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PostSubject: springer tug drive shaft   Tue May 24, 2016 8:38 pm

Hi Gents, could I get some help on how you guys stop water entering the hull through the drive shaft tube. I have started a twin motor springer tug  build from fiber glass, had know nice mply and can be quite a hassle to get at the best of times. Is that what the little water pump is for perhaps that I saw in the hull of roadrunner's build? All your suggestions/advice will be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: springer tug drive shaft   Wed May 25, 2016 12:17 am

My water pump in my springer is actually for a water jet to squirt the kids with!

I must bloody finish that build!

Usually I fill my prop shafts with marine grease. That resolves most of the issue.

When prop shafts are flat/ square/ level to the motor your more likely to get water ingress up the shaft compared to motor shafts at an angle which actually tend to have the exit above the water line.

There is no 100% cure when the shaft is flat In a springer, or any other model running the shafts below the waterline and straight. All you can do is pack out that shaft best you can.

Some suggestions tho, around the shaft exit se if you can catch the water drips with either a water compartment( could fit an auto bailer) or just stick a small cloth under the shaft to catch the drips.

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PostSubject: Re: springer tug drive shaft   Wed May 25, 2016 6:38 pm

Thank you Roadrunner for the advice, I will do the same.  2thumbsup
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PostSubject: springer tug   Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:31 pm

Springer build update, almost finished. Spot light works via remote. Cabin lights work off a toggle switch.
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PostSubject: springer tug   Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:40 pm


Springer build update, almost finished. Spot light works via remote. Cabin lights work off a toggle switch.
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PostSubject: Re: springer tug drive shaft   Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:02 pm

Awesome! 

welcome to the springer club  lol! 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup


look forward to seeing some photos of her first dunk!

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PostSubject: Re: springer tug drive shaft   Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:11 pm

Tx, will be dunking it the weekend:D:D:D will keep you posted:Thumbup:
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PostSubject: Re: springer tug drive shaft   Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:43 am

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