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Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by harmonii » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:44

I am having some float covers manufactured, they are for my EDO 2000's but apparently will fit other models?

Any interest in these, I tried to purchase plastic ones from lake and Air but they are not making them anymore. Kenmore has them but VERY expensive.

Thinking they might come out to $50 or $60 shipped?
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Re: Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by rkittine » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:27

Hi,

There had been some for sale on eBay. You may want to check. Also, you might find that Ed Peck in Canada has them much cheaper than Kenmore.

Not sure if you are a member of SeaplaneForum.com, but if not I would suggest you sign up and post there. Lots of Seaplane Discussions as well as selling and buying. No charge, but due to issues with hackers, their is no Register Button on the site.

E-mail Jason Baker at Seaplaneforum at sign gmail dot com and in the subject line put:
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As a seaplane kind of guy, I am sure you will enjoy it.

Ed Peck can be contacted at 902-467-3333 or Sales at sign peckaero dot com.

Also try Twitchells Seaplane Base in Maine at 207-225-3490. They always have lots of parts.

Best Bob
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Re: Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by rkittine » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:27

Was trying to remove the duplicate post.
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Re: Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by harmonii » Wed Jan 22, 2014 13:35

Bob,

Yeah I spoke with Ed, the issue there is shipping and duty, which all of a sudden make them more expensive than Kenmore.

I have an eBay search, lots of gaskets, no covers :(

I definitely will join seaplaneforum, thanks. I have searched the forum recently and not seen any covers.

Basically I'm having some stamped for me, and to defray costs, I could have more stamped. I wanted to judge if there was any interest.

Seems they come off or are lost and end up at the bottom of the lake, in my case the floats I got did not have any and I am 'borrowing' a set until I can get some made.

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Post by rkittine » Wed Jan 22, 2014 13:49

I have pump outs installed so not a lot of need to remove the covers. Just check them from time to time to make sure they are secure. I have a tool too that looks like a spider that allows me to easily take the covers off and to easily secure them tightly.

Did you try Twitchell's?

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Re: Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by harmonii » Mon Feb 24, 2014 08:54

Bob, Yes I called Twichell's and they have nothing like that.

I should be able to beat by a substantial margin the new price from EDO.

One wonders given the part is stamped from a single thickness piece of aircraft aluminum, how they can charge $90 it.
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Post by rkittine » Mon Feb 24, 2014 15:40

It is a little nuts. If I remember correctly the ones on E-bay were about $50 each.
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Post by harmonii » Mon Mar 10, 2014 14:00

Bob, that's what I was hoping to sell them for, more along the lines of what they are actually worth.
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Re: Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by harmonii » Mon Jan 04, 2016 16:45

Hi All,

Well they are complete, after many trials and tribulations, I have the first run of EDO float "handhole" covers!

I have them listed on eBay, but any forum members can get them from me at a discount:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131679755420?ss ... 1555.l2649

I didn't realize it when I started this project, but these covers should fit EDO Model 1650, 2000, 2440, 2700's and others.
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Re: Any interest in EDO float covers?

Post by harmonii » Mon Jun 06, 2016 13:49

Discounted to $50 each for Aeronca Owners.

Domestic shipping is under $7 for a single cover, I can also ship this internationally for the additional cost.

http://www.pierce1.net/pictures/hap/Cover1.JPG
http://www.pierce1.net/pictures/hap/Cover2.JPG
http://www.pierce1.net/pictures/hap/Cover3.JPG
http://www.pierce1.net/pictures/hap/Cover4.JPG
http://www.pierce1.net/pictures/hap/Cover5.JPG
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