Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)
Cruise report - Weinam Creek Redland Bay - Sunday 6th June 2004.
Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The Cruise at Weinam Creek Redland Bay on Sunday 6th June 2004 was attended by
Angus and Lucas Kerr,
Geoff Langford and
Peter Venn and his employee Charles, who were working on a house at Redland Bay heard the
sound of two stroke engines and whirling fan blades and decided to investigate over an extended
The lads visited Snipe Island and Pannikin Island and ventured south almost to the mouth of the
Logan River via Lagoon Passage.
The weather was fine but a brisk 15 knot breeze blew from the south to south-east which made
the deep water channels a bit rough. Fortunately there is plenty of leeward shelter from the
tightly packed array of southern Moreton Bay islands.
Des was very happy with the performance of his Turbo 225 with variable splitter plate and finer
preset pitch on the fan than what he normally runs at. Des had also been having trouble with
leaking fuel pump gaskets in the earlier part of the year, but this time the fuel system was sound
and the engine was running at peak performance.
The time for Brisbane Riverfestival this year is 3pm Saturday, 28th August 2004.
Participants will need to be at the Riverside Drive boat ramp at 2:00pm for a 3:00pm bridge to
bridge. With an afternoon incoming tide this year, the swimming race will probably be from the
Goodwill Games bridge to the Victoria Bridge and this determines the direction of all other events eg.
Outrigger canoes, ferry boats, museum putters, hovercraft etc...
This means we should be able to start to the blast of the ship museum cannon instead of a hand
held air horn. If you wish to participate, a biog is needed for the commentator to study well in
advance of the event.
A practise will need to be planned for Riverfestival sometime early in August, perhaps Saturday
7th August. I only have 3 nominations for this event so far: Des Goss, Phil Audsley and Dave
Brooks. We should have at least 5 craft to make it a good display, so if you wish to be part of this
event, please let me know as soon as possible.
Next club cruise:-
Clontarf was nominated as the next cruise launch site.
10am Sunday 11th July 2004.
Next Queensland branch meeting:
7:30pm Monday, 19th July 2004.
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.