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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby jjbaker » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:47 am

That sucks. Sorry to hear that. Funny that you can't just check yourself out if you're already listed on the insurance.
Not sure whats so special about a Sedan on floats. 3 solo takeoffs and landings, and off you go.
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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:22 am

I am listed on the insurance with the caveat "check out in make and model required. I am also rusty not having been on floats in a number of years, so I want and need it. And still the next obstacle is the annual, which is complicated by another issue. I bought a new Seaplane Vest, a New GPS for this plane, made a camera mount and have my Spare Air charged up and in a holster for the plane. Everything else is in it ready to go. If I owned it by myself, I would risk letting another seaplane pilot fly with me and get me current, but I can not jeopardize my friend and the possibility of the insurance disallowing a claim if I did something that wrecked the plane.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:31 pm

Saturday I flew Stu's Cub across the bay to Homer for fuel then headed East back over the Katchamac bay and across the Kenai peninsula to Resurrection Bay South of Seward and followed the coast South then around the tip following the shore back to Seldovia.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:46 am

High tide, 29' swing this weekend.

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So we paddled a mile up Seldovia bay to Schooner bay

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End of the Solstice Festival beach picnic

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We caught a 39lb halibut the day before so we cooked some up on the fire. Yummy

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I found this tree up the beach growing on the high tide line on a rock cave. The struggle of life.

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The remains of a 1900 Schooner litter the beach

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Oops, low tide

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Got back at 10pm and took a 4 wheeler ride to the beach

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Water taxi picked up us at Jakcoo beach at 8am

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Said good by to our dear friends Stu and Betsy
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In Seward tonight, whale watch tomorrow

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I may never go home

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:02 am

Great photos. Looks like great time, great friends and lots of fun. I went to Maine 33 summers and experienced 12 foot tides, but never 29. We used to drive golf balls into the water at high tight and go pick them up at low tide, while picking crabs out of the small tidal pools for dinner.

Thanks for sharing Glenn. Safe trip home.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Rainy day in Seward, perfect day to whale watch.

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We saw at least 4 Humpbacks

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And alot of incredible scenery

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I have taken over 500 photos and all are worthy of posting

Another awesome day of only one of many in this magical place.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:19 pm

Never got my floatplane home before my trip so I went down to check on my docks this morning. The wind had blown an ash tree over right where my tail would have been.

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Beavers have a dam built again so the root ball was under water and pulled out

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Got the tree cut up and went to move the rowboat

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Two little beavers, eyes not ever open yet

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:31 pm

Glad that your plane was not there Glenn and did not get damaged. We have a beaver issue at Warwick that we work on every season.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:49 pm

Back in business, did 10+ landings in 3 different lakes this evening.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:17 am

Hopefully I will get some nice pictures to post next week. Do you have any free time mid week to fly?

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:25 pm

So......Farmboy when he's borded surfs Google Earth is search of the perfect eatery with a Hayfield close by. This morning we headed East to the CT river valley and a 400 cow dairy with a hayfield across from a saphouse/restaurant/ice cream palor. Field was a little rolly with a wire and pole in the middle, no sweat. No other plane have ever landed their and the owners were tickled pink that we landed. I had one of the best omlets I have ever eaten. Car cruisin is Thursday at 6 at we are invited to attend.

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Then we stopped at Jake's to check out the new hangar and I then flew off to island to visit Bob. I got him to get the hemi beast out and go for ice cream.

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He scared the crap outa me on the way over, I hate being a passenger.

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I got to drive on the way back, paybacks are a bitch, but I had to really scare the crap outa myself before I got Bob scared

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Fun day

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby jjbaker » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:15 am

Jesus Glenn. You gotta go on a diet before you have to start flying a Cessna 206!

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:19 am

Glenn always finds great places to eat. Those breakfasts looked great and Bob F. seems a little heavier this season after the winter hibernation!

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:17 pm

Dang holes in the sky on the way to Maine

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:21 pm

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:48 pm

Where are the food shots?
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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:44 pm

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:44 am

Well there are the food shots. Very nice indeed. And the rest of the photos are great too.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby jjbaker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:44 pm

Nice to see something from PK.
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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby RKittine » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:53 am

Glenn,

Want to share any information about PK that you might have learned while there? Maybe even an article for the SeaplaneMagazine. No pay, but increased Fame!

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:10 am

Heading North to Raggmuff Sunday morning

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Raggmuff, 25+ gusting left CW

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Sugarloaf, Sawyers base. You want to learn how to fly out of a windy hole in the middle of Maine? Call Sawyer

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The wind was howling and we waited for this on final for about 2 minutes

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Might have a new stomping ground soon

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Jim and Brenda we had a fantastic time. Fairground flyin was better then an E-ticket at Disney. This great country was built by great folks like you and your family and we and your local community are lucky to have you guys as friends. Thank you.

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:30 pm

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:15 pm

Great time at Tom's but only got 8 or 9 hours in the yellow Cub this weekend. Got home and my 77 year old J4 is bitchin I never spend much time with her. Dumped in some gas and spanked her into going North for a few hours. Life is good

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Re: North East Spring / Summer 2017

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:23 am

Flew up to the cabin at Swanson Dam last evening

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Flying home as I post to go to work

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