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    Default Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    Does anybody have access to any reports or information I can use in a document to support the use of craft in an 'environmentally sensitive' area?



    Ideally, some information from a nice offical looking agency or something would be good.



    Any help appreciated.



    Russ

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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    That would be great, then I got something to show all them buggers that always say "you going to bugger up the grass and and and !!!" wing wing moan moan.



    I did see something a while ago, will try find it.




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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    Why not start with some photos of the course after a (inland) race meeting? Compare that with a field after any other kind of event.



    Nick


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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    Hi Nick



    I'm thinking more of effect on overall environment, ie birds/fish/grass/riverbanks/beaches/noise, oil and pollution issues etc etc.



    Somebody MUST have done some research but i can't find much that isn't pure speculation!



    Russ

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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    The only environmental studies I have come across are the Alaska ones which have looked at the impact of large craft eg AP-188 etc.



    http://www.hovercraftalaska.com/main...ges/HNenv.html

    http://www.volpe.dot.gov/infosrc/hig...r/d_focus.html



    The US Environmental Protection Agency use hovercraft and may have some usefull info in their literature.



    http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/facilit...tfacilities.ht m#Boats%20and%20Hovercraft



    Or you could talk to the RNLI and see if they have been involved in any environmental impact studies (although I doubt it). It might be worth an informal chat to the operators of the Hunstanton or Burnham-on-Sea rescue Hovercraft. They use one of the Griffons and are obtaining (obtained?) a BBV



    http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/barb/index.html

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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    minor correction



    bunham on sea use a BBV6 (photo on beach) built in sweden but are awaiting dellivery of a BBV4 i beleive (photo behind 4x4)



    more details at



    http://burnham-on-sea.com/barb/second-hovercraft.shtml



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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    OOoops - Quite right. classic case of the brain working at a different frequency to the fingers. I meant that Hunstanton uses a Griffon, Burnham uses a BBV. Although my reference was obtained when they were only considering the new aquisition. I snatched the URL withoiut even reading it (

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    Default Re: Environmental Impact of Light Hovercraft?

    another thought, how about the MCA



    i am sure someone can advise the hovercraft inspectors name, captain smiley i seem to recall!?



    or even hovertravel - IOW hovercraft ferry company may well have done some studies, or hoverwork. links on the links page.



    griffon hovercraft maybe?



    just some thoughts!



    as for the RNLI - found this on the web, think the smiles say it all really!



    [img]index.php?t=getfile&id=108&private=0[/img]



    as for what the chap looking round at the back is thinking?



    caption moment i think - "i am sure whatever 'bump' we just run over was moving!"

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