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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1350 on: March 19, 2009, 05:46:52 PM »

Thankyoup , very neat.   A stainless steel test tank eh.  Dont think I`ll do one that size, my fingers are far too fat. :((
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1351 on: March 19, 2009, 07:55:07 PM »

Very Nice Toes :-)) :-))

That must be a large sink or that springer is very small, what size is it Toes?


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1352 on: March 19, 2009, 09:19:51 PM »


That must be a large sink or that springer is very small, what size is it Toes?


Two new Springers under construction at the Toesup Boat Werks...  :D

By the way, they are 9" x 4"...  O0

Its a small sink...  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1353 on: March 20, 2009, 05:55:53 PM »

Wow Toes,very nice work for a small boat  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1354 on: March 22, 2009, 05:02:40 PM »

My other half in control today
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1355 on: March 22, 2009, 07:23:08 PM »

Like them :-))
I take it Patricia is the better skipper then?? %)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1356 on: March 22, 2009, 07:55:44 PM »

No she was the one the at full speed ahead,and blew the fuse,rescued the boat,replace fuse,then she was off.
At a slower speed,through my shouting in her earhole,she cant wait for own boat,which will be on the water next weekend
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1357 on: April 06, 2009, 02:46:52 AM »

Wee Scoot hits the 'open' water...

.. and has the Good looks of Scoot and the raw power of Mustang Sally.. I wonder if they have been behind the tool cabinet while i wasnt looking...  {:-{

By the way, the barge weighs in at ablot 100lb...  :o

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1358 on: April 07, 2009, 10:31:38 PM »

If you can't beat 'em, join em' I suppose comes to mind.

I'm building myself a Springer, got the hull done today, power and batts are sorted just need propshaft and big rudder for it.

Anyone know where I can get a cheap 70mm tug prop from? Plastic will do fine.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1359 on: April 07, 2009, 10:43:04 PM »

70 mm prop indeed  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*<Read teh rules my young friend they are NOT speedy boats >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(



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chingdevil

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1360 on: April 08, 2009, 06:26:46 AM »

With a 70mm prop it will be a speedy submarine {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1361 on: April 08, 2009, 09:54:10 AM »

Andy , you missed out there old chap . You could have had a pair of 70mm props in korts from norry ,
i know he was after a swap but offer a scotsman cash and he wont turn it down .
Ohh the thought of a standard springer with two 70mm props and korts , oooh  %% %% %% :} .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1362 on: April 08, 2009, 02:19:08 PM »

Umm where did I say it was a standard springer?

No, this is me, I don't do standard, instead of these weedy little 14" x 9" things I do 24" x 15", power is a starter motor and two 12v 7ah, possibly larger SLA's

70mm is a guess, but due to the fact this motor has about the same torque as a DesertAircraft 50cc engine, it probably needs to be bigger than that....

Also, anyone know how many amps a starter motor draws? It's just a standard HiTork starter motor

So far I've made the hull, Glassed it this morning and painted the undersides this afternoon.




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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1363 on: April 08, 2009, 02:29:37 PM »

I would be wary of using a starter motor the current draw will be high and they are not designed for continuous running either. I went down that route many years ago in a big tug and used a motor cycle starter, the motor only lasted a couple of months and the current draw was over 20 amps..
If it doesn't work my MMB 900 motors will be total overkill in a hull that size!!!! :-)) :-)) ;) ;)

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andyn

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1364 on: April 08, 2009, 02:32:26 PM »

I have checked it has no problem running for a good legnth of time, don't know what the current draw is though.

It's not a motorbike starter or anything, it's for IC engines.

Still if it goes belly up I'll give you a shout :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1365 on: April 08, 2009, 02:56:51 PM »


Even if you fit a V8, it still won't be as fast as Chingdevil's!  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1366 on: April 08, 2009, 03:16:26 PM »

Not going for speed, for pure Stavros pushing ability ;)

Where is this mighty Chingdevil springer then?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1367 on: April 08, 2009, 04:43:24 PM »

Thought you all may like to see my version.

Meet Sir Springdom' Castle
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catengineman

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1368 on: April 08, 2009, 04:47:49 PM »

Its not fully finished yet but I could not hold back any more.


Has ASD drive unit 12 volt BIG motor (name/size unknown just BIG) %%

await's Sir knight and the dragon to arrive and some finishing paint work

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1369 on: April 08, 2009, 05:20:43 PM »

cat, i thaught an Englishman's castle was his home not his boat!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1370 on: April 08, 2009, 05:26:22 PM »

Well as I am an English sailor I get to have it both ways  {-) :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1371 on: April 08, 2009, 05:30:41 PM »

It will be fun under full power, the moat will be lapping the castle walls {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1372 on: April 08, 2009, 05:46:30 PM »

Andy

Your wish is my comand, she does not look like this at the moment as she is in dock having a repaint and other work :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1373 on: April 08, 2009, 05:49:32 PM »

Not even sure how it will sit in the water yet  :D

so I have left the deck loose just in case I need to put yet more weight in  >>:-(
the rec in well up in the castle part so I am not too worried about the mote flooding  {-) but at the moment I have got to change the ESC for some strange reason the motor does not work?
It is a Viper 20 amp and the LED's show ahead and astern ie: green . red but NO voltage out of the blue and yellow leads
The other thing I am a little worried about is the steering. when the drive was in Tito steering was overpowered by thrust from the motor and this is even a bigger motor than they were.
Only time will tell.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1374 on: April 08, 2009, 08:02:40 PM »

Cheers, tis but a wee thingy, I'll run it over...

Mine weighs 17 lbs with batts and motor in, going to end up being more with superstructure, running gear etc.

Oh and I realised this afternoon that the roof paint I used to paint it with is just like blackboard paint, so we can draw on it in chalk... %%
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