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Yet another new build Springer!
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:23:05 AM »

Hi Folks...


I have hung around and asked a few questions and now I've made a start on my daughters Springer.....


This is the first proper build I've done in a long time as everything else so far has been composite hulls....


anyway, in just a few hours, I had marked out and cut all of the parts for the hull and if I had more time I think I could build one of these little beauties and get it in the water in two or three day... nice a simple!  :-))











That's where she is right now... I've got this far with parts I had laying about apart from the batteries

Lets see IF I get any time this week....???


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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 07:11:03 AM »

Well done Dave ok2........I am sure your daughter will love her 'Springer'..... will you paint it PINK for her?

Just one question.......the 'rules & regs' for Springers have not made it to our shores in OZ  %) ....but are water cooled motors allowed in UK for this series of craft?  {-)

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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 07:00:12 PM »

Well done Dave ok2 ........I am sure your daughter will love her 'Springer'..... will you paint it PINK for her?

Just one question.......the 'rules & regs' for Springers have not made it to our shores in OZ  %) ....but are water cooled motors allowed in UK for this series of craft?  {-)

Derek


Thanks Derek...



PINK???I was thinking of doing it a Hello Kitty theme! ;)  But no! I chickened out there!
I will do it a basic looking, non-original build but I'm sure she will have bags of fun running it...  :}


As for the rules and Reg's... I'm not planning of running any comp's but, I also don't think the cooling will be necessary???


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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 07:06:38 PM »

Hi,
I do have a couple of questions (at the risk of looking stupid)  :embarrassed:


Firstly, I am following the plans by Ken Reilly but, Even though I am fitting the exact batteries as detailed on the drawing, Do I run it 6V or 12V?


Secondly, (and this is the real stupid one...)


What do I use the seal and paint the wooden hull???


Please bear in mind I haven't built a wooden boat for maybe 20 years or so.....


Thank you in advance for any friendly banter about to be bestowed upon me!  {-)
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 10:01:51 PM »

Hi
   I've nearly finished building one for my granddaughter, and you'll have guest It's PINK. Now to get back to yours, I sanded mine down, then I gave it three coats of sand sealer, sand down between coats, gray primer, under coat, then gloss. It sounds a lot, but if you don't the grain shows. I hope this helps you. By the way she looks great.
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 05:51:55 AM »

 
Thank you! that's great!

Have you got pic's of your your granddaughters Springer?
I'll have a look....  :-))

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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 05:17:02 PM »

Hi
    Sorry not at the moment, still having a battle with posting pics, but I'll get there one day. >>:-(
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014, 08:16:56 PM »

Hi
    Sorry not at the moment, still having a battle with posting pics, but I'll get there one day. >>:-(
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is it the size of the picture? i take pictures with my phone, load them up to Photobucket and just pop the pictures link in here...


here's one....


Ooops! that's up there ^^^
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 09:39:53 PM »

Ok,


I got a little work done ahead of another very busy weekend...  {:-{


I sanded the sides of the joints and stared to fill some small gaps...


I also fitted the rudder and skeg...





I know... the rudder looks rubbish but I did say, I'm mostly building this out of my parts bin! ;-)

I am hoping to get the deck on this weekend and maybe get some of the top done???
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 10:11:03 PM »

I have always run my springers on 6volt, so wire the batteries in parallel this gives good running time. You do not need high speed, because all you will get is a submarine. Do not forget to put a coaming around the access holes in the deck, you will need them. I usually make mine about 20 - 25mm high

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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 10:57:25 PM »

Thanks Brian,


I have coaming in the back of my mind....


6V it is!  :-))
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2014, 05:48:59 AM »

 
 Also, it's worth tapering / rounding off the rear end of your skeg to allow for smother water flow....
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2014, 08:55:52 AM »


 Also, it's worth tapering / rounding off the rear end of your skeg to allow for smother water flow....



 :-))  Got it  :-))


I have to go out for some filler and other stuff today...


Once the filler is done, I will shape the skeg.
I also need to make some knees before I can put the deck on....  :-))


I must say, this is a fun build!  :} 
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2014, 06:18:52 PM »

Well... Even though I had a long list of jobs to do, I put them off to get some work done on the springer!
I made the basis for the knees and fitted the deck....





Then, I cut the access hole but soon realised the rudder was stuck!  {:-{


So, I had to cut a second hole over the rudder and made a cover for that...


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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2014, 03:41:05 PM »

Hi everyone....


Is the 18" X 8" Springer to a specific scale?


If so, What is it? I only want to know so I can design my super structure and any fittings I might use...


Thank you!  :-))
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2014, 04:16:43 PM »

No , just let the imagination run wild.  Nice build BTW :-))
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2014, 06:41:37 PM »

No , just let the imagination run wild.  Nice build BTW :-))


Thank you arrow5!



"Run wild"? Oh no... Some of the Springers are amazing... like Red October!, Umi's build and so on....


I think this one will be very run of the mill by their standards!  :D



I have seen some great builds on here and this is not that good but thanks!


Ok, I guess I'll have to draw things up and see what happens....


I have almost finished the knees and the coaming so it's getting there... :-)

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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2014, 08:17:55 PM »

Here's one idea I had for the top...



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« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2014, 08:45:35 PM »

YES that`ll do nicely !
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2014, 08:51:07 PM »

YES that`ll do nicely !


I've been looking for more views of it but nothing!!!
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Re: Yet another new build Springer!
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2014, 06:18:59 AM »

Well.... I have made a little progress...


After sealing and sanding, and sealing, and sanding, and sealing, and.... I think you get the idea....


...the  hull is now silky smooth and almost ready for paint...


I have also made a start on the super structure... I was going to follow the design of the SAR boat above but I think it looks better this way round????











Getting there.  :-)
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2014, 01:57:50 PM »

Very nice work Sir
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2014, 09:05:00 PM »

Very nice work Sir


Thank you cuppa but the fat lady hasn't sung yet!  %)  let's see how it ends up...???  :-)
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2014, 11:29:36 AM »

And some more work going on today....


I'm acutally supprised how it seems to be coming together naturally...  :-)


The details are a pain but I'm loving it none the less!  :D







... and a view of inside the wheel house...



As ever, please do give any advice where needed...  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2014, 11:46:04 AM »


Looking good!  :-))
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