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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: red110kev on November 28, 2016, 11:33:24 AM

Title: Springer carriers
Post by: red110kev on November 28, 2016, 11:33:24 AM
Hi chaps.
Just finished my first springer (will post pics soon), but need some ideas for carriers to transport it to the lakeside.
I've got a trolley and a couple of copper pipe carriers for my other boats but due to the odd shape of the springer, I'm looking for something different.
A Google search has not come up with much.  What contraptions do you guys use? Boxes? Cradles?
Looking forward to some interesting ideas.
Regards
Kev.
Title: Re: Springer carriers
Post by: Sonar on November 28, 2016, 12:46:34 PM
A wooden box with straps made from webbing .
A handle either side or a shoulder strap.
Title: Re: Springer carriers
Post by: CGAux26 on November 28, 2016, 02:36:55 PM
Here's mine.  Very sturdy, easy to carry.  Holds the turkey baster bilge pump, door springs, tow lines, etc. as well as the boat.  Note the thin wooden straps on the side to keep the boat from sliding out.  And I used D-shaped soft window seal for the boat to rest on.
Title: Re: Springer carriers
Post by: red110kev on November 28, 2016, 08:09:23 PM
Liking this one CG.... :-))
Title: Re: Springer carriers
Post by: jarvo on November 28, 2016, 08:47:02 PM
Hi CG, looks great, any chance of some plans???


Mark
Title: Re: Springer carriers
Post by: CGAux26 on November 28, 2016, 11:05:46 PM
I did not draw any plans for the carrier.  I made a pattern for the curved sides of the boat, and used the pattern to make the contact areas of the carrier.  The material is MDF, except the bottom is pegboard.  As I said before the soft material the boat rests on is a window seal from the hardware store. 


Good luck building one.