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Michigan Winter

Postby gkremers » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 am

It sure has been cold and snowy here along the lakeshore in western Michigan. I got to fly this past Thursday with my son who was visiting. It was 2 degrees when we took off and pretty cloudy. Yesterday wasn't supposed to be that nice but the sun was out and temps warmed up to 9 degrees. The snow was perfect for the skis. I don't trust the lakes yet but ice is building fast. 4 more months before the floats can go back on so you have to make the best of what the weather brings.

Hope everyone had a great holiday.

Gary

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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby BucF16 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:45 pm

NICE! Hey Gary, What are the brand of Skies? And are your tires 6:8.5s
Thanks!
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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby gkremers » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:08 pm

Bruce,
They are Summit Skis, Mike is a great guy and does beautiful work. My friend has a pair of TrickAir's on his Carbon Cub. They are also very nice but much heavier and over twice the price.

The tires are 8.5 x 6.

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Gary

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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby BucF16 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:12 pm

Thanks Gary, I thought I remembered that form a previous thread. My plan is to fly my Highlander on 26" or 29" tires for a year or two and then build your style floats over a winter, while using skies for that season. Providing we get snow. Ohio is slowly opening up our state reservoirs of SeaPlanes. I think we have 6 now. Of course I can come up to MI for both Skis and Floats, but being a Buckeye, there may be a bounty on me. :twisted:

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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby av8rps » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:02 pm

Great pictures Gary!
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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby AV8R Paul » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:12 am

Great pictures! However, it’s 54 degrees here and I’m miserably cold!
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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby gkremers » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:37 pm

I’ve lived in the northern states my entire life. Loved the cold weather and change of seasons. It is true most of us start to get a little tiered of it. My son lives just south of Austin so we bought a lot on an Airpark just south of Lockhart. Plan on a hangar with a nice 2 bedroom apartment for the winter months whenI get closer to retirement. I know it still gets chilly but it’s all relative. I did check and floatplanes are allowed on Canyon Lake with some minor restrictions. Several other lakes within a nice 40 min flight.

Bruce,
If you get up to MI let me know, don’t mind flying with a Buckeye....

Gary
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Re: Michigan Winter

Postby BucF16 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:28 pm

Thanks Gary! I've promised my wife, Susan, that I'd give her a weekend in Holland when the weather warms. We'd love to see your operation.

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