mk1-forum.net

A friendly international forum for people interested in the tuning & modification of classic BMC vehicles
It is currently Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:43 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 90 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:46 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 11242
Location: In the Village.
That’s not quite true, it took a team of divers with the latest equipment many weekends before Bluebird was located,

The site was marked by a buoy until people started sniffing around. The line was cut by locals to make it more difficult to find. Many people thought it was the wrong thing to do.

_________________
Mark F
I am not a number, but you can get me on 0800-555-555


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:23 pm
Posts: 700
Location: Boxford, MA
"people" or Bill? :)

Not that it matters. Done is done. Can't put it back.

_________________
7, March 1963 Austin Cooper 1071 S


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:40 am
Posts: 1158
zbarbera wrote:
I was curious about the depth because I noticed he was in a dry-suit. Not sure if it was the cold or the depth or both.

I've been on dives that deep before. Not comfortable and can't stay down that long unless you're using NOX or a re-breather. And I was that deep in crystal clear Caribbean and Southeast Asian waters. I've been half that deep in lakes and the North Atlantic and forget it. Maybe within reach but unless you are serious, you're not doing anything down there but going down and coming up.

I stand by my feelings on the matter :)

UK waters in February/March are not the warmest. Visibility down there would not have been the best either, so taking as much of the cold factor out of the dive as possible would be sensible. Without decompression on UK tables you get ten minutes at 42M, a computer might give you another two but not more, so I would assume for any sensible search they would all be doing decompression maybe with staged gasses from 20M.

I do not believe that the recovery was done for altruistic reasons to prevent looting or another person's misfortune. From everything I have read about or heard Bill say, the whole thing was about him and personal gratification.

That aside, the restoration of K7 has apparently been done sympathetically.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:20 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 11242
Location: In the Village.
I do not believe that the recovery was done for altruistic reasons to prevent looting or another person's misfortune. From everything I have read about or heard Bill say, the whole thing was about him and personal gratification.

That aside, the restoration of K7 has apparently been done sympathetically.


Ha, ha, I couldn't have put it better myself :)

_________________
Mark F
I am not a number, but you can get me on 0800-555-555


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:14 pm
Posts: 1469
What's that I hear you say, XXXX years at the bottom of Coniston and it's still got more original parts than the average Cooper S :lol: :P


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:30 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 11242
Location: In the Village.
mk1coopers wrote:
What's that I hear you say, XXXX years at the bottom of Coniston and it's still got more original parts than the average Cooper S :lol: :P


Image

_________________
Mark F
I am not a number, but you can get me on 0800-555-555


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:16 pm
Posts: 6882
smithyrc30 wrote:
UK waters in February/March are not the warmest. Visibility down there would not have been the best either, so taking as much of the cold factor out of the dive as possible would be sensible. Without decompression on UK tables you get ten minutes at 42M, a computer might give you another two but not more, so I would assume for any sensible search they would all be doing decompression maybe with staged gasses from 20M.


its hardly diving on the andrea doria is it..... :lol:

i think bringing it up was 'probably' the sensible thing to do as it would have just started to get a lot more attention on the lake bottom from curious divers

the guy who did it has, however, always come across as a massive arse

_________________
should you wish, you can contact me on rich@minispares.com

'long beard boss'


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:31 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 11242
Location: In the Village.
Next Stop Loch Fad.

You can follow the progress of Bluebirds return to the water here

https://twitter.com/bluebirdk7


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Mark F
I am not a number, but you can get me on 0800-555-555


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:19 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:30 am
Posts: 11242
Location: In the Village.
3 days into "Testing" & Bluebird is up on it's planing wedges for the first time in 51 years!


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
Mark F
I am not a number, but you can get me on 0800-555-555


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:30 pm
Posts: 229
Just my personal opinion. I always felt Bluebird was a grave, and it should have been left as such in the depths of Coniston.

However - that is a pretty impressive sight, and I would be hard pushed to resist going up to the lakes if it runs on Coniston again.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 90 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: WMU 211G and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Localized by Maël Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr