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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #200 on: April 27, 2007, 06:03:17 PM »

Hello everyone, I couldn't wait until the Mayhem weekend to show you all my springer!!! ::) ::)
The hull is made from 6mm ply sides and 1.5mm ply for the hull bottom. The motor is from an old r.c. car as are the battery packs.
The superstructure is made from balsa wood and thin ply, I did nearly all the work on her with only a little bit of help from my dad and I built it in 5 days and I am very pleased with how she looks. See you at the Mayhem weekend.

  Hannah.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #201 on: April 27, 2007, 06:13:38 PM »

Your springer has put a smile on my face.
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« Reply #202 on: April 27, 2007, 06:14:01 PM »

Hannah...

That little Springer you have produced looks STUNNING.. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looking forwards to some 'on the water' pics... and a report too.... ;D
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« Reply #203 on: April 27, 2007, 07:48:05 PM »


Great Stuff Everyone !

Springers have taken over the front page of Model Boat Mayhem too!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/

PS. Biggest Model Ship in the world???? -  http://www.damnfunnypictures.com/html/Yamato-Model.html
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« Reply #204 on: April 27, 2007, 08:01:25 PM »

I have just seen Hannahs Springer, WOW!!! well done again Hannah brilliant design you wont loose sight of that on the water.
I can see I will have to have a chat with you at the MAYHEM Weekend to get some tips on speed of construction.

Well Done again Hannah

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« Reply #205 on: April 27, 2007, 08:07:28 PM »

I will be doing a write up for Model Boats on the weekend so be prepared to pose with your Springer Hannah!

Colin
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« Reply #206 on: April 27, 2007, 08:15:56 PM »

Well done Hannah(the Speedy). Any sneak previews of Dad`s ?  Norry; Theodore ! OOOh ! Yank lawyers  :o  I know about Thom**s the T**k probs via the local steam railway. NO COMMENT NEEDED !
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« Reply #207 on: April 28, 2007, 10:41:16 PM »

hear hear Norry i agree too world would be a little bit better without so many lawyers  he he. arrow 5 i was one of the tug towers at the boat museum that towed HMS invincible and on all the lads behalf can i say it was brilliant and we all wish we could do it again but understand it would cost the earth boohoo  :'(  also we sail most Thursday nights at e port and attend most tugtows in the northen part of england and soon Scotland (the English are coming Norry) ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #208 on: April 28, 2007, 11:51:17 PM »

 Look Stevie...the English wont be the first to come to Largs & get their Ar**s Kicked...
Just ask the first Viking that you see in the street...
I,ve been working on my barges this week...Fitted them both with bilge hkeels & one of them with a working crane...
We are still on the lookout for a large GRP Hull that we could make a large tow from...Just like HUDSON BAY at EllesmerePort...Have a wee look about for us down there...

       ...All The Best...Norry...
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« Reply #209 on: April 29, 2007, 12:03:48 AM »

will do mate and us scousers eat vikings for breakfast ;D ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #210 on: April 29, 2007, 12:05:41 AM »

Scots for tea i hope (big gulp) :-\
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« Reply #211 on: April 29, 2007, 07:33:51 AM »

A group of lawyers were fishing offshore in shark infested waters and one fell overboard , a crew member shouted "Sharks ! man overboard" and rushed to help. One of the lawyers said " dont worry, he`ll be ok", the crew member shouted "Why?".   "Professional courtesy" was the reply.  I tried to teach my dog to bite lawyers but he wouldnt touch tainted meat.  The difference between a dead skunk on the road and a dead lawyer on the road? No skid marks in front of the lawyer. A lawyer was killed while chasing an ambulance, he didnt see the reversing lights were on. Cant remember the rest of these quotes from RCGroups boaties.   Stevie; Whitehaven too far to come for another go at RO5 and a couple of other "biggies"? That was a great day at Ellesmere on the canal.
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« Reply #212 on: April 29, 2007, 01:09:19 PM »

Hello everyone, I got my boat wet for the first time today and I am very pleased with the way it goes. ;D It turns in a couple of boat lengths and I was very suprised how fast it went and it also does a good impression of a submarine on full power, I think it was the prop, we used an x35 as it was the only one we had at the time and it lifted the back up alot, we will also need to adust the ballast and put less weight in the front and a bit more in the back.
My dad took some pictures of me sailing it I hope you like them.

