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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #900 on: February 07, 2008, 08:43:04 AM »

Hi Willitt

You could always fit a retaining Collette to the inboard end of the prop shaft to stop it from being jettisoned.

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Willit

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #901 on: February 07, 2008, 07:10:21 PM »

...and the rubber couplings got to go and be replaced by a Huco one.  It refused to stop the prop shaft being jettisoned when astern is engaged.

*Speechless*  :o :o :o



it was quite funny actually, the boat stopped with the motor roaring away and I looked inside to see this rubber coupling spinning at a funny angle!  Its not got enough grip and although it could be easily UHU'd on I'd rather take no chances and give it a proper U/J.

ahead its fine as the shaft keeps the weight up on the coupling.  Reverse it a few times and it eventually falls off and the prop shaft pulls out.  It doesn't fall out BUT its not good!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #902 on: February 07, 2008, 07:14:28 PM »

Hi Willitt

You could always fit a retaining Collette to the inboard end of the prop shaft to stop it from being jettisoned.

Bob

thats a brilliant idea actually!

I have one that might fit!

Thanks!


*5 minutes later*

I fitted one and its doing the job.  The rubber coupling flexes under load though and causes vibration, so I shall have to get a U/J anyway  ::)

Its good for a test run though.  Thanks for the tip!!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #903 on: February 07, 2008, 08:11:28 PM »

Would someone be good enough to post a picture of their Springers pushing knees please, I'm not sure the best way to do them.

Ta in advance Andy. O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #904 on: February 07, 2008, 10:57:47 PM »

Would someone be good enough to post a picture of their Springers pushing knees please, I'm not sure the best way to do them.


Like this Andy..  ;)

From Templeton, the Old School Springer.. though you dont have to dress them up like i did.  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #905 on: February 07, 2008, 10:58:56 PM »

oops...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #906 on: February 07, 2008, 11:33:45 PM »

Are they also stuck to the hull? Stupid question I know. They look really good, I'll be thinking about that before I go to sleep.

Ta. Andy. O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #907 on: February 07, 2008, 11:35:08 PM »

Just enlarged the picture and can see they are. :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Andy. :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #908 on: February 08, 2008, 01:51:00 AM »

Are they also stuck to the hull?

Have a look back at reply No. 14 (Page 2) to see what they are like below decks. I slot the knees to fit over the bow 1/4" ply
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #909 on: February 09, 2008, 10:53:27 PM »

found this on the net is it a springer tug
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #910 on: February 10, 2008, 02:49:03 AM »

No...But its what my Springer is based on...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #911 on: February 10, 2008, 04:10:46 AM »

This is a 'real' Springer... and its for sale...

A snip at only $98,500...

http://www.gulfcoastcrane.com/tugcrewboats.html
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #912 on: February 13, 2008, 05:36:38 PM »

going to properly test my Springer soon.  Waiting for a nice day, I would have done it today but never got round to it!  And tomorrows out, so it looks like its going to sail on Saturday!

I managed to sort the rubber coupling out so now the steering needs work.  It works but the turning circle is patheticly wide.
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Re: Springer Tugs.... Pushing Knees..Dimensions
« Reply #913 on: February 13, 2008, 05:37:28 PM »

 :)

Hi People,

Are there regulatory dimensions for the "Knees" and if so what are they?

Thanks in advance..

 O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #914 on: February 13, 2008, 06:19:56 PM »

Banjo
Not as far as I know, just try and keep them above the waterline. They are supposed to be on 7 inch centres on the springer.
I have attached a picture of the ones on my original springer, hope it helps.

Brian
P.S  it is not to scale
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #915 on: February 13, 2008, 06:28:15 PM »

 O0

Thanks very much..

 ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #916 on: February 16, 2008, 04:27:06 AM »

Red Oktober has had its anti radar, anti asdic coating...  :P
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #917 on: February 16, 2008, 01:25:18 PM »

Hi toesupwa

         Like the colour ;),great to hide in the black Loch Insh waters.
   
    ( Arrrow5 will need lots of extra air cover for the Carrier if it ever got over to this side of the pond )

     Timo2 :-X
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #918 on: February 16, 2008, 07:03:27 PM »

Here Here HERE what do you mean ? I`ll have you know that the water of Loch Insh is crystal clear ! In fact i`ve been known to imbide a mouthful or two( when forced) and the blue/green algae is a damned myth perptrated by scurrilous devils at Loch Morlich.  Black water indeed, you`ll be calling it cold next, slander man just slander I tell you. >>:-(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #919 on: February 16, 2008, 10:10:00 PM »

Is there a optimum waterline position?  I think having tried to sail mine today and failing miserably that I should have a look at bringing the nose down a bit more.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #920 on: February 16, 2008, 10:35:10 PM »

Willit , there is a waterline shown on all the plans. I run mine a bit down(4or5 degrees) at the stern to stop the dreaded dive under full power (just a standard 540 brushed motor on 6volts). The water line is parallel to the deck-line down about 3.5cm but that is just a painted line, position will vary with weight.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #921 on: February 17, 2008, 12:40:23 AM »

I think having tried to sail mine today and failing miserably that I should have a look at bringing the nose down a bit more.

Bring the bow DOWN?  >>:-(

Springers are supposed to bury the bow under the water...

At least, all mine do...  >>:-(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #922 on: February 17, 2008, 12:21:07 PM »

Today we have my first springer re-powered from an electronize 543 motor to a speed 600.

Fisrt pic is with the electronize, the rest are with the 600.

Ian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #923 on: February 17, 2008, 12:26:38 PM »

Toesupwa migth have built a sub springer, but that is not how they were designed. I have moved the batteries in mine towards the back, so just like arrow5 I have a slight front up attitude. It does help stop some of the springer diving, but with a 540 motor at full chat no chance.  Just make sure you have an internal coaming and the superstructure is water tight, if this is not the case do not run your springer in deep water ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Willit

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #924 on: February 17, 2008, 08:53:57 PM »

thanks for the tips.

Mines having remedial work done so I can actually get it further out from the bank than I did last time!
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