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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #525 on: September 03, 2007, 10:07:50 PM »


What kind of power and machinery does the the real thing have?

Martin




I have some pics of the USN versions of  BRONC's that Mustang Sally was modelled on.. though there are several versions. This is the one i chose to use..


The real BRONC that Mustang Sally is modelled on has a Cummins QSM 11, 335kw (449hp) / 2100rpm turning a 1000mm prop in a Schottel rudderpropeller.
Length 7.6m (24.9ft)
Breadth 3.3m (10.8ft)
Draught 1.82m (6ft)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #526 on: September 04, 2007, 02:23:59 PM »

Tug-Ken, red is OK but they seem to have a lot of white on them too. Squirting monitors then ??????  There is a short video of the practise run on Loch Insh on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEtt2Ms2n-w or if that doesnt work search for post by Blue Zugspitze in Sports Category,tags are Springer,Boats,Scotland
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #527 on: September 04, 2007, 10:25:19 PM »

   

                  Wonderful


Recommend everyone has a look at your video.  Great fun.  Made me smile.  O0

Brings back memories of Mayhem's weekend with a game of football.  Me versus 'No mustang Mark'.   Best fun I've had in ages.

My engine isn't as fast as yours however, but I do have a second hull, waiting in the wings for an 'out of spec'  turbo version.  Thought I might get her up on the plane.   :o


Cheers...Ken



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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #528 on: September 04, 2007, 11:04:02 PM »

Glad you liked it Ken...it was a fun day. I think its an optical illusion re my "fast" motor. Its just a bog standard 540 out Maplins for 6 with mount , using 35mm prop, might try 38 , have tried cut down 40. Still on 6v, no real plans for souping-up.  How about a pic of yours in fire engine red?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #529 on: September 06, 2007, 10:42:53 PM »

Checking scale details....! VIC 32 meets McSpringer at Muirton Locks on the Caledonian Canal at Inverness today.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #530 on: September 07, 2007, 03:05:19 AM »

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Is Vic32 the type of vessel known as a puffer?

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #531 on: September 07, 2007, 04:09:49 AM »

Green ropes! How interesting. How many colors of ropes are in use today?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #532 on: September 07, 2007, 07:06:04 AM »

Arrow

Is Vic32 the type of vessel known as a puffer?

Dave

    Yes, but they dont "puff", see the history on their web-page. www.savethepuffer.co.uk
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #533 on: September 07, 2007, 07:08:21 AM »

Green ropes! How interesting. How many colors of ropes are in use today?
  About the same as the owners braces (suspenders). !
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #534 on: September 07, 2007, 08:09:09 AM »

Well this is my first Springer message but they have really taken off in Bridlington. I have just ordered 25 motors on behalf of members so we could well end up with quite a fleet! Even I'm building one and I'm into fast electrics!! You guys have caused quite a stir with these boats, even one of our lady members is busy building one and I think it will have a Barbie theme to it. (Oh dear me....... :()
Cheers,
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #535 on: September 07, 2007, 08:21:55 AM »

...even one of our lady members is busy building one and I think it will have a Barbie theme to it. (Oh dear me....... :()
Cheers,
ian.

Is that 'Barbie' the Doll or "barbie' the grill (goes well with beer  O0 )
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #536 on: September 07, 2007, 08:43:33 AM »

I'd prefer 'Barbie' the grill but knowing the lady concerned it is bound to be 'Barbie' the doll!
Cheers,
Ian
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #537 on: September 07, 2007, 08:44:56 AM »

...even one of our lady members is busy building one and I think it will have a Barbie theme to it. (Oh dear me....... :()
Cheers,
ian.

