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    Springer Tug
    by billhook301 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer Tug
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A short video of maiden voyage of my new tug,sorry about camera work, plus my tug next to another tug from my club Stevenage Model Boat Club.
    New Springer Tug
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    She look's very manoeuvrable, and handles well.
    A job well done.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you Martin๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,

    Your tug looks great on the water!
    You did a wonderful job on her!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by EAGLE ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She sails well sir, get some friends to build one, then you can have a game of football. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Turns on the proverbial sixpence Bill!
    That's dime for our ex colonial brothers๐Ÿ˜
    Who need azi-pods, Korts or twin screws and rudder mixers!!??
    Makes me more determined to use some of my excess wood stocks to emulate your success Bill๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "then you can have a game of football"
    Er ... shouldn't that be 'Tugball' Eagle?๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer Tug
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Now painted not going overboard with detail this is just a fun boat,Viper marine 15 speed control, 1 1/2 prop, cut down large brass rudder, more than 3 1/2 pounds lead ballast, will be adding nav lights, maiden voyage set for Sunday 2nd February weather permitting ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice neat job Bill๐Ÿ‘
    Good luck with the weather on Sunday๐Ÿคž, looks like you might need it!
    Look forward to the vid of her riding the swell๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    I see the lead ingots are ready and waiting for their gold plating๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    She looks great!
    Job well done!

    Cheers, Ed
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    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed Bill,
    I bet you get called upon to rescue many a boat with You'r super springer.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Super springer"!
    Sounds like a Pogo Stick!!๐Ÿ˜
    Boing boing boing bong โšก๐Ÿ’ฅ - Ooooowaah!!๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ˜ญ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks really good.๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by jefferyHolmes ( Leading Seaman)
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    she looked great on the water
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    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Jeff๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer Tug
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Almost ready for paint, all white parts 3d printed, ( I know it's cheating but if I bought a kit it would have plastic mouldings) that' my excuse anyway!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks good!
    It's ok to cheat once in a while!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Don't forget her funnels!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looking good.

    Martin555.
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    2 months ago by marky ( Commander)
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    If you've got the tools at your disposal use them , I made use of printers and lasers when I had access to them tug is looking Good .
    Cheers Marky ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I think that using a 3D printer is far from being lazy. Most of us buy kits to build that have a load of laser formed parts. You are starting with a reel of plastic thread. I would like to have one also. No limits to what can be done. Well done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer wheelhouse
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'm a lazy bugger so I printed this wheelhouse on my 3d printer๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    That's cheating Bill.
    But then again i suppose that is the way of the future.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I know it is but it's cold in my shed๐Ÿ˜†
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I think that is a great solution. Must put one on my shopping list.
    Do you use Fusion 360.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    No I used Tinkercad sliced in Cura and a cheap anet a8 printer ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer wheelhouse
    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Even more clever then.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer hull
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Basic hull finished dry fit motor, shaft and prop, plus rudder. Blue painters tape great for holding hull bottom, better than clamps for 1/16th ply.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer hull
    2 months ago by CaptLarry ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Interesting hull design.
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    2 months ago by EAGLE ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I've built a few, if you get the shaft as level as posable it help to stop them from turning in to subs at speed.๐Ÿ˜”
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    ๐Ÿ“ Springer Tug
    2 months ago by billhook301 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Building this tug with wood left over from my Clyde Puffer, more info as I go along. Building to Springer spec 18 inch's long 8 inch's wide.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by figtree7nts ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,

    Looks like a good project!
    Can't wait to see how she turns out!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Interesting Bill,
    I will be following.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one Bill๐Ÿ‘
    Might have a go meself one day, had the plans for yonks.
    For the Springer novices-

    here's how to build one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DI1exv2TgE
    and here's how to sail one๐Ÿ˜
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6LXZ-5g4o
    and how to build a mega version๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVgCRGyUWnc
    Happy 'Tugging' Gents, and of course Our Welsh Lass if she's so inclined๐Ÿ˜‰
    Basic plans attached.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    (I must write out 500 times
    'I must not get sidetracked when I'm supposed to be posting about something totally different'! ๐Ÿค”) RC Function decoder/switches follows ๐Ÿ˜Œ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DI1exv2TgE
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn6LXZ-5g4o
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVgCRGyUWnc
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Excellent Doug,
    Very good video.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer Tug
    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mon plaisir mon chรจre Amiral๐Ÿ˜
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