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Footski

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2008, 04:33:46 »
Ken,

Don't be sorry, we all live a nd learn and of course you are quite right. Sorry for the duff info Puffin. :o :o :o

I have attached a copy of the rules and a plan for Puffins use....or anyone elses for that matter..

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2008, 16:05:21 »
Is there a limit to the size of the motor??
I have a spare 1000, doing nothing on a shelf....hmmmmmmmmmm!!
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2008, 16:16:35 »
HI MIKE ; I could cut out two on the band saw just as easy as one if you wanted one MIKE ? PUFFIN

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2008, 16:21:25 »
Tempting Glen...very tempting, I just have so much to do on my 'Royal' build, and not a lot of spare time.

Appreciate the offer though. :) :)
 If only I was retired......... ;D
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2008, 22:54:08 »
Hi Mike,

Yes and NO - If you're thinking of entering competitions you're restricted to no bigger than a 540, how ever if you're just going to use it as a fun boat, and this is what the Springers are all about - FUN - then chuck a V-6 engine in there an enjoy yourself.

Have a look at Footski's reply above, he's posted drawings and rules. You may have to save them first before opening them.


Cheers - Ken
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2008, 23:21:45 »
Springers are all about - FUN - then chuck a V-6 engine in there an enjoy yourself.


Don't tell him that Ken......He just might do it.. ;D ;D
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #51 on: October 22, 2008, 02:03:24 »
Hi Mike, the hull design pretty much restricts what power your motor has, the hull tends to push quite a large bow wave in front of it and the water cannot escape fast enough, so the faster you go with a more powerful motor, the more water is pushed up in front of the bow and then the model starts to behave like a submarine. All of our springers behave in the same way but as long as you build the coaming quite high and have a reasonably tight fitting top you won't have any problems.

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2008, 02:56:37 »
OK, I've changed my mind.
Heck......I'm gonna build one as it sounds like way too much fun, both to build and to run.

Glen:  Go ahead and cut one out for me please, and we'll do some 'horse-trading', if you're into it!

Nothing like two models on the bench huh??
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2008, 03:54:09 »
 good to hear 'youve' got the 'springer' bug    tugs ;D :) ;) :D 8)
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2008, 05:09:52 »
Hi Mike
Just cut two out as well using some recycled bits and pieces of ply from up island. G-2'd them together and both need a tweak with sanding. Discovered though that G-2 isn't for use in the house if you expect meals occasionally! When I get a minute I'll post a couple of photos. Have the template if you need it.