Any private floatplane owners on here?

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Any private floatplane owners on here?

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I'd love to read about your experiences as a floatplane owner and how you got into one.

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bernk wrote:I'd love to read about your experiences as a floatplane owner and how you got into one.

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Yes PA-18 Supercub
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Husky A-1 in the family. My Dad's dream realized this January. Floats rock :D
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Yup, well... flying boat. Different, but kinda the same. Compared to a floatplane, worse to dock, better for step taxiing, and running up on the beach or the rocks. Teal Amphibian.
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Better for sun tanning on and fishing off of I'd imagine as well.
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1970 Cessna A185E ,bought it in 1983.Was on cap 3000d's until a few years ago.

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Yep, IFR C185F on amphib Wip 3730.
Great performer after installing an IO550/86" Black Mac/Art WingX.
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Skymarc I just sent you a PM about your prop.
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Wagaero Sportsman 2plus2 which is a replica of a PA14. Its on 2870 which are almost as long as the airplane and keep me out of trouble in the winds we get here in Newfoundland. 30 knots is not a problem. 200hp Lycoming with constant speed prop and 8 hours of fuel. I've had a lot of fun in it but avgas is getting scacer/more expensive and if someone offered me the right price I would probably let it go with a tear in my eye.
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