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    All reasons I avoid them right now.

    All reasons I avoid them right now.
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    Thank you all for the suggestions and especially...

    Thank you all for the suggestions and especially the camel idea. I think that may be the easiest method, but maybe not the cheapest. For a PA-12, I could make a section from a decent size diameter...
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    Camel logs.... You might need to help me out on...

    Camel logs.... You might need to help me out on this one. Google wasn't super helpful, but I found this picture which might indicate what you're talking about. Is this about it? A sturdy, but...
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    Roped to what? The decking is typically 2-6 feet...

    Roped to what? The decking is typically 2-6 feet from the water, so I need to account for tides and the empty space between the dock deck and the water. The pilings are typcially not the same...
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    Piers with pilings

    As I splash around in my PA-12 on straight floats in southern Maryland, I find that many of my associates have waterfront property. Due to the tides, occasional hurricane, and lack of regular...
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    Vacuum system and instruments

    I removed 10 pounds of items from my fair-weather PA-12.
    For sale as a bundle or individual (you pay actual shipping - should all fit in a flat-rate box):

    Rapco 215CC pump with filter, gauge,...
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    I have a PA12 with PA18 3" extended gear. The...

    I have a PA12 with PA18 3" extended gear. The PA18 TCDS has Cleveland 6" wheels and brakes on it with 8.00 tires. Cannot recall 8.5. This is the logic and justification A&P used for installation of...
  8. Thread: Used floats

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    The Philly Seaplane Base has support from people...

    The Philly Seaplane Base has support from people at a nearby airport. I used them as a potential divert location during my straight float ferry flight from Maine to southern Maryland. They were...
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    Aeroclassic 6x2 tailwheel tire

    Probably not many around with a Scott 2000, but I have a slightly used (20 hours, ~50 landings) Aeroclassic 6x2 tailwheel tire for sale. $50 and I'll pay shipping. But...

    I have a Scott 3-24B on...
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    Bump.

    Bump.
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    W&B question with Borer increased GW

    Hello all,

    I have a PA-12 with the Borer gross weight increase, SA190AL. I have the approved STC, but not the technical documents that support it. I have been able to get some reference...
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    I'm fortunate to fly the FA18F Super Hornet, T6B...

    I'm fortunate to fly the FA18F Super Hornet, T6B Texan II, U-6A Beaver, NU-1B Otter and the X-26 glider (Schweizer 2-32). That will end in November as I transition to a new job, but I've got enough...
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    I'm a bit constrained on width, but I think I can...

    I'm a bit constrained on width, but I think I can build a 10x16 platform that will work. It will be interesting to figure out how to secure it on/over/around an existing concrete ramp in tidal...
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    I'm late to the discussion, but I fly a few...

    I'm late to the discussion, but I fly a few taildraggers. At the US Naval Test Pilot School, we have two Beavers and one Otter with conventional gear. The Beaver has a 10 kt crosswind limit and the...
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    Thank you all for the inputs. Based on our tides,...

    Thank you all for the inputs. Based on our tides, I may need a 20-25 ft length, which will also account for some slope on the shore. Is it necessary to anchor the water-end down? Or does the geometry...
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    That's pretty sharp. Our Creek is tidal, as well....

    That's pretty sharp. Our Creek is tidal, as well. I think the extension and adjustable legs would work quite nicely. Is that secured to the beach through the eye-bolts and is the water-side weighted...
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    Dock/ramp ideas

    The owner of the spb I'm using is going to invest in dock and ramp improvements. We are in brackish water. There is currently a concrete ramp that doesn't go much deeper than the water line and is a...
  18. Straight floats: SW Maine to So. Maryland cross country

    Hello all,

    I just bought a PA-12 to put on straight floats and bring home. I'm looking for recommendations on places to stop for fuel (100LL preferred - awaiting STC for MOGAS), maybe one...
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