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Mike Bull
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:27 pm

The watch is a bit valuable to have fitted for running, and markings wise, she just isn't finished yet. It was great to see you Stuart, thanks for coming!

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Justin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:06 pm

I have been a long time follower of the teams hard work to restore Bluebird K7 back to full working order.
Watching the images from your Twitter feed will silence any doubters about the teams aims laid down so many years before. I have to admit that it has brought a tear or two to my eyes.
This truly is an exceptional piece of work that the team has achieved and all those involved no matter in how small away, they should be justifiably proud of.
I was not born until late in 1967 so I never got to see or hear Bluebird K7 in her prime, so I thank you and the team for giving me and so many other people the chance to see and hear Bluebird K7 in action. I cannot wait to see her run myself. You have made the best memorial possible to Donald and his team and I'm sure they are all looking down and smiling at what you have achieved.
Keep up the good work and I,m looking forward to more updates on Twitter.

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Blackplate » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:46 am

I've just returned from Bute. I spent the week there with my two lads. It was beyond what I expected.
The boat looks fantastic, sounds great & goes better still. If we'd seen it wobble about under it's own power it would have been enough. This boat is no museum piece. It looked capable of going for the record again.
Seeing it run at speed was captivating & worth the whole trip & hanging around the loch side for hours. Even that was great as people just wanted to chat.
A big thanks to the team & especially Rob, Sally & of course Bill who were all generous with their time to talk.
It was like the best Village Fate ever with a nutter in a big blue boat hammering by now & then. Even the weather was kind.
The lads now get what Ive been on about for the last few years & have had a week they'll never forget. When the boat is back out again, we will return to watch & keep supporting the project.
It was awesome!

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:28 pm

Operational Update- we plan to be on the water tomorrow, crew and weather depending, for a launch, taxi test and slower speed demonstration, but beyond that nothing is planned and by the end of the week we'll almost certainly be winding down. Keep an eye on our twitter @bluebirdk7 for updates, but be cautious now if you were travelling over later in the week. Thanks!

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:50 pm

Need a bit more water, methinks. Anyone up for Dumbelyung next year?
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Blackplate » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:32 pm

It looked like you needed a longer lake. But I'd have to bug out on Aus. Too expensive to justify to the rest of my little gang who would want to come along. I'm the only bread winner.
However I'm sure the authorities over there would be welcoming & I'd wish you good luck on such an adventure.

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Post by thunderer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:20 am

I was wondering what may have been the reason for the ease in which K7 was able to get up on the plane so easily when previously she showed reluctance to get on the plane.

I was also intriqued as to where the water came from (where the ingress point is/was), that we see being baled out of the cockpit (in photo) at the Games on the twitter feed..... Was that a set-up?
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:55 am

The sponsons aren't stuffed with soggy expanding foam this time around so they're much lighter and the water in the cockpit was blasted in there by propelling the boat through its own spray using a jet engine. We just hadn't spotted it until we got a bit of spare time at the games. No setup at all...
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by thunderer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:11 am

i had wondered if that may have been the case regarding the sponsons. thanks for taking time to answer the question.

in regards to the cockpit water ingress, I take it, at present, there is no way to stop that occuring?
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:49 am

When I swam out and climbed onboard, I may have dragged a bunch of water in with me too Bill.

As for next year I will need dates ASAP so I can book the time off, it’s going to be difficult for me as all. Politely, and with much respect and from me personally speaking for myself and not the team....... We need Coniston to get real now, give us a date in the warmer months or of our choosing and let’s get this thing done, or if not, bow out (with red faces and much embarrassment) so we can arrange somewhere else.
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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