Here are some
'04 winter pics!
I started designing Oblio in late February of 2002. The plan was to create a hovercraft that possessed positive traits of both pointed and square nosed craft. It had to be more aerodynamic than a rectangle craft, and plane quicker as well. It should handle transitions better than a pointed craft, with less of a tendency to slide to one side, and be more stable with less roll. Most importantly, it had to eat up large waves and boat/barge wakes with little to no trouble. The resulting design is a little something I call Oblio.
I got the name Oblio from an early '70's
TV movie called, The Point. Oblio is a young boy who
in the town of Point. Everything there has a point, including
trees, even people. Oblio is the only exception, his head is
Get where I'm going with this :-)
Thrust: 3 cylinder Geo
Lift: 12.5 hp Briggs turning a 30-24 fan
Hull Material: Composite foam, fiberglass, Kevlar and Carbon Fiber
Capacity: +/- 800 lbs, with seating for 5-6. Plenty of enclosed storage!
Speed: 55 mph on water. 65+ on snow/ice
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