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Ballymackibbot
21-Jun-10, 07:14 PM
Hello,

I am looking for a second hand 2/3 seat 4 stroke craft. It is for leisure and some small use at work accessing over mud flats and marsh areas. I see some for sale on the forums here but they seem to be all 2 stroke, which I do not want. If it comes with a trailer that would also be quite handy, though I do have one if it doesn't.

Does anyone have one or does anyone know of someone who has?


Thanks

Paul

Ross Floyd
22-Jun-10, 01:35 PM
It all depends on your budget.

2 strokes are going out of fashion for cruising as they guzzle fuel and make a din, but a well set up 4 stroke which will work for longer than the sale demo won't be cheap. I doubt you'll get a good one under 10k. You can get one for a fraction of that cost via ebay... but .....

With hovercraft, the devil is in the detail and even the commercial manufacturers don't always get it right!

Ross

Ballymackibbot
22-Jun-10, 02:51 PM
Ross - thanks for the reply. I do not expect to pay less than 5k anyway for something decent and there are new ones available in the 10k range. I just thought I would see what was going second hand first before diving in to buy new.


All the best,

Paul

curtis5420
22-Jun-10, 05:15 PM
speak to kevthehover, supplies kits or built craft, probably within your budget :)

campbe5177
25-Jun-10, 11:49 AM
Ditto Flying Fish Hovercraft

firth5731
25-Jun-10, 12:02 PM
i have an osprey 1 ready to go

sterlingjob
25-Jun-10, 12:22 PM
BBV all the way! Speak to Bill Baker, what this guy doesnt know about hovercraft isnt worth knowing!

Ross Floyd
25-Jun-10, 12:46 PM
I'll second that - I've had 3 BBVs - cursed them all and loved them!

Ross

Ballymackibbot
25-Jun-10, 04:03 PM
By chance I heard of a local second hand craft for sale.

Turns out it was a 1970 Hover Hawk.... not quite my cup of tea, I will keep looking.

I think the bbv1 or 3 or the Flying Fish Marlin 2 seems most likely new contenders at preset.


Thanks

Paul

curtis5420
26-Jun-10, 12:01 PM
can you please private message me the details of the hoverhawk. i would love one of those, would be a wicked retro looking craft, if it had upto date engines in it.

firth5731
27-Jun-10, 08:02 AM
i sold 2 new kipor v twin engines to a chap restoring a hoverhawk
could be the sameone

gavinparson
27-Jun-10, 08:13 AM
The main problem with the Hoverhawk is that it's an 8ft wide 2 seater

kevthehover
27-Jun-10, 08:32 AM
5663


Not the best of pics, as Gavin said Dimensions are :-

Length 4.12m 13 feet 6 inches
Width 2.44m 8 feet
Hieght 1.27 4feet 2inches
Weight 300kg
Patload 250kg
Fuel Capacity 28 litres

Made by GP Specialist Vehicles Limited

Kev

gaz
27-Jun-10, 09:35 AM
Patload 250kg


Is there something your trying to tell us Kev :lol:

Ballymackibbot
27-Jun-10, 11:09 AM
A couple of pics of the Hawk. Thrust engines are new 22hp Hondas.

David Ryan
27-Jun-10, 12:22 PM
Where are you based ?

kevthehover
27-Jun-10, 02:05 PM
Patload 250kg

Lol so i cant spell! but hey this came out of Janes Surface Skimmers Catalogue im sorry its the wrong one just trying to be helpful.

Kev

gaz
27-Jun-10, 02:33 PM
just wondered what you were thinking of loading it up with!!!

curtis5420
27-Jun-10, 06:05 PM
v8?