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Old Sep 02, 2006, 01:47 PM
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Yep, I'm still looking for my next boat radio and would love for it to be set up with the twin stick...
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 02:35 PM
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why are they called springers
Because they are named after a handsome fellow who built the originals (me).
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 02:37 PM
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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.
That's my mom, my dad and my sister at what looks like Bellevue pond several years ago. Basically the story is that a bunch of guys in my club (NWRCSM) wanted to built scratch but didn't have the means. So my dad and I cut out some "kit" pieces and gave them at at meetings. Apparently they've really taken off since I've been out of the hobby In fact in the first few pictures you see the one that is black hulled, white house with twin stacks? I built that and sold it it Tom Stevens of NWRCSM who painted it and repowered it. The actually ORIGINAL boat itself is in my dad's storage unit collecting dust in Seattle, it's based off a tug he had back in the 60's or 70's named the Ellrington.
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 02:44 PM
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thecontinental said:

"That's my mom, my dad and my sister at what looks like Bellevue pond several years ago. Basically the story is that a bunch of guys in my club (NWRCSM) wanted to built scratch but didn't have the means. So my dad and I cut out some "kit" pieces and gave them out at meetings. Apparently they've really taken off since I've been out of the hobby In fact in the first few pictures you see the one that is black hulled, white house with twin stacks? I built that and sold it it Tom Stevens of NWRCSM who painted it and repowered it. The actually ORIGINAL boat itself is in my dad's storage unit collecting dust in Seattle, it's based off a tug he had back in the 60's or 70's named the Ellrington."

Hi all,

So now we know.
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 02:53 PM
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I think that I am going to build one as well. Maybe I could get my club guys to build one too so we can do springer contests.

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Old Sep 02, 2006, 02:57 PM
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thecontinental said:

"That's my mom, my dad and my sister at what looks like Bellevue pond several years ago. Basically the story is that a bunch of guys in my club (NWRCSM) wanted to built scratch but didn't have the means. So my dad and I cut out some "kit" pieces and gave them out at meetings. Apparently they've really taken off since I've been out of the hobby In fact in the first few pictures you see the one that is black hulled, white house with twin stacks? I built that and sold it it Tom Stevens of NWRCSM who painted it and repowered it. The actually ORIGINAL boat itself is in my dad's storage unit collecting dust in Seattle, it's based off a tug he had back in the 60's or 70's named the Ellrington."

Hi all,

So now we know.

Yup. I suspect Keith S. is a guy I remember from NWRCSM and if so he can verify this. I just can't believe all you guys have them now and like them, that's fantastic Also, I think I saw somebody say the SF model yacht club has competitions with these, if they read this, were are these meets? I am in school in the Bay Area and I'd like to check it out. All my boats are in storage back in Seattle as I don't have time for them but someday I'd like to break them out again.
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 04:13 PM
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Contact Ken Valk at the SFMYC, he knows all about the action!
kenvalk at pacbell.net

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Old Sep 02, 2006, 08:53 PM
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Day 3:
Progress slow... pre-nups include yard duty for me. But still managed to attach deck, glass everything (ready for final sanding!), and built deck house. In the spirit of Springer Simplicity, windows and doors will be painted on.

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Old Sep 02, 2006, 08:56 PM
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Yep, the SFMYC is on Spreckles Lake in Golden Gate Park... I'm not sure when the next Springer event is going to be but if you are in the SF Bay Area, be sure to stop by on Saturday Oct 28 between 9 and 5 and check out "Wooden Boats on Parade V" - the RC wooden sail and powerboat display and parade...

(sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread! I'm sure there will be wooden springers there!!! )
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 08:58 PM
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Looking great Pat!
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 09:00 PM
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I just heard that Wood Boats on Parade is canceled, due to insufficient resources (event organizing)... better check with Ken Valk.

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Old Sep 02, 2006, 09:18 PM
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Yep, the SFMYC is on Spreckles Lake in Golden Gate Park... I'm not sure when the next Springer event is going to be but if you are in the SF Bay Area, be sure to stop by on Saturday Oct 28 between 9 and 5 and check out "Wooden Boats on Parade V" - the RC wooden sail and powerboat display and parade...

(sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread! I'm sure there will be wooden springers there!!! )
Yeah I'm in the city from time to time as well as work out of Alameda, so I'd like to check that out. I enjoyed the time I spent building models, but I just plain don't have the time anymore unfortunatly.
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 09:24 PM
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I hope it wasn't cancelled... showed up in the latest "Nautical News" (the newsletter of the SFMYC) that I recieved just this week in the mail...
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 09:36 PM
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Ahh, here it is in the Sept issue of the Nautical News:

Sunday 9/3 at 0920 "second Springer contest"
Sunday 9/24 at 0900 "third Springer contest"

two Springer events in 1 month and I think this is fairly typical of the SF Springer fleet's activity level...

I HAVE TO BUILD ONE!!!
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Old Sep 02, 2006, 11:20 PM
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Ahh, here it is in the Sept issue of the Nautical News:

Sunday 9/3 at 0920 "second Springer contest"
Sunday 9/24 at 0900 "third Springer contest"

two Springer events in 1 month and I think this is fairly typical of the SF Springer fleet's activity level...

I HAVE TO BUILD ONE!!!
Yeah I just checked their website then emailed the commodore to see if it was alright if I stopped by for the 24th. I just wish I had some of my boats down here!
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