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craftysod

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Re: dock springer
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2009, 11:25:59 PM »

Not my boat Terry,all Portsides handywork,
You dont want to see what i bodge up
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2009, 11:40:49 PM »

you want one of those sirens "beep beeep this boat is reversing  "
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2009, 11:56:28 PM »

Apologies Portside, for thinking it was Marks Springer, I should have known better I have been watching the thread from the start, put it down to a senior moment %%
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2009, 12:22:01 AM »

Tried it on 12v , but still no joy  although i did find out why .
It turns out that the mfa 540 motor was previously used in a bottle boat and had the living daylights thrashed out of it (too big a prop V too many volts  %% ).
So i will get another motor today Wed, maybe a buggy motor as they go like stink and are cheaper than standard marine type , and i can get it today from the shop.
But for future thought i am sure there are some good economical motore out there that could be recomended  %) .
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sentry

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Re: dock springer
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2009, 12:49:43 AM »

looks good Daz some go faster stripes may help.  sentry
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2009, 04:36:06 PM »

Not my boat Terry,all Portsides handywork,
You dont want to see what i bodge up

Yer right there.

Leads got more buoyancy {-) ;D ;D {-)
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2009, 11:00:55 PM »

Oh dear , i fitted a new motor this eve (cant remember what type it is) a 540 fast buggy/electric plane type a bit fast 20,000 rpm.
this thing on the bench screams at full chat on 6v, cant wait to get it on the water, will have to keep an eye out for the dock water police  :police: i dont want a speeding ticket  :} .
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andyn

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Re: dock springer
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2009, 11:55:38 PM »

Should be good :-))

Next one I think should be a nitro springer, with surface drive and a wedge rudder. Should cure the diving problems...
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2009, 10:38:01 AM »

Just a quick update on the motors i bought
#1 MFA RX15 PLUS
#2 Lightspeed sport 540
Not sure which one will be best , will have to wait until water trials this sat .
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andyn

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Re: dock springer
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2009, 10:41:44 AM »

As a guess, and from experiance with MFA motors, I would say the Lightspeed is most likely the better motor.
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Re: dock springer
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2011, 10:03:19 PM »

Just an update , the dock springer has been out of the water (in the garage) for the last year .
So it was time to give it a wetting , still had a screaming drive so with a strip down and a re pack of the shaft she runs smooth and still tows the trailer around the pond .
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