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Aye and dispite the fact he looks as thick as mince he is rather a good engineer too..... And going from history not half bad at salvage op's
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Aye and dispite the fact he looks as thick as mince
What a glorious turn of phrase that is... :D
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Aye-Scottish turn of phrase! :lol:
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Hehehehehehehehe typical scots..... Claiming something is theirs... If its not land and women.... It's one liner's



That was a joke by the way.... My mums family come from Ireland, and my dads from Scotland, so there is no wonder I am as mad as a March hare
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Mike Bull wrote:At the risk of this becoming a forum where K7 is never talked about anymore...

Did anyone have any ideas re. Bill's sponson colour question then?
Why not put it to the occupant of the Padded Cell? He's bound to come up with a definitive and lengthy answer ;)
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Renegadenemo wrote: here's a question for you.
On the centre hull we've painted new stuff green so in years to come the museologists of the future will be able to tell new from old. But that's all a little old-hat because (presumably) the Inerweb will still be around and they'll be able to log onto somewhere and read about our silliness long after we've all been carried off by 1950's hydroplane in the lung disorder.
Now then, here's a question. Seeing as the sponsons are entirely new build and there's not a sniff of old tin in them, what colour do you want to see them painted initially? We really oughtn't do them the same silver/grey as the original parts of the main hull but we could do them a bright, shiny silver inside, or green, or blue or pink or whatever. Of course, they'll be blue one day but for now, anyone got any thoughts on the matter?

I think,

as the boat is being rebuilt so that thoose people who have never heard of DC or Bluebird,
You know the type, "anyone under 40 years of age" that the answer to your question Bill is.........

To ask the childern who to drew and painted the pictures on the wall of K7.

Maybe set them a competition with the winner choosing the colour,
Or get them to give a reason why they think their colour choice should be chosen.
Or get them to write/paint a message to the restorers of tomorrow inside the sponsons,
Or maybe a day at the launch as a VIP.

Come on inspire the kids 8-)
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I think this is an inspired idea - Donald famously invited a crowd of children to come forward to see CN7 during the post- 400 parade in Adelaide and had something of a general track record for encouraging children to support British technology and innovation. I think he would support this as a great idea!!

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The idea is sound, after all we love to inspire kids otherwise, as I keep saying, the project is only an exercise in self-indulgence for a bunch of middle-aged blokes. Trouble is, it's a museological decision,what colour we paint the sponsons, and I'm not convinced they'd get it right for the right reasons. Add to this the fact that I don't have a spare minute at the moment - as the guys will tell you - and I'd not be able to do it justice but if anyone would like to volunteer to put a plan together we'll do our bit at this end.
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The idea is sound, after all we love to inspire kids otherwise, as I keep saying, the project is only an exercise in self-indulgence for a bunch of middle-aged blokes. Trouble is, it's a museological decision,what colour we paint the sponsons, and I'm not convinced they'd get it right for the right reasons. Add to this the fact that I don't have a spare minute at the moment - as the guys will tell you - and I'd not be able to do it justice but if anyone would like to volunteer to put a plan together we'll do our bit at this end.
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