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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2008, 07:31:43 »
Gave her a quick dip today and even with water coming over the bow she stays dry inside so I am quite pleased with that. Slight list to port was put right by moving the reciever batteries. Plenty more to do but so far so good.

I shot a little video of her on the water, only 48 seconds long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdw9Nl-0S1g

Bye for now,

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2008, 00:06:48 »
Hi Barry, she looks real nice on the water. What does she handle like when you 'give it some' in the turns.................Or have you not tried that yet? ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2008, 01:48:23 »
Careful Mark.......It's like learning to drive.......very cautious at first....and then  :o :o. Give me a little time.....She goes well at ful throttle on the straight but not done the bends yet..
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2008, 06:02:05 »
SHE?S FINISHED

Thats it ....done.....I have really enjoyed building her but now I have to start putting my mind to ...What's next, but don't tell Mrs Footski!!!
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2008, 06:45:57 »
Looks real nice Barry, superb workmanship........ It's suprising what you can build with a bit of imagination, that's why I like Springers sooooo much..


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Re: Fotki Springer Tanker
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2008, 07:26:09 »
Awesome job Barry :) :)

Truly outstanding and innovative!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2008, 08:35:04 »
Nice one Barry,

She looks good now she's completed - what to do next ? Hmmm - how about that spot of decorating you've been promising !   ;D
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2008, 20:22:19 »
:) WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW  :)
barry very cool springer
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2008, 20:46:42 »
HI FOOTSKI ; That sure is a great job you did on that tanker .  Are all thoughs springers the same basic hull .    PUFFIN

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2008, 21:54:15 »
Thanks Puffin,

Yes the hulls have to conform to basic rules as in 18 inches long and 8 inches wide etc. I have a copy of the rules somewhere if you want them?

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2008, 10:51:15 »
Nice!  :) That must be a VSCC, Very Short Crudeoil Carrier!  ;D And why don´t you build the rest of the tanker as a push barge to use when you´re not in a springer competition? Just a thought.
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2008, 11:36:58 »
Thanks Hama,

Probably because I have nowhere to push it around. Any way the Springer is scheduled to live in France with my grand son at some time in the next couple of months or so.

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2008, 13:10:09 »
HI FOOTSKI ; I would like to biuld one as I have so many spare parts around . Can you put in a "Z"  drive or does it have to be a fixed prop and arudder .  PUFFIN

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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2008, 22:16:52 »
Puffin,

You can use whatever you like to power it. The rules apply to the hull size so no problem with a Z drive..
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Re: Footski's Springer Tanker
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2008, 04:06:32 »
Sorry Barry, but your wrong - there are rules !

1,  Rudder to be no bigger than 4 square inches (100mm)
2,  Battery power to be no more than 6v to the motor
3,  Motor must not be used to steer the boat
4,  No Kortz knozzles allowed

These will only apply if you intend to enter any competitions, there are a few more rules but can't remember them off hand.
How ever if you are building a freestyle boat, then anything goes


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