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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #150 on: October 26, 2015, 03:58:01 PM »

Yes it is working fine now. Looks great, good trim, slightly stern down, turns well.  Excellent.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #151 on: October 26, 2015, 04:25:48 PM »

Just got your PM Norman
Everything fine as Arrow5 reports.
Fine turning circle and she looks good  :-)) :-))
Well Done   8)

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #152 on: October 26, 2015, 05:57:33 PM »

Ooops.  Never done this before but I think I've sorted that now.

Can somebody please check it?

Video works fine and so does your Springer and also your Camerawoman.
Well done all.
Now you need a Barge to push.

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #153 on: October 26, 2015, 06:00:54 PM »

Cheers gents.  I shall convey your kind comments to the camerawoman/first mate (who has already put in an order for a barge)  :-)


 
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #154 on: October 26, 2015, 07:03:37 PM »

Hi Norman yes video working fine now, as is your Springer that runs just as a Springer should, good job  :-)) :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #155 on: October 26, 2015, 08:50:51 PM »

Looks excellent! I am impressed with the minute turning circle and the speed as well! Compliments must go to the steady hand of your 'Media and promotions manager'.

Does your wife want a Thames barge or a narrow boat? The former is a bit industrial but if she wants to do some towing/shunting then that will be an asset for you both.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #156 on: October 27, 2015, 11:39:34 AM »

Great stuff Norman, I like it :-)) .    U2
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #157 on: November 15, 2015, 07:24:35 PM »

Great Springer Norman. :-)) My last Springer had similar performance there. First time I've seen my local pond on Youtube! Didn't realise you were so close. I am about to start my latest Springer soon so will be able to compare notes maybe.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #158 on: November 16, 2015, 07:43:28 AM »

That looks very nice Bob - and way above my present standard!  If you're at the pond and a bloke turns up on a bike with a trailer behind it, that's me ...
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #159 on: November 19, 2015, 08:20:10 PM »

The great thing about Springers, is!  Simplicity! :-))

After breakfast this morning, without any plans to do so, I decided to start my new Springer. No plans, just a mental image and a ruler. A few hours later ..... then I ran out of materials (wood)!  %%

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #160 on: November 19, 2015, 09:39:00 PM »


Nice curves.      :}

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #161 on: November 20, 2015, 06:59:51 PM »

Almost lute like in its curviness:O)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #162 on: November 20, 2015, 07:43:17 PM »

R.M.S. Lutiania, White Star Line of course... or is that off course ? :D :embarrassed:   You know what you have to do now Nemo
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #163 on: November 20, 2015, 08:17:45 PM »

R.M.S. Lutiania, White Star Line of course... or is that off course ? :D :embarrassed:   You know what you have to do now Nemo

Oh Aye Duncan, I sure do! O0 
Lutiania - I quite liked that, or even RMS Stringer {-)
I am hopeless at woodwork, electrics, r.c., or even painting but I usually turn out something that looks not bad from 20 feet and moves!  A build blog is OOT though!
However, this Springer will be afloat come hell or high water - possibly the latter, I hope!
Like you, I consider the Springer to give fun and to that end I am giving a lot of thought to the above-deck layoot. As I live near the south coast I thought of an idea for this wee boat and the name 'Beachy' came with an idea! Watch this space. (Mind-changing must be an option though O0)
BTW. She is 18"x8" but any resemblance to a true Springer will be purely co-incidental - or a miracle!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #164 on: November 21, 2015, 08:29:28 AM »

A few hours later ..... then I ran out of materials (wood)!

Funny you should say that Bob.  Where's my best bet for small (24" x 12" or maybe twice that) sheets of 2mm and 3mm ply that aren't warped?

Ref a build blog being OTT, has anybody actually done one of a Springer?
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #165 on: November 21, 2015, 10:50:22 AM »

Sorry Bob-of-the-short-memory...."Stringer" is the name of the Royal Swedish Navy`s stealth tug.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #166 on: November 21, 2015, 11:49:25 AM »

Sorry Bob-of-the-short-memory...."Stringer" is the name of the Royal Swedish Navy`s stealth tug.

'Short of memory'?  Never heard of it, that's why! %)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #167 on: November 21, 2015, 11:52:31 AM »

Funny you should say that Bob.  Where's my best bet for small (24" x 12" or maybe twice that) sheets of 2mm and 3mm ply that aren't warped?
Ref a build blog being OTT, has anybody actually done one of a Springer?


Hi Norman -I wrote OOT (Scottish for the English 'OUT') not OTT.  Plenty of Springer build logs on here.

Snow was a bit of a shock this morn eh?  Should have been expected on the 'Sussex Alp' though!  O0

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #168 on: November 21, 2015, 12:40:10 PM »

'Short of memory'?  Never heard of it, that's why! %)
   Ach man..ye`ll be telling me next ye`ve neffer heard o` the HMS Sprub. A fine summereen that disnae  fail tae surface cos it disnae go unner tha watter at all at all.  An then there iss the illustrious Red Oktober anither sumereen fae Ameriky. >>:-(
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #169 on: November 21, 2015, 03:05:00 PM »

A wee bit like my 'Impossible' which did not fly off anything! But she did fly!! {-)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #170 on: November 21, 2015, 03:35:19 PM »

Ah ! I thought of doing a HMS Springvincible (RO2.5) but thought ach one carrier in the fleet was enough %).    Weather Perth to Inverness A9 good, clear, calm, cold. 3.30pm dusk.
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« Reply #171 on: November 21, 2015, 06:02:19 PM »

Snow was a bit of a shock this morn eh?  Should have been expected on the 'Sussex Alp' though!  O0

Bob.

Indeed Bob.  No ideas about flat ply then?
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« Reply #172 on: November 21, 2015, 06:29:02 PM »

Ah ! I thought of doing a HMS Springvincible (RO2.5) but thought ach one carrier in the fleet was enough %).    Weather Perth to Inverness A9 good, clear, calm, cold. 3.30pm dusk.

Latest info is a B&B at Carlisle then off for the north tomorra Duncan.

My 'Black Pearl' (kind of) 'Springing' into action, standing by to repel boarders!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #173 on: November 21, 2015, 06:44:32 PM »

Indeed Bob.  No ideas about flat ply then?

Sorry Norman - for the CMBC 2015 3volt  Challenge this year I knocked this up in a couple of days and came 15th out of 17 in the speed slalom and bollard pull - wow! :}  'Skin off a rice pudding' comes to mind!  26cmx9cm. Possibility?
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #174 on: November 21, 2015, 08:29:04 PM »

Carlisle , good going.  Forecast for morn is good all the way north.  Very cold, light wind , mostly clear sky. Will be nice after Blair Atholl but new dualling roadwork's in places after that. Yellow Vultures (average speed cameras) and plain unmarked dark Volvos sitting in laybys ) on A9 to Inverness.  Ice on un-salted side roads.   Hope he stays overnight Inverness or there about, final leg next day.  Happy motoring :-))
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