had not been got at (unlike the sides and top, which were awful as well as wrong), especially the parts that had sat on the cradle...
by f1steveuk
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 910
Views: 374657

Re: Technical Talk

I know the stuff we used on K3 was Ryland, but they have gone now, and as has been said, one hell of a performance to apply. We discussed using "normal" black/grey marine paint, and spraying her with silicone to aid unsticking, as there was never then, and not now, any intention of "record" speeds. ...
by f1steveuk
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Judd's Canandaigua Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 19860

Re: Getting in touch

Well I saw that one, so "hello"!!