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mogogear

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1150 on: August 12, 2008, 11:42:08 PM »

It is one thing to  be ignorant and keep everybody guessing, and another thing to open ones mouth and remove all doubt,  :embarrassed: so here it goes. What was the Crawfish Festival and when was it? I got a feeling I know where it was, Taulatin Commons.  Did I miss the one big model boating event in Portland this year?  ??? >>:- ??? >>:-( :embarrassed:. Oh well such is life.

Andre

I was disqualified from winning the deepest dive competition in the submarine division >:( But there is pretty regular floats posted on the www.pmpba.org websiet...some at the Commons and some at the Westmoreland Casting Pool ......There is a picture of my wet mug on the site just to show you what fun you missed :embarrassed: :D
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1151 on: August 13, 2008, 05:58:31 AM »


I was disqualified from winning the deepest dive competition in the submarine division >:(

So why were you disqualified ?

Andre  :)
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1152 on: August 13, 2008, 02:47:04 PM »


I was disqualified from winning the deepest dive competition in the submarine division >:(

So why were you disqualified ?

Andre  :)

Not because I have a sub-- 'cause I don't - that is me on the home page of PMPBA with my wet head after I DOVE about 9 feet to the boat of the the Commons lake to recover my old Bowmn Snipe steam boat... that sank!! :embarrassed:

Joking about the disqualification!!! It was a great event.. my first.. lost of great boats and really friendly folk!! Idea's --idea's--idea's!!All free ! O0
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1153 on: August 13, 2008, 04:26:08 PM »

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1154 on: August 13, 2008, 11:41:52 PM »

Did I miss the one big model boating event in Portland this year?  ??? >>:- ??? >>:-( :embarrassed:.

Errrrrr.... yup..
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878288


So this is what you look like!!!  O0



Noooo... thats some idiot impersonating WW's captain..  ;)

Infamy, Infamy... they have all got it in for me
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1155 on: August 14, 2008, 03:03:04 AM »

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1156 on: August 14, 2008, 06:44:27 AM »




Toesupwa, so that what you look like!!!  O0



You ought to gear him speak, he barely remembers the Queen's english :D

Well, thats a load of bollo.... erm...  :o
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1157 on: August 14, 2008, 07:05:32 AM »


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Not because I have a sub-- 'cause I don't - that is me on the home page of PMPBA with my wet head after I DOVE about 9 feet to the boat of the the Commons lake to recover my old Bowman Snipe steam boat... that sank O0
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Damm, I guess that Loch Ness is not the only lake with a monster, we now have better photos of ours ::) :D {-) , glad to see that you were able to recover the boat O0. Why did she sink in the first place?
 
Andre :) ;)
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1158 on: August 15, 2008, 12:40:34 AM »



Not because I have a sub-- 'cause I don't - that is me on the home page of PMPBA with my wet head after I DOVE about 9 feet to the boat of the the Commons lake to recover my old Bowman Snipe steam boat... that sank O0
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Damm, I guess that Loch Ness is not the only lake with a monster, we now have better photos of ours ::) :D {-) , glad to see that you were able to recover the boat O0. Why did she sink in the first place?
 
Andre :) ;)
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Davey Jones wanted a look at her {-) small -narrow- flat bottomed boats are not the most stable of creatures in chop and boat events!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1159 on: August 15, 2008, 11:37:44 PM »

hi Mogo!

Bessy  ;)
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mogogear

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1160 on: August 17, 2008, 01:16:27 AM »

Howdy Willit.......tractor :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1161 on: August 17, 2008, 03:06:52 AM »

Breaking International News..

Team Toes takes 1st place with Scoot in the "small tug' section at the Foss Cup in Seattle, Wa, USA.. The PREMIER tug towing event on the West Coast of the USA.

 O0 O0 O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1162 on: August 17, 2008, 04:13:21 AM »

WOW- Ralph that is incredible...  O0 O0 Conragtulations ......

One Day Foss is something I will see live........to at least attend!! and watch.........maybe play...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1163 on: August 17, 2008, 08:28:47 AM »

Well done Toes O0, any pictures of the event ? :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1164 on: August 17, 2008, 05:28:37 PM »

Well done Toes O0, any pictures of the event ? :)

Just a 'flavour' of the event..
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1165 on: August 17, 2008, 08:02:36 PM »

Hello all, The VIKING Springer production in Shetland  has ground to a halt  :( too busy working to get into the garage for any length of time. I'll definitely get some on the water for next season, hmm I remember saying something like that this time last year to someone at Greenock.  O0

Toes any more photos of the Foss  cup that you'd  like to share with us ? If you do you may also like to share them over on the www.modeltugforum.com forum too  ;)

cheers

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1166 on: August 20, 2008, 09:33:56 PM »

Holyhead based Springer due to be stripped of usable parts interesting to build and initially fun to sail, giving up on it due to price of regularly needed parts. :'(

Andy.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1167 on: August 21, 2008, 12:49:06 AM »

...due to price of regularly needed parts. :'(


The only parts I've added to ALL of my Springers since i built them is ... grease... in the propshaft about every dozen runs or so.

What parts are you 'wearing out' Mr Andy?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1168 on: August 21, 2008, 12:42:49 PM »

The only thing I have had to add is paint, after a meeting with chingdevil and his turbo springer at wicksteed !!!!!!!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1169 on: August 21, 2008, 04:30:47 PM »

I have started a thread on this before but Robe Korts. I find them rubbish and ever so weak, then there is so much heat in the hull with two motors things just don't work properly, I'd like to build something similar but with a pointy front this time. but I'm unsure as to how I will do it. :-\ :-\

Andy :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1170 on: August 21, 2008, 04:52:13 PM »


Andy If you are going to strip your Springer down and build something else, why not just
convert your Spring to the conventional layout and it will serve you for years... even in the heat of
battle, sorry, football!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1171 on: August 21, 2008, 05:03:32 PM »

Yeah ...plenty of pointy ends about. Dump the Korts and  stay in the club O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1172 on: August 21, 2008, 07:29:17 PM »

I fancy building something else, however I might do as you suggest and convert Spring to single screw and yes dump the korts as they have been nothing but trouble.

Andy. :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1173 on: August 21, 2008, 10:25:41 PM »

Just took two Kort's out of an Al Khubar 3 and fitted shafts & steering nozzles.
funny the Kort's were said to be having problems as well???

Oh well not my tug so I hope the owner is going to be VERY HAPPY when he gets it back

R,
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1174 on: September 03, 2008, 04:07:39 AM »

While i was waiting for some varnish to dry on another project, i have Started on the next two Springer versions from the TBW.

This is the beginings of the 'O' and 'J' types from the TBW's.  O0
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