Re my previous posting 330
Well I got up at 5 . 45am Sunday morning, walked the dog and then started working on the springer again, determined to have it on the water on today (Sunday) for the club fun day.
I managed to finish the basic hull, but not the front pusher fittings or or deck fittings.
I made a quick shoe box type lid to keep the water out, and I will build the proper super structure on this.
Having read previous postings regarding ballast and all up weight, I was surprised that I had to lighten it up considerably. Perhaps I built it to sturdy.
Those that watched it run, all enjoyed its antics, as it tried to empty the pond at medium throttle settings. I did find however that at full throttle, it shipped no water because of the height of the bows!
With regards to raising the front to keep water out, how about a landing craft springer? No problems keeping the water out with a ramp sticking well up above deck level.
Just got to decide what type of top/tops to fit now.
Glad I built it, and yes it did rescue another boat first time out that had run out of volts. A simple beam on and push it side ways to the edge of the pond.