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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:47 am

Eh?

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Jordangbr » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:50 pm

Oo matron!
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:51 pm

Eh?
That's what I said but apparently one of the pic's includes a particular piece of grownup graffiti that I had to search for then then couldn't really make out anyway. Nothing to worry about.
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Post by huszarail » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:25 am

I really enjoyed the latest diary entry Bill. Always guaranteed to entertain and inform.
Incidentally, there are those among us who enjoy gazing up a good tailpipe! :oops:

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:49 am

Glad you liked it... I only got grief from the dog-loving masses for not crying enough over my dead pet but therein lies another rant. The jetpipe is a smidge more interesting now that it has thermocouples in it but it's not half as interesting as the sucky end but, sadly, that gorgeous fuel system resurrected by AEC will be entirely buried once we put the engine in the hole, which won't be too much longer now that we have the boat on her moving dolly. The whole setup is now low enough that we can fit an engine, which was mostly the point. Exciting times.
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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Daz27 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:30 am

Hi guys and girls at the BBP,

I just have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the lastest installment and it was most certainly worth the wait. Just wondering though, once the build is over, are there any plans for a book?

Cheers.

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:16 pm

I just have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the lastest installment and it was most certainly worth the wait. Just wondering though, once the build is over, are there any plans for a book?
Nothing definite yet but I've had a great many requests. Trouble is, what to put in it because it's all on the website, warts and all. Maybe revisit a few selected diary entries from over the years along with the guide to idiots and the 'Mrs Dog Coat' tale. We'll see...
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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:44 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:Maybe revisit a few selected diary entries from over the years along with the guide to idiots and the 'Mrs Dog Coat' tale. We'll see...
Personally I think stuff like that should stay in the diary, and live on there in permanent archive; whenever it came to a proper published book, where space would already be at a premium, I know that I'd want to read about the boat for my £25, not dogs! The story would have to be written up properly from scratch from day 1 until completion, (but yes, still warts and all) and God knows as well how you could ever boil down the photographic archive to get everything into a single book, when the best kind of format that could be hoped for these days would probably be something akin to one of the heftier Haynes 'manuals'. Books just aren't what they used to be...

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:53 pm

I think a book full of nothing but boat would be dull, dull, dull. Certainly I wouldn't write it. The story is much richer than that.
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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:42 pm

Of course it is- the original search, location and recovery, the lottery years, the strip down, the rebuild, the (hopefully!) triumphant homecoming, the occasional political issue...

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