Is that 'Barbie' the Doll or "barbie' the grill (goes well with beer  O0 )

An elderly neighbour told me the other day, "I've just bought one of those George Formby grills that you see advertised on TV". I think that one might need explaining to younger or nonUK members.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #538 on: September 07, 2007, 08:51:19 AM »

I'd prefer 'Barbie' the grill but knowing the lady concerned it is bound to be 'Barbie' the doll!
Cheers,
Ian
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Keep us updated Ian... with pictures if possible..  :o

George Formby....  ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #539 on: September 07, 2007, 11:43:12 AM »

TWENTY FIVE  :o wow!  Looks like we are going to get an Intenational polo game yet. Barbie, why not . She has a lot of ready-made accessories and vehicles to add to the hulls. Got to be pink come on the girls ! Our Sandy`s Spreep came from Action Man. Have look for any discarded/wrecked Dickie Tugs for a ready made wheel-house and odds and ends like life belts , water monitors etc. Could even be basis for stern wheeler with little mods. I`m sorting one out for a prize at Loch Insh this weekend (8-9th sept)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #540 on: September 11, 2007, 10:56:45 AM »

...Hi Arrow5...

How many boats should we bring up to Loch Insh on Sunday ?.
We could bring a few other tugs & barges if you wish...
Wee Johnny & I are  looking forward to the trip...(His Life jacket is loaded in the car already)...
I dont know yet how many persons are coming with us, So if the Galaxy isn,t filled with people we could fill it with boats...
See You On Suday...     
 
     ...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #541 on: September 11, 2007, 03:20:58 PM »

Ach Norrie ma man, it was last weekend !  Anyway come on up this weekend,or anytime you feel like it for a wee splash-aboot. The management of the watersports centre is very keen to host a regatta next year and it would be good to get your expert advice on whether we should attempt such a thing. The Tarlair and Thurso/Wick clubs might like not having to go so far south as normal, what do you think. Bring some boats and barges for a trial of the loch. Nobody except the local plane club came along, well we didnt realy push the advertising and it was a cold dreich weekend. We had a bash-aboot with a ball to entertain the flier`s wives and kids (and the public). We let some folk have a go with the Springers. I made smoke to hide the ball, also rescued a downed plane before the full size rescue boat got to it. I made a few changes to a Dickie Tug for a raffle or a prize but we just kept it pending future developements. Great potential as a venue.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #542 on: September 11, 2007, 03:22:57 PM »

Oops more double posts finger trouble....and you wonder how I keep my planes in the air !!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #543 on: September 12, 2007, 05:37:30 PM »

Righto, Having started my springer last night and the basic hill now complete, what length prop shaft do I need?

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #544 on: September 12, 2007, 07:47:01 PM »

Depends on where you are mounting the motor.  9" to 10" should do it, buy a long one and you can shorten it rather than the other way round and be stuck with a too short shaft ...if you see what I mean :o
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« Reply #545 on: September 12, 2007, 08:08:14 PM »

Hi everybody !  Today I was searching some information about dock, so I found this website. I am making Springer Class boats. So I want to show you my last boat. It s named FIRST.



If you want to make same boat like me, you can go to this website : http://www.mo-na-ko.net/php/portal/view.php?cisloclanku=2007070004
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« Reply #546 on: September 12, 2007, 10:50:53 PM »

Welcome Cabadaj, Good link, thank you. O0   A well built Springer you have. Is this the first in your country ? We would all like to see some more photos I`m sure. The relentless spread of the Springer world-wide !!! Are you in the Czech Republic ?
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« Reply #547 on: September 13, 2007, 09:15:56 PM »

Hi Arrow! Yeah, I am from Czech Republic (Silesia). And you? Where are you from? You asked me that is it first springer in my country, so I think it is. In this time is some people creating another ones (I heard about six people). Reason is that Springers is new category there. I am sending photo of my unfinished Springer number two alias Smit Barracuda.

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« Reply #548 on: September 14, 2007, 12:07:32 PM »

Hi Cabadaj, I`m from Scotland in the U.K. and I think I was the first Springer builder in the UK,very new here too, now there are many. I think the same will happen all over Europe  soon. I like your new Smitt version, looks like you are going to do some serious towing. Kort nozzle too, hmmmm very interesting.  The upward angled fore-deck is a sensible design feature.  You must post some photos of the other Springers being built in Czech Rep. on Mayhem and the American www.RCGroups.com  in the Dock Talk-Springer section of Boats. Member Toesupwa has already posted the link you gave here on the American site. They will be impressed. More pictures and happy sailing O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #549 on: September 16, 2007, 03:03:38 PM »

A little warning to all you springer's sometimes they are top heavy :D
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