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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #850 on: January 15, 2008, 11:35:28 PM »

it might work ,might not but what about an archamedies screw , saw one once on scrapheap chalenge.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #851 on: January 16, 2008, 03:07:06 AM »

Yes Arrow, this might be interesting.  I have to admit I was toying with the idea of putting a Graupner jet drive in a boat and building up the top like a PBR per your suggestion last summer. It would just be for fun of course.... ;)

I think the problem with the Cat Drive would be cavitation unless the diameter of the tube is large enough. There might be a way to monkey with the nozzle exit diameter to adjust back pressure to keep the prop in clean water... :-\

I was rather taken with the simplicity of the straight shaft at an angle in the bow thruster.

Andy (PNW USA) ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #852 on: January 16, 2008, 12:26:44 PM »

Andy , another possibility could be a half-round channel, not a tube, from front to rear of the Springer hull. Maybe even have a Kort ring section round the prop ?     I saw the Archimedes Screw machine that crossed the Bering Straight in mushy ice and was buoyant on water as well as screwing its way along snow and firm ice. The current air-screws and boat/ship propellers are just a section of that system but for high speed use. Gosh, do we really think there is a better mouse-trap? {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #853 on: January 17, 2008, 05:33:01 AM »

Gosh, do we really think there is a better mouse-trap? {-)

I'll answer with a question - How many models of our solar system were formulated before we finally got it right?    Hmmm, hang on a tick...I like IDEA of gravity and all that but, did we get it right? Or is it just what's in vogue?  ;D

As long as we are having fun I don't think there is a wrong answer.  What we Really ought to do is contact Delft University and get one of their young brains to write a thesis on the Springer as a graduation project.  The heck with North Sea supply boats....we need answers!

Anyone speak Dutch? ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #854 on: January 17, 2008, 07:22:37 AM »

Gosh, do we really think there is a better mouse-trap? {-)




Anyone speak Dutch? ;)

    Flemish or Walloon ?    You are correct of course, only a matter of time till we crack the gravity problem.  Any fool can see that the sun goes round the earth >:(.  Same with marine architects, they`ll just tell us to put a pointy bow on our Springers. >:(    BTW Any Springers being built in the Netherlands , for fun or diploma?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #855 on: January 19, 2008, 03:02:47 AM »

Toesup boat werks update...

Its a long one, sorry...
You had better remove ALL liquid refreshments and foodstuffs from mouth before reading further, we hold no responsibility for aspirating viewers of this post  ;D

Project Z

No one seemed to notice on my previous posted picture, the Knees (Elbows) are on the wrong end.. Actually, they are on the right end for this Springer from the toesup boat werks..

The toesup boat werks is proud to announce the construction of the worlds first Regnirps class, a backwards Springer.. It is to be of a modern Z Tech type.
Project 'Z' now has a name.... and shall be known as 'Douglas Corrigan'... or 'WW' for short.  O0

Project S

The toesup boat werks design department has been working overtime to overcome the diving tendancies of the Springer.. this time i think we will make use of these 'traits' and use them to our advantage.

The toesup boat werks is proud to release information on its NEW S class Springer...  'S' for Submarine..

So, this is to be a Sub Standard Springer...

Please welcome the SSS Red Oktober...

At this point you are all going to be thinking...   :o :o :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #856 on: January 19, 2008, 08:08:51 AM »

Ok I give in what are those brass thingy's set into the hull

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #857 on: January 19, 2008, 08:56:20 AM »

   ...Hi Guys...

I would say that the brass things are "super reinforced Towing Bollards"...

Looks like they are fixed to the keel & strapped to the wooden uprights with wire....

A Beefy Build Indeed...

