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    How much of a job is it to put Whip amphibs on a cub that has never had amphibs before?

    I am considering putting a set of used Whip amphibs on my 18. How much of a job is it to plumb my cub with all the pumps and brakes and electrical to accept the Whip 2100 amphibs? I have weld on float fittings now and seaplane lifting hooks but that is it.

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    I helped my friend Eric do this. It took 6 days, 12 hours a day for us to do it. That translates to 144 man hours. It is a pretty big job but it was worth it. He has flown it to Alaska, the UP of Michigan, Maine etc.

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    Very Blessed.
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    And, do absolutely as much of the installation of systems BEFORE you hang the plane on the floats. Once it's on floats, working on it becomes an aerobic exercise.

    It is a bigger job than it probably appears. Study all the required installations carefully and consider how you'll route all the required plumbing/wiring, etc.

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    I spose it would of been a piece of cake to do when I had the plane completely rebuilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kid View Post
    I spose it would of been a piece of cake to do when I had the plane completely rebuilt?
    Maybe not a piece of cake but certainly a donut. Possibly a cinnamon roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kid View Post
    I spose it would of been a piece of cake to do when I had the plane completely rebuilt?
    But, where's the challenge in that?

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