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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1425 on: April 30, 2009, 08:07:07 PM »

It won't really be that big, I expect itll be about the same size as mine.

Did my first Springer OMRA launch today, went well. Then decided to try again by dropping it from about 8 feet up...
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« Reply #1426 on: May 04, 2009, 08:36:40 PM »

I'm Back!!!!!!
The work on the Springer Mk2 can now begin for reel.
OK so I have built it and floated in my pond. Yes this time it floats OK. I am still building like mad this week but should be able to post a pic or two next weekend once I have all the woodwork done.
WAIT AND SEE Andy.
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« Reply #1427 on: May 04, 2009, 08:46:58 PM »

Strongbowspring now has it's lights fitted. VERY bright... Lights up the entire room, if only once per second...

Big thanks to Simon at our club for donating the light and flasher unit...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1428 on: May 08, 2009, 12:17:58 PM »

Gas Springer is comming VERY SOON :-)) :-))
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« Reply #1429 on: May 08, 2009, 06:05:05 PM »

Run it in the pond yet? {-) {-) {-) ;)
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« Reply #1430 on: May 08, 2009, 06:33:39 PM »

SOON, Very Soon.
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« Reply #1431 on: May 08, 2009, 06:47:33 PM »

The wife will probably hate you nearly as much as when you run the hydro in the bath...
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« Reply #1432 on: May 11, 2009, 05:30:49 PM »

TAKE 2, It has not had it's lake trail just yet but here is GAS SPRINGER Mk2.
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« Reply #1433 on: May 11, 2009, 07:53:27 PM »


Oh my lord------------------------ :o :o :o :o :o :o

Can't wait to see it go, hell can't wait just to see it   

Thats something else Bill
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« Reply #1434 on: May 11, 2009, 07:55:31 PM »


Oh my lord------------------------ :o :o :o :o :o :o

Can't wait to see it go, hell can't wait just to see it   



I cant wait to see it dive under either....  ;D

PLEASE get someone to video the first Gas Springer Dive...  {-)
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« Reply #1435 on: May 11, 2009, 08:13:05 PM »

Please, please, please make a video.
 :o :o :o :o :o :o
What ocean will you feel safe to run it on?? Surely not a lake?

Ron.
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« Reply #1436 on: May 11, 2009, 08:20:15 PM »

Just come back from running it at the lake, a couple of issues (needs new tank - bung is leaking, and throttle linkage is too tight). Pictures will be up when Bill gets them on here :-))

Oh and it doesn't dive...
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« Reply #1437 on: May 11, 2009, 08:32:49 PM »

OK OK OK  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
YES IT CAN BE DONE He he he he he {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #1438 on: May 11, 2009, 09:22:24 PM »

OK OK OK  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
YES IT CAN BE DONE He he he he he {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Ok...

So thats the shots of the motor ticking over... what about the shots when you opened the throttle?...  {:-{
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« Reply #1439 on: May 11, 2009, 09:34:06 PM »

Why go flat out??????
I can do that with my Hydro.
It was half way.
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« Reply #1440 on: May 11, 2009, 10:14:03 PM »

OK OK OK  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
YES IT CAN BE DONE He he he he he {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Ok...

So thats the shots of the motor ticking over... what about the shots when you opened the throttle?...  {:-{

It was going far too fast for the shutter to capture it %)
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« Reply #1441 on: May 13, 2009, 10:18:48 PM »

I have now got the LED lights working. When I was in Oz my Dig camera packed up. I kept the battery and charger. I am now using it to run the lights. They have been on for 4 hours and no sign of them going dim . Good Stuff ! Recycling can be fun after all!!!
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« Reply #1442 on: May 14, 2009, 08:50:30 PM »

Well the Gas Springer has had it second run. For starters it had a go at pushing a 5 gall plastic barrel around. That went well , but on to bigger things!!!! But Wot???
Oh yes our club rescue boat with Andy in it. Well that worked and I got bored with all that pushing stuff around. It was then pointed out to me I could be thrown out the club for hitting the rescue boat. Hum ! Still it proved it can do it.
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« Reply #1443 on: May 15, 2009, 03:33:55 PM »

Well the Gas Springer has had it second run. For starters it had a go at pushing a 5 gall plastic barrel around. That went well , but on to bigger things!!!! But Wot???
 

So what is its Bollard pull at full power?... Set it up on a 6ft length of rope and pull against a fixed fishing scale...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bollard_pull
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« Reply #1444 on: May 15, 2009, 03:59:48 PM »

He hasn't put a hook on it yet. I think he should because then he will be able to take part in the barge pulling next week...
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« Reply #1445 on: May 17, 2009, 02:57:15 PM »

I might be able to use the engine as intended if he is finished put-putting about on idle......the X4 manned Springer was under construction when I took heart attack and ended up in dry-dock for repairs.   Back home now and will be back on-the-job (and working ! ) pretty damn soon :-)).
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« Reply #1446 on: May 17, 2009, 03:14:09 PM »

......the X4 manned Springer was under construction when I took heart attack and ended up in dry-dock for repairs.   Back home now and will be back on-the-job (and working ! ) pretty damn soon :-)).

I'm.... I'm.... I'm....  :o

"impressed"?....

We need more details Arrow!...  <*<
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« Reply #1447 on: May 17, 2009, 03:38:55 PM »

Hello all, good to hear that Arrow5 is still with us and leading the charge for bigger and better Springers. Mightily impressive and this begs the question "is there enough water in those Scottish lochs frequented by the mad springer maker?

Keep well and let's see more details of the build please.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1448 on: May 17, 2009, 04:24:32 PM »


This has GOT to be a camera trick!!!!   :o

 What is going to be it's motive power?


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« Reply #1449 on: May 17, 2009, 08:18:29 PM »

...Duncan,,,Wee Johnny says "His Springers not scared of that wee bit of wood"...

Will it be ready for Our Tug-Towing Day in June...

Hope you are feeling better after your wee trip to the Dry Dock...

...Best Regards to you & Yours...Norry & Wee Johnny...

P.S. Wee Harry took delivery of his first tug last week...
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