Experiment Hover Craft

Trials In Small Gains Creek

Note the missing jetties
Ian Hawks
Keeping a straight course
Ian Hawks

In 1960 Lt.Cdr. Don Robertson a retired test pilot with Supermarine approached G  Prout & Sons to build a small flat top catamaran so that he could  convert it into a hover craft using an outboard engine to power it with.  It worked but he had trouble keeping it in a straight course even with the use of an oar.

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