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Old 06-09-06, 01:03 AM
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336 Seamaster

Does anybody have a photo of the SEAMASTER ?

It was 336 N1795Z, c/n 336-0095, about 1980 ?

Any info welcome.
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Cessna Seamaster

The float conversion of the Cessna 336 was preformed by Gill Devore who put a pair of PK3900 floats on 1795Z. To be kind, it was a dog. It ate rear propellors, cruised at 120 Kts @ 24 Gph. It did get off the water quickly.

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Old 05-20-20, 09:20 PM
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a seadog?

Not to put too fine a point on it, but 120kt at 24gph is sort of what would be expected for a "Seamaster". I love waterflying my 206 on amphibs, but the configuration has taken a nice 165kt high performance airplane (the C206 on wheels) and turned its 300hp into a 110kt slow poke, a-la-172 (burns 18gph going fast with wheels or slow with floats).

BUT she splashes! Then gets up and lives to do it again! Any airplane can land on the water, but only those with floats can do it multiple times, and take off too. America has about 4000 airports but if you can land on the water the number multiplies towards infinity. A 337 eating props is a problem for sure, but being able to land on the water changes the game entirely.

Not that I'd ever convert my P337G Skymaster, my 206 is plenty seaplane for me and I do want my 337 to push 190kts up at 18K' to make up for my slower puddlejumping. But just because a plane goes slow on floats doesn't make the cofiguration a dog. It's just "different". In a very special way.
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I agree with Timcote1960,

I have a P337H with the Riley 520 engines and love it. Floats are super drag and performance becomes relative.

I want to get a 336 or another 337 and put it on floats. I crashed into SF Bay in 1986 in a Rockwell 112TC and it changed my religion on single engine airplanes.

I see the higher fuel flow as insurance for safety and perhaps a composite rear prop will take care of the eating of props?

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I agree with Timcote1960,

I have a P337H with the Riley 520 engines and love it. Floats are super drag and performance becomes relative.

I want to get a 336 or another 337 and put it on floats. I crashed into SF Bay in 1986 in a Rockwell 112TC and it changed my religion on single engine airplanes.

I see the higher fuel flow as insurance for safety and perhaps a composite rear prop will take care of the eating of props?

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I was just talking to someone in Alaska who said there is a still a 336 up there on floats. I didn't get a chance to see it personally, so I can't confirm.
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Old 07-28-21, 03:58 PM
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No 336/337 on Floats in AK

I have a P337H Skymaster with the Riley conversion with 520 engines.

I know of no 336/337 on floats, I was just saying I like the idea for the safety of having two engines and the extra fuel flow would be just insurance
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I have a P337H Skymaster with the Riley conversion with 520 engines.

I know of no 336/337 on floats, I was just saying I like the idea for the safety of having two engines and the extra fuel flow would be just insurance
With all that drag, would a Seamaster be able to maintain altitude, much less climb, one on engine?
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