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dan

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my new toy
« on: September 17, 2008, 06:37:24 pm »

hi guys,
ive just recived this springer hull from tug kenny in exchange for a old firber glass speed boat hull, so now ill be ble to join in with all the fun you guys have with these little boats {-) as you can see from the pictures below it needs a super structure, anyone have any ideas on what i could do to it???

cheers, dan
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woodybob

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Re: my new toy
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 06:47:06 pm »

Sky's the limit on a S/S Dan.  err ahh...she seems to be bottomless. ;)
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dan

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Re: my new toy
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2008, 07:13:37 pm »

hi bob,
 urm iit doesnt have the bottom on at the moment , however im havin a little bit more help from tug kenny  ::) and it will then hopefully have the bottom.
cheers, dan
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Re: my new toy
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2008, 09:11:22 pm »

Hey Dan.
I have to go over to see Tug Kenny tomorrow, I will drop off a Springer hull, with motor /shaft/prop, the topsides are there but you will have to finish it off to what you want
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dan

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Re: my new toy
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2008, 09:33:16 pm »

hi bosun,

i didnt realise that it was you talking to ken at the cwmbran open day otherwise i would have came and sed hi, and thats very kind of you, hopefully oneday ill have my own fleet of springers. i was thinking of basing one of them on my al khubar tug (that was suggested by tug kenny) and naming it something along the lines of "Al Springer"  {-)

cheers, Dan
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Re: my new toy
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 09:37:42 pm »

If we ever get her bottom stuck on, we'll call her 'Allah'.

I never realised the forces involved in curving plywood.  :embarrassed:    I'm glueing  2 inches a day, to force it around the curve with G clamps.

ken

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dan

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2008, 09:41:51 pm »

you volentered ken  :D rather you than me  O0
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Re: my new toy
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008, 08:53:34 am »

If we ever get her bottom stuck on, we'll call her 'Allah'.

I never realised the forces involved in curving plywood.  :embarrassed:    I'm glueing  2 inches a day, to force it around the curve with G clamps.

ken


You must be useing 1/8",  one sixteenth would do fine easy to follow curves.
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Re: my new toy
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008, 08:13:00 pm »


You are correct Arrow5. I'm using 3.6 mm and it's quite stiff. 

Have succeeded with the clamping and now have two new Springers.

Dan,
I have two boats from Bosun, delivered today. I have taken some snaps to whet your appetite. Please see pictures below, as one has a motor and servo and rudder, and the other is a Pusher tug of larger dimensions with no innards, so you should be well on your way. Do you still need one of mine, or can I make something for myself?

ken

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dan

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Re: my new toy
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008, 08:17:40 pm »

hi ken,
thanks for the pictures O0,
thats fine by me if you want to keep that one you made.
i have drawn up a few plans of a future springer, id be happy to show them I'm anyone wants, but you have to promise not to copy  ::)

cheers, Dan
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2008, 12:47:42 pm »

So then, another Springerlong!

I think it's the first stepped deck version I have seen.
Looks good.
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