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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #775 on: December 30, 2007, 12:37:51 AM »

      ...Hi Bob...
Let me know which ones you are going to build & I will build one of the others...

I have already suggested on here that it would be good to build them all...

Wee Johnny has all the episodes of "TUGS" on video & dvd so if you need any help or ideas let us know...He wants me to build him him Theodore from the Theodore Tugboat programme...He has a box with around 40 wee tugs & boats in it with harbours as well...Plays with them all the time...

        ...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #776 on: December 30, 2007, 11:55:28 AM »


Conversely to BigAda's question about two boats from one Transmitter,  Can ONE boat be controlled by two Tx's.

One would be for normal running and steering, whilst the second one would control the extras, like light, sound, water jets, etc.

Cheers..Ken

 
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #777 on: December 30, 2007, 12:00:46 PM »

hi ken , would the 2 tx be on different channels.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #778 on: December 30, 2007, 12:16:40 PM »

Hi John,
Thanks for that,4 channel RX why didn't I think of that.
Do you know how to put photos on a reply?

                 Len ???
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #779 on: December 30, 2007, 12:24:17 PM »

hi len
1 hit reply
2 hit additional options
3 hit browse
4 now you are in you photo folder on your computer you, then you have to find your way around to the photo you want.
Remenber photos cant be bigger than 256K per thread

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #780 on: December 30, 2007, 12:36:44 PM »

There may be a photo of my Springer  "Gazunder" here if I have followed instructions.

          Len   :-\
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #781 on: December 30, 2007, 12:59:44 PM »

Crikey Len
If you will excuse the pun "thats a big un" How tall of the deck is your superstructure?
It look like it might be unstable, but knowing the amount of ballast that has to go into a springer to get it down in the water possibly not.

Brian
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Big Ada

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #782 on: December 30, 2007, 01:28:33 PM »

It is 10" from deck to top, all in Styrene except lower wheelhouse and that is a Ferrero Rochere chocolate box and compatible with Styrene solvent,so no weight problem.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #783 on: December 30, 2007, 01:36:04 PM »

Hi all,

with regard to the question, two T Xs one boat, there is a very well known boat, think it is a Happy Hunter that uses this system.
He regularly wins best working tug at shows. The set up looks like the old "Ice Cream ladies tray" that you used to get in the old days at the cinema. It hangs round his neck with the two transmitters side by side.
It lays and collects buoys etc. and almost all the moving features work by radio.

Bob
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #784 on: December 30, 2007, 01:39:33 PM »

Mmmmmm.Ferrero whossits that is what I call sensible re-cycling.  :angel:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #785 on: December 30, 2007, 01:54:45 PM »

Hi all,

With regard to the  Springer variants that are "springing" up, how about another new controlled version.

We already have    Springer  and   Super Springer   so with this new trend of stretching them, how about a new rule for two more versions     Springerlong  and Super Springerlong.

The first could be as standard Springer but with an extra nine inches added on at the deepest part of the hull, or nine inches added to the flat rear section or four and a half inches added to both of these sections.
This is to say that all boats will be nine inches longer.

The Super Springerlong could be as above but with modified drive line rudder etc. as Super Springer.

 I have only suggested NINE inches as arrow5 has a Sprinalong at nine inches over size.

Thoughts please.

Bob
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #786 on: December 30, 2007, 02:46:22 PM »

If it is as the original drawing, then its a Springer.. wether its a Standard set up or a 'power' setup to become a Super Springer...

If you start altering the hull shape (even though it started life as a Springer) its not a Springer..  :P

Just my opinion  ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #787 on: December 30, 2007, 02:53:29 PM »

Nope Bob , I dont agree at all.  I believe a deviation from Regulation Springer covers any other variant, be they stretched or twin motor or double size or whatever.   Where would it all end ? If it aint a Springer it is a Super Springer end of story. >>:-(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #788 on: December 30, 2007, 03:02:55 PM »

BTW does a smoking Springer qualify as a "Standard Springer" ? ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #789 on: December 30, 2007, 04:18:32 PM »

Hi all,

       OK then, I'll call mine a "NOTASPRINGERLONG"  ::)

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #790 on: December 30, 2007, 04:28:28 PM »

Now your` smokin` Bob O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #791 on: December 30, 2007, 10:59:35 PM »

As of today, the toesup boat werks has resumed production

Mk 5 and Mk 6 of the now world renowned Springer design...

Mk 5 is to be a Standard Springer.... ish...

Mk 6 is to be a follow on from the (in)famous Scoot, modern design but with advanced propultion systems...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #792 on: December 31, 2007, 04:26:41 AM »

Is there an echo in here?  {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #793 on: December 31, 2007, 08:06:45 AM »

I agree with Toes and Arrow, super springer covers everything that deviates from the original springer

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #794 on: December 31, 2007, 12:11:26 PM »


So whose currently building what in the way of Springer tugs then?
What plans do we have for building one next year? (2008)




Mines going to be rehulled, when the hull arrives from Norry. The orginal (post 149)was made from poor quality ply and leaks on the joins .
Got a Schottel drive for the new one......
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #795 on: December 31, 2007, 02:47:02 PM »

Hi all,

Just had another thought about the Springer name for my longer version.

As it was borne out of a Springer, perhaps it should be called an "Offspringerlong"

Bob
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #796 on: December 31, 2007, 02:49:26 PM »

Bob
I am glad I did not read that tomorrow morning, the groan would have hurt my head even more.

Brian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #797 on: December 31, 2007, 03:33:42 PM »




 :)  ;)  O0  ;D  {-)  :D  ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #798 on: December 31, 2007, 04:12:18 PM »

....yep , but "Offspringer" has a ring to it. Oops I`m sorry :embarrassed: ::) :angel: :-X
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #799 on: December 31, 2007, 07:12:31 PM »

Doesn't need another name unless you are organizing an entire event around that size, and creating a set of rules for it....

L-class Springers.... ooohhh :)
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