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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1725 on: September 10, 2011, 12:26:18 PM »

I have one in dry dock.. :}
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1726 on: September 10, 2011, 03:37:40 PM »

The world traveller "Red Oktober" has been resting in Baltic waters(Helsinki has some nice bars and restaurants !) but rumour has it that it may be on the move shortly, heading to the West Coast.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1727 on: September 11, 2011, 05:52:34 PM »

I have just returned from giving my first springer its maiden voyage and is it normal for them to try and dive under the water found this issue a disconcerting
have included pics as per post rules
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« Reply #1728 on: September 11, 2011, 08:18:16 PM »

Due to the hull design springers will always dive, this is one of the reasons you put a coaming around the hull opening for the superstructure. On full power one of mine will have about 25mm of water rushing over its decks, but no water inside. If you move your batteries towards the back so the springer has a slightly nose up attitude, it will help but not stop the problem. I have tried putting a bulwark between the pusher knees, but I felt it trapped the water and made the probelm worse so removed it.
As long as you deck openings are water tight there is not a problem, unless the water washes off your deck fittings.


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1729 on: September 11, 2011, 08:26:34 PM »

Hmmm, a dynamic diving springer could be an interesting project! Dave.  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1730 on: September 11, 2011, 08:34:58 PM »

Dunno what you lot are doing wrong, but mine don't dive and it's probably one of the most powerful Springers there are...

Still, when I get round to it I'm going to quadruple the prop speed...

Andy :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AzVOMlW3Mo
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1731 on: September 11, 2011, 08:40:38 PM »

Mine doesn't dive much either, made a ramp between the pushers thats open at the bottom, seems to stop it diving, Dave.   O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1732 on: September 11, 2011, 08:53:39 PM »

Unfortunately Andy your is not a regulation Springer so does not count, if the video was showing it on full power then you are loosing a lot of power somewhere.


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1733 on: September 11, 2011, 08:55:56 PM »

Hmmm, a dynamic diving springer could be an interesting project! Dave.  O0

Like this one?   :-)
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« Reply #1734 on: September 11, 2011, 09:14:49 PM »

Unfortunately Andy your is not a regulation Springer so does not count, if the video was showing it on full power then you are loosing a lot of power somewhere.


Brian


Never said it was regulation, just that if yours dives you're doing something wrong ;)

That video was on about third power, as I didn't know what it was going to do with that much power... At full chat the waterline is from the very bottom of the hull back to the top of the stern. I've even seen air underneath it in a hard turn.

Had a tug of war with a Robbe Odin with a Robbe 1000 motor in and won.......

Andy :-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1735 on: September 11, 2011, 09:24:30 PM »

Isn't there a video link on here with someone with a brushless Springer that gets up on that plane? ... probably Mk I
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1736 on: September 11, 2011, 10:08:11 PM »

Actually Andy most springers dive if they are built correctly, it is in the nature of their hull shape.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1737 on: September 12, 2011, 11:44:19 PM »

even this one wants to dive  :o .


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1738 on: November 07, 2011, 08:26:22 PM »

Another flight of fancy from the North Scotia Boat yard " MV Springstein Porker".  No relation to any similar design from Scandinavia. A bonny day on the loch, for November,  perfect for maiden voyage.
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« Reply #1739 on: November 07, 2011, 08:49:51 PM »


Lovely.  Great artistic licence.     :-))


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1740 on: November 07, 2011, 09:43:55 PM »

NOW THAT I LIKE :-))
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« Reply #1741 on: November 07, 2011, 10:50:37 PM »

Arrow

You have excelled yourself, that is really cool :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1742 on: November 08, 2011, 07:38:17 AM »

nice build  arrow  :-)) thats one way of stopping the springer diving!  :-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1743 on: November 08, 2011, 08:26:32 AM »

Quiet man, we dont want any other ship design company to adopt this radical approach, could be protracted legal action. ;D   Glad you like it guys.  The orange enclosed lifeboat is one of Ali`s (Wartsilaone) marvellous resin castings .  Port crane , any guesses ?
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« Reply #1744 on: November 08, 2011, 08:44:48 AM »

Sorry missed picture, lifeboat crane stbd side jib broken, clumsy me. :embarrassed:  >:-o >>:-(   Port large deck crane pillar, recognise that anyone ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1745 on: November 08, 2011, 07:14:58 PM »

Very nice I reckon you get it on Loch Ness next year.... Dave.  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1746 on: November 08, 2011, 07:53:49 PM »

Nope, unless there is something interesting going on ok2   I`ve got a dozen lochs within 5 miles so Loch Ness at 40 miles away is not worth the journey.  These pics on Loch Morlich 7 miles.  Got a couple more details. Oh yes the portside crane is Bic lighter.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1747 on: November 08, 2011, 08:07:06 PM »

Ok I give up - don't know. What is the large deck crane pillar then?

Dave
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1748 on: November 08, 2011, 08:13:36 PM »

The crane on the other side from the orange lifeboat. Left in this close-up.  Near enough scale :embarrassed: :D It would look like this if I was a serious modeller, Its a Springer. %%
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« Reply #1749 on: November 08, 2011, 08:41:41 PM »

Hey Duncan. That's the first time I've seen one of my lifeboats painted up and detailed.  Your springer is another great addition to fast growing collection of these magnificent models. These boats are limited only by the imagination of the people building them.
Maybe I'll do a ferry version.

Ali.
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