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chrislang

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Yet another !
« on: June 13, 2011, 12:47:51 PM »








I've given in! Just starting my first Springer, I was wondering what to do with some thin ply that I'd got when dismantling some drawers and this seemed the obvious answer!
I plan to use various bits I've got hanging around, powered by this old 500ish motor, don't really know anything more about it, It has a sticker stating 'Duplex Craft Co.
67/69 Kirkdale Rd South Wigstone on it and it seems to run OK. Ive a shaft and a 3 blade 35mm prop and 2 x lead Acid 6v 4.5Ah batteries.

Don't know about the topsides yet it might be just another Tug type although the thought of 'Ark Springer' with a Harrier type ramp does keep coming to mind!

We are away for a couple of weeks now but update when more happens.

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Chris
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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 05:38:15 PM »

I like your style, I threatened to do a Springvincible but got side-tracked. RO2.5 {-)   Between us we could be the only viable task force left if things get awkward in the South Atlantic again, oops off topic , sorry.
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chrislang

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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 12:02:18 PM »










Back from holiday and a bit further on now, test facility is rather limited but at least it floats!

Still undecided about the superstructure

more soon.

Chris
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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 09:27:31 AM »

"Spark Royal" ??? :embarrassed:
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chrislang

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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 07:13:36 AM »

Tried the hull under R/C power at Crealy lake on Sunday and all seems OK so have progressed a bit further.

No Ark Springer this time as the inner Tug boat seems to have emerged!

Chris
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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 08:53:40 AM »

How good is that?!   :-))
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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 10:07:11 AM »

Yup, that`ll do nicely :-))
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chrislang

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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 02:20:47 PM »

A bit further on now with topsides nearing completion
 Now for some tyres for fenders and a name!
Chris





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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 02:50:38 PM »

VERY nice, think maybe a railing or two and a mast and she will be complete, nice job. Got a name yet ?
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chrislang

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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 11:31:16 PM »

Just a couple more with rails and lifebelts, then a couple of very poor phone pics on the water this afternoon at Crealy, Exeter.









Chris


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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2011, 07:40:21 PM »

Another successful afternoon at Crealy being sailed by my 8 and a 10 year old grandsons, this was a first attempt for both of them and they did amazingly well!

I'll post a video if I can work out how. but in the meantime the Springer now has a name! The first thing I ever built featuring a spring was a copy of Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout so she has to be ' Zebedee 2 '

Chris





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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 12:46:41 AM »

TOO COOL!  It looks like you made your hatch seals from soft foam weatherstrip, like I did.  My Springer can run with the bow awash all day and never is there a drop of water inside.  Glad to see the Springer virus spreading around the world some more.   :-))
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chrislang

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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2011, 07:04:56 AM »

Yes I thought the weatherstrip would be good, this one was a 'Z' section soft rubber. I tried to make her pretty waterproof and tough as I have 7 grandchildren aged 4 - 13 years all wanting to have a go!

Chris
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Re: Yet another !
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2011, 07:11:13 AM »

 :police: Here's a link to a short video of Zebedee at Crealy on last week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIO2bBLXNeA&feature=player_profilepage

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Chris
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