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azz126

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Springer templates and other building advice...
« on: October 24, 2007, 01:24:12 PM »

does anyone have any templates for the springer boat and also know what is a good wood to use.
ive just started to build it.
im making it to play water football and enetering it into competitions.
please reply.

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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 02:24:35 PM »

I am using 6mm marine ply for the hull and liteply for the superstructure - look through the springer thread for ideas.

Ian
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 02:32:59 PM »



Springer Templates below.....


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azz126

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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 05:03:26 PM »

thanks for the replys and keep on replying people please. O0
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azz126

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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 05:09:41 PM »

what kind of wood do people use for curved underside of the hull?
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 05:35:00 PM »

I used the same ply, cut into strips 25mm wide, edges chamfered a little, glued in place and sanded down.

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azz126

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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2007, 05:40:45 PM »

so ian you did strips of wood for the underside of the hull of marine ply?
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007, 05:50:53 PM »

Has anyone got any pictures theyed like to share of your springers on the topic.
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 06:10:21 PM »

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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007, 06:27:26 PM »

Hi guys.......nearly finished mine......hull sides are made from12mm ply ..bow and stern from 2" x 1" pine bottom of hull is from 2mm ply laid on in one piece and held round the curves with LOTS of clamps.....then strengthen the whole thing by adding glass cloth and resin to the inside....heavy but plays football like vinnie jones.. O0 O0 O0

                            regards.bob...
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azz126

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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2007, 06:31:55 PM »

thanks about how long do they take to make and does anyone have any pictures.
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2007, 06:39:34 PM »


Here you go..... My Springer Build
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2007, 07:00:07 PM »

thanks!
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Re: does anyone have any templates and other stuff or advice on them?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2007, 12:33:39 PM »

Where are you located Azziz? Are you going organise a team ?
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2007, 09:08:37 PM »

Hi Azz126

I have attached photos of two of my springers, Chingdevil & Lady Linda with some photos of the workings of Lady Linda hope they are usefull. They both have 8mm marine ply sides and deck with Ching having a liteply bottom and Linda having a normal ply bottom. Both are now fitted with 385 motors, I have tried a 540 in Ching, way too powerfull. If you want any more info just ask. They both will be at the International Model Boat Exhibition 9, 10, 11 November.

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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007, 03:40:12 PM »

Any floatation Ching ?   ???  Hoping for a group photo from Show.
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2007, 04:51:08 PM »

Ching floated at the Mayhem weekend, since then I have altered the front and fitted a new rudder. Lady Linda still has a dry bottom. Hope to get the test tank out, possibly this weekend if not will have to wait a week as I am off to Norwich for a course next week.

Why does work spoil the fun ??? ???

I will definitely get some pictures from the show

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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007, 05:28:59 PM »

I`ll re-phrase that . Do you intend to add buoyancy foam ?  Looks like she could hold a lot of liquid..er,  :o I`ll re-phrase that too maybe...!
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2007, 06:55:03 PM »

Sorry Arrow, I looked at your reply but obviously did not read it :o :o

I had no problems with Ching on its last outing. The superstructure is quite tight and I have had water up to about 25mm across the front of the deck and nice and dry inside. there is a 25mm coaming inside the superstructure just like Lady Linda. The rising damp will only be a problem at full speed, so lightly on the throttle. I have also moved the batteries a little bit further back to try and lift the front, like yours

Do you have foam in any of your springers? I have seen your video so know it can be a bit rough where you sail.


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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2007, 07:27:22 PM »

Good a dry boat is a good boat in my book. alas I`ve had the misfortune to fill the whole boat with water, only the foam in the front and back compartments saved it from going down.  About 1/3 foam will keep a Springer from going down. I just copied Toesupwa`s from a picture he posted. I`m afraid my habit of WOT(wide open throttle) reflects my aeromodelling experience . Not always rough on the lochs BTW but 65mph forecast for saturday so back to planning another infestation.
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2007, 09:41:55 PM »

Arrow
Great Picture, WOT as you know is not good on a springer.

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2007, 09:19:09 AM »

some nice pics!
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2007, 12:13:33 PM »

Arrow
Great Picture, WOT as you know is not good on a springer.

Brian 
            Is there any other way...you soft southern panies >:(
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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2007, 01:32:44 PM »


           Is there any other way...you soft southern pansies >:(

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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2007, 08:22:52 PM »

Arrow
With swell like that it does not matter what speed the springer is going at, there is a good chance of some rising damp


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