Shallow Water Hovercraft – Low Spray Cruising

Their unique abilities make Hov Pod Shallow Water Hovercraft extremely useful on or near wet lands, wet sand or mud, shallow water, flooded rivers, puddles, swamps, many areas that can't be reached with other vehicles. Hov Pod high speed amphibious capabilities not affected by the movement or the depth of water and this sometimes causes an effect we call Low Spray Cruising.

In a flood the average automobile can be swept off the road in 12 inches of moving water, and roads covered by water are prone to collapse. Attempting to drive through water also may stall your engine, with the potential to cause irreparable damage if you try to restart the engine. 

If you have a task or adventure where you have a need to explore, travel, survey, rescue or transport people or products doing some Low Spray Cruising through shallow water, contact Hov Pod, lets discuss your project?

Hov Pod Shallow Water Hovercraft can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, prairies, wetlands, meadows, bogs, bayous, mud, shores, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, roads, shallow lakes dried up salt marshes, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 45 mph without effecting wild life or the ecology.

"Water is the only substance on earth that is naturally present in three different forms. As a liquid, a solid (ice) and as a gas (water vapor)."
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Shallow Water Hovercraft

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Shallow Water Hovercraft Video

Hov Pod Shallow Water Hovercraft fly over different terrain seamlessly, can land and take off from water. Hov Pod Shallow Water Hovercraft are designed specifically for stability, durability, buoyancy and salt water operation. Hov Pod Shallow Water Hovercraft are engineered to be all terrain workhorses able carry up 9 people or deliver a 1500 lbs (680Kg) payload, they are affordable. easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use. Hov Pod are the world's most durable hovercraft, we offer a 5 year warranty on our hull and a 12 month warranty on parts and labor.

In search and rescue operations, Hov Pod keep first responders above the danger, not in it. Because Hov Pod safely hover 9 inches above the land or water, they can get close to victims that a off road vehicle or helicopter can't reach. Hov Pod are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats, they are affordable, easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.  Don't settle for a hovercraft, own a Hov Pod.

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Other Vehicle’s Shallow Water Difficulties

For those of us who want to hop in the little deuce coupe and head for the lakeside or tidal level water, for some driving on shallows will be required. Hard-packed sand is a snap, but what if your tires have to take on loose, wet sand on a beach or in the mud? Here are some general tips to help with your sand driving.

Air out your tires

Popular Mechanics suggests keeping tire psi at 12 to 15 for loose sand driving.

Don’t be too sharp

Sharp turns on sand will cause your tires to dig in deeper, which you don’t want to do. Driving in sand should be kept as straight as possible.

Do not attempt with front-wheel drive

If you are planning to drive in sand, don’t do it with a front-wheel drive car. You’ll become stuck almost immediately.

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