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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1450 on: May 18, 2009, 01:16:09 AM »

A Ford V6 engine will do the biz in that boat.
Way to go !!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1451 on: May 18, 2009, 10:50:18 AM »

Or a big steam engine  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1452 on: May 18, 2009, 11:42:32 AM »

Hi Phil
A James Watt jobby steam engine.  BIG BEAM job.  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1453 on: May 18, 2009, 11:47:37 AM »

...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...
...about time too, thought you were sheltering him a bit too much.  Right Johnny can drive it then ! Dont think it`ll be ready for Julune, me-no-weel etc plus canny drive for 6 weeks !  Thanks for wishes etc now the biler tubes are cleared it`ll be full steam ahead soon :-)).  Duncan.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1454 on: May 18, 2009, 12:02:40 PM »


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

 What is going to be it's motive power?



No trick photography Martin.  Was hoping to try some electric trolling motor for fresh water and my trusty 5hp Mercury outboard for real push. The latter shoves the 31footer along at 7knots but that is a sensible shaped hull. Maybe get a massive scale tug bow wave on the Springer. It is all "suck it and see"
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1455 on: May 18, 2009, 12:16:50 PM »

This will do the job for that "Big Boy"
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1456 on: May 18, 2009, 01:05:10 PM »

Yeah sure but fitting a shaft, stuffing box, rudder and assosciated engineering,waterproofing etc. I`m not a boatie. The outboard covers all those things and can be hidden in a well below deck like on the carrier and gives azipod type 360 degree steering.  One easy bolt on and off between carrier and tug.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1457 on: May 21, 2009, 01:17:20 AM »

Now the TBW has re-established its production facilities in California, i have been back working on the Jet unit for the 'J' type.
The prop and its thrust mount are installed as is the nozzle and 'stator' that is behind the prop. The motor mount block has been shaped to fit the tube and the motor fitted to the block.

Yes, it all works when 6v is applied!..  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1458 on: May 28, 2009, 05:24:01 PM »

The tube has been fitted and faired in to the bottom of the hull.. The motor mount has been fitted...

Ive done some planking and started (with some ply and more balsa planks) to get some of the superstructure shape..  ok2
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1459 on: May 28, 2009, 05:45:46 PM »

Looking good or should I say F A B?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1460 on: May 28, 2009, 06:27:04 PM »

Looking good or should I say F A B?

Was Raquel Welch in Thunderbirds?..  {:-{
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1461 on: May 30, 2009, 09:37:21 PM »

   
New Springer Boat Works
   
Hi All

New Springer works on the Clyde at Lancefield Quay, Glasgow.

More to come

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1462 on: May 31, 2009, 06:07:39 AM »

Whit, nae photies ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1463 on: May 31, 2009, 08:36:54 AM »

LQ.S.W.

Part 1
          The stuff 
                         DIY store off cuts box    12mm / 1/2"  WBP ply  600mm x 1200mm     ( 50p )   :-))

                         Old Drawers with 10mm ply sides 4mm ply bases       ( Free )   ok2

                         Pine frame off new oven packing              ( Free )   ok2

                         Plans of web site.  ( ink & Paper )   :-) <:(

                         Glue and Paint in cupboard  ( Stock )   :-)

                         Time   ( Very limited )    O0

  Timo2

    ( photos to follow )
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1464 on: May 31, 2009, 10:04:08 PM »

LQ.S.W.

Part 2

      Cutting , Sanding , Glueing ,  plus Motor mounting  ( Motor  540 / 3 = 1 Gear box )

  Timo2


    
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1465 on: June 01, 2009, 06:25:17 PM »

....Hi Timo2...

Will you have one ready for the 14th of June...

If so...you are welcome to bring it over to the 3rd Annual Scottish Tug-In at Richmond Park in Glasgow...Even if its not finished & seaworthy still bring it over & display it beside the other Springers who will be attending...

...Best Regards...Norry...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1466 on: June 02, 2009, 09:48:09 PM »

Toes,
Will the suction from the front of the jet,not suck the front under,as they do like to dive
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1467 on: June 02, 2009, 11:48:32 PM »

Toes,
Will the suction from the front of the jet,not suck the front under,as they do like to dive


Dunno Craftysod...  {:-{

I wont know till the test run.. I'm hoping the 'ram' effect will suck the problem bow wave in to the inlet...

.. you never know, i might have invented the worlds first submarine Springer...  :embarrassed:

Ermm.. hang on, thats not quite right is it..
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1468 on: June 04, 2009, 10:49:26 AM »

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1469 on: June 05, 2009, 05:38:20 PM »

Part 3 / 4/  & 5  %%

   Hi All

      The inside / outside / Deck / & Wet    :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1470 on: June 05, 2009, 05:42:25 PM »

Sorry

   Forgot the wet one   {-)  O0

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1471 on: June 05, 2009, 05:54:24 PM »

                                  ...Hi Timo2...

That looks a neat job you have done on your wee boat...

Where in  Glasgow do you sail ?l...

Bring it over to Glasgow Richmond next Sunday (14th) and introduce it to the rest of the Scottish Springer Clan...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1472 on: June 05, 2009, 06:16:20 PM »

Hi Norry

   Thank you for the invite but working in Ireland for next 2 Weeks
 
     why not come to the north side of the river  it,s your Open Day on Sunday

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1473 on: June 06, 2009, 10:15:21 AM »

    ...Hi Timo2...

I guess from the photo that you are a member of Knightswood M.B.C.

I,m afraid I cant make it over to your Open Day on Sunday as Wee Johnny is playing in a Football Tournament in Galston...

Have a good time in Ireland...

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1474 on: June 13, 2009, 07:03:56 PM »

Hello

Last week I was at Massy for a model meeting (Parisian suburb) and I was suprised to see some Springers.

they are playing with a ball and specially one of them has superstructures completely in the madness of springers









I heard that some French clubs began to buid Springers.

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