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Arrow5:
Anybody building or operating the cult USA "Springer Class" tugs/workboats ?  See RCGroups.com in the "Dock Talk" section of "Boats" , look for first couple of pages for Springer Class thread for loads of pics and description.  Might try a water polo match at Loch Insh event in Sept. this year.

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Springer Info...

Plans:

Plans A4: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3471.0;attach=9309

Plans: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3471.msg34812.html#msg34812

Plans: http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/springer.PDF

RULES:
18" x 8" inch hull size and floor shape as per plan.
Single Motor up to 540 size ( gearing etc. allowed ) eg. 540/550 / Speed 600. ANY gear / belt / magnetic drive you like!
Power - Up to 7.2 volts
SINGLE RUDDER BLADE TYPE up 4" Sq.
Must have a superstructure of some sort.

Martin [Admin]:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522762

portside II:
Nice pics and a nice boat / tug / pusher. wouldnt mind having a go at one myself so i have saved the plans (said quietly as not to break the copywrite laws).
i wonder if it will still work as well with a twin screw system .
daz

kendalboatsman:
Looks really interesting, wouldn't mind having a go myself.  :)

Clive :)

I didn't notice any copyrights attached to those two drawings either ???


Arrow5:
I`m glad some others are interested in the Springers. No copyright I think and some very basic design rules.( no twin screws).  The US style pusher/tug style doesnt have to be followed, I`m making one with a Clyde Puffer topsides, a MacSpringer ::) There is endless European shapes, canal boats, workboats and so on that give the whole idea it`s appeal as a basic knock-about for the more experienced and a good solid beginner`s first model. Then of course there is the Water Polo aspect, teams of three could be found in even the smallest clubs. Read a few pages of the RCGroups link (thanks Mayhem) above. Let`s go International Springer !

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