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cookii00 - n/a
4-Jul-08, 11:58 PM
Hello everyone i am trying to buy a hovercraft and need as much advise as possible.

I want to know where the best place to buy a used one from and what everyone thinks the most reliable make and model is.

Totally new to this so havent got a clue.

All help and advice welcome.

Thank you


I have had a look and want to go fast on it.

LouiseBeale - n/a
5-Jul-08, 07:29 AM
Before anyone can give you this kind of advise we need to know what you want to use if for...racing? cruising? blatting around a field? single seat or more? ballpark budget?

Ian Brooks - n/a
5-Jul-08, 10:21 AM
If its cruising you're interested in, take a look at:

http://www.hovercraft.org.uk/cruising/cruisingcraft/cruising (http://www.hovercraft.org.uk/cruising/cruisingcraft/cruisingcraft.html) craft.html



Then come back and ask more questions.

We have a cruising member in Leeds... maybe you need to get together to chew the fat? (Hint! hint!)


cookii00 - n/a
5-Jul-08, 12:32 PM
Thanks for your help i want to go fast ish.

how do you know there is someone from Leeds on here is there a search for location or do i have to look at them all one by one?

garyfirth - n/a
5-Jul-08, 01:51 PM
i am in leeds and have an alien(not quite finished)

a flying fish ready to rock and roll

i can show you a craft and help out in a small capacity.

only learning myself.

cookii00 - n/a
5-Jul-08, 02:53 PM
Thanks that would be great all help accepted, i have looked at the flying fish and i like the look of this type i think this is what i want but second hand cant afford a new one.

where did you get yours? do you know anyone selling one?

i couldnt find any details on the other one (alien).



cookii00 - n/a
5-Jul-08, 02:56 PM
I will mainly use it in a field but will also take it to the sea/beach and its just for fun.



Ian Brooks - n/a
5-Jul-08, 03:54 PM
You'll have great fun in a field - so long as it's big enough (think several football pitches) and when you've got the hang of that we'll persuade you to join a cruise out on the mudflats somewhere for the next level of challenge! I reckon the Humber must be a fantastic hover venue - we just need a local person to find a site (hint hint!) and we can take it from there!

We don't normally recommend use on public beaches - too many small children and dogs, no matter how careful and considerate you are there will be zillions of complaints. In any case, sand wrecks skirts in no time! But mud flats... theres a differant matter, no old ladies to worry about there! You will need some training - keep your eyes on the BB, there should be another training weekend early next year. We had great fun at this years training event (Gazza amazed us all, looked like a pro after only 5 hours tuition!)

The Fish is an excellent choice of first craft - keep your eyes open, they do come up for sale but you need to be quick if you see one. Avoid "ebay specials" unless you can get good solid advice first - there's a lot of useless tat out there, you need to avoid it! The later "Marlin" models are the ones to look out for, with 4 stroke engines.

Cheers for now


cookii00 - n/a
5-Jul-08, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the advice, im sure i will go to a training session when i get one. sounds like great fun to me.

The beach i would be going to is an industrial area and there are never any people there i would not take it to a resort i would probably hit someone or something!

i cant wait to find one, i am very impatient and want it yesterday!

If anyone anywhere knows of any for sale please let me know i am willing to travel for it and have a trailer.

Thanks again.


john stead - n/a
5-Jul-08, 10:07 PM
hi all

remember as well as someone in leeds there are another five of us in yorkshire with eight craft between us.


ps i have a one carefull driver and one careless female driver craft for sale it has a few battle scars now if you want to go fairly fast it's good for that if you want to feel safe driving it's good for that if you want to fell trees it's very good for that.but if you want to go very fast it's not so good for that.

kevthehover - n/a
6-Jul-08, 08:01 AM

May have what you are looking for PM with email address and i will send you pics.

Kind regards


cookii00 - n/a
6-Jul-08, 06:20 PM

cookii00 - n/a
8-Jul-08, 10:54 PM
Hi everyone just wanted to say i met John Stead this evening and what a lovely man, so helpful and a great guy who knows his stuff.

Thanks John for all your help it's much appreciated


garyfirth - n/a
14-Aug-08, 06:37 PM
been away for a time

sorry for that

looking for sites on the humber

using google earth??????

will help out any one any way i can

pm me if you need help or info



(looked good in training due to good trainers)

cheers gazza