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Old 09-26-2003, 11:14 AM
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A very SPECIAL WELCOME to a great friend CESSNA 172!

Although his post count is already in the middle single digits, and having surpassed Excavator I wanted to take a moment and welcome a truly wonderful friend. I have known CESSNA172 for probably 10 or 12 years now, and he is nothing short of an amazing friend. Although we don't often get to see one another we speak frequently and always have a blast. He lives in NH and has a new bouncing baby on the way! If anyone from the NH area has an open seat sometime, let CESSNA172 know, I assure you he will be a great boating partner. He is a regular and well known face in and around Sebago Lake and Long Lake Maine and is friends with Biggus and Audiofn as well. But please don't hold that against him!
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Old 09-26-2003, 11:17 AM
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Welcome C172,
Now a Cessna172 is this a cat or a v-hull???
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Old 09-26-2003, 11:24 AM
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Welcome C172,
Now a Cessna172 is this a cat or a v-hull???
GLH,

It is neither. It is a stepped bottom pontoon craft that can from time to time be consider amphibious. It is powered by a horizontally opposed four cycle engine that has various configurations ranging in HP from 185 to 300+. This power plant is mounted in the bow and it uses a horizontal stabilizing thing-a-ma-jig that generates lift to obtain maximum hydro and aero-dynamic eficiences. These unique craft have been known to run so well that they have been seen leaping tall forests at a single bound and are able to access various bodies of water without a launch ramp. They are truly revolutionary machines!

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Just remember, don't try boating with your Cessna in winter...
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Welcome C172,
Now a Cessna172 is this a cat or a v-hull???
On floats, it's a v-hull , and BTW, the floats have STEPS!!!

Welcome Cessna172!!!
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4 Cylinders what the heck can you do with that!! Next thing yah know they'll be strapping engines on the back of boats with bungee cords.

OK now for you guys to know the pilot mentality I offert this little note.

Every year these two guys from Boston always go moose hunting around a specific lake in Northern Maine. So, November comes around again and they charter a float plan from an outfit around Boston to get up to their lake in Maine, after a long flight they point out the lake to the pilot who astutely lands the plane on the lake and promises to come back to get them two days later.
I the meantime the two guys go out and with the help of the remoteness of the area shoot two moose each the maximum their permits allows. They dress them and bring all the meat back to the side of the lake where as planned the plane shows up two days later. The pilot sees those two guys with this huge mount of meat and tells these guys:
- There is no way the two of you, me and all that meat can fit on this plane and take off.
- Pilot last year did it. Says one of the hunters.
- Well if the pilot last year did it, I can do it. Says the pilot, who as anyone knows thinks he's God's gift to piloting (like all pilots do!).
Once all the stuff is on the plane he takes the longest line off the lake he can in order to take off. He floors the thing and slowly breaks the surface of the water, eventually the plane gets airborne but it's lumbering to gain altitude and barely clears the trees and the opposite edge of the lake. The pilot is struggling to gain altitude on the edge of stalling for about twenty minutes. Now he has to clear a mountain range and he is still wrestling to gain altitude being perilously close to stalling. They make it to the crest of the mountain range and the plane clears but the floats hit the top and get sheared off, the pilot struggles for control for another ten minutes flying erratically and eventually the plan crashes in the woods. Luckily there is no fire and they manage to pull themselves out of the wreckage of the plane, after a few minutes catching their breath the pilot now sitting down on a log clutching his head in desperation with both his hands says discouraged;"- I have absolutely no idea where we are and the radio is smashed to hell." One of the two hunter looks at is buddy looking around and says; "- We're about five hundred yard further than last year."
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4 Cylinders what the heck can you do with that!! Next thing yah know they'll be strapping engines on the back of boats with bungee cords.

OK now for you guys to know the pilot mentality I offert this little note.

Every year these two guys from Boston always go moose hunting around a specific lake in Northern Maine. So, November comes around again and they charter a float plan from an outfit around Boston to get up to their lake in Maine, after a long flight they point out the lake to the pilot who astutely lands the plane on the lake and promises to come back to get them two days later.
I the meantime the two guys go out and with the help of the remoteness of the area shoot two moose each the maximum their permits allows. They dress them and bring all the meat back to the side of the lake where as planned the plane shows up two days later. The pilot sees those two guys with this huge mount of meat and tells these guys:
- There is no way the two of you, me and all that meat can fit on this plane and take off.
- Pilot last year did it. Says one of the hunters.
- Well if the pilot last year did it, I can do it. Says the pilot, who as anyone knows thinks he's God's gift to piloting (like all pilots do!).
Once all the stuff is on the plane he takes the longest line off the lake he can in order to take off. He floors the thing and slowly breaks the surface of the water, eventually the plane gets airborne but it's lumbering to gain altitude and barely clears the trees and the opposite edge of the lake. The pilot is struggling to gain altitude on the edge of stalling for about twenty minutes. Now he has to clear a mountain range and he is still wrestling to gain altitude being perilously close to stalling. They make it to the crest of the mountain range and the plane clears but the floats hit the top and get sheared off, the pilot struggles for control for another ten minutes flying erratically and eventually the plan crashes in the woods. Luckily there is no fire and they manage to pull themselves out of the wreckage of the plane, after a few minutes catching their breath the pilot now sitting down on a log clutching his head in desperation with both his hands says discouraged;"- I have absolutely no idea where we are and the radio is smashed to hell." One of the two hunter looks at is buddy looking around and says; "- We're about five hundred yard further than last year."
GLH you CRACK me up! See you in two weeks!
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