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AlanP

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Springer testing facility
« on: February 21, 2008, 08:09:52 pm »

Had to make this after HHMBO caught me about to drill a hole in the end of the bath to attach a spring balance to test my springer  >>:-(
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 08:58:55 pm »

So what pull did you get?

I was at the pond last sun with a length of rope - you chickened out! O0

So did a bit of ice breaking instead.

I wont be there this week - work gets in the way!

Ian
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 09:00:00 pm »

no problem - tie the balance to the bath overflow outlet.
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AlanP

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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 11:24:10 pm »

didn't chicken out Ian, had nowhere to attach the rope too, and apart from that I was told I wanted to go to Morecambe  :) but I have now fitted a rather robust bollard  :D so keep the rope handy. 

The pull was 1.5kg before the back end buried itself.

Feel free to use my testing facility, the price is a can, but you get a free warm by the stove  O0

Never thought about the overflow, come to think of it I could have put a chain round the taps.   {-)

And before anyone says anything, no, the rotovator is not radio controlled, wish it was  :(
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 01:34:51 am »


The pull was 1.5kg before the back end buried itself.


I think you are probably getting a false reading due to the prop wash having a 'harbour wall' to push against... thats NOT allowed when  the big boys do it...
http://www.steerprop.com/bollardpullcode.pdf
Try it with a 6ft rope and see what figures you get...

At 1.5kg (3.3lb) pull, you still have a loooooong way to go to catch Mustang Sally... @ 2kg (4lb 4oz)
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 09:01:46 am »


The pull was 1.5kg before the back end buried itself.


I think you are probably getting a false reading due to the prop wash having a 'harbour wall' to push against... thats NOT allowed when  the big boys do it...
http://www.steerprop.com/bollardpullcode.pdf
Try it with a 6ft rope and see what figures you get...

At 1.5kg (3.3lb) pull, you still have a loooooong way to go to catch Mustang Sally... @ 2kg (4lb 4oz)

You would need a damned big bath for a six foot rope!!!! :D
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AlanP

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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 07:29:48 pm »

Had a look at how the big boys do it Toesupwa and this is the best I could come up with   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 07:46:58 pm »

Bl**dy neat kitchen Alan. :-\
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AlanP

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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 09:23:49 pm »

Does cause a problem when the wife wants to cook dinner Richard   {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 09:27:07 pm »

You gonna need a thicker rope than that Alan!  ;D
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 12:10:50 am »

Had a look at how the big boys do it Toesupwa and this is the best I could come up with   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



*Slaps forehead*  >>:-(
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 05:34:12 am »

Had a look at how the big boys do it Toesupwa and this is the best I could come up with   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


LOL - Hee hee...
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008, 09:05:09 pm »

Had a look at how the big boys do it Toesupwa and this is the best I could come up with

And have we re-tested following the BIG BOYS instructions?  :P
What pull figures did you get?. ???
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AlanP

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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008, 11:13:55 pm »

All was going well, the tow rope was nice and tight, then it started to rain outside, the wife brought the washing in and hung it on the rope.   :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
The real test will be when boatmadman comes out of hiding and brings his Springer and rope to the pond  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Springer testing facility
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2008, 08:35:04 am »

Hiding? hmmmm - some of us have to work for a living!

I might be there on sunday - might being the operative word - it depends on how bad the hangover is. My eldest son just got engaged so we are having a party sat night. O0

Ian
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