« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2024, 3:16 pm »

« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2024, 9:18 am »
I've decided to sell my Marlin, mainly as it's just not getting used for one reason or another and if I'm honest I'm a Sevtec Guy

I bought the Marlin last year from a chap near Perth who had it given to him by his family for his 60th Birthday.  He only used it for a few hours around his paddock and never tried it on water.  The hover spent most of it's life with him sat in his garage. First time I tried it on water I made a hash of getting over the hump and got soaking wet and the engine started to misfire, so I realised that no attempt had been made to marinize the engine.  So I have now sorted that out.  I wish I had watched the flying fish video first on how to get the Marlin over the hump.

Things I have done to the Marlin are:

Move the air filter from a couple inches off the floor to above the engine.  I was not happy with having an air filter that close to the floor, as if a wave or heavy rain  hit, it had the potential to suck in water and kill the engine, when you need it most.

I've fitted a new VHF radio and antenna.

Fitted a new starter motor, as the brushes kept sticking on the old one.

fitted a bent exhaust tail pipe, so no chance of rain  running down the exhaust into the engine.

I've also built a galvanised trailer for the hovercraft which unlike some hovercraft trailers has an IVA certificate "so is legal to tow and won't compromise your car insurance".   There should be my trailer build thread on this forum.

I'm looking for £7000 or sensible offers in that region.  I may even do a deal for a motorbike or car, "try me"

« Last Edit: May 08, 2024, 9:25 am by Al »