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Buy A Hovercraft - Free Hovercraft Buyer's Guide
By Brian McGregor
A personal hovercraft is an exciting proposition for anyone who wants to try a new leisure experience. If you wanted to buy a hovercraft, you will find they are much more fun to drive than Jet Skis, RIBs, Quad Bikes etc
Hovercraft are truly all-terrain. You can drive straight out of the sea and onto the beach. Or you can use it on grass and have yourself a very special picnic. You can explore tidal estuaries, and perhaps stop to collect a few shell fish. You can even use your hovercraft on snow!
Start the engine, and your skirt will fill with air, lifting you 8 inches clear of the ground, so you are up and away. Open the throttle, and the craft will pick up speed, up to 50 mph depending on the size of your engine.
* No need to find a slipway - any beach or riverbank should do.
* No need to check tide data - you'll rise above sand and mud. While strong currents are a concern for boats, hovercraft are not in contact with the water, and so ascend such problems.
* No need to check your depth meter, you have no propeller to worry about. You just levitate and drive.
* Submerged rocks or coral? Not a problem when you're cruising on air above the water level.
Hovercraft has very real advantages over more conventional marine craft. While you're out having fun on the sand flats, the boaties and jet skiers will be checking their clocks and tide tables.
You might be wondering how easy it is to drive Hovercraft?
It takes just ten minutes to understand the basics, then the real fun begins.
The thrill of driving a small hovercraft is difficult to describe. Floating on a cushion of air at speed, you get the feeling that perhaps you are on a magic carpet, or anti-gravity skateboard. You have great freedom to express yourself.
You can do 180 degree turns on the beach, or perpetual 360s or 720 spins. As you can drive on sea and land, you'll probably want to combine both in a little beach hugging exercise. You can turn in graceful loops, or slide and glide - whatever the mood takes you.
Owners of bigger yachts can use hovercraft as a tender, or as a fun watercraft.
Hovercraft make a great rescue and patrol vehicle too. You can access areas that are simply out of bounds for any other craft. For example, they can gracefully float over ice and go where snowmobiles fear to tread.
If you buy a hovercraft, you will find the sky is the limit in enjoyment.
About the author
About the Author
This article has been brought to you by Brian McGregor - a keen hovercraft enthusiast. If you're in the market to buy a hovercraft, why not check out the facts first with this FREE ebook 'The Hovercraft Buyer's Guide'? You know it makes sense! http://www.wizobizo.com/hovpod/buyersguide.htm
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