Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
Cruise report - Waterloo Bay, Thorneside - Sunday 9th December 2007.
The last cruise was on Sunday 9th December starting from the Queens Esplanade ramp near Bates Drive, Thorneside. Taking part in this cruise were:-
Des Goss - Turbo Wedge 225
Our intention to launch at the Colmslie ramp was soon dispelled when we were met by a dire shortage of trailer space in the park. I reckon every one with a boat had turned out at Colmslie with the ideal conditions to have a day on the water. I met the other CRUISERS at the entrance and we decided to revert to THORNESIDE. We find this spot very handy due to our monopoly as the ramp has a SUITABLE FOR HOVERCRAFT ONLY designation.
Our cruisers for the day were Angus and Lucas. Steve came along to battle against the elements,
it was a bit windy but tolerable. I was the 3rd hovercraft and ready to test my craft after repairs
and maintenance when I lost a drive belt at the end of the last cruise in October.
When we three set off the wind had increased slightly. We set off to Wellington Point. Steve turned back with a small problem. Angus and I settled on the Wellington Point ramp and answered a few queries from interested people. From there we moved around to KING ISLAND where we settled on the beach in the warm sun. We soon had a few spectators, these were tourists and wanted all the ins and outs of the hovercraft principles.
Our trip back to the ramp was good, we followed the shoreline around and running with the wind it was a great place to be. When we got back Steve had sorted his problem and had stayed in the launch area. I hope to see more craft on the CRUISES in 2008 and longer cruises, and in order to avoid the windy conditions later in the day we should aim to set off earlier.
Next club cruise:-
Next Queensland branch meeting:
I wish everyone SAFE CRUISING for 2008