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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: ray123 on August 06, 2008, 10:19:38 am

Title: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on August 06, 2008, 10:19:38 am
hi all   this is my springer getting there slowly but shorly ;)( have been buzy on other projects(boats of course!)                                             

constucted out of 6x1 floor board (pine)

1.5mm ply for the bottom  2mm styrene deck & balwarks /coamings/ push knee's

will post more when get more done
regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Arrow5 on August 06, 2008, 12:25:00 pm
Not styrene knees surely ?  Not going to push anything ? ???   Needs lots of drainage holes/scuppers too. Nice build , 1" sides tough !
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on September 28, 2008, 09:58:08 pm
update on my springer   started  the wheelhouse  (as ive finished my other project i should have more time on this one now :) ) regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: AlanP on September 28, 2008, 10:20:03 pm
Looks really good Ray, nice superstructure but, plastic knees, tiny drainage holes, the rough boys on our lake would have it sunk in 5 mins, guess you you are not going in for Springer wrestling  {-)

That looks like a big prop, what motor are you putting in or is it a secret  {-)

Alan
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: toesupwa on September 28, 2008, 10:41:13 pm
update on my springer

That is looking very 'sharp' Ray... nice...  O0
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Arrow5 on September 30, 2008, 07:37:44 am
Great shape, forget styrene kness, use off-cuts from hull sides material. More scuppers on transom. Nice wheelhouse, congrats.
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Weeds on September 30, 2008, 08:05:00 am
please post plans for your deck. this one: (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12067.0;attach=56227;image)
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: mike_victoriabc on September 30, 2008, 02:13:41 pm
Looks good - sturdy little hull.
Is that the grease nipple on the shaft for future lubrication? Pressure type fitting?
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on September 30, 2008, 08:56:04 pm
hi all   i have 1inch coamings all round the deck  the top is a tight fit!  the 'plastic knee's ' are 3mm styrene  (there good enough for what i want

to do with it  :)  the prop is 50mm the motor is a  540 style    /      mike the grease nipple is for greaseing the shaft  (i do mine after every run!) &

had no probs with shaft wear etc (ive got the same on all my other boats  O0

weeds  i have no plans for the wheelhouse (i just draw out the shape & then if i like it i cut it out O0 ) 

regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: mike_victoriabc on September 30, 2008, 11:31:09 pm
Hi Ray
Where do you find the grease nipples - a solder style mounted on the shaft?

Ran my tug at Doug's - no sign of water this time so perhaps not coming up the shaft - and can't access the rudder tubes to check them.
Regards,
Mike
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on October 01, 2008, 02:35:48 pm
this could be a option for powering my springer {-) {-)
regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Arrow5 on October 02, 2008, 01:20:12 pm
Turbo 800, hmmm another sub-springer in the making eh? ::)
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on October 02, 2008, 07:19:30 pm
 im useing a 540 motor really ;D i just tryed this one in for fun! {-)  it was a 900 bb torque  motor
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Weeds on October 02, 2008, 07:48:38 pm
im useing a 540 motor really ;D i just tryed this one in for fun! {-)  it was a 900 bb torque  motor

Help out a newbie here..How is a more torquey motor going to make a difference, if you are keeping the propeller the same?
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on October 02, 2008, 10:15:35 pm
hi weeds im not going to use this 900 motor in the springer (the motor is suited for larger boats with a bigger prop ) the tito nero has these motors in  regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 02, 2008, 10:47:28 pm
For "torquey" I usually read slower revving.
You can only spin a propeller so far before it starts slipping (cavitating) and produces bubbles and the current draw
goes through the roof! Scale boats usually need slower motors and if i remember my Faraday's law (or is it Maxwell
equations or Henry's deduction or Mrs Betons cakes?!?)  efficiency charts show that the lesser and thicker winds in
a DC motor, the higher the output revs and higher the current consuption . The more winds the less the revs &
current.... they're both proportional to each other....er... efficiency and loading come in there somewhere and so
efficiency ...... right hand and left hand laws ... and Archimedes!......
...... I wish I'd paid more attention in college!  :(
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 03, 2008, 09:45:25 pm
Want a torquey, 'slow' brushless motor setup?
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12857.msg125325#msg125325
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Weeds on October 04, 2008, 12:22:03 am
Want a torquey, 'slow' brushless motor setup?
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=12857.msg125325#msg125325

