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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #800 on: January 01, 2008, 04:36:35 PM »

Weather unseasonably warm, ice thawed overnight, rain threatening but no wind so I went and wished the ducks  a happy new year...and to all Mayhemers worldwide.   2008 Year of the Springer  O0
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« Reply #801 on: January 01, 2008, 04:44:35 PM »

Arrow - always terrific photos even if it looks horribly cold!
All the Best in 2008,
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #802 on: January 01, 2008, 05:03:53 PM »

Is that a RC Springer duck passing ahead of your boat. {-)
Happy New year modeling.

Andy. :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #803 on: January 01, 2008, 05:18:34 PM »

Hey Andy; that is a real one.  I started an R/C Duck about 10 years ago....never finished it but now you`ve mentioned it maybe.......nah. Not after seeing "Super Duck" in action ! Do a search for that if you realy want a laugh, anybody got the link?                                                                                                  MikeBC, it was a balmy +8 degrees. Glad you like the pic. The ski slopes are on the hill in a line just up from the bow and the rear of the wheelhouse and as you can see ...black, hardly any snow. Very warm for time of year. The loch was iced over this time last week.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #804 on: January 01, 2008, 08:38:59 PM »

Hey Andy; that is a real one.  I started an R/C Duck about 10 years ago....never finished it but now you`ve mentioned it maybe.......nah. Not after seeing "Super Duck" in action ! Do a search for that if you realy want a laugh, anybody got the link?                                                                                                  MikeBC, it was a balmy +8 degrees. Glad you like the pic. The ski slopes are on the hill in a line just up from the bow and the rear of the wheelhouse and as you can see ...black, hardly any snow. Very warm for time of year. The loch was iced over this time last week.
hi arrow 5 that looks a lovely loch were in Scotland were you
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #805 on: January 01, 2008, 10:06:19 PM »

Cos; I live in Aviemore,about 30miles south of Inverness. The pics were taken at Loch Morlich with the Cairngorms in the background.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #806 on: January 01, 2008, 10:39:06 PM »

hi thanks . Yer Scotland has many beautiful loch. Sail my boat on a loch on Rannoch moor About 3 miles from he kings house hotel in Glen coe. It was cold but the scenery was worth it. john
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #807 on: January 01, 2008, 10:42:17 PM »

OK cos918 where you from simple question really as I travel through Glen Coe regularly with work on the way to Morar,maybee could pop in for a coffee!!!!

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #808 on: January 01, 2008, 11:47:49 PM »

hi live in Abingdon near Oxford. The girlfriend is from Glasgow . So when we go to see her folks if we can we all so like to get up to the highland. And of course it would be rude not to take  boat while why not with so many lovely loch. Well next time i am up will let you know met up for a sail and a coffee .

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #809 on: January 01, 2008, 11:57:36 PM »

yes excellent cheers

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #810 on: January 02, 2008, 09:37:09 AM »

So you two, that is the start of an Anglo-Welsh touring team. Think you can time it for 2nd weekend in Sept for a Home International against the Scots Springer Team at Loch Insh ( 6 miles south of Aviemore) ? Anybody else fancy a rally, a Springer only event, Suoer Springers welcome (but not for Footy).  Tell SWMBO about the great shopping opportunities at the Aviemore Highland Resort etc etc. Suggestions ? Apply for your passports now!!!! ;)
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #811 on: January 03, 2008, 08:01:00 AM »

A rough preassembly of the stern towing bitt/hawser, and the hawser for the smaller
 bitt on the bow of my Springer...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #812 on: January 03, 2008, 12:53:44 PM »

BTW does a smoking Springer qualify as a "Standard Springer" ? ;D

thats very impressive

hi all been a while since I was last posting on here!

happy new year
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #813 on: January 03, 2008, 11:21:56 PM »

Hello all, well I think a naming theme has come to mind but no announcement yet  ;D for the Shet-springers. However here are a few photos of the initial build stages as promised. This also shows the idea of additional formers to assist in the curve for the base plating. So far it is proving workable I'll let you know further down the line if any additional fill by polystyrene is required to keep the shape while the glue bonds.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #814 on: January 05, 2008, 09:04:50 PM »

First member of the Bridlington club to send me a piccie of his Springer....."Buoys are Us"
Thought you may like to see her.
Cheers,
Ian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #815 on: January 05, 2008, 11:02:42 PM »


Hi Ian,

So who's is it then?

And why haven't you taken a picture of mine yet.  >>:-(

Bob
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #816 on: January 06, 2008, 08:37:32 AM »

Hi Bob.
It belongs to Brian Wakefield. Maybe I haven't taken a pic of yours because I haven't seen you at the lake for so long......or had my camera with me!
Cheers,
Ian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #817 on: January 06, 2008, 05:06:30 PM »

Hi Ian,

Cheers.

It was my almost finished Springer that started it all off tha knows. (At our club)

Bob
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #818 on: January 07, 2008, 07:49:16 PM »

Nice "Buoys".  O0.  My old mate smashed his jet-plane again so I persuaded him to come ice-breaking with his yellow Springer "Wildcat" in the late afternoon winter sun to get over the truama. See how we did on www.putfile.com/Arrow5 
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #819 on: January 09, 2008, 05:23:17 AM »

Nice lot of springers under production.

The buoy tender is looks great too.
All of these out to make a wild meet and polo match if they were all to get together.  8)

Seeing the whole of the fozen loch,... you have to be a couple of loons, but
I do like the ice breaking videos... Thanks Arrow. ;)

Some castings of that Tow bitt/Hawse....

The metal one didn't come out to well, but it can be melted down and poured again.
I think I needed a bit more heat in the pour... oh, and it weighs 142.6 grams.. :o

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #820 on: January 09, 2008, 06:08:35 AM »

Mk 6 Springer update from the toesup boat werks...

The TWO Graupner 2335 Z drives have been made to fit...  :o

 O0 ;D {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #821 on: January 09, 2008, 09:23:31 AM »

       
  In true Glasgow Speak      ..."Ho Youv,e Taken That Too Far"...

 I was considering a twin screw Springer with steerable korts but thats just a wee bit Over THe Top...

  Im surprised that no one has so far come up with a Water Jet powered Springer...Now what would   that be called..

    ...All The Best...Norry...
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« Reply #822 on: January 09, 2008, 11:35:23 AM »

Norry

That would be called on the drawing board by me ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #823 on: January 09, 2008, 12:06:50 PM »

Toes has created a Retro styled ducted-fan swamp-boat...it flies that way up.......a surface-skimmer-Springer :o    Shades of Dan Dare for those of you who can remember that excellent comic.
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« Reply #824 on: January 09, 2008, 12:10:36 PM »

       
 

  Im surprised that no one has so far come up with a Water Jet powered Springer...Now what would   that be called..

    ...All The Best...Norry...
        ...a Spritzer  :-\
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