Removal of the floats and change over to wheel gear took less than 2 hrs. Proper installtion, with thought given to seasonal change over and quick connect fittings really simplifies the process. The float kit supplies raw material for the paint and cut / fabricate it to fit each installation. A short length of 2X2 in the nose keeps the front gear locked down with the hydraulics disconnected. Moving the floats around in the hangar is a breeze.

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Comment by Bob McDonald on September 23, 2012 at 5:03pm

Mark.... don't you have a set of wheel penetration ski plans? They are free !

Comment by Mark Maltais on September 23, 2012 at 2:22pm

I was wondering what you would be doing for winter! :D  Did you ever get a chance to try the floats on the water?  How did they handle?

Comment by Bob McDonald on September 23, 2012 at 1:43pm

The electric pump has a by-pass relief valve that should prevent any damage... since its only for ease of movement around the hangar I'll throw some timber scaler flagging tape on the 2X2 for good measure. When installed the floats do not have the "wooden hydraulics" installed :>)

Comment by Tim Garrett on September 23, 2012 at 10:53am
Might consider a remove before install/flight label or flag on the 2X2? Would hate to crush anything. I'm sure you thought of that already, though.

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