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Hover Tim

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transporting models
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:45:14 PM »

Hello all
I was wondering how you all transport your models as my Astra van is getting on a bit now and misses a few home comforts I was thinking about an estate of some kind as all my hovercraft are big but there's so many out there what do you guys use ?
 
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 09:22:59 PM »

think your astra van is positivly modern in comparision to the 1971 triumph saloon thats our only form of transport , my own models are either small enough to fit in the boot or on the rear seat if our dog isnt travelling with us ! jon
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 09:25:38 PM »

Go out and Buy a Audi A4 1.9 Td Estate plenty of room 50mpg to the gallon and comfort what more do you want
 
 
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 09:29:40 PM »

Depends on how long your boats are. My Toyota hatchback takes 2 52" models with ease. BY.
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 09:30:01 PM »

i too have an estate car, VW passat TDI... great set of wheels, but its all well and good having the space but you dont want models rolling around .....so....


i transport models in two ways firstly in big sturdy heavy boat stands straight into the boot of the car on a non slip mat, the second way is ideal for more fragile or unusually shaped models....


and its simple... i do it with  'beanbags'.... i bought several cheap bean bags from a 'discount furnishing store' - i took them home and removed about 25% of the polystyrene beads from each bag....


put these in the boot and make a ' valley' in the bags and nestle your boat in the hollow.... it wont move and its cradled all the way to your destination....simples!


 
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 10:22:15 PM »

my biggest hover is about 5 foot by 2 foot wide and I normally use the tool box to stop it rolling about I don't use boat/hovercraft stands is just goes straight in 
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 10:48:10 PM »

my biggest hover is about 5 foot by 2 foot wide and I normally use the tool box to stop it rolling about I don't use boat/hovercraft stands is just goes straight in

think of the fun you can have road testing all the suggestions you'll get, %% %% %% %%
 
don't forget....you can cram a couple in a big top box as well............I fitted two 46" lifeboats in one last "summer"???......did we have one {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 06:31:30 PM »

An estate car would be a good idea, you could always get some foam and use that to pack around your models
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 08:58:18 PM »

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Re: transporting models
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 11:03:05 PM »

I can get up to 5x 1/12th scale Lifeboats in my Citroen Gran Picasso.only trouble is the passenger seats dont fold flat,but have a "Slope"on them.Hoping to get a Peugot "Expert" next week,now that has got plenty of room!
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 05:03:19 PM »

Vauxhall Agila ( old shape ) last Sunday I had eight boats plus Trolley and chair also toolbox.

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Re: transporting models
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013, 05:45:51 PM »

Opel/Vauxhall Zafira is a nice option, reasonably ecconomical and a sizeable load area with the back back seats down (7 seats)
Same issue with the back seats as the picasso, they dont fold flat.  The back back ones do tho :)
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 06:33:39 PM »

 ok2
 
most practical C5 CitroÍn

the cheaper but longer (within 180cm) DACIA Logan
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 06:40:44 PM »

One Rucksack Three boats Three Handsets Spare batteries
Club 500's  %% %%

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Re: transporting models
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 06:57:12 PM »

Opel/Vauxhall Zafira is a nice option, reasonably ecconomical and a sizeable load area with the back back seats down (7 seats)

My wife has a Vauxhall Zafira.  When I asked her if I could borrow it on Sunday mornings she asked why.
My reply that it could enable me to build bigger boats was met with the kind of disapproving stare that could only be interpreted as an emphatic 'No'.
 
My Hyundai Lantra back seat can accomodate up to 1.65 m.  With the cushioned sloped back angle a very convenient 'holder' for up to two ships.  Strange, but the much smaller 4 door Vauxhall Agila has virtually identical rear seat load capacity and a third of the running costs.  Being a hatch back, with the rear seats folded flat it can carry a lot more than the big Lantra.
 
Now on order.  How many of us have taken model ships to car dealers to try them out?
 
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »

  How many of us have taken model ships to car dealers to try them out?
 
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No but I have taken a tape measure and told the salesman I was looking for a boot with a car on the front!  8)
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 08:49:58 PM »

volkswagen transporter t4  :-)) :-)) :-))   throw everything in the back including the kitchen sink and go for it !  {-) {-)
cheaper to insure than most cars too !  O0 O0 O0 {-) {-)
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 09:21:18 PM »

what a mix of cars and Vans I would love a transport T4 but at 25 not cheap to insure and tax and fill up with fuel too
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 09:27:16 PM »

Why not bite the bullet and build a trailer? BY.
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Re: transporting models
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 09:56:01 PM »

as I missed out on been a certain age to not have to do a separate licence to tow one now and its £500 that's for the course then I need to get a trailer and store it somewhere and if I could solve that problem I would have a full size hovercraft  :-))
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