Mario's Hovercraft Homepage

My first hovercraft was a Players No.6 built from plans I ordered out of a 60's hovercraft magazine. I built it mostly for fun and to see if "these hovercraft things" really worked. I floated around the garage on the semi assembled chassis with no skirt. Satisfied that it worked I then set about disassembling it as I had no room for such a toy at my residence at the time. When time and space allowed I purchased an MHV Spectra I which saw quite a bit of action. Especially during the winter months when the ice was in. During the 70's we actually had enough enthusiast in the area to warrant  starting The Quinte Hovercraft Club. In late 1974 I purchased a used CanaHover Hoverover. The craft  was in need  of work but it was  not  long before I had it up and running. Unfortunately I only flew it a couple of times before a broken prop caused severe damage and other interests left little time for the hovercraft. 15 years of sitting outside unused took it's toll on the craft and before long repairing it was not feasible. It still makes it out on the bay each summer though....the aluminum superstructure is now the frame of a swimming raft.

 

Today my hovercraft hobby has found new life in this Sealand SH2.
This site has been created to share it's story and document it's restoration.

This picture was taken on Charleston Lake during our first real test of the craft after getting it back up and running. 
The craft is currently undergoing a complete refit.

 

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Updated March 11, 2009

There has been no work done to the craft for some time now. However just this past weekend
we loaded the craft on the trailer in preparation to send it out for fiberglass work. The Hovercraft
spirit appears to be stirring again.

The latest page is still  Restoration Page #4

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