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richald

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All-up Weight of a Springer
« on: February 27, 2016, 12:50:09 PM »

Just glueing lots of lead into the hull of my new Springer
- I am surprised at how much it is taking !-

Can anybody tell me what the 'average' Springer should weigh??

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Re: All-up Weight of a Springer
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2016, 01:23:45 PM »

Mine weighs 8Lbs
Most of that is 2 x 6V 4.5A SLA's


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Correction, just weighed a couple of SLA's and they are only 3 Lbs.
Must be more ballast than I hought.
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Re: All-up Weight of a Springer
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 11:29:19 AM »

All up, mine weighs 10lb.
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Re: All-up Weight of a Springer
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 12:06:52 PM »

Mine seems to have panned out at about 8lbs with the
bottom lip of the transom just touching the water

I have ballasted it for a 7.2v NiMh racepack, judging
by how much lead I had to put inside the hull, using
2 x 4.5A SLAs ain't going to sink the hull much more!

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