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Old 07 March 2007, 08:27   #11
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Banned in Salcombe estuary - This looks like a lot more fun thogh - sort of a ground effect cross hovercraft!

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Are you serious - God I hate that word "banned" - they will ban anything that is outside the norm!!!
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Old 08 March 2007, 04:26   #12
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Are you serious - God I hate that word "banned" - they will ban anything that is outside the norm!!!
Actually it is for a good reason - when the tide goes out there are large area of mud exposed with boats on drying mooring on them - can you imagine the mess the boats would be in if just one hovercraft went past once? They let Jeremy Thorpe go up to Kingsbridge quite a while ago now in a medium sized hovercraft and the mess was unbelievable!
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If it is flying 10 feet above the water then they can't ban it as a boat or hovercraft (it's not in the water) so how does that work ?

I agree it could be very dangerous in high season with one of those zipping around at 75mph - unable to climb above windsurfer mast height never mind sailing boat !
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We had a go of one on a corporate jolly, they are fun but are a lot of fuss for a single person. That one on B&H at 8.5k, that's second hand Delta money
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Spotted in my local freeads an unfiished hovercraft project - has Rotax engine etc - all it needs is a skirt - £800 very tempted - may get some strange looks if I start buying skirts though!!!
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