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by GreenStar
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floating dock
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Floating dock

Maybe a rail system?
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http://www.dhdocks.com/shore-tracker-ma ... ail-system
by GreenStar
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floating dock
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Floating dock

Adam Oke wrote:Back in my swamping days, we would build cribs and fill them with rocks. Made a great anchor, and you learned the art of swinging a hammer underwater for repairs.
Before he can do that, I think Fisheries and Oceans might want to have a say in that one...at least in my world.
by GreenStar
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane regulation changes proposed
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Re: Seaplane regulation changes proposed

Meatservo: after my experience with egress training I have to agree with you. Just getting the life jacket on in the water is an ordeal, not sure if I can save myself, let alone the passengers, wearing one all the time makes sense.
by GreenStar
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: cessna 180 vs 172XP floatplane amphibian?
Replies: 16
Views: 5376

Re: cessna 180 vs 172XP floatplane amphibian?

SuperchargedRS wrote:I've been pretty happy with my 185 amphib.

That said if you're hauling folks for hire I'd get a U206 for those rear doors, makes like much easier
And not much room in a Skywagon for fat sightseers.
by GreenStar
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Road trip starts tomorrow morning
Replies: 16
Views: 3300

Re: Road trip starts tomorrow morning

Hear the new gold mine is hiring there. Big money, buy your own plane.
by GreenStar
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Small cabin on crown land
Replies: 2
Views: 2776

Re: Small cabin on crown land

Sent you a PM.
by GreenStar
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: newly expired pilot license
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: newly expired pilot license

Thank you for the thoughts and link. Not as bad as I feared.
by GreenStar
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: newly expired pilot license
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

newly expired pilot license

I just realized this Sunday morning, my private pilot license expired almost two months ago. I have a current medical. I was out of the country for three months (just returned), it just slipped through the cracks. Looking through the government website did not produce any answers. Does anyone know h...
by GreenStar
Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C180 vs C182 on floats
Replies: 11
Views: 2318

Re: C180 vs C182 on floats

The wider cabin 182 did not come out until the early 60's, prior to that it was same width as the 180-185. I think a later model 182 with the bigger engine would be dandy, if you could live without the Johnson bar flap control.
by GreenStar
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Satelite Phone
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Satelite Phone

I had an extremely bad experience with someone using a Spot device that was supposed to send OK signals. Had to fly out to see if they were alright, they were, Spot just was not sending signals consistently. Spot uses Globalstar sats, Globalstar sat phone service is not the best. As sheephunter says...
by GreenStar
Fri May 23, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: NWO Ontario Savant Lake
Replies: 17
Views: 4867

Re: NWO Ontario Savant Lake

What lake/area do you need to get into? Around Savant or south?
by GreenStar
Sat May 17, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: C180 O520 on Floats - Specs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

Re: C180 O520 on Floats - Specs?

I have a 185 on straight Aerocets, IO520, would plan for 15 GPH, leaning rich of peak.
by GreenStar
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Buying your own plane: Calculation?
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: Buying your own plane: Calculation?

Be very aware, a recent overhaul will still not insure that something may not happen prematurely, it can and does too frequently, I can attest to that, as can others. Be prepared for the worst, hope for the best and all will be well. As you probably know, a pre-buy inspection by someone unbiased and...
by GreenStar
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Buying your own plane: Calculation?
Replies: 13
Views: 2542

Re: Buying your own plane: Calculation?

You have a lot of total hours and a good amount on floats, so that is a big plus for insurance. Do you want liability insurance or full coverage? What is the value of the plane? We are talking Canada? Mine is around $2800 for full coverage on a $180,000 C185F on straight floats . Most every seaplane...
by GreenStar
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: NWO Floatplane Hours Wanted, Dual OK
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

Re: NWO Floatplane Hours Wanted, Dual OK

LousyFisherman, you have a PM.
by GreenStar
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: anyone selling block time on their floatplane this year
Replies: 10
Views: 1592

Re: anyone selling block time on their floatplane this year

Just read one of the few outfits that rents time in floatplanes in the US, has decided after another of their float plane rentals was wrecked, he would no longer be renting.

Good luck on finding someone to rent you their plane. I can see nothing good coming from that as an owner.
by GreenStar
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: ice out 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3019

Re: ice out 2014

Took this picture https://www.dropbox.com/s/p6qi0al472su3d6/IMG_3879.JPG when we were trout fishing March 20th (first day of spring), as you can see we are preparing for an early ice out in N/W Ontario. My prediction: May 18th ice out for Red lake, reason: poor ice structure, temps will moderate.
by GreenStar
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Super Cyclone
Replies: 2
Views: 9092

Re: Super Cyclone

An e-mail reply was sent to you today, regarding the same inquiry on Back Country Pilots, if you did not get it, check your junk e-mail folder.
by GreenStar
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Northern clothing and footwear
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Northern clothing and footwear

I'll give another nod for the bunny boots, have been wearing them for years, they keep your feet warm under any conditions.
by GreenStar
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Porta-bote
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

Re: Porta-bote

Thanks anyway, have yet to see a good picture, there just does not seemed to be that many port-a-bot's flown in. Whenever I get around to trying it out, I will post a picture. I had heard to put the stearn foreward, had planned on putting it on the pilot side and did buy some industrial strength str...
by GreenStar
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Porta-bote
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

Re: Porta-bote

I bought a barely used plastic 12 footer 3 years ago, but have never got around to using it. Would you guys happen to have a picture of one tied onto a Skywagon you could share? Thanks.
by GreenStar
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:14 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bubble windows
Replies: 11
Views: 1818

Re: Bubble windows

...and you survived to tell about it. The important thing.

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