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #858 on: January 19, 2008, 09:21:41 AM »

Toeswupa Boatwerks are now setting the standard for towing bitt attachment method. Lovely builds    O0

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #859 on: January 19, 2008, 10:50:00 AM »

Ok I give in what are those brass thingy's set into the hull

Stavros


ooh ... I do like something  'spring loaded'

Looks like a 'Tamiya' idea to me

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #860 on: January 19, 2008, 01:53:46 PM »


  ACH ZO.....VEE HAF VAYS TO ZINK DER OPPOSITION YAH !  A NAUGHTY SUBMARINE SPRINGER  {-)

      if you make a boat thats intended to float and make it submerge , does that mean any torpedoes you make will float ? :D :D

     Methinks a springer corvette ( springette ) with depth charges will be needed. ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #861 on: January 19, 2008, 03:33:00 PM »

Ok I give in what are those brass thingy's set into the hull

But i dont have any 'brass thingies'....  :P

I do have Ali tube, bound and epoxied to 1/4" ply bulkheads as towing bitts though...

I HATE hearing the sound of towing bitts being pulled from a deck...  :'(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #862 on: January 19, 2008, 10:39:18 PM »

Model Engineering show at Alexandra Palace, London - see Commercial Events
There was only one Springer in the show, it is mostly a model engineering show after all, on the Blackheath Club stand. They are celebrating their 60th year BTW.

They are flying the Mayhem flag as you can see if the photo works.The card says it was built in 2 weeks for the Mayhem Weekend. I haven't looked back in the thread to see who it was so the owner can own up and post a better picture.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #863 on: January 20, 2008, 05:05:58 PM »

That springer is owned by steamboatphil, search for last years Mayhem Weekend I am pretty sure there is a picture there. Phil is into straight running steam boat of all shapes and sizes, he hopes to make a springer one for this years Mayhem Weekend. Also I took a picture at Warwick last year that should have a thread as well.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #864 on: January 21, 2008, 10:58:16 PM »

Attached is the second Springer being built at this address this one is not mine but will belong to a friend one mistake on the utmost stern.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #865 on: January 21, 2008, 11:00:53 PM »

you taking a risk with that bottle of brown---v close to the edge!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #866 on: January 21, 2008, 11:34:33 PM »

Mr Andy , is that a plastic bottom , do you think it will be robust for a head on attack   {-) .
and what about from the under side especialy if our friend from acros the pond Toesuppa gets the submersible version under the water  ??? .
And i agree with boatmadman that bottle is far to close to the edge  :o .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #867 on: January 22, 2008, 09:29:12 AM »

 {-)
Now I know why mine leaks, I used Stella Artois to hold mine together, when I should have used newccie brun.
Still the Youngs Winter warmer seems to holding the Steam springer together (strange thing, late at night I appear to be building 3 !!!!!!)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #868 on: January 22, 2008, 11:08:27 AM »

            ...Hi Guys...

Waiye Aiye Bonny Ladd...Ye Staart Suuppin Thi Geordie Singin Ginja an Ye Staart Taakin Foony...


It even works up here in Scotland....Thaa Knaas...
           
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #869 on: January 22, 2008, 06:17:53 PM »

When the glue dries inside, he will be fibreglassing the inside and the outter at a later date, the Newcie was only on the edge for ever such a short length of time. {-)

Andy. :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #870 on: January 22, 2008, 07:29:27 PM »

Andy,

Is the Banana Wine not being used then?

I imagine if you held it together with some of that it would really be a 'Springer'.....yo yo effect and all that!

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #871 on: January 22, 2008, 08:40:25 PM »

Doesn't it look a funny enough shape already for you. {-) {-) {-)

Andy. :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #872 on: February 02, 2008, 08:21:08 PM »

Red Oktober (SSS) is nearly ready for some glass over the balsa sheeting..

Its beggining to look like a Sub... erm.. Springer... no, Sub... Springer...  ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #873 on: February 02, 2008, 09:16:43 PM »

That is going to be one wicked subspringer  O0 .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #874 on: February 02, 2008, 09:46:26 PM »

    ... Hi Guys...

That wee boat is just screaming out for a coat of Banana yellow Gloss...

"We like sailing our Yellow Submarine, Yellow Submarine, Yellow Submarine.

"We Like Sailing our Yellow Submarine" & so on & so on...

Its Smashing, Wee Johnny Says So...

...All The Best...Norry...
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