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johnbarratt - n/a
3-Nov-07, 11:50 AM
I am led to believe that hovercrafts have been on the canal system in the uk, is it true and do you have any pics, i will place them on my website with your permissions.

Keith Oakley - n/a
3-Nov-07, 03:07 PM
In general hovercraft aren't used on the UK canal system because the speed limit, typically 4 knots, is lower than the hump (or planing) speed of most craft. Travelling below hump speed means creating more wake, generating more spray and using more power so it isn't a particularly acceptable way to operate.

johnbarratt - n/a
3-Nov-07, 03:46 PM
Thanks Keith



I didnt mean it to be the norm, i was told that a couple of photos was taken and might be on this site.

team black - n/a
3-Nov-07, 04:00 PM
I've used a couple on the Bridgwater to Taunton as part of the local waterways festival. Unfortunately it was about 12 years ago and I don't think there are any photos still around of it.