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    One of my vessel tasks in Sitka during the 1969...

    One of my vessel tasks in Sitka during the 1969 herring season was to tow a herring pound net out to sea. Several large sea lions had broken in and drowned in the wrapped up netting. I made it a few...
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    Cessnas? Who knows and there's no warranty. The...

    Cessnas? Who knows and there's no warranty. The Citabria and Cub I had liked it and rolled away from the spill plated flap but again it's all an experiment.

    Gary
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    Tow to sea - call military needing munitions...

    Tow to sea - call military needing munitions practice - feed fish.

    Gary
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    After you perfect your flap fairing try...

    After you perfect your flap fairing try installing end plates on the flaps for added lift.
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    Happens. It'll be a Full Moon in a couple of days...

    Happens. It'll be a Full Moon in a couple of days and waterskiing is fun.

    Gary
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    Today with RNAV (GPS) Approaches and the right...

    Today with RNAV (GPS) Approaches and the right setup no need to worry. Even my Garmin 660 works good enough for that. I never cared for flying VFR on top much over terrain before all of today's GPS...
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    Looks good in Alaska Gordon. Like the Old Timers...

    Looks good in Alaska Gordon. Like the Old Timers did just pull up the nose and then spin'er down through the undercast.

    Gary
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    As noted oil free surfaces for silicone gaskets...

    As noted oil free surfaces for silicone gaskets are important (they'll leak). Once they leak cleaning is necessary before retightening. Eventually cork or fiber compresses and metal valve covers can...
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    I'm currently reading this book -...

    I'm currently reading this book - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11452709-the-map-of-my-dead-pilots - but have asked and been informed by someone who was there that it's prone to fiction. Some...
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    Hope you tipped the lock smith - their skill is a...

    Hope you tipped the lock smith - their skill is a gift and window time to job earns little.

    Gary
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    Maybe DHC-2 Beavers on floats are prone to...

    Maybe DHC-2 Beavers on floats are prone to flipping. Is there any forum knowledge that suggests that's a unique concern? I was trained to keep the nose-toes-bows up during check rides with various...
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    Another hot rod>...

    Another hot rod> https://fairbanks.craigslist.org/avo/d/ester-1967g-cessna-hp-texas-taildragger/6900469555.html

    Order the FAA 337 data for the 26" tires? ...
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    For Bushwheels 26-31"= Cessna (see Notes: 1, 3,...

    For Bushwheels 26-31"=
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    150, 150A, 150B, 150C, 150D, 150E, 150F, 150G, 150H, 150J, 150K, 150L, 150M, A150K, A150L, A150M

    NOTES AND LIMITATIONS for conventional gear:...
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    You might contact this company and ask about...

    You might contact this company and ask about their approvals or options for Cessna 150's on conventional gear: https://www.airframesalaska.com/Alaskan-Bushwheels-s/1917.htm

    See C-150 and Notes...
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    For me this format is a conversation not a...

    For me this format is a conversation not a conviction. We pilots discuss these things and share experiences...some as an ongoing flight review and some to maybe learn from others without the sad...
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    PA-18A 150 wheels skis floats. The rest meh. ...

    PA-18A 150 wheels skis floats. The rest meh.

    Gary
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    Taquan's preferred career opportunities for those...

    Taquan's preferred career opportunities for those interested: https://taquanair.com/careers/ They may need to raise the bar some.

    Gary
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    For whatever cause or technique the floats were...

    For whatever cause or technique the floats were eventually wetted too far forward...quick excessive drag and maybe a turn/broach like in the video linked earlier. Hold or trim the bow up against the...
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    Where the third wheel is located on land planes...

    Where the third wheel is located on land planes can develop muscle and mental memory during landing. Nose draggers like to be planted forward to slow and steer and of course tailwheels the opposite....
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    https://www.adn.com/bush-pilot/article/legends-ala...

    https://www.adn.com/bush-pilot/article/legends-alaska-aviation-rod-judy/2012/09/27/

    I met Rod in 1965 then later as a passenger until he left Afton Coon for others. More:...
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    Some folks have boating experience before flying...

    Some folks have boating experience before flying floats but others may not. How the boat or float hull can react to wind and waves, including any wakes or long period offset swells, is worth knowing...
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    Preliminary on the Metlakatla Beaver that...

    Preliminary on the Metlakatla Beaver that flipped: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20190520X14645&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA

    Note the suggested wind vs landing...
  23. Alcor setup:...

    Alcor setup: https://alcorinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/591851.pdf

    CHT calibration page 4 also see page 21 for hard boiled egg method with millivoltmeter: https://alcorinc.com/PDF/59207.pdf
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  24. The others mentioned are pro's...I'm just the...

    The others mentioned are pro's...I'm just the Idea Guy Fly on the wall as usual. The boiling water test was a good choice. Rerun the wiring and test. Is there any alternator AC current noise on the...
  25. Note these earlier concerns from the FAA about...

    Note these earlier concerns from the FAA about destroyed aircraft and Data Plates.

    https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cer...nt_seminar.pdf See page 21 on.

    Gary
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