Isle of Bute

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kevrust
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by kevrust » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:22 am

HI Bill and all the team, have been following the posts closely, I am very exited for you all now the time has come. i am due to arrive with the family on tuesday. I cant wait to see bluebird(dream come true) From the day you brought her up from conniston till the present day has been an inspiring story, will probably be a bit emotional for you and the team as well. all the best of luck kev.

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Black Knight » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 am

Surely someone has a GoPro to stick on the canopy??

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Mike Bull
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Post by Mike Bull » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:01 am

We'll be very careful with anything like that...don't want anything going down those intakes except air.

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Davidss » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:10 am

Black Knight wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:11 am
Surely someone has a GoPro to stick on the canopy??
I feel that Bill and the team should have the choice, they have earned that right.
Having followed the story for some years, and read about the immense time and effort in re-using and reforming original 'fabric', I find the idea of 'a Go-Pro stuck on the canopy' absolutely abhorrent, especially as a visual concept. For example, where does that fit with the ideal of retaining the 'buttoned down sides' appearance?

I suspect the internal cameras are primarily for post run diagnostics.
If they wanted a FPV, following the standards they have set regarding 'essential and practical upgrades', the target might be a more discrete faired housing, as per current F1 cars.

Regardless of the above, I will respect whatever decisions Bill and the team make.

Regards.

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:27 am

That's all true but also, don't forget that this isn't the 'finished' boat; the sponsons aren't painted the same as the rest, there's no Bluebird motifs on the tail cover, no infinity markings etc. There's a small modern radio aerial in place at the moment, and we may yet have discreet cameras mounted on top. This is very much an interim version of the boat that we're taking out, so a few small temporary departures are Ok.

We'll work it out - that's the whole point of this trip! ;)

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:16 pm

Just another plug for our Twitter feed @bluebirdk7

All the choice pics and latest news are already appearing there now, and that will ramp up considerably once we get on the way to Bute. Sign up and follow us now!

https://twitter.com/bluebirdk7?s=09

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Bute » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:56 pm

marquee and slip

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:59 pm

And that’s how they do that !
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Malcolm Ops » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:12 pm

The kind people of Bute are making sure the Loch has a better depth of water for the first weekend ... it is called rain!😂👍
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by ThornyBush » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:12 pm

We have plastic ponchos, plastic sheet, camping chairs, mozzy wipes, midgey hoods etc etc and a willingness to sit out in the rain like any true folk from Lakes/Durham/North Shields...

Good luck with the travel up, we hope to see you Sunday/Monday if we can push past any crowds or that might be me bobbing around in the Loch on a Lielow - can't wait to visit.

Weather forecast is not great but that adds to the tension, its the only chance we have, even if shes not on the water, it will be good to see her, and yourselves in the natural environment of a true piece of history - it looks beautiful up on Loch Fad, and Bluebird looks better each day!

You can be rightly proud , even if you are apprehensive of the next few weeks, this is something no-one has achieved before, and its taken years of blood, sweat, and tears no doubt.

Again - Good Luck, I am sure you'll face up to any challenges and most of all, enjoy it!
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