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Mike Bull
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Sun May 14, 2017 12:42 pm

Anyone interested in the water brake needs to head over to the shop and get themselves a copy of Rebuilding Bluebird Part 5- there's a great long sequence there of Bill explaining and demonstrating the water brake system. ;)

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Post by ron54 » Sun May 14, 2017 1:08 pm

Thank you for all replies..I suppose what I am trying to establish in my mind is whether DC had time and presence of mind to actually deploy the brake at the moment it all started to go wrong...or is it just an assumption because the rod was in the dropped position when the hull was eventually found it has become a fact that he did manually lower it.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon May 15, 2017 12:52 am

.I suppose what I am trying to establish in my mind is whether DC had time and presence of mind to actually deploy the brake at the moment it all started to go wrong...
I'd say very unlikely if not impossible.
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Post by Richie » Wed May 17, 2017 10:48 am

Today's POTD, by chance did one of the roll over Joh stands get recycled into the joggle tool stand ?
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Post by Mike Bull » Wed May 17, 2017 10:57 am

Yup, spot on.

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Post by jonwrightk7 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Is this the same piece that was seen being raised from the lake in the "Lift DVD"?
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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 pm

That's the one. The opposite side was in two halves. We got the first bit in Oct 2000, the rest didn't come out until April 2007 after a four month search.
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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:00 am

Hearty congrats upon progress evidenced in today's POTD.

It's as clear an indication as you could ever have of the great strides made. So easy to take them for granted, but - as Ringo said - "It don't come easy."

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:38 am

I have a particular affinity for that panel. It was the first big piece lifted.
We moved it in October 2000.
I knelt on the lakebed and blew a lift bag without knowing that I was sitting on top of the target. How I escaped being cut to ribbons as it exploded from the mud and shot past my face or dragged to the surface with it I will never know but that was the first and last piece bagged to the surface. After that we took a tend-line with a set of grips on the end, clamped them on then put the smallest toot of air in the lift bag then pulled on the line once all the divers were safely aboard. Once clear of the bottom the bag would expand and do all the work.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Richie » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:06 pm

Current POTD

Mike are you not itching to get the radio set mounted in, along with all the other gubbins..now that the cockpit is sealed in ?

I know it'd all have to come back out again, but still !!
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