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John Robertson

Scottish Hoverin 2019
« on: Aug 25, 2018, 1:54 pm »
The 12th year of the famous Scottish Hoverin at the premier hovercrafting location in the UK (Loch Fyne). 

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« Last Edit: Aug 25, 2018, 9:11 pm by John Robertson »

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #1 on: Aug 26, 2018, 11:58 am »
Great memories Mr R, but NEXT time as well as getting Sparkle at the front, can you ensure "my rear end" is not cut off in its prime.
SOME say its my best bit. :o


                 I couldn't possibly comment.              8)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2019, 10:51 am »
Next Friday 1st Febbers (in my TV area,) 8-30pm there will be
"Grand Tours of Scotlands lochs" by Paul Murton.
They are super programs and only 30 mins with
PLENTY of drone action and back ground history lessons!
Perhaps worth watching, ESPECIALLY if you are thinking of coming!!!!!
and even if you are coming anyway!    8)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2019, 9:24 am »
Gee forgot to say the most important thing----- Its about Loch FYNE
Don't get old
Its ageing. :-[
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2019, 12:14 pm »
We're booked into camp site from Friday 24th May 2019 for two weeks.  8)



Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Al

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2019, 1:34 pm »
We're staying in a cottage directly opposite JR's place.  Not looking promising that I'll have the TS3 finished though as still no sign of thrust engine  :'(

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2019, 3:10 pm »
On the same side of the loch as JR tho?
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Al

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #7 on: Jan 30, 2019, 6:38 pm »
No, dead opposite.  I was hoping to launch from the castle, but looking like I wont have a hovercraft ready anyway :-(


PepperPerformance

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #8 on: Feb 08, 2019, 9:40 am »
Is there any itinerary rfor the fortnight or more of a see what comes approach?
Really looking forward to this event as so local to us.
This will be the 1st time my Hoverhawk has seen Loch Fyne since it was in service with the Scottish fisheries 50 years ago!

Ian Brooks

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #9 on: Feb 08, 2019, 5:35 pm »
It's typically an open itinerary, mainly because the weather controls everything. There are some favourite cruises, such as Otter Ferry for lunch or the brewery for eerrr.. beer, and John publishes a bunch of suggested destinations which are all well worth the effort. We don't often all do the same thing at the same time (way too much organisation needed!) although that does happen a sometimes. There will often be two or three smaller groups doing longer or shorter cruises depending on the weather, preference, etc.

We usually try to get a camping trip in - usually a longer run to a nice remote beach for ging gang goolies round the campfire and eerrr... beer. All weather dependent. Also there's usually a beach barbeque on at least one day, etc.

Last year we started using a WhatsApp group to keep everyone in touch, that worked really well. So best get WhatsApp on your phone and we'll invite you to the group. If you PM your mobile number to me I'll invite you, and you'll be able to see last year's stuff!
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

John Robertson

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #10 on: Apr 25, 2019, 2:03 pm »
One month to go before this event!  Time to check over your hovercraft, trailer and, possibly, camper?

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 2019, 5:52 pm »
One CLEAN mended MOTd camper ---Tick
One Otter that starts on the button---Tick
All serviced, and VHF comms sorted -Tick
Usual campsite pitch booked----------Tick
All support batteries charged ---------Tick
Drone charged and checked-----------Tick
                               8)
Sparkle however needs some stripes so we aren't accused of looking like undercoat----TBA



Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Kim Taylor

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #12 on: Apr 26, 2019, 2:31 pm »
Not as many “ticks” as Capn Flint yet but I treated my neighbours to another listen to Kairos’ engine running yesterday ;D . Looking forward to meeting up with everyone again. 8)

Nick Flint

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #13 on: Apr 26, 2019, 7:02 pm »
Yep those bangie bangie noises sure do travel, but Ford Trannie diesel turbos are reliable I understand.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

John Robertson

Re: Scottish Hoverin 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 8:13 am »
Useful info for newbies to the area:
http://hoverclub.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=538.0;attach=601

... could do with some updating but most of it still applies!  Note that there is no longer a recovery vessel available - you will need to make your own arrangements (the Caravan park has a Dive Centre boat for example).

If you are into neolithic history then this might be of interest.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 9:05 am by John Robertson »