Balloon Repair Station

Items for Sale

Stuff for sale bit – updated 16.02.2024 prices for CB300-4A basket, Double Shadow burner and 8hp fan lowered
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Items for sale

8HP GX240 Honda Fan

Our old faithful Honda GX240 8HP Fan. Good condition. Swing wheel model. Good substantial frameand cage.
Prop fully refurbished new bolts fitted. Regularily serviced. Original carb fitted. Solid tyres = no punctures!
Starts easily. Good reliable fan lots of puff. Blow me over £850.00 or near offer.

Call 07973 510518 office hours or email

Stop me and Buy One – goes all Merchandising like After a run of 13 years without any funding except from his own pockets, Steve Roake’s Cloudhoppers.Org has made the leap into marketing a few items that he feels may be of interest to discerning balloonists. Steve explained that the one thing he didn’t want to get involved with was cheap and nasty tack that just clutters up your cupboards never to be seen again, so some considerable thought went into the selected products before releasing them to the marketplace. The idea behind doing the bits and pieces was to hopefully help cover the hosting costs of the website and make it no longer a drain on his resources.

The first item to be launched was the Hopper Mug. He didn’t think they would get the exposure they have already had and already seem to be quite popular. Although very good for putting tea (and scotch) in Steve saw them as a novelty item and had previously had some made up for the One Man Meet as prizes with the location as the description, mainly to introduce the Cloudhoppers’ branding. Now sporting the appropriate logo and ‘Keep Calm. Just go fly the hopper’ they are themselves flying off the shelf at £9 plus postage and packaging. We’ve tried them and they are not porous and have proved to be very dishwasher friendly.

With a plug for Christmas, well actually just a nice present anytime, Steve has sourced a lovely stylish Cloudhoppers’ Clock. Working on the theme of Less is more, this delightful nine inch timepiece may be the answer to a loved ones wish list or a gift for the pilot that has everything. These are supplied to order and sell for £25 plus postage and packaging

On the more practical, technical, side it has oft been noted that Mr Roake has a slightly OCD desire to cap any exposed tubing that gets stored in his balloon kit with the potential to cause damage. Naturally he set about sourcing various sized bungs to meet his needs, starting with capping bungs for the Cameron Millenium Hopper seat unit itself. These just finish off the tubing when you pack your hard earned kit away. Interest has been keen and several sets have already been sold. They are available for any application, so whilst there are specific sets for Lindstrand , Ultramagic and Cameron /Sky/T&C hoppers you can also use them on your burner frames, basket tops and inflation fan feet. If it’s exposed tubing and you can get a diameter – he can get the bungs. Could this mark the end of my dog getting free tennis balls!

In the coming year he is intending to add to the range depending on demand. To this end he has had some serious interest in doing bright vibrant umbrellas so watch this space for more details soon or check it out on the Cloudhopppers page on Facebook. If you have anything that you think may be important for balloonists by balloonists that you can’t currently source please feel free to drop Steve a line with your ideas and he’ll do his best to source it. Please email for availability and costs to

Cameron 90-105 Basket

The double has been sold but the CB300-4A 90-105 basket is still up for grabs. The basket has been well looked after despite being the platform for many an adventure and stunt under Unipart balloons various. It has had a banner around it all its life which probably explains its tidy condition plus it was regularly Danish Oiled. It is trimmed in blue suede a padded floor and has matching leg leathers. In good condition. £1400 ono.

It will come with a Form1 if required. Will export but all the arrangements will have to be sorted by the purchaser with payment up front please. Cash on Collection preferred please. Email Chris at or try the mobile 07973 510518 during working hours.