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omra85

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1500 on: July 08, 2009, 10:12:45 PM »

I hope to get time off to walk my dog down to the end of the pier over the weekend, and watch some of your racing. :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1501 on: July 08, 2009, 11:05:56 PM »

So I just say "Hello Danny the bear" and get 10.00. Hum sound to easy ???  Then I will have to give you it back to pay you for pitting for me.
Thanks for the invite to use to pool on the pier. You do know Gas Springer has got a 23cc Strimmer engine in it? However It dose go real slow or eles it tends to dive. But it dose run on 2.4 Ghz so will be fine radio wise. See you there. Got to load up the Caravan (1st outing for me & the wife) Thurs night. Sould be fun??? M25 friday afternoon with a 22ft caravan behind :-)) :-)) :-)) 
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omra85

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1502 on: July 09, 2009, 11:13:16 AM »

So I just say "Hello Danny the bear" and get 10.00.
NEARLY right Bill, - read it again...   ok2 {-) {-)

You're thinking of the old Daily Mirror "Chalky White" competition where the winners were GIVEN the money (or you may not be that old!!)  ;D

Good luck with the 22 ft "shoebox"

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1503 on: July 26, 2009, 09:40:15 PM »

After finding my way to this forum, i'd like to present my almost finished Springer on his second test drive.

Here on a rescue mission:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIX7AIVFBbw
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1504 on: July 27, 2009, 08:37:50 AM »

Welcome Rainer, looks good.   Is this the first Swiss Springer?????   Post more pics when you have time. :-))
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« Reply #1505 on: July 27, 2009, 10:21:19 AM »

Is this the first Swiss Springer?????
At least I don't know any other Springer here ;)
But already some of my friends want to build one too :D
I'll take some more pictures as soon as it's painted (not sure yet how I should do it).
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Re: Springers
« Reply #1506 on: July 29, 2009, 03:07:45 PM »

A nice build-video from Mexico on www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pttf0MDWrQ&feature=channel if the link doesnt work try search on youtube for PPsailor.  Two Springer (of course) plus he does some interesting other boats from re-cyclable materials such as bottle boats etc.
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« Reply #1507 on: July 29, 2009, 04:36:50 PM »

A nice build-video from Mexico on www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pttf0MDWrQ&feature=channel if the link doesnt work try search on youtube for PPsailor.  Two Springer (of course) plus he does some interesting other boats from re-cyclable materials such as bottle boats etc.
  See also his video of "Burro de rio" (river mule) all lit up. :-))
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fooman2008

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1508 on: August 09, 2009, 04:24:41 PM »

I have a query.  On the front page of the mayhem there is a tiny thumbnail of a springer with a warship type structure topside (turrets etc) I skimmed the thread (all 60+ pages...) and couldn't find any info on it.  Does anyone have any more info or pics of the warspringer.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1509 on: August 09, 2009, 04:31:07 PM »

That there's Phil's BattleSpringer, see this years Wicksteed thread or last years Llanberis.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1511 on: August 10, 2009, 04:08:20 PM »

Thank you Martin I have posted on his thread for a few more details
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1512 on: August 10, 2009, 04:29:21 PM »

here is an idea a river ironclad for a springer (u.s. civil war time period) not sure if it would work, but since the river ironclads were essentially almost submerged catamarans the topside should work I would think. It wouldn't let me attach a pic but might be interesting to see...here is the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_class_ironclad
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1513 on: August 10, 2009, 04:32:27 PM »

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« Reply #1514 on: August 10, 2009, 04:35:12 PM »

I was thinking more like Cairo (pictured on the wiki link) with the bow cut square for the springer shape.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1515 on: August 10, 2009, 05:32:22 PM »

Gas Springer and Nathen's new tug will both be at Llanberis this weekend. Come and have a look.
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« Reply #1516 on: August 10, 2009, 10:18:19 PM »

It seems we are not the first with springers !!!!!.

Seen at the Tank museum this weekend...........not sure how well it floated though, still it could be my next one  :-)) :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1517 on: August 16, 2009, 08:22:31 PM »

Had A great game of Springer Rugby at the Llanberis weekend. You may be glad to no Nathen your Tug got 3 goals. However when I put Gas Springer in the water most of the other Tugs had no chance. It was then decided that it was time to pull Stav around in the rescue boat. I'm sure someone will have some photo's. After tea I put on a larger prop and pulled the rescue boat with me and the radio in it. Good fun??
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1518 on: August 16, 2009, 10:57:33 PM »

hi bill i wish i was there that souds reaklly fun can't wait to get the boat
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« Reply #1519 on: August 17, 2009, 09:52:32 PM »

I'm sure I scored 4, until that hooligan Bill put gas springer on, then it just got mean............
But what fun  :-)) :-))
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« Reply #1520 on: August 31, 2009, 02:29:49 PM »

Something of a change!
I decided that I would have something a bit different for my springer and came up with this!!
A Choo Choo Puffer Springer %%
I have still got to install the electrics, rudder, prop etc of which I am waiting for (should be here this week), plus the sides but apart from that, its as good as done.
Please excuse the quality of the photos as the camera is on its last legs though when it does get its bottom wet, I should have a better one. :-))
Maybe Toes will come up with a USA style version %%
It could also keep any rivet counters happy :embarrassed: <:(

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1521 on: August 31, 2009, 02:33:05 PM »

Couple more.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1522 on: August 31, 2009, 02:36:29 PM »

Last few and hopefully, the next ones will be of it on the water! :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1523 on: August 31, 2009, 03:22:58 PM »

Superb work Ron... nicely done...  :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1524 on: August 31, 2009, 04:05:07 PM »

That is a really cool springer, well done Ron. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
 Are we going to see any carriages or trucks behind it????

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