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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #475 on: July 31, 2007, 09:17:27 PM »


Hi Chris

I have a 35 mm prop and she chugs along sedately. I thought of a 40 mm prop but was advised she might push down at speed.  I haven't tried one yet.  Perhaps a 30 mm prop would need to spin fast.

I've had more fun with mine than a my proper boat.  (brings out the boy in you  8) )


Cheers...Ken
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #476 on: July 31, 2007, 09:21:26 PM »

Hi ken well i had the 30 mill prop given so i thought id try it. The motor I'm using is a speed 600 so should spin it ok and i know its against the rules but its a 4 bladed prop so should have a bit more push behind it.

Thanks Chris
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #477 on: July 31, 2007, 09:28:13 PM »


 I look forward to your results. I could do with a bit more speed myself.  :D

Ken
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #478 on: July 31, 2007, 09:30:32 PM »

Well ive built this to try and slow me down im more of a racer than anything but a guy at our club built one of these told me about the forum and the rest is history but will let everyone know how she sail..... right back to the workshop and my BEER :) :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #479 on: July 31, 2007, 09:31:59 PM »

Hi Chris, my springer and Hannah's are fitted with 40mm 3 blade props and we are using 540 motors running on 7.2 volt buggy packs and they go very nicely, get very wet on the deck but if you ballast the boat to sit slightly nose high it helps to stop the submarine effect, or failing that don't push the throttle stick right forward. These boats are very stable as our football antics at Wicksteed proved and they took alot of abuse!!!!!!!!!! ( talk about bumper boats ;D ;D ;D)

Mark and Hannah (springer champion)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #480 on: July 31, 2007, 09:44:43 PM »

I think you Springer guys in GB ought to see this..

One of the RC Groups guys, KeithS took this pic at the Tidewater Cup, In Washington State over the weekend..

This has to be the best finish to a Springer i have yet seen..  :o :o :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #481 on: July 31, 2007, 09:51:54 PM »

My inspiration...never was a neat and tidy builder, trouble is to make one look as bad as this takes great skill. A work of genius. Show us the matching barge Toes.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #482 on: July 31, 2007, 09:57:55 PM »

The weathering on that one is something I can only dream of achieving !  Cracking job !!

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #483 on: July 31, 2007, 10:31:06 PM »

That springer is a beaut, That weathering must have taken days, do you have any more pictures Toes. If I built one like that I would not want to get it wet :D :D

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #484 on: July 31, 2007, 11:14:22 PM »

Not matched to the Springer in the earlier pic Arrow.. But together with this barge they would make a stunning pair..
Pic again courtesy of KeithS
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #485 on: August 01, 2007, 06:34:42 AM »

Bridracer
My first Springer had a 35mm 3 bladed prop driven by a Johnson 540 (direct drive) It could push but I thought it had too much power and the springer would dive a lot, so have put a 380 motor in it and altered the rudder shape. When I finish the paint touch up I will give it a go and let you know how it runs. The springer I am building now, for Warwick will have a 3 bladed 35mm prop with the 540 motor back in it (maybe) as it is only playing football it might have too much grunt. :D :D
Need to get it finished and see.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #486 on: August 01, 2007, 11:27:14 AM »

Ching; what weight did your Springer turn out to be ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #487 on: August 01, 2007, 12:35:52 PM »

Arrow
I do not know, when I get home from work this afternoon I will put it on the scales and let you know.


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #488 on: August 01, 2007, 06:15:25 PM »

OK
My Springer has an all up weight of 3.85kg, the boat with, motor, servo, prop and superstructure weighs 2.0kg.
The majority of the ballast was batteries:- 2 x 6v 4ah SLA's for motor, 7.2v 1600mah Ni-cad for lights and a Hitec receiver battery, just before the Mayhem weekend I added some extra weight towards the rear of the tug to try and keep the front high. the boat is constructed of 8mm water proof ply on the sides, ends and the deck, with 2.5 lite ply on the bottom and the superstructure. On the front curve I did put some .5mm beech ply internally  to strengthen it. My push knees are 12mm mdf.

I did not realise I had such a heavy boat, the one I am building now could be heavier as the sides and ends are 10mm waterproof ply.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #489 on: August 01, 2007, 06:57:34 PM »


My Springer has an all up weight of 3.85kg..

I did not realise I had such a heavy boat, the one I am building now could be heavier as the sides and ends are 10mm waterproof ply.

Tigger and Templeton are about 8.5lb (3.85Kg) each..
Scoot is pushing 10lb (4.53Kg)...  :o :o :o

I hope Mustang Sally comes in at less than Scoot.. but i tend to doubt it..
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #490 on: August 01, 2007, 07:01:32 PM »

Erm...

Mustang Sally guys...  ;D :o 8)

WARNING:.. you may want to pass on the last picture..  :P
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #491 on: August 01, 2007, 08:16:41 PM »

Hey Toes
Did you steal that prop from a boomer? ;) ;) ;)


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #492 on: August 01, 2007, 09:42:51 PM »

Thats not a Springer Tug.....Its a Pond Emptying Device...You Start it up & it throws all the water out of the pond...

Is that a 40mm or 40cm prop...She,s certainly member of the Un-restricted Class with tackle like that on board...

...Regards...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #493 on: August 01, 2007, 11:37:54 PM »

Thats not a Springer Tug.....Its a Pond Emptying Device...You Start it up & it throws all the water out of the pond...

Is that a 40mm or 40cm prop


Its managing to frighten a lot of Springer Captains over here in the US of A..  ;D

The prop is about 3 1/2" (90mm) inside a 4" (100mm) kort...   :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #494 on: August 03, 2007, 06:46:58 PM »

Hi Folks!
Took Chris (a.k.a.Brid-racer) down to the lake today to give his Springer it's first sea trials. I wish I had taken my camera with me but I still had my phone and once I had worked out how to stop it taking videos and take photos instead I got these 2 pics before my battery ran too low. Even Chris admits th at it's a tad overpowered........ ::) The club is taking our mobile pool to a carnival on Sunday so no doubt we will see if he has made any changes by then...........watch this space...... :-\
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #495 on: August 03, 2007, 07:02:19 PM »

they didn't come out 2 bad did they Ian there wont b any mods done b4 sunday. The best thing that happened was when i went full astern then full forward the boat leaped out of the water and as you can see from the pics it has a rooster tail :D

Chris :P
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #496 on: August 08, 2007, 08:16:26 PM »

Another non towboat Springer. Based on US Coastguard vessel Elderberry she will be called "Springberry". Some details to be added yet but will be afloat this weekend for sea-trials.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #497 on: August 09, 2007, 12:18:59 AM »

The man in a Springer tug production line!   ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #498 on: August 09, 2007, 06:34:44 AM »

good work arrow5.
The front look likes it solves the submarineing tendency.
  You've gone for a scale similar to where I'm at, what size is the stair to the raised rea deck and who supplies them (I need a couple of these)????
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #499 on: August 09, 2007, 09:38:55 AM »

Thanks Mogsy, the stairs come from a trader on Ebay called Wingertaz. Based in Blackpool he is a regular advertiser in the model boats section. The sizes are  84mm X 20mm with 6mm runs. If I get more info I`ll PM you. What is your Springer going to be?
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