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Old 06-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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It seems there are many pilots involved with the trawler or large boating community. I am curious about what planes people own or have owned. Not by choice due to boat issues, I am more active in aviation than my Hattie. Hopefully that will change soon.

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Old 06-13-2015, 09:20 AM   #2
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What kind of anchors do planes have?
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:32 AM   #4
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Ahhh, they do use anchors. We call them "tie downs".
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Old 06-13-2015, 03:32 PM   #6
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We have a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on EDO floats.

Other planes I have flown extensively include a 270hp C180 on floats (here), a Turbo206 on wheels (here), and a C206 on wheels in Hawaii.

Also in Hawaii I flew a single-engine Grumman American AA-1, a Citabria, Rockwell Commander 112 and 114, C150, 172, 182 and C150 Aerobat and a Mooney Chapparal.

I got my Private license in Hawaii in a Piper PA-28 Cherokee and also flew the Cherokee 180 and Cherokee Six. I got the rest of my ratings/licenses in Cessnas.

On floats I also have some time in a Turbo Beaver re-engined with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135 and a turbine conversion of the DHC-3 Otter, also with the PT6A-135. I flew a Cessna Caravan on wheels a few times but not enough to be able to claim familiarity with it.

PS- For a project at work I bought one hour in a helicopter to experience what it's like to fly one. We spent the whole hour learning to hover. I never got more than five feet off the ground and to date it is the single hardest thing I've ever tried to do in my life.
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Not as much activity as I would have expected but, Marin, nice resume and a Beaver to boot. Most of my time is in a Yak 52, Nanchang CJ6a, Christen Eagle II, Bonanza S35, Vans RV4 and a Clipped Wing Cub with 150hp. I have a Nanchang CJ6a in the paint shop currently, hopefully it will be done for Oshkosh, picture below. I am also purchasing a Russian L-29 Delfin military jet trainer. It will be awhile before I have the Delfin ready and earn my type rating.

I like trawlers and other boats but cannot give up flying as I have flown all my life as my father was an aviation nut also.

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Is that a Highlander?

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We carry a Fortress in the Beaver.
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We carry a Fortress in the Beaver.
I carry 2 extra AA battries and a chart.
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We carry a Fortress in the Beaver.

Gotcha. Any bridle (snubber) that connects both floats so the load gets equally distributed when at anchor?
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Gotcha. Any bridle (snubber) that connects both floats so the load gets equally distributed when at anchor?
No. Just a long length of nylon we carry in the float compartment with the anchor. It's just for unusual situations that may arise. We always either beach the plane, put it on a ramp, or take it out of the water altogether.
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No. Just a long length of nylon we carry in the float compartment with the anchor. It's just for unusual situations that may arise. We always either beach the plane, put it on a ramp, or take it out of the water altogether.

Oh ok, thanks Marin.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:57 AM   #17
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"What Do You Fly?"

I usually fly Coach, these days.

"What kind of anchors do planes have? "

With big taxpayer bucks the usual Navy seaplane anchor is a folding SS Northhill made from less magnetic SS

Anyone want to buy one?
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Just sold my Diamond DA-40 (just wasn't using it enough) to a German with real big cohonies. Took delivery here in Texas and flew it back to Germany.


Built a Genesis Slipstream 115hp on floats
Built a Glastar which was a hoot to fly


Now happy to just toodle along at sea level although still current.
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Is that a Highlander?

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Phil, It is a Fisher Super Koala. About 200 lbs lighter than one of those portly Highlanders.

Empty weight on wheels = 420lbs.
Empty weight on the amphibs = 520lbs.

The plane will fly two adults off glassy water on 46 horsepower. Have not flown the Koala years as I have become busy with other things.

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I have never owned an airplane but have flown a few.
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