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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2010, 08:21:29 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys. Out on the lake again today with her and 2 more rescues under her belt, a Sydney Star caught up in overhanging branches and a MTB out of power! That's 3 rescues in 3 outings, not too bad! Dave.  :-) :-)
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2010, 09:22:11 PM »

Pic taken by friend of one of the Sunday rescues. Will have to start charging recovery fees... O0
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2010, 09:42:49 PM »

Where's the light on the back of the funnel from Dave??
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2010, 10:07:02 PM »

They're from Robbe, R1375 Deck Lamp 14x10mm, 2 in a set for 4.50. Got to put some more on the bow. Dave.  :-))

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/robbe-deck-lamps.html
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2010, 10:10:13 PM »

OK, right, tnx...actually think I have a couple on one of the boats I bought..
Have just got some nice hand cast LED ones from Umi, nav lights too, very realistic.
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2010, 09:52:54 PM »

Made some more modifications to the springer. She's already got a fair few rescues under her belt so had the idea of fitting a working crane on the stern. So I've now got fitted the spring loaded gantry off my Paula III and the working winch! Made use of it first time on the water with it fitted when one of our club members got his PT15 caught up in branches overhanging the lakeside. Gantry was swung out and hook lowered to snag railings to pull stricken vessel out. Going to charge recovery or claim salvage soon! Dave.  :-))
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2011, 12:56:40 PM »

Firstly , what a great Build.

I have Question, looking at the picture below is the Kort Nozzle the correct way around ?.  its just I thought and probably wrongly that the smaller opening was towards the bow with the larger outer area towards the stern ?.  or does it make no difference  (Its just I am fitting one and can not make up my mind which way it should be..as others I have seen are the same both sides.

Be-Seeing You..

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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2011, 08:23:38 AM »

Hi there, cheers for the compliment. The wide opening of the Kort faces towards the bow, narrow to the stern. It forces the water through the slightly narrower opening giving more 'thrust'. You'll also notice on mine that the Kort mount is on the outside of the hull, usually they're inside but I was limited with the amount of room I'd got to play with. The gantry on the back has been a great addition too, very handy for rescuing other boats as I can just hook onto the railings, also good for removing big branches out of the lake!
I'll probably be taking her to Ellesmere next month for a bit of a play on the water. Cheers, Dave.
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #58 on: February 17, 2011, 09:50:36 AM »

The deck crane is a nice addition.

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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2011, 12:40:15 PM »

Hi there, cheers for the compliment.
You'll also notice on mine that the Kort mount is on the outside of the hull, usually they're inside but I was limited with the amount of room I'd got to play with.

Well us Citizens of The Village have got to stick to together.. :-))

I did wonder about the mount but it looked so right I never really questioned it.. :}

Larry R
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2011, 01:08:01 PM »

Well I've been stuck in The Village for years and only get out on good behaviour. Andy from Models By Design has commented on the Kort too but after he saw it at Blackpool he agreed it works well. Runs for hours and hours on a 7.2v 4500mAh battery too, Dave.
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2011, 01:09:10 PM »

Well I've been stuck in The Village for years and only get out on good behaviour. Andy from Models By Design has commented on the Kort too but after he saw it at Blackpool he agreed it works well. Runs for hours and hours on a 7.2v 4500mAh battery too, Dave.

What Motor is it running ?
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2011, 01:19:27 PM »

Hi there, it's a Graupner Speed 600-Eco (No 3323) or Graupner Speed 600 7.2v (No 1793), the sticker has come off so I'm not 100% sure which! Dave.  :-))
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2011, 01:21:52 PM »

Cheers , will look forward to seeing it run it at Ellesmere Port..  :-))
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2012, 12:03:52 PM »

Looks ace  :-))

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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2012, 07:19:36 PM »

Hi Dave
Do you have more photo's of the internal layout please
Mike
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #66 on: July 20, 2012, 03:43:38 PM »

Hi Dave
Do you have more photo's of the internal layout please
Mike

Would also like to see a pic or two of the inside if pos?

Thank you

Dan
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2012, 05:27:24 PM »

Heres a general view of a models by design hull using 2 6V4.5AH gel cells for long running and ballast.
540 watercooled motor,mtronics 15A plugnplay esc and a Radiolink 2.4GHz Rx
with the two gel cells it will run all day!

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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2012, 06:22:26 PM »

Ned
Thanks for that
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Re: My First Springer/Pusher
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2012, 09:48:26 PM »

Thanks also, looks tobe more room than i had thought

Thanks

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