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Old 02-16-2019, 07:42 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by Lakegeezer View Post
The relatives of Mark O'Connell, one of the three people that died two years ago after their snowmobile went through the ice, formed a foundation to improve safety on Lake Winnipesaukee. A hovercraft was just donated by the foundation to the Moultonboro Fire Department. They have been conducting training trials over the past week and it appears to be working well. Fast, stable and a lot less noisy than I expected. A great asset for the area.
Today's LaDaSun has an article on this new orange colored Moultonborough Fire Dept air boat. Who knows but just maybe this company in Ontario https://airriderhovercraft.com has figured out a way to make it less noisy?

Riding over a cushion of air between the boat and the ice must be a lot different than the jon boat style of air boat which gets powered over the ice on a flat aluminum bottom.

If Moultonborough can have an air boat then Wolfeboro simply must go get a six million dollar helicopter just like the Coast Guard's plus a new hanger, maintenance, and flight crew ..... the Wolfeboro air rescue team!

..... noodles to the rescue ..... think I'll just use my five dollar noodle belt and one dollar, two big nails and shoelace ice grippers, and go save myself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cils95YBLWU ...... Rick drives a hovercraft
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