Kendal , We have to think of the original concept first I think. Maybe an argument for a "Standard" Springer and an "Unlimited" class or "Experimental" class later. The basic , anybody can build one of those, is the reason for the popularity of the Springer as a fun boat. More expense, complication and the emergence of an elite. How long before a Hydrofoil Springer arrives on the scene, then a large-scale version, then a manned one ! The trick is the superstructure and what weird, scale(ish) or humourus versions of "real" boats or ships we can add to the basic hull. I might try an RO 1/24 Springvincible ! Lets keep it even for all builders I
[/img][/img][/img] say. Anyway if we get a team together in our club (Cairngorm MFC) we will challenge an English team to a polo match or duck round-up or whatever in the first Springer International match(Standard boats). Date of our Splash-in is 8-9th Sept.,07. Venue; Loch Insh, near Aviemore. Return match your place , your date next year. Are you in or near Kendal ? How about during one of the waterplane events in the Lake District or The Steamboat Museum boat events ? A final thought, I would like to call all the ones Scottish "MacSpringers" so any ideas for the definitive English one ?