That is interesting Glenn. Can't see where it would have taken on water in the hanger, so maybe there was lots of water in the float and it didn't reach the hole to drain until it was moved and the water slushed. In any case, it just needs to get patched and from what Dick said, I think he is going with the Gold Standard, multi-day to do it patch
rather than the 10 minute patch.
Thanks J.J., Don and I have talked. The Sedan and his 172 are going to be put up for sale and we are looking for an amphib to replace it with. No need to be so dependent on mechanic(s) that will do work at the island and more flexible. In any case, if the annual gets finished next week, I will go ahead and meet the insurance Make and Model requirements and get some hours in on the water. In the meantime I am flying my 172. Since it is a 0-300 145 HP I have no interest in trying to put floats on it. I might go and get some 172 HP Amphib time with Frank at Orange County.