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Tim_M

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Re: Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7
« Reply #200 on: June 02, 2016, 07:54:54 PM »

One thing that was a success was the sealing. When I took the hatch off, it was bone dry inside - not a drop! Mind you, I did obsess a bit over that part of the design. The 'engine intakes' are closed off so it's very difficult for water to get anywhere near the hatch. There's a deep coaming and the hatch gets sealed with tape before the top goes on. As for the river, I'd only take the boat there if I had a full size safety boat to go after it. Nearly ended up in open water many times as a kid  ok2


Ian - keep your voice down! Bob is very sensitive and if he gets upset I'll never see my boat again!
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Re: Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7
« Reply #201 on: June 02, 2016, 09:01:21 PM »

Don't worry Tim, Bob, Nick and I had a good conflab last weekend at Wicksteed and he is a lovely chap. The frustration of such catastrophic problems appearing in the middle of the water rather than on the bench would have had me vexed somewhat.
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Re: Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7
« Reply #202 on: June 04, 2016, 09:03:30 AM »

Crossed line I think, Ian. My Bob is a minion. Who's yours?  {-)
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