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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-03-2011 12:56 AM
mitiempo The Canadian Coast Guard uses hovercraft on the B.C. coast, and probably in other parts of the country as well. Have done for over 40 years.
09-02-2011 03:05 PM
SailKing1
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Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
A hovercraft of course - 50 knots and you don't have to stop at the sand.
Ironically, 2 miles east down the coast from where this happened you will find the military hovercraft practice area. They come out between the Little Creek Inlet and the Ches. Bay Bridge Tunnel. And they are noisy when they practice.
09-02-2011 02:21 PM
xymotic 11ft inflatable with a 200HP outboard on it.
09-02-2011 01:24 PM
SloopJonB
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Originally Posted by rgscpat View Post
1. A submarine

2. A boat on a trailer, pulled by a powerful towing vehicle, on a freeway (motorway).
I don't think I'd like to run ashore in a hurricane in either.
09-02-2011 04:16 AM
rgscpat 1. A submarine

2. A boat on a trailer, pulled by a powerful towing vehicle, on a freeway (motorway).
09-01-2011 11:19 PM
mitiempo No, the hovercraft would be well ahead of the storm.
09-01-2011 09:41 PM
SloopJonB
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Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
A hovercraft of course - 50 knots and you don't have to stop at the sand.
Wouldn't a hovercraft in a hurricane be a lot like those mattresses that idiots try to get home by tying them to the roof of their car with some string and reaching out the window to hold it on?
09-01-2011 03:00 AM
mitiempo A hovercraft of course - 50 knots and you don't have to stop at the sand.
09-01-2011 02:54 AM
SloopJonB What is the best boat for running ashore in a hurricane?

A surfboat or a Coast Guard 50 footer like they use at Cape Disappointment.
08-31-2011 09:40 PM
mitiempo Here's a link to a news story about the Hunter and its owner's many troubles.
Boater rescued during Irene has trouble on land | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

There is a good thread on SailboatOwner's as well.
The one that did not get away from Hurricane Irene - SailboatOwners.com
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