I remember someone burnt this brand of motor  a year ago. If you want to buy it, which i doubt, there's the thread about it.. type "xcelorin defective" in rctech's search engine and it's the first of the search results.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric-road/220083-losi-xcelorin-brushless.html
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on October 06, 2008, 06:45:51 pm
hi all a small update  the upper steering postion & nearly ready for painting   'soon' :) regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on October 18, 2008, 01:39:36 pm
hi all   a bit more done   some  'colour' added   & the motor installed & battery trays
regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: mike_victoriabc on October 18, 2008, 03:39:37 pm
Almost ready for a test run!

Coming along well!
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Arrow5 on October 18, 2008, 03:58:19 pm
Yes very smart :-))  Kinda like Norry`s  all-round bulwarks.  Stout push-knees, meant for business. Bike tyre rubber ? Good idea. Pics on the water soon ?
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on October 19, 2008, 09:16:42 pm
  hi mike  /  arrow5    the rubber is solid moulded  latex or something?? it come from canada     it will be a while before on the water shots  as i try to allmost finish my models before testing them :-))  regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on November 07, 2008, 06:49:18 pm
apart from a ladder & some small 'bits & pieces' ive finished my springer   ( maybe a mk 2??)      regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on November 07, 2008, 06:50:46 pm
a few more pics
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Garabaldy on November 07, 2008, 08:18:26 pm
looks really good.  What did you use to create the antislip paint effect on the decks?
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: toesupwa on November 07, 2008, 11:08:35 pm
apart from a ladder & some small 'bits & pieces' ive finished my springer   ( maybe a mk 2??)      regards ray

Now that looks REALLY good Ray!... nice...

A MkII is certain...  O0
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on November 08, 2008, 05:33:16 pm
hi garabaldy i use a a stuff called  'rocket' powder  its manly used for gap filling with super glue   my method of getting a no slip deck is paint a area on the deck  the sprinkle on the powder then move along a bitmore & repeat untill the whole deck is finished  let it dry & paint the deck over the powder to seal it =job done    regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on February 22, 2009, 09:56:12 pm
hi all   i finaly got my springer on the water  all was well  no problems to report!! ok2
regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on February 22, 2009, 09:57:30 pm
a couple more
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 22, 2009, 11:06:00 pm
What a nicely proportioned Springer!
Nice one ray.  :-))
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ronkh on February 23, 2009, 12:34:31 pm
Its no good.
I have been putting of making one (can you only make one?) of these but I will have to start now.

Nice one Ray. :-))

Ron.
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Arrow5 on February 23, 2009, 01:37:04 pm
OK then , but it cannot be F****** red (:embarrassed: that is the name of an Italian racing car before I get moderated  :P)
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 23, 2009, 03:42:47 pm
You nearly did get moderated too!  ;D
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on February 23, 2009, 05:57:27 pm
thanks for the comments      regards ray
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: alan colson on August 14, 2009, 07:29:51 pm
Ray had the springer out at Southend Funday last weekend, the smokestack worked a real treat, very realistic. Only problem the smoke came from the speed controller. The boat was stinking, but Ray said it will be the sweetest smelling Springer when he got it home and sprayed the aftershave and deodorant inside, that is unless you know different.
Alan
Title: Re: my springer ''getting'' there
Post by: ray123 on August 14, 2009, 09:44:39 pm
hi alan  i havent put any 'nice'  smelleys inside   as ive now sold  the springer on !  it did go up well  i was very impressed with the amout of smoke comming out of the exhaust  {-) {-)  regards ray