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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1250 on: November 04, 2008, 12:35:35 AM »

Some early snow on the Cairngorms and a calm Loch Morlich , natural light of course :P

Of all the members here, i think you have.. without doubt, Mr Arrow.. the most scenic pond to sail in  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1251 on: November 04, 2008, 09:00:36 PM »

Correct Mr Toes, whichever way you look at it. ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1252 on: November 04, 2008, 09:02:17 PM »

Arrggggghhhhhh   an unidentified flying springer!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1253 on: November 04, 2008, 09:47:23 PM »

Space Shuttle Springer  :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1254 on: November 04, 2008, 10:03:30 PM »

which way is up  {-) {-) %% dam pretty place to look at and I wish I was there. O0 O0

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1255 on: November 15, 2008, 09:23:29 PM »

'd'O' (as this one has become known) hits the domestic test tank facility (AKA 'The tub') and has a successful trial.
She seems to need a little weight in the stern (but not much) as the bow is slightly down, so a couple of fishing weights will get added behind the rear bulkhead. She sits right on the waterline though...
There doesnt seem to be any leaks, the 'outboard' works well and..... all the lights produce some wonderfull effects in water...

Here are just a few of the colors that 'd'O' can produce...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1256 on: November 15, 2008, 09:53:35 PM »

That is really brilliant (in all way's), are they on a colour changing program ?
Well done Toes  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1257 on: November 15, 2008, 10:05:11 PM »

That is really brilliant (in all way's), are they on a colour changing program ?


Nooooo.. full right rudder (at the servo) hits a switching unit that changes the colour of the LED's.. in all there are about 8 colours... though the 'yellow' I'm not at all keen on..  :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1258 on: November 16, 2008, 01:44:39 AM »

I may have missed something in the build toes ,but how did you fit the lights in the hull ,and of course pictures are sometimes better than words , love the colours .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1259 on: November 16, 2008, 02:20:14 AM »

Our club is hoping to have a Christmas light run one evening - this intrigues me!

Have a barge I could mount the lights under or my good old Springer - what type units did you use? I've typically bought the led coloured units in a string that most stores carry. Misplaced the ones from last year so after 1/2 hour of looking and bad language - off to buy new ones!

Your thoughts?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1260 on: November 16, 2008, 02:33:04 AM »

Our club is hoping to have a Christmas light run one evening - this intrigues me!

Have a barge I could mount the lights under or my good old Springer - what type units did you use?

Your thoughts?

I used these.. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50119407 (available in the UK too)
I used a heat gun to bend them to the inside form of the Springer hull...

They come @ 110v (US) or 240v (UK)... but... there is a transformer in the system that reduces the voltage to 12v DC..  O0

All the wiring has to be shortened or you end up with a mile of wiring in the bottom of your hull...

.. and then there are the portholes in the bottom of the Springer..  :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1261 on: November 16, 2008, 08:59:56 AM »

Psychbloodydelic  !!!! I cant remember the 60s either...way cool man !
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1262 on: November 16, 2008, 09:31:23 AM »

Is she going to be called Rainbow? :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1263 on: November 16, 2008, 09:49:42 AM »

Is she going to be called Rainbow? :-))

Better not take it to France then !!


The portholes,  which company produces them or have you made them yourself. ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1264 on: November 16, 2008, 11:46:31 AM »

The portholes look like eyelets for tarpualins etc, filled with epoxy perhaps ?  Toes already has a Springer in France checking :}
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1265 on: November 16, 2008, 03:39:53 PM »

The portholes look like eyelets for tarpualins etc, filled with epoxy perhaps ?

Arrow5 wins the balloon!.. Yes, they are eyelets meant for leather working / tarpaulins.  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1266 on: November 16, 2008, 06:34:45 PM »

My springers going to have one of these in ;)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zn4YVYdp8lE&feature=related
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1267 on: November 16, 2008, 07:15:11 PM »

My springers going to have one of these in ;)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zn4YVYdp8lE&feature=related

At least it produces some light.... and probably heat!...

But what about thrust?...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1268 on: November 16, 2008, 07:30:16 PM »


At least it produces some light.... and probably heat!...

But what about thrust?...

That's what the Zenoah's for %)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1269 on: November 16, 2008, 07:38:15 PM »

Oh I have so got to have a go at making one of those  O0
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« Reply #1270 on: November 16, 2008, 07:42:08 PM »

Oh I have so got to have a go at making one of those  O0

Won't work with a lot of water and fuel in it Phil...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1271 on: December 07, 2008, 10:03:09 PM »

Since finishing 'd'O', I've been working on refurbishing Scoot.

A total strip out of the hull, rubbed down, new paint, a service of all the components, upgraded ESC...

Put everything back together and we have...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1272 on: December 25, 2008, 05:19:23 PM »

Just in time for Christmas, the TBW has been working feverishly, night and day (1/2 hour actually) to produce the ultimate 'stealth' Springer..
It was to be the new 'S' Type (S.N.O.W.) but due to the material temperature co-efficient, has turned out to be the 'I' Type (I.C.E.)...  :embarrassed:

Powerplant is to be an experimental GT Type.. (Gin and Tonic) but with a Twist..  ;)

When placed upon the water, it will melt away so you cant see it... sneaky eh?..  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1273 on: December 25, 2008, 06:44:57 PM »

Tut tut,  the Toeswerke lagging(?) behind the times ? Have you never heard of Skotkrete. Based on research done during WWII by Prof. Pyke who proposed ice reinforced with wood-pulp (Pykrete) to make aircraft carrier sized ships, Highland Fabricators PLC have perfected the system using locally grown porridge oats frozen in pure spring water. The added advantage of slicing a bit off and deep frying with a liberal dash of malt whiskey ensures crews are well victualed for as long as the vessel is afloat and/or the crew are not too hungry. Patent pending.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1274 on: December 25, 2008, 08:46:12 PM »

      ...Ho Ho Ho Guys...

If thats the size of the Ice Cubes then what size is the Glass for the Gin & Tonic...

                            ...Merry Christmas...Norry...

P.S.

I,m surprised that no one came up with a Springsleigher.. A Springer Tug made like Santa,s Sleigh Being pulled by Reindeers...
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