More Fun than its Name? SCAT Hovercraft

I remember these from infomercials or ads in the 80s, and possibly from the State Fair, but I never really understood the choice of the SCAT name. If this comes with a VHS tape, don’t watch it – especially it there’s any German writing on it! 

Basically, you get a gas engine, an air cushion, a big fan, a basic set of controls and the ability to go just about anywhere. Oh, you also get an old trailer. Not bad!

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Pelham, NH, USA
$3,399 BIN with offers considered and 6.5 days to go

Styling? Well, it looks like a hovercraft.

Handlebars are clearly visible here, presumably with a cable for the throttle.

Aft of the fan shroud are the rudders.

Fuel tank is easier to replace than in a car!

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9 ft Scat Hoovercraft  [sic]. Recent fan blades, all set up. Has been sitting for a while. Does run. Sometimes starts a little hard. Probably needs new bags. Comes with trailer. Trailer old. Probably needs tires and bearings for a long trip.

 

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