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A hovercraft of course - 50 knots and you don't have to stop at the sand.

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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?

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No, the hovercraft would be well ahead of the storm.

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1. A submarine

2. A boat on a trailer, pulled by a powerful towing vehicle, on a freeway (motorway).
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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.

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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.

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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.

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