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A museologist once said to me that, people who work in museums aren't exactly dynamic - if they were they'd never work in a museum. In fairness to the Ruskin they have built a bloody-great hall in considerably less time than we've been messing with bits of tin. The problem is that getting anything done in the museum world involves endless applications for funding to do this and that. The most likely outcome will be yet another successful application to have someone design and maintain a top quality site. At the moment I think it's the rest of the display that's being sorted out.
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You forgot to mention the three hours it takes once your home to get the choccie sauce off your hands and arms and the aching pain in your fingers from fighting skin-pins all day.

But, yes, it is extremely satisfying when the rivets go in and the old girl once more assumes custody of another panel.
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All those hours spent finding the rivet holes and I missed the big event!! :( :(
Seem to remember though, you once said we would all have a pint when that bl***dy floor panel went in for good. I'm up for that! :P
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captainbear wrote:you once said we would all have a pint when that bl***dy floor panel went in for good. I'm up for that! :P
Er, no. I said we'd have a pint when the outer floor went back on. That was where we started, you see. Mr Knapp said take the outer floor off to get at the mud trapped beneath and it's been a treadmill ever since. As soon as it goes back we can all go home if we like.
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Hey! I may wear my anorak with pride these days but I'm not that bad. Had to do it twice though. Forgot to factor in eleven leap years first time.
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Guys,

Before we all get caught up with the progress as you complete the re-build, can we just note todays Pic of the Day (19/08/09). It shows the floors back on from the front to past half way and including the cockpit floor. Contrast this photo with the state of the metal when you started, and what you've achieved is just very, very impressive.

There's lots of words that can be chucked in here, like "dedicated", "tenacious", "persistent"; but when you've got the big blue boat running again, and we can all come and see it, and know that it actually is the original, real, record-breaking K7; recovered, conserved and repaired, and emphatically not a replica, then all that dedication, tenacity and persistence will have been worth it.

Hopefully you can include this Pic of the Day in the next diary entry, maybe as a before and after comparison to show us the scale of the restoration you've achieved?

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Thanks for the kind words. We do enjoy our tenacity and such, and with the floors going back on after a few months in the tin-bashing doldrums we're all chuffed to bits to be building again but someone summed it up the other day when they pointed out that take any panel in isolation and it's a flippy-floppy thing but rivet it to the part it used to be mated with and all of a sudden it's once again forming part of a structure. Despite the damage inflicted and the multitude of repairs the reinstated structure is ridiculously strong and the whole story, including many more pictures, will be included in the next diary update. The really satisfying part is that when K7 goes home we can honestly, hand on heart, say that those floors are original - she's an exercise in pure conservation - and that makes it all worthwhile.
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On the Pic of the Day 23/08/09, which shows the start of the rivets being drilled out, there's a small rounded lump just above Bill's wrist, behind the start of the planing wedge.

As it's not on the centreline, I assume it's not part of the boat, in which case it's probably just a very large piece of chewing gum, parked there for safe keeping. If I'm wrong, and it is part of the boat, what is it?

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Good question... muck on the lens, spilt coffee, no idea. Not a piece of the boat though.
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Mike Bull wrote:
there's a small rounded lump
That's Alain. :lol:

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