Though a struggle to get the 1967 Bluebird K7 onto the water the restored craft eventually floated on the Loch before dark on Saturday August 4, 2018. Volunteers worked hard to restore the boat to its near original state though said they had to replace the engine.
Daughter, Gina Campbell (who has visited Dumbleyung previously) watched on as they placed the hydroplane on the water holding Mr Whoppit (Donald Campbell’s mascot). Gina mentioned it was bittersweet but everything good is worth sharing!
The unveiling of the restored hydroplane was the latest chapter in a story that includes our very own Dumbleyung when Donald Campbell broke the water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung in 1964.
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