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hover t - n/a
6-Apr-06, 08:35 PM
Stagecoach Hovercraft ferry may be up and running in 18 months

to cross the river Forth from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy running a

new Hoverwork BHT150 (150seat)check out this link

http://www.stagecoachgroup.com/scg/media/press/pr2006/2006-0 (http://www.stagecoachgroup.com/scg/media/press/pr2006/2006-04-05/) 4-05/

Trev B

Keith Oakley - n/a
7-Apr-06, 07:29 PM
That'll be an interesting delivery run - Southampton to Edinburgh. That's what I call an offshore cruise!

hover t - n/a
9-Apr-06, 11:28 AM
Hoverwork made the trip to st Andrews in 1999 for the British

open golf championship.

The 500+ nautical mile journey to St. Andrews was completed in just 12.5 hours at speed plus 2 refuelling stops - an average speed of over 40 knots.

Not a bad time

I sent a email to Stagecoach asking about tickets for the 3 day

trial taking place in a month or two. I receved a email back

saying this will be a private testing involving representatives from the various agencies involved in the cross-Forth project.

I will just have to take my Osprey 5 along and try and keep up! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.hoverwork.co.uk/2003_standrews.html (www.hoverwork.co.uk/2003_standrews.html)

Trev Black

Alba2 - n/a
9-Apr-06, 11:38 AM
>>I will just have to take my Osprey 5 along and try and keep up

Sounds like a good idea if my Osprey is back by then.

hover t - n/a
9-Apr-06, 06:24 PM
Hi Eric+Rennie

Hope you get your hover back soon,as its almost warm enough to go cruising

I have rebuilt my trailer,its now a flatbed with roller deck,hover on push off.

It should make life a bit easier,

all the best

Trev Black

Alba2 - n/a
10-Apr-06, 07:25 AM
... interesting to see what you've done with your trailer.

I have had the offer of one launching site + negotiating with another that would do away with the trailer issue for local use.

Have been keeping my eyes open for a tipping flat bed. Saw one in Oban but it belongs to someone.

Must go and phone to find out progress on the hover.