This is Pete Gardell's Hovercraft Enclosure.
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Says Pete: Working with Plexiglass or lexan
is not that bad. I simply screwed it in
place to the frame and used a dremel tool to cut to fit. I also contemplated keeping the frame on for summer as well to have kind of a bimini top.
One person I met up with said that I looked like a flying iron going by on
the river. Guess I will have to live with the stigma.
The vinyl doesn't really flap at all. The only thing that really gets some flexing is the doors. The thrust prop creates quite a nice vacuum that tends to draw in the sides of the doors. The PVC does not really have the rigidity to prevent the flexing. That's one of the reasons I will eventually go to the aluminum tubing. It is not all that bad, I just don't like it. But, it will do for this season.
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