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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: richald on February 27, 2016, 12:50:09 PM

Title: All-up Weight of a Springer
Post by: richald 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??

Richard
Title: Re: All-up Weight of a Springer
Post by: Netleyned on February 27, 2016, 01:23:45 PM
Mine weighs 8Lbs
Most of that is 2 x 6V 4.5A SLA's


Ned


Correction, just weighed a couple of SLA's and they are only 3 Lbs.
Must be more ballast than I hought.
Title: Re: All-up Weight of a Springer
Post by: Nemo on February 29, 2016, 11:29:19 AM
All up, mine weighs 10lb.
Title: Re: All-up Weight of a Springer
Post by: richald 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!

Richard