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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #650 on: October 18, 2007, 09:56:51 AM »

Good name Stavros  "Haber Dasher" ....`cept Haber probably probably means something terrible  :-\ kinda close to "Harbour Dasher" though.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #651 on: October 22, 2007, 05:38:39 PM »

nice pics,I'm about to start building a springer tug does anyone have plans for them that i could have,it would be great for my build.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #652 on: October 22, 2007, 07:37:28 PM »

nice pics,I'm about to start building a springer tug does anyone have plans for them that i could have,it would be great for my build.

See link on Main Mayhem site home page

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #653 on: October 22, 2007, 08:17:53 PM »

Welcome to Mayhem Azz126.

The plans on Mayhem web site are in word format, I have them as CAD files if you want a copy PM me your snail mail and I can send them to you.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #654 on: October 26, 2007, 02:13:50 PM »

My springer now part painted!

Hmmm- wonky ladder rung needs straightening!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #655 on: October 26, 2007, 03:35:28 PM »

Looking good , a fireboat ?  Maybe you should trim the bottom of the knees to follow the angle of the hull at the bow, it`ll help to keep the build-up up of water to a minimum.  She`ll be tricky in the wind with all the side area. Any details of the fire monitors and plumbing ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #656 on: October 26, 2007, 03:56:31 PM »

Fire monitors and pump were from Cornwall model boats, will take a pic when its all installed.

Tricky in the wind? All part of the fun!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #657 on: October 27, 2007, 03:32:51 PM »

Just tested my springer!   flippin thing nearly jumped out of the test tank! {-)

Tested the pump and soaked myself! Looks like fun! O0

Ian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #658 on: October 27, 2007, 04:31:22 PM »

Ian

Wait until you try it on open water, at full throttle you will see the full potential of the springer as a submarine {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #659 on: October 27, 2007, 04:31:59 PM »

Great stuff!  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #660 on: October 27, 2007, 07:32:47 PM »

Ian

Wait until you try it on open water, at full throttle you will see the full potential of the springer as a submarine {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)


Brian
  Nah >:( Red sky in the morning...etc. The pic was taken this morning (Sat).   Video on www.youtube.com/user/MacSpringer shows water conditions  taken same day at 3pm-ish, wind on hills in background was 80mph. This Maid likes it rough :D :kiss:    ( Edit Maid on water clip failed, will post another.)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #661 on: October 27, 2007, 11:05:39 PM »

Only an egg-cup full of water inside after 35  minutes of this.... :o http://media.putfile.com/The-Maid-likes-it-rough  ( Better with sound turned off)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #662 on: October 28, 2007, 04:52:01 PM »

Hi guys   toesupwa asked for results of ruccer test.....  now tried out both rudders in quite good conditions , it was a bit windy this morning but otherwise o.k.....................can honestly say i could not tell any difference in manouverability or response to the rudder............lost cable for camera so still cant put pictures up until i get a new lead


                                regards......bob....
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #663 on: October 28, 2007, 05:31:24 PM »

Arrow5 reminds me of Llanberis on a rough day

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #664 on: October 28, 2007, 06:15:34 PM »

We Celts are a hardy race Stavros O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #665 on: November 04, 2007, 12:04:42 PM »

Here we have maiden voyage of my springer!

Lots of water over the deck, freeing ports did their job, and bone dry inside - so far! O0

Ian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #666 on: November 04, 2007, 01:58:48 PM »

Great stuff, details of your squirt arrangement please.  Batteries back an inch will help with the bow wave maybe ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #667 on: November 04, 2007, 06:01:59 PM »

Details with a pic to come. As far as ballast is concerned, it was ballasted with brass bar and gaffer tape today, has to be done properly now.

Ian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #668 on: November 04, 2007, 06:55:21 PM »

ok, squirt details: Pump from Cornwall model boats, 2.2l/min at 10v, mine runs on 7.2v, perfectly ok for this use. Action switcher and esc. Plumbing is silicon tube and connectors from pets at home, (aquatic section!).

The only thing to think about with the pump is that its not positive displacement, so has to be below the water line to prime, easy with these hulls.

Ian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #669 on: November 04, 2007, 11:18:36 PM »

Thanks ,that is perfect.  Caught anybody yet ? :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #670 on: November 05, 2007, 03:15:57 AM »

MORE awards for team toes
   
Today at the INS regatta at Riverside, California.. team toes took a few more trophys...

Mustang Sally made a right mess of the individual navigation.. and also the navigation with the barge...
But redeemed herself gaining third in the 'military' catagory..

Scoot was perfect, a perfect round the individual navigation and also the 'with barge' round hooked up to the 200lb barge...
First place in 'Navigation under 24"'...
Scoot also scored all THREE winning goals in the football / polo match...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #671 on: November 05, 2007, 01:58:23 PM »

Aye, no bad. No bad at all O0
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« Reply #672 on: November 06, 2007, 06:48:09 PM »

Put my latest springer in the test tank, to check there was no problems before the show at Warwick and I burnt the motor out  :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
The motor was a MFA 360 driving a 33mm 3 bladed prop. The boat had two 6volt 4amp hour batteries in it plus some other ballast to get it lower in the water, run ok at first then started to struggle at full throtle, in the end the magic blue smoke escaped. I have had to retro fit a Johnson 540 (only spare motor I had). Anyone else had a problem running a springer on a 360 motor, I thought it would be ok but possibly did not like the prop size.

Brian :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #673 on: November 06, 2007, 08:51:37 PM »


Hi Brian,
..... a moments silence for the passing of the motor please......  :'(

Does the shaft still feel free?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #674 on: November 06, 2007, 09:04:05 PM »

Martin

There was no silence to be had when the motor gave up the ghost. The shaft did still move if a bit lumpy, that is until I dropped kicked into the wheelie bin, I bet it does not move now ;D ;D ;D.
I will use the paddling pool (sorry test tank) to try the 540 out tomorrow. I used one in my original springer but it was power hungry, so I will wire up the batteries to get the extra power and keep the voltage the same.

Are you still bringing your springers to warwick?

Brian
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