Hovercraft Cruising Club UK

Open Forums => General => Topic started by: Nick Flint on May 07, 2019, 6:59 pm

Title: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise NOW FINISHED!
Post by: Nick Flint on May 07, 2019, 6:59 pm
The Mersey is a "harsh marine environment" and marination is important.
The mud can go from wet near the water, (slippery) up above high tide mark where its dry, dusty and doesn't grip.
HOWEVER in between there is a zone of VERY sticky mud which can make it difficult to avoid "Mud Grab"
I hope to be attending this cruise, so PM me if you want other info.
The Club house and people are a delight. Sunday morning usually involves Burgers / Bacon baps and is included in the cost which including camping usually is about £30. A snip. ;)
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on May 09, 2019, 8:46 pm
Itís only £15.
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Nick Flint on May 10, 2019, 9:17 am
I was forgetting, there were two of us!
sorry. Are you going to this or the later one by any chance ?
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 01, 2019, 2:02 pm
Just a mention here to put this in the mix again.
Im going to test out mods to VHF etc, on Friday Sept 6th, until Sunday with Sparkle Otter-
Gazza is arriving Sat morn with his Eagle 4.


Great value, Great people, Great club house.  8)
Stickie mud! ::) 
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: joncurtis on Aug 20, 2019, 10:51 am
Nick, have u got an EMC filter on the input power for the radio?
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 23, 2019, 12:35 pm
YEP-Have tried REAL proper filters but all made no difference, but all is fixed now and after Porthmadog, Im well pleased with the VHF and intercom system.
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 06, 2019, 11:51 am
Final reminder ref above event, THIS weekend.
Weather looks good and winds are low. See you there!  8)
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 09, 2019, 9:51 am
Oh what a smasher that was! Incredibly good weather, low winds and SUN.  8)
Full report soon once Sparkle is cleaned down ready for Lochcarron, with a swift lift to check the
skirt, as I felt the odd tug now and then. Its similar to a fish taking a lure.
A small dull tug is not conducive to relaxed skirt health.
The latest Ivanhoff carbon fibre / kevlar cruiser was launched at this event I H 3 it was catchily called.


THANKS must go to Danny Nightingale, for organising and mud sweeping, and patient shepherding.
Thanks ALSO to Phill and Sue on drinks and BBQ duties. What a bunch of great dudes.

More info and vid soon!
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise NOW FINISHED!
Post by: Gary Firth (Gazza) on Sep 10, 2019, 10:57 am
It was a great weekend. Good to see old friends.

Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise NOW FINISHED!
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 10, 2019, 5:46 pm
"OLD"?
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise
Post by: Jimmy Cooper on Sep 12, 2019, 9:03 am
Oh what a smasher that was! Incredibly good weather, low winds and SUN.  8)
Full report soon once Sparkle is cleaned down ready for Lochcarron, with a swift lift to check the
skirt, as I felt the odd tug now and then. Its similar to a fish taking a lure.
A small dull tug is not conducive to relaxed skirt health.
The latest Ivanhoff carbon fibre / kevlar cruiser was launched at this event I H 3 it was catchily called.


THANKS must go to Danny Nightingale, for organising and mud sweeping, and patient shepherding.
Thanks ALSO to Phill and Sue on drinks and BBQ duties. What a bunch of great dudes.

More info and vid soon!


Sorry I missed it (was in hospital........grrrrrrr)
But, saw the IH3 now known as the Flymo due to it's similar appearance!!!!


Phil and Sue?
Super people. Really great couple.
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover Cruise NOW FINISHED!
Post by: Nick Flint on Sep 12, 2019, 10:10 am
BBQ Phil, and Sue on the bar. Diamond geezers both.
Hope you feel better soon.
Flymo- yep can see that.
Being Carbon Kevlar it is a nice light craft
Separate lift, 37 EFI B+S thrust.
LOW spray due to lightness.
I presume other colours are available to move away from flymo monicker.