 Hannah.
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« Reply #213 on: April 29, 2007, 02:58:51 PM »

Hi Hannah

It looks good on the water. Well done.

I have another question/comment.
I notice a couple of nice schooners in the background.
The three masted one looks very nice.

Who owns them? Are they a club member?
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« Reply #214 on: April 29, 2007, 03:20:33 PM »

Hi Hannah (&Dad),  tug looks as good on here as it did up at Cwmbran this morning. Me and my dad and sister could see it from the other end of the lake it is so bright and cheery.

It'll be a race against time for my dad to build one before Graham finishes his Alkhubar tug build sometime in June.
So little time on his hands and he has to clear out the shed to make work space (Mummy not impressed with him using dining table for hobbies).

Good luck at mayhem weekend (Your dad said you were going)
see you at the lake next time our dad doesnt take us to Sunday school. (Mummy not impressed... again!!!) >:(

Dominic & Francesca :D
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« Reply #215 on: April 29, 2007, 05:15:41 PM »

Hi tigertiger, I don't know who owns the other boat in the picture as I have not belonged to the club for very long but he is a club member, I will try to find out for you and get some more pics for you.

Mogsy why not pm me and I might be able to talk dad into building one for you if your dad hasn't got time.

 Hannah.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #216 on: April 30, 2007, 02:32:55 AM »

Hi Hannah

Your Dad is gonna love you for offereing his boat building services  :D :D :D


Thanks for the info about the Schooners. And good luck at the Mayhem weekend.
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« Reply #217 on: April 30, 2007, 10:50:22 AM »

I think you'd need a strong stomach to sail on one of these, and some dry clothes for after.
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« Reply #218 on: April 30, 2007, 11:31:24 AM »

Hi FTF,

That looks fun, makes me think I should make my lifeboat version self righting ;D

Clive :)
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« Reply #219 on: April 30, 2007, 11:36:55 AM »

Wheee ! you`ve got bow-thrusters fitted in that one, 4 wheel drift on the bottom pic. ;D  You better read the posts on the RCGroups forum about how they handle and how "wet" they can be. Hanna found out about their submarine tendencies  :-[! They aint speed-boats by any stretch of the imagination.
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« Reply #220 on: April 30, 2007, 11:58:09 AM »

"Sprinkler" fireboat hits the water on MacPuffer`s still engine-less hull. Must flash the plastic soon  :(
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« Reply #221 on: April 30, 2007, 12:10:54 PM »

Hi Arrow5,

I already read about how wet they are before I started building mine, hence the foam and watertight compartments in case it capsizes. I will build the superstructure and try to get it water/air tight like on the ECO class fast electric. That way if I do roll it, it should self right. I have only ever sunk two boats and that was two too many ;D

Clive :)
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« Reply #222 on: April 30, 2007, 01:24:40 PM »

Good idea , floatation compartments going in mine too.
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« Reply #223 on: April 30, 2007, 07:17:26 PM »

I think you'd need a strong stomach to sail on one of these, and some dry clothes for after.

LOL...  ;D

Now THATS a Springer roll!

Try to keep the batteries as low in the hull as possible, a coaming inside your access as high as possible.. and build the superstructure as light as possible.  Yes they will heel over... and become submarines if you try going TOO fast... I've packed the corners (see earlier construction pics) of the hull with foam to try and add floatation... though i doubt if it will help in a 'real crash dive'.. :'(

Tigger wont roll right over even though the 'heel' is considerable in a tight turn. Templeton, with a lighter superstructure doesnt heel over as much.
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« Reply #224 on: April 30, 2007, 07:21:21 PM »

"Sprinkler" fireboat hits the water on MacPuffer`s still engine-less hull. Must flash the plastic soon  :(

Niiiiiiicccceeee job Arrow.....

Two thumbs up from Mrs Toes.... and Mr Toes! (or should that be toes up?)  ;)
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