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Old May 26, 2006, 10:42 PM
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Springer Class R/c Boats

Hey guys and gals,

I have notice some interest in Springer Boats, just some pictures I wanted to share with everyone.

If anybody has more pictures or information about Springer Boats please share with the rest of us, I know many people would appreciate it, including myself.
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Old May 26, 2006, 10:50 PM
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More random Springer Pictures.
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Old May 26, 2006, 10:52 PM
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The North West R/C Ship Modelers - Home of the Original Springer
Home Page:
http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/

Springer Plan:
http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/springer.PDF

Building a Springer:
http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/BuildingSpringer.pdf

Story Behind the Springer:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=10
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=48



The San Francisco Model Yacht Club - Springer Class "Limited" Plans & Info
Home Page:
http://sfmyc.org/

Springer Examples:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=98

Springer Plans:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=99
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=101
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=106

Springer Notes:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=4165
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Old May 26, 2006, 11:09 PM
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New website for Northwest RC Shipmodelers.
Springers are 8" wide x 18" long See the plans at NW RC Ship Modelers.

http://www.shipmodelers.com/

Direct link to the SPRINGER webpage.
http://www.shipmodelers.com/Springer%20Class.html


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Springer build up... by Jpom
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1710840

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Fiberglass hull
http://www.microglass.net/products/p1055.html

Laser cut ZippKitts
http://zippkits.com/~zippkits/index....roducts_id=498

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Hey those are my pics... well a few of them anyway.

Which pond is that with all the rocks in it?
It looks like a challenging place to sail?


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Quickie instructions for construction...

The layout plan set as drawn by Ken Riley.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=8282

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Here are a couple ways to build your own stuffing tubes.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=11

http://towboatjoe.tripod.com/shafts.htm

Springer tug, Stuffing tube, propeller shaft, stuffing box

Motors, any 500 series motors will work. Try using 27 turns or higher.
Many modlers will recommend a 45-55 turn motor to maximize running
time and minimize heat.

ESC - Electronic Speed Controls
MTRONIKS have been highly recommended for their low end response.
For standard propellers, a 15-20 amp ESC is all that is required.

See Springer hull curve pdf for dimensions and verification for the attached side profile.
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Are there Springers sailing in your area/country? http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=6722


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Old May 26, 2006, 11:10 PM
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Nice pictures!!! I'm going to have to add a Springer to the list! They are popular in my club (SFMYC) with lots of Springer events on the calendar... I'm going to have to join the fun!

I really like the looks of the one in "Photo 26" do drawings for that superstructure exist / are they available?

also, really like the looks of the fuel dock in "photo 27"! D'oh! forgot the name of the boat! "Ink-something"!
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Old May 27, 2006, 06:41 AM
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why are they called springers
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Old May 27, 2006, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki
Hey those are my pics... well a few of them anyway.

Which pond is that with all the rocks in it?
It looks like a challenging place to sail?

Hey Umi_Ryuzuki, I just wanted to put the pictures and information all in one place so it would be easy for people to find out about these great little boats.

Which pond is that with all the rocks in it? Wish I knew, I think it is somewhere in Washington. The North West R/c Ship Modelers, they are the people that came up with the Springer design. Their website is The North West R/c Ship Modelers

It looks like a challenging place to sail? Yes it sure does look like a challenging place to sail, even more challenging with a barge or two. But the way the Springer boats are built I'm sure they could handle a hit or two on the rocks.
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Nice pictures!!! I'm going to have to add a Springer to the list! They are popular in my club (SFMYC) with lots of Springer events on the calendar... I'm going to have to join the fun!

I really like the looks of the one in "Photo 26" do drawings for that superstructure exist / are they available?

also, really like the looks of the fuel dock in "photo 27"! D'oh! forgot the name of the boat! "Ink-something"!
Hello Aerominded, all the credit needs to be given to the the North West R/c Ship Modelers. They are the people I got these pictures from, they also are the ones that came up with these great boats. The best part about these boats they are easy to build too.

I really like the looks of the one in "Photo 26" do drawings for that superstructure exist / are they available? Yes that is a good looking boat as for drawings for the superstructure I dont know if they exist.
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Old May 27, 2006, 09:21 AM
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why are they called springers
From what I understand they are named after these people, I dont know the story behind it. But if someone does know the story about how these boats came to be please share it with the rest of us.
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Old May 27, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Here is a starting point for designing the superstructure.
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Old May 27, 2006, 09:38 AM
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Another design.
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Another design I found.
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Old May 27, 2006, 11:03 AM
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Looks very much like a boat 'Uncle Sam' came up with in WWII.
- 'Doc

Chrysler tug boat, USN.
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Old May 27, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Thanks for the starting point on the super structure Boater! the drawings and illustration will be very useful!

What thickness of wood is typically used on these models? Pictures look like the hulls are @ 3/8" pine sides with 1/8" plywood bottoms?

Also what can be said about the 1:1 tugs? they look like maybe they are utility types used mainly around the docks?

Thanks!
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