Pic of the Day

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:07 am

Burrell Road.... Haywards Heath....?
That'll be the place - where K7 was re-engined and prepped for the 66/67 attempt. Lots of pic's from there/then in which she looks very like she does now.

Still lots to do but thankfully not much more on the boat. Lots of tools and equipment, spares, fluids, transport, etc. to organise but we more or less have a machine that's good to go. She's a hell of a long way from anything you could call finished and put on display but she'll do for a good shakedown and, as the object of the exercise is crew training this trip, we're going to get a good shakedown too!
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Healey nut » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:41 am

Wish I could be there in Bute to observe and offer any assistance required . You guys deserve medals and more for what you have accomplished.
Please make sure the bilge pumps work first thing when she hits the water .
We dont want to loose her now after all your efforts .
Thats not an oil leak , its my patent pending Old British Sports Car rustproofing system . :mrgreen:

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:42 am

Terrific POTD today!

Somehow looks twice as good in the sunshine. The best shot yet.

Every good fortune with the Bute exercise.

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by mickday » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:26 pm

That’s a relief. Thought you were going to tow it all the way to Bute behind the disco

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 am

I can see the refuelling of the craft will be purely land based, judging by the picture today of Mike and John. Following the lead of DMC, Ted or Stew will not stop to take on fuel after the first pass over Loch Fad.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:18 pm

We have a bowser with a pump coming so we shouldn't need the acrobatics depicted in today's POTD but, yes, fuelling will almost certainly be land-based. The big tin machine gets through an amazing amount of juice. Only a six or seven minute run to check values and look at the idle position slurps away so much that you can't see the level anymore and it seems to take an age to get it filled up again. Just another parameter to learn about and record on our crew training mission.
